Wave-particle interactions allow collision-free energy transfer in space plasma A team finds evidence of collisionless energy transfer occurring in the plasma of Earth’s magnetosphere. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants & Animals, Earth & Climate, and Fossils &Read More →

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International study suggest ancient globalization Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for ages. Continue reading . . . {authorlink}Read More →

We have more than enough calories, but what about other nutrients? A new study is the first to quantitatively map the flow of energy, protein, fat, essential amino acids and micronutrients from ‘field-to-fork’ at a global level and identify hotspots where nutrients are lost. The study shows that while weRead More →

Apple’s new iPhone hardware will have more renewable materials Earlier this year, Apple announced that it is now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy. At the iPhone event earlier today, the company reiterated its commitment to the environment and announced that even the materials to make its latest h…Read More →

Sony vows to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2040 Sony is the latest tech giant pledging to power its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy. All of its 111 global business sites — which produce everything from games consoles and semiconductors to Hollywood blockbusters — will go g…Read More →

Twitter is keeping 500,000 bots from logging in every day Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is currently testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and in response to questions from Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Gene Green (D-TX) about bots, Dorsey said that the platform is keeping around 500… ContinueRead More →

Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel A new study used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological components and human-made technologies. Continue reading . .Read More →

California lawmakers pass bill to phase out fossil fuels by 2045 Lawmakers in California have strengthened the state’s commitment to clean energy by passing a bill to stop using fossil fuels entirely by 2045. The legislature passed S.B. 100 by 43 votes to 32, making California the second state toRead More →

Garmin Vivosmart 4 tracks your sleep and energy levels Garmin has launched the latest version of Vivosmart, and based on its features, the wearable is meant to be a direct competitor to Fitbit’s Charge 3. Like Fitbit’s new tracking device, Vivosmart 4 comes with a blood oxygen monitor called “pulseRead More →

Facebook aims to power its operations with renewable energy by 2021 Facebook announced today that it plans to power its global operations entirely with renewable energy by the end of 2020. It also committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent within that same timeframe. “We bring anRead More →

Twitter CEO to testify before House committee on September 5th Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on September 5th about the company’s use of algorithms and how it monitors content. Continue reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml Engadget RSS Feed Engadget is a webRead More →

Court rules accessing smart meter data constitutes a government search Smart meters are designed to reduce energy consumption, lower household bills and, by extension, help the planet along a little bit. But could they also be used by the government to spy on you? This is the question that wasRead More →

Material with eagle-like grasp could lead to grippier robot hands, Most materials bulge out when you squeeze them, pushing the energy outside. But that’s not always what you want — wouldn’t it sometimes be better for them to collapse and hold the energy inside? These exotic materials (known as auxetics)Read More →

Apple says the iPhone doesn’t listen to your conversations , Last month, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee fired off a letter to Apple following reports that phones and other devices, such as smart speakers, can listen in on conversations. Now, the tech giant has sent the RepresentativesRead More →

Tesla’s Powerwall can store energy ahead of storms , Tesla has launched a new feature for PowerWall that will keep the lights on even when things go to heck. Called “Storm Watch,” it will check forecasts and fully charge up to provide backup power to your house when nasty weatherRead More →