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Biden Administration Plans For Massive Expansion of Wind Farms Off US Coasts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Biden administration is planning to aggressively expand offshore wind energy capacity in the United States, potentially holding as many as seven new offshore lease sales by 2025. The move was announce.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 14th, 2021

Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that "more tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 40 min. ago

Blizzard scraps plans for its online-only BlizzCon 2022 event

Blizzard says this decision was a difficult one but ultimately the right call for its business moving forward. It wants to take some time to "reimagine" what BlizzCon is and what it should be while using the resources it saves by not hosting the even.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

President Biden appoints Jessica Rosenworcel as Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman

Rosenworcel was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011. She joined the FCC as a commissioner in 2012 and was nominated for a second term by President Donald Trump in 2017. Some thought she might get the nod as the first female chair when former.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 39 min. ago

Surprising Conflicts and Collaborations Built the Coronavirus Vaccines

A new book reveals how quiet scientists, big drug companies and the Trump administration raced to meet the COVID threat—and why kids are just now being considered for shots -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News13 hr. 39 min. ago

Latest climate plans worlds away from 1.5C target: UN

Countries' latest climate plans will deliver just a tiny percentage of the emissions cuts needed to limit global heating to 1.5C, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a damning assessment ahead of the COP26 climate summit......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 40 min. ago

Advancing agriculture threatens the livelihoods of forest-dependent people

Forest-dependent people living across the Gran Chaco have been put on the map for the first time. As agribusiness expands into the dry forest on which they rely, the impact of that expansion on them has been difficult to document because their homest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 40 min. ago

AT&T"s Confusing 5G Plus Expansion Confirms T-Mobile Was Right All Along

AT&T's new 5G Plus expansion gives T-Mobile the perfect "I told you so" moment. From a report: AT&T currently offers two "flavors" of 5G: 5G Plus over the high-band mmWave spectrum and regular 5G, which is comparable to 4G LTE. Now, a blog post detai.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 40 min. ago

Biden finally makes FCC picks: Rosenworcel as chair, Gigi Sohn as commissioner

Senate can give FCC a 3-2 Democratic majority after Biden's baffling 9-month wait. Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Communications and Technology Subcommittee on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 40 min. ago

Biden Appoints Jessica Rosenworcel To Officially Lead the FCC

President Joe Biden named acting Federal Communications Commissioner Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to officially head the agency on Tuesday, propping her up as the administration's leader to tackle broadband expansion and net neutrality. Biden also nomin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

Blue Origin announces Orbital Reef, a commercial space station set to open this decade

Blue Origin has announced plans to build a space station in low Earth orbit. Dubbed Orbital Reef, the facility will be operated as a “mixed use business park” in space for commerce, research and tourism purposes......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Jeff Bezos" Blue Origin announces plans to build an operational space station this decade

The Orbital Reef project comes from a partnership between Blue Origin and Sierra Space. The former will supply the rockets needed to get the structure into space, while the latter will provide its Dream Chaser mini-shuttle spacecraft for crew and car.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

It’s a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can study the seas—and climate change—like never before......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Carbon accounting madness makes a mockery of the UK"s Net Zero plans, says academic

Government targets to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 could be worthless if current carbon accounting systems aren't radically reformed, warns a leading academic......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

HBO Max begins its European expansion

HBO Max is now live in Spain and the Nordics as it begins its expansion into Europe, which will continue in 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

Poll: Majority in US concerned about climate

President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs

Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small household electrical appliances and other consumer devices with low p.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Tesla receives massive Model 3 order from car-rental giant Hertz

Tesla’s market value increased beyond $1 trillion on Monday after Hertz announced a plan to purchase 100,000 vehicles from the automaker......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Telstra’s NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans are down to just one dollar

Telstra’s new NBN discounts bring its most popular plans down to a single dollar, but there's a major caveat to that offer......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Facebook Is Spending At Least $10 Billion This Year On Its Metaverse Division

Last week, Facebook announced plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union to help build "the metaverse," a futuristic notion for connecting online that uses augmented and virtual reality. We now know how much the company plans to spend on this.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Deel Raises $425 Million for Remote Hiring

The new funding values the remote hiring company at $5.5 billion, and will fuel expansion of its global payroll and compliance tools. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021