New wind, solar are cheaper than costs to operate all but one US coal plant

New analysis shows that renewables beat existing coal plants 99% of the time. Enlarge / A train carrying cars loaded with coal leaving a nearby coal mine is seen in front of Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant operated by.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJan 31st, 2023

NASA map shows where you can see a solar eclipse across the U.S.

NASA has created a map of the U.S. showing when and where you can see a solar eclipse in 2023 and 2024......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 19th, 2023

Novel catalyst for highly selective photoelectroreduction of carbon dioxide to ethanol

Artificial photosynthesis (AP), using sunlight to produce valuable chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2), is a promising strategy to achieve solar energy storage as well as negative carbon cycle......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

Xcel is cleaning up radioactive water spill at Minnesota plant

A broken pipe at Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant leaked about 400,000 gallons of water containing radioactive tritium, and the utility is working to clean up the contaminated plume, state regulators said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

DEAL: Grab the Garmin Instinct Solar for up to 26% Off!

The watch packs a solar-powered battery, a rugged design, GPS navigation, and up to 100 meters of water resistance. The post DEAL: Grab the Garmin Instinct Solar for up to 26% Off! first appeared on Phandroid. While a lot of tech enthusiast.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

BougeRV Yuma 200W CIGS solar panel review: lightweight, rollable, durable

The BougeRV Yuma 200W CIGS solar panel name might be a mouthful, but it is quite a versatile solar panel that can be used across a variety of use cases.A flexible, rollable solar panelWe're used to seeing solar panels come in rigid square mounts that.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

Nissan technicians vote down union effort in Tenn.

The workers at the automaker’s plant in Smyrna, Tenn., voted down the Machinists' unionization effort, 62-9......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

Update of a local tree field guide offers "antidote for plant blindness"

Asked to name his favorite tree, Paul W. Meyer, the former director of Penn's Morris Arboretum, likens the task to "asking a parent to name their favorite child.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

An elegant new orchid is found hiding in plain sight

It is extremely rare for a new plant species to be discovered in Japan, a nation where flora has been extensively studied and documented. Nevertheless, Professor Suetsugu Kenji and his associates have recently uncovered a stunning new species of orch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

TSMC may plan another price hike to respond to rising costs

TSMC may consider another price hike in the second half of 2023 to respond to its ever-increasing manufacturing costs, according to sources at semiconductor equipment companies......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

Google will stop selling Glass as it looks to cut costs

Google will no longer sell the latest Enterprise Edition of Google Glass, the company announced this week, effectively killing off an innovative but failed wearable product line from another era that many consumers may have assumed was long gone......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Modeling superfast processes in organic solar cell material

In organic solar cells, carbon-based polymers convert light into charges that are passed to an acceptor. This type of material has great potential, but to unlock this, a better understanding is needed of the way in which charges are produced and tran.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

ABB Robotics to invest $20M in Michigan plant expansion

Zurich-based robotics giant ABB Ltd. is planning to invest $20 million and create 72 jobs at its Auburn Hills, Mich., plant in response to the growth of automation in the automotive industry and others. The company will increase robot production a.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Audi: Decision on new U.S. plant will come this year

Audi CEO Markus Duesmann said the German brand will make a decision in 2023 on whether to build an assembly plant in the United States to take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act's EV subsidies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Pulvinar slits in the cell wall of legume motor cells facilitate control of leaf movement

Plant movement has long fascinated many researchers. Legumes are a group of plants famous for exhibiting various leaf movements, including "nyctinastic movement," in which the leaves open in the day and close at night. Similar plant movements include.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Google"s Swiss employees strike - again - as 200 jobs cut

Workers are fighting back in offices around the world as Google continues to cut costs and lay workers off......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

The EV startup boom is over. Companies are now trying to avoid a bust.

Many EV startups are struggling to pay their bills. They are contending with higher costs, government probes, lawsuits, C-suite turnover and investor burnout in a high-interest-rate environment. For many, the EV startup boom is turning into a bummer......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

A cheaper and more flexible alternative to indium tin oxide

A team of chemists at Purdue University, working with a pair of colleagues from the University of Kentucky, has developed a way to make PBDF, a type of transparent conducting material, at an easily synthesized scale. In their paper published in Journ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Scientists identify 100 important questions facing plant science

An international panel of scientists have identified 100 of the most important questions facing plant science. The international initiative has identified key research priorities and highlights the importance of diversity, collaboration, and funding.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

GlobalWafers says new US plant on track for volume production in 1Q25

Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is constructing a new 300mm (12-inch) silicon wafer plant in Sherman, Texas, and expects it to be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2025......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Rushed cloud migrations result in escalating technical debt

While 93% of CIOs expect an increase in IT budgets for 2023, 83% of them are feeling pressured to stretch their budgets even further than before, with a focus on managing cloud costs more efficiently and addressing the growing issue of technical debt.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023