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Australians could’ve saved $716,320,000 in fuel if CO2 legislation had come 3 years earlier

When it comes to road transport, Australia is at risk of becoming a climate villain as we lag behind international best practices on fuel efficiency. Road transport is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions and represented 16% of Australia’s total carbon dioxide emissions in 2000, growing to 21% in 2016. Total CO₂ emissions from road transport increased by almost 30% in the period 2000-16. Fuel efficiency (CO₂ emission) standards have been adopted in around 80% of the global light v...
Tags: Startups, Australia, Tech, World, United States, Shift, Syndication, European Union Canada This


Employers are lurking on your social media ahead of interviews — raising ethical concerns

As businesses around the world slowly start to reopen after being forced to shut down operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduates of the class of 2020 are sharpening their presentation skills and updating their resumes to look for employment opportunities. But will their polished resumes make them more competitive relative to their peers? The answer may surprise you. In today’s digitally mediated world, well-prepared resumes may not be enough to make you stand out among hundreds of ca...
Tags: Growth Quarters, Social Media, Syndication, Tech


How Jurassic sea creatures spent years crossing oceans on rafts

The English town of Lyme Regis is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It was here in the 1830s that William Buckland, better known for the discovery of the first dinosaur, Megalosaurus, collected fossils with another pioneering paleontologist, Mary Anning. One of their discoveries was the remains of fossilized crinoids, sometimes known as “sea lilies.” Close relatives of sea urchins and starfish, these flower-like animals consist of a series of plates connected together in branches w...
Tags: Startups, Science, World, William Buckland, Mary Anning, Syndication


Here’s how much emissions you reduce by choosing an EV over a fossil fuel-powered car

Electric vehicles (EVs) seem very attractive at first sight. But when we look more closely, it becomes clear that they have a substantial carbon footprint and some downsides in terms of the extraction of lithium, cobalt, and other metals. And they don’t relieve congestion in crowded cities. We will touch briefly on the lithium issue, but focus mainly on the carbon footprint of electric cars. The increasing use of lithium-ion batteries as a major power source in electronic devices, including mobi...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Shift, Syndication


Heatwaves don’t just give you sunburn — they can harm your mental health too

Heatwaves undoubtedly bring a certain joy at the opportunity to be out in the sunshine. But as the planet heats and weather records tumble, increasingly normal bouts of baking heat aren’t all sun and games. Aside from the grief and guilt, we may feel about the human causes behind increasingly frequent spells of hot weather, heatwaves can also harm our mental health in hidden but surprisingly severe ways. Chief among them is their tendency to make our blood boil. Historic studies dating back to t...
Tags: Startups, World, Syndication


How myths about the ‘female’ brain hold women back from pursing careers in science

In 1879, French polymath Gustave Le Bon wrote that even in “the most intelligent races” there “are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains.” He continued his insult with: “This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussion.” Today we have moved on, right? But whenever we attempt to explain the under-representation of women in science, debunked myths seem to sneak b...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Gustave Le Bon, Syndication


How women entrepreneurs in India are challenging social and cultural norms

In India, the proportion of women in paid work is among the lowest in the world, at just over 23% – a figure which contrasts sharply with the corresponding rate of over 78% for men. Opportunities for women to enter employment in the country are limited by a range of factors. These include a dominant tradition of female domestic responsibility and prevailing social patriarchy. Deeply entrenched cultural expectations mean that women are more likely to stay at home. And when they do work, it is mai...
Tags: Startups, Business, India, Entrepreneur, Syndication, Growth Quarters


Why the UK’s decarbonization plan is good, but not great

It’s not often that a government transport document leaves you gobsmacked. But there was one line in the foreword of the latest in this genre by Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, that did just that. It reads: [In the future] public transport and active travel (walking and cycling) will be the natural first choice for our daily activities. We will use our cars less and be able to rely on a convenient, cost-effective and coherent public transport network. That line makes Shapps the first Brit...
Tags: Startups, UK, Tech, Grant Shapps, Shift, Syndication


To head off regulators, Google makes certain words taboo

As Google faces at least four major antitrust investigations on two continents, internal documents obtained by The Markup show its parent company, Alphabet, has been preparing for this moment for years, telling employees across the massive enterprise that certain language is off limits in all written communications, no matter how casual. The taboo words include “market,” “barriers to entry,” and “network effects,” which is when products such as social networks become more valuable as more people...
Tags: Google, Startups, Business, Alphabet, Syndication, Markup


Hubble’s first observation of a total lunar eclipse could help us find alien life

The Hubble Space Telescope set its sights on a total lunar eclipse, using the Moon as a mirror to study Earth. Here’s how it could help us find life on other worlds. The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a total lunar eclipse, becoming the first space telescope to ever image such an event. This also marked the first time that a total lunar eclipse has been thoroughly examined in ultraviolet light, as well as the first time ultraviolet (UV) light was seen from space after passing through the atmo...
Tags: Startups, Space, World, Hubble Space Telescope, Syndication


Here’s how researchers found coronavirus in a cat — but don’t panic

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses that cause disease in a variety of mammals. The evidence suggests that this virus arose in bats and my colleagues at the University of Glasgow have recently determined that the sub-type of coronavirus to which the virus belongs has been circulating in the bat...
Tags: Startups, Science, University of Glasgow, Syndication, Coronavirus


What is an ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’? And why you need one to raise a startup

The geography of entrepreneurship is “spiky,” meaning that from region to region there are significant variations in rates of startups and, in particular, “scaleups” – new businesses that are evolving into larger enterprises. This can be explained by the fact that successful entrepreneurship occurs in “fertile soil” – economic and social environments conducive to entrepreneurial activity. And in some places these environments – or ecosystems – are much better at generating and supporting entrepr...
Tags: Startups, Business, Syndication, Growth Quarters


The important bits about Nissan’s 300-mile Ariya, its first EV in 10 years

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. The Ariya is similar in size to Nissan’s best-selling Rogue crossover, but aimed at a new audience. The all-electric compact SUV will come in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (dual motor) versions. ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Nissan, Shift, Michael Coates, Syndication, Ariya


3 things scientists can’t agree on about coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new scientific data comes in. That doesn’t mean the science isn’t trustworthy – we will get the full picture over time. And there is already great research that can help inform political decisions. Here are three topics that scientists dis...
Tags: Startups, Science, Syndication, Coronavirus


In space, bacteria is even more deadly and resilient to antibiotics

China recently launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. A rocket holding an orbiter, lander and rover took flight from the country’s Hainan province, with hopes to deploy the rover on Mars’s surface by early next year. Similarly, the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission marked the Arab world’s foray into interplanetary space travel. And on July 30, we saw NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover finally take off from Florida. For many nations and their people, space is becoming the ultimate frontier. But al...
Tags: Startups, Space, Florida, China, Nasa, Mars, Hainan province, Syndication, Tianwen


Inside GM’s plans for the EV market — with new cars from Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Hummer

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. Often news comes not from corporate press releases, but secondary material. Such is the case with General Motors electric vehicle product plan, which has dribbled out in individual announcements and teas...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Gm, Shift, Hummer, Michael Coates, Syndication, Cadillac Chevrolet


Why governments are threatened by teens on TikTok

In Egypt, teenager Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on a variety of charges, including misusing social media and corrupting family values. Two young women, Haneen Hossam, with 915,000 TikTok followers, and Mawada Eladhm, with 3.1 million TikTok followers) were also arrested for their social influencing videos. Renad Imad, another social media influencer, was arrested after allegations of posting indecent content and prostitution. I...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Tech, Egypt, Syndication, Tiktok, Sama el Masry, Menna Abdel Aziz, Haneen Hossam, Mawada Eladhm, Renad Imad


5 free resources every data scientist should start using today

Four years ago, I was a recent college grad, starting out my career at a four-person IoT startup. One of my first assignments was to research and propose a solution for an AI-based digital assistant for military settings. Although I studied engineering in college and worked in a lab assisting machine learning research, undertaking a huge natural language processing project without an experienced data scientist/engineer in-house was a daunting task. Inevitably, I had to resort to online resources...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication, Growth Quarters


How TikTok teens amplified political activism and threatened Trump’s political campaign

The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the rally as a means of pranking the campaign. Similarly, the historically unprecedented scale of the George Floyd protests can be attributed in part to social media. By some estimates, 25 million Americans participated at protests. Social media has proven itself as a tool for pol...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Tech, Trump, Tulsa, Syndication, Tiktok, George Floyd


A closer look at the insane 1400hp, 7-motor Ford Mustang Mach-E

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. Ford is clearly focused on not just producing an electric car that is designed for calm commutes and hands-free driving, but delivering some excitement along with the electricity. Enter the all-electric ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Ford, Shift, Michael Coates, Mustang Mach, Syndication, RTR Vehicles, Ford Mustang Mach E


Most universities neglect to teach entrepreneurship to science students — it’s time to fix that

A strong background in science and technology is crucial for students who want to become academic research scientists. But there are many other jobs for budding scientists that also need extra business-oriented skills. For instance, students can become the engine of biotechnology incubators – looking into agriculture or food innovations. Or they could be the employees of new start-up ventures dealing with energy challenges. As African countries continue to develop, there will be more and more de...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication, Growth Quarters


Moving Tiktok’s ownership to Microsoft will benefit tech giants — not users

In what seems to be a common occurrence, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. After months of speculation about national security risks and users’ data being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party, US President Donald Trump has announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States any day now. In response, a deal is being negotiated between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and US software giant Microsoft. If successful, Microsoft will take over the app’s operations in...
Tags: Security, Startups, Microsoft, India, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, New Zealand, Canada Australia, Syndication, Bytedance, Tiktok, Chinese Communist Party US President Donald Trump


Why Elon Musk is wrong about Level 5 self-driving cars

“I’m extremely confident that level 5 [self-driving cars] or essentially complete autonomy will happen, and I think it will happen very quickly,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a video message to the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai earlier this month. “I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.” Musk’s remarks triggered much discussion in the media about whether we are close to having full self-driving cars on our roads...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Shanghai, Shift, Syndication


AI models need to be ‘interpretable’ rather than just ‘explainable’

Last November, Apple ran into trouble after customers pointed out on Twitter that its credit card service was discriminating against women. David Heinemeir Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, called Apple Card a sexist program. “Apple’s black box algorithm thinks I deserve 20x the credit limit [my wife] does,” he tweeted. The success of deep learning in the past decade has increased interest in the field of artificial intelligence. But the rising popularity of AI has also highlighted some of ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ruby, Syndication, Neural, David Heinemeir Hansson


A closer look at Ohio’s self-driving shuttle bus trial that’s now a food delivery service

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News.Three smart mobility pilots have been launched in the Linden area of Columbus, Ohio. Between now and March 2021, the city will trial smart mobility hubs for first and last-mile transport,...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Ohio, Shift, COLUMBUS Ohio, Linden, Syndication, Sarah Wray


Hey software developers, you’re approaching machine learning the wrong way

I remember the first time I ever tried to learn to code. I was in middle school, and my dad, a programmer himself, pulled open a text editor and typed this on the screen: “Excuse me?” I said. “It prints ‘Hello World’,” he replied. “What’s public? What’s class? What’s static? What’s — “ “Ignore that for now. It’s just boilerplate.” But I was pretty freaked out by all that so-called boilerplate I didn’t understand, and so I set out to learn what each one of those keywords meant. That turned out to...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication, Neural


There is no productivity software

This article was originally published by Matthew Guay on Capiche, a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. 300,000 people are on Superhuman’s waitlist, while 95,000 requested a Hey invite before it launched—both in pursuit of a more productive email experience. Enough people paid Roam Research from $15/month to $500 for 5 years that they hit $1 million in ARR only 6 weeks after launchin...
Tags: Startups, Tech, ARR, Syndication, Matthew Guay, Growth Quarters


Here’s how cities can keep congestion reduced post-coronavirus

This article was originally published on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted transport behavior, and lockdowns have shown how much healthier city life could be without clogged streets, deafening noise and polluted air. According to the...
Tags: Startups, Britain, Shift, Syndication


Why mixing optimism with entrepreneurship can be dangerous for startups

Most business startups end badly. While the number of new businesses created in the UK in 2016 – 414,000 – looks impressive at first, it is less so when set against the number that failed that same year: 328,000. Failure has always been the hallmark of entrepreneurship – only around 50% of businesses survive their first five years. And not only are the chances of survival slim, but there is evidence that on average business owners earn less than if they had remained as someone else’s employee. T...
Tags: Startups, UK, Tech, Syndication, Growth Quarters


Tech helped fight COVID-19 in the short term — but it might backfire in the long term

Among all the things that have proven to be broken and overlooked or underestimated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and between all the industries and niches that came to a halt, technology adoption was the exception. While simple (and old) measures such as quarantines, social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks were still the most effective, our modern society wanted to give a modern answer to the virus. Thus, the pandemic became an accelerator for the more widespread use of technolo...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication, Neural