Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal

Global emissions down by 2% amid mild winter and reduced use of coal-fired power plants Jillian Ambrose and Simon Goodley https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/09/carbon-emissions-fall-as-electricity-producers-move-away-from-coal Carbon emissions from the global electricity system fell by 2% last year, the biggest drop in almost 30 years, as countries began to turn their backs on coal-fired power plants. A new report on the world’s […]

Space radar movies track motion on Earth’s surface

Satellite operator Iceye is now making videos that can show the Earth’s surface through cloud and at night. By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51806771 The short, 20-second movies are an extension of the standard still radar images it already produces. In the examples released by the Finnish company on Monday, planes are seen taxiing across Britain’s Heathrow […]

Keep raising money to save the pandas – it helps other animals too

Conservationists have long known that using pandas, tigers and other charismatic species to front their campaigns is a good way to raise money. But some have argued that focusing on these “flagship” animals can neglect equally threatened but less cuddly ones, such as pangolins. By Adam Vaughan Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2234833-keep-raising-money-to-save-the-pandas-it-helps-other-animals-too/#ixzz6FcGxJgms Now Jennifer McGowan at Macquarie University in Sydney […]

Soft finger-like robots can sweat to cool down just like humans

Robots are becoming more human-like every day: now they can sweat. By Donna Lu Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231859-soft-finger-like-robots-can-sweat-to-cool-down-just-like-humans/#ixzz6FcG6T8Eb Thomas Wallin at Cornell University in New York and his colleagues have created soft robotic grippers that are capable of sweating to cool down. The grippers are capable of a cooling capacity of 107 watts per kilogram, making them more efficient […]

A fingerprint can show if someone has taken cocaine or just touched it

A single fingerprint can distinguish whether someone has recently touched cocaine or actually ingested it. This test can be completed in less than 2 minutes, far quicker than blood tests, and could be used for forensic investigations or drug testing. By Donna Lu Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2232622-a-fingerprint-can-show-if-someone-has-taken-cocaine-or-just-touched-it/#ixzz6FcEp3aoV Melanie Bailey at the University of Surrey in the UK and […]

IEO VRS 3.0 on p2pb2b.io

The IEO launch of the new VRS 3.0 token will take place on March 6 on the P2PB2B exchange. The VEROS Fundraising Platform™ project is a Prime example of “Impact Investing”. GO: https://p2pb2b.io/token-sale/VRS/1 Total Supply: 10 000 000 | frozen 7 ml. (70%) HardCap: 3 000 000  SoftCap: 1 000 000  Price: 0.1 € • Location: p2pb2b.io | https://p2pb2b.io/token-sale/VRS/1 • Data IEO: March 2020 VRS 3.0 |ver. […]

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