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2150 launches with $240m fund to reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s growing cities

A new VC fund, “2150“, is launching with the first close of a €200m ($240m) fund which will back technologies aimed largely at reducing the carbon footprint of cities. For example, startups that inject carbon into concrete, or monitor t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 23rd, 2021

Data experts are becoming football"s best signings

A growing number of clubs big and small are using more technology to help performances on the pitch......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News37 min. ago

Less inflammation with a traditional Tanzanian diet than with a Western diet

Urban Tanzanians have a more activated immune system compared to their rural counterparts. The difference in diet appears to explain this difference: in the cities, people eat a more western style diet, while in rural areas a traditional diet is more.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow a Tomato?

Heat, light, and water all contribute to the tomato’s enormous energy footprint .article-detail article p, .article-detail p { font-size: 18px; line-height: 25px; margin: 8px 0 1em; margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 0.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News2 hr. 36 min. ago

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

I believe generational startups will be created from 2020's reckoning with cybersecurity, just as they’ve been created coming out of market disruptions in the past. Kara Nortman Contributor Share o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 36 min. ago

SpaceX"s SN10 Starship rocket manages to land for the first time, explodes minutes later

Boca Chica, Texas, and the world (via live stream) saw the launch of SpaceX's SN10 (Serial No 10) prototype on Wednesday as it went up 10km into the sky with the powerful thrust of its three Raptor engines......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

Qualcomm wants to improve wireless audio quality with Snapdragon Sound certification

Qualcomm's latest effort aims to tackle one of the biggest consumer complaints in wireless audio. Throughout the years, the company has pushed for the adoption of its proprietary aptX codec and its derivatives, which are designed to reduce latency an.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

The Realme GT 5G is the world’s cheapest Snapdragon 888 phone

$430 for a Snapdragon 888, a 120 Hz OLED display, and speedy 65 W charging. The Realme GT 5G. [credit: Realme ].....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 36 min. ago

TikTok launches ‘TikTok Q&A,’ a new feature for creators to engage with viewers’ questions

Earlier this year, TikTok was spotted testing a new Q&A feature that would allow creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions using either text or video. Today, the company has announced the feature is now available to all us.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Want to cut emissions that cause climate change? Tax carbon

Putting a price on producing carbon is the cheapest, most efficient policy change legislators can make to reduce emissions that cause climate change, new research suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Legal wildlife trade needs monitoring to reduce risk of a new pandemic

With three out of four newly emerging infectious human diseases originating in animals, there is an urgent need to monitor the legal trade in wildlife, according to new research by Vincent Nijman, Professor in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes Universit.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Sea butterflies already struggle in acidifying Southern Ocean

The oceans are becoming more acidic because of the rapid release of carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by anthropogenic (human) activities, such as burning of fossil fuels. So far, the oceans have taken up around 30% of all anthropogenic CO2 released to the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

How governments and companies should listen to the people on climate change

People are more engaged in reducing carbon emissions than previously thought—and governments, scientists and companies should listen to them—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the UK Energy Research Centre......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Researchers discover how to control zinc in plants: Could help the world"s malnourished

Over 2 billion people worldwide are malnourished due to zinc deficiency. Led by the University of Copenhagen, an international team of researchers has discovered how plants sense zinc and use this knowledge to enhance plant zinc uptake, leading to an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Study uncovers how big droughts in the Greater Mekong trigger carbon dioxide emission bursts

A study on big droughts in the Greater Mekong region revealed findings that can help reduce the carbon footprint of power systems while providing insights into better designed and more sustainable power plants......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Research shows dating stereotypes still exist in the virtual world

More people than ever are using online dating sites, with virtual dates becoming the new normal for single people during lockdown. Now a new study shows that while the way we date may have changed, some traditional gender stereotypes still remain......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Ten sustainable architecture proposals by SUTD students

Sustainable Design for a Better World is the theme on which students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design based the projects in this school show, tackling issues like wildfire resilience, land scarcity and electronic waste. Read mor.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Bitfinex launches cryptocurrency payment gateway for merchants

Cryptocurrency exchange company Bitfinex is launching Bitfinex Pay, a cryptocurrency payment gateway. With this new product, online merchants can accept payments in various cryptocurrencies. It should make cross-border transactions easier in particul.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

This pan-African freelance platform is the first Zimbabwean startup backed by Techstars

On the 25th of January, Techstars Seattle announced its 12th class featuring 10 startups from different parts of the world. The accelerator, which has accepted only a handful of African startups, included one from Zimbabwe in this class. AfriBlocks .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Using AI to Find Essential Battery Materials

As battery demand soars, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence for more effective and sustainable methods Demand for battery-making metals is projected to soar as more of the world’s cars, buses, and ships run on electricity. The.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News10 hr. 8 min. ago

SpaceX Launches 60 New Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has launched another batch of its Starlink satellites -- the usual complement of 60 of the low Earth orbit spacecraft, which will join the more than 1,000 already making up the existing constellation. This is the fifth launch of Starlink satel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago