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Australia"s Giant Carbon Capture Project Fails To Meet Key Targets

The world's largest carbon capture and storage project has failed to meet a crucial target of capturing and burying an average of 80% of the carbon dioxide produced from gas wells in Western Australia over five years. From a report: The energy giant.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 22nd, 2021

Ecologists outline methods for reaching global biodiversity targets

Nature is, in many ways, hard to measure, yet researchers have spent decades searching for ways to best quantify its health and create benchmarks for conservation. Now, an international team led by Montana State University ecologist Andrew Hansen hop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Study reveals how a key protein enables the process of meiosis to unfold

To create eggs and sperm, cells must rewire the process of cell division......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Square To Buy "Buy Now, Pay Later" Giant Afterpay in $29 Billion Deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. From a report: The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 10 min. ago

The Ascent is missing Nvidia RTX and DLSS features on Game Pass, but not on Steam"s version

Neon Giant's debut title, The Ascent, was met with frustration as Windows-based Microsoft Game Pass users realized their version of the game provided no RTX or DLSS support. While this lack of functionality does not render the game unplayable, it doe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News2 hr. 42 min. ago

Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling “Zoombombing” incidents. Zoombombi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 42 min. ago

As Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

Even as Asia's megacities continue to submerge, officials of one small Philippine city are planning a major US$460 million reclamation project that will damage or sink their beautiful seaside city into the dark blue southern sea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 42 min. ago

CO2 as a raw material for plastics and other products

Carbon dioxide is one of the main drivers of climate change—which means that we need to reduce CO2 emissions in the future. Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting a possible way to lower these emissions: They use the greenhouse gas as a raw materi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 42 min. ago

One insect species introduced decades ago to a small island had an effect on several insect populations

Larvae of the Glanville fritillary butterfly, Melitaea cinxia, were introduced to the island of Sottunga in the Åland Islands, Finland, in 1991. The original research project for which this introduction was aimed failed. However, although the island.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 42 min. ago

Panda loaned to France gives birth to twins: zoo

Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gave birth to twin cubs very early Monday, according to the Beauval zoo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

New Startup "Sentral" Pushes High-End Rental/Homesharing Apartments

A new $500 million startup is now offering high-end apartments for short- and long-term rentals in America's "most vibrant, walkable neighborhoods". (And long-term renters can also avail themselves of its "turn-key homesharing program" to offset some.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 42 min. ago

No "eureka moment": the evolution of climate science

What if Earth's atmosphere was infused with extra carbon dioxide, mused amateur scientist Eunice Foote in an 1856 research paper that concluded the gas was very good at absorbing heat......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 10 min. ago

Enterprise notebooks to become key growth driver in 2022

Chromebook demand has begun shrinking since early July, and consumer and gaming notebooks are expected to see sales decelerate dramatically in 2022. But the enterprise segment is expected to serve as the key shipment growth driver for the notebook in.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News11 hr. 10 min. ago

Square to buy ‘buy now, pay later’ giant Afterpay in $29B deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square common stock on J.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 10 min. ago

Remote Work Without VPN Patches? Govt Security Agencies Reveal Most Exploited Vulnerabilities

Slashdot reader storagedude quotes eSecurityPlanet : The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined counterparts in the UK and Australia Wednesday to announce the top 30 vulnerabilities exploited since the start o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation

"YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: YouTube issued a "strike" u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

Best cheap oven deals for August 2021

We did the homework and found deals on all types of ovens to help you choose one meet your needs and fits in your kitchen......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

How the Jaguar, King of the Forest, Might Save Its Ecosystem

With a new train line threatening its habitat, the big cat may be the key to protecting this Mexican reserve—and everything else in it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Google Play Gets Mandatory App Privacy Labels In April 2022

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In iOS 14, Apple added a "privacy" section to the app store, requiring app developers to list the data they collect and how they use it. Google -- which was one of the biggest targets of Apple's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon hit with record $885 million fine for violating EU privacy rules

Amazon seems to be doing relatively well under its new leadership, but the company's growth is slowing down and the shortcuts taken to achieve its gargantuan size are biting again. The retail giant has been fined a whopping €746 million ($885 milli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 - 10.15am local time. Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021