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

Formation-flying spacecraft could probe the solar system for new physics

It's an exciting time for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Thanks to cutting-edge observatories, instruments, and new techniques, scientists are getting closer to experimentally verifying theories that remain largely untested. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 37 min. ago

You can still buy the M1 MacBook Air, and it’s cheaper than ever

The Apple MacBook Air M1 remains a pretty speedy MacBook and it's currently available at its lowest ever price at Walmart. Here's why it's worth your time......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 37 min. ago

Giant rogue waves: Southern Ocean expedition reveals wind as key cause

A University of Melbourne expedition to the southernmost waters encircling Antarctica has discovered that wind drives the formation of colossal rogue waves, and that these unpredictable waves occur more frequently than scientists had previously thoug.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News9 hr. 37 min. ago

Privacera adds access control and data filtering functionality for Vector DB/RAG

Privacera announced the addition of new access control and fine-grained data filtering functionality for Vector DB/RAG to Privacera AI Governance (PAIG). “In generative AI, Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) systems operate by sourcing contex.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News11 hr. 4 min. ago

It Takes Guts to Fix Wind Turbines for a Living

Want one of the fastest-growing jobs in the US? Get used to being high......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News12 hr. 5 min. ago

This 50-inch 4K TV is so cheap we thought it was a mistake

Walmart has made the already great value Vizio 50-inch V-Series 4K TV even cheaper for a limited time. Here's why you need it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 5 min. ago

Tesla slashes Full Self-Driving subscription price in half

Tesla has reduced the price of its Full Self-Driving monthly subscription by half. Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) package has just become a lot cheaper — if you're interested in a monthly subscription. Late last week, the company reduced.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

Rivian R2 vs R1S: How will Rivian’s cheaper SUV compare?

The Rivian R2 has finally been announced, and it'll be a great option for those who want a cheaper electric SUV. But how does it compare with the Rivian R1S?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2024

This is how the world ends: swallowed or shredded by a dying sun

Researchers recently studied the status of dead stars called white dwarfs, giving a glimpse at what our own solar system will look like in 5 billion years......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2024

This curved gaming monitor is down to just $160 at Best Buy

The 24-inch AOC G2 Series curved gaming monitor, which is already pretty affordable at its original price of $210, is even cheaper at just $160 from Best Buy......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

See what the solar eclipse looked like from space

The astronauts on board the International Space Station caught a stunning glimpse of this week's solar eclipse, and NASA has shared some images......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

TSMC’s $65 billion bet still leaves US missing piece of chip puzzle

TSMC will begin making 2 nm chips in Arizona starting in 2028. Enlarge / President Biden speaking at the official opening of TSMC’s first Arizona fabrication plant in December 2022. The Taiwanese chipmaker plans to start manufa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

This Samsung curved monitor is $100 cheaper for a limited time

Walmart has $100 off the gorgeous Samsung 27-inch G65B curved gaming monitor which is perfect for immersive gaming......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

Yellow-eyed grasses may have more insect visitors than previously thought

Scientists previously believed that a family of flowering plants called yellow-eyed grasses didn't attract many insect visitors, but the recent discovery of a fungus that hijacks the plant and forms fungal "pseudoflowers" has researchers rethinking t.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

Examining the blowtorch effect of satellite reentry through video

A reaction wheel—one of the heaviest parts of a space mission, its changing rotation used to shift a satellite's orientation—seen in a plasma wind tunnel belonging to the High Enthalpy Flow Diagnostics Group (HEFDiG) at the University of Stuttgar.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2024

GM plans downtime for retooling at Fort Wayne pickup plant

Four components plants in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio also will be idled connected to the downtime at Fort Wayne Assembly, GM said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Plant more native trees to reduce landslide risk, control erosion, say researchers

Landslides typically occur under heavy rain. With the potential for increased precipitation due to climate change and a possible return to La Niña reinforcing slopes with native trees and shrubs could be an effective, economical and sustainable solu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Genetic underpinnings of environmental stress identified in model plant

Plants can be temperamental. Even weeds along the side of highways or pushing their way up in the cracks of concrete sidewalks can get stressed out by dehydration, cold, excess salt and more. Researchers at Hiroshima University have identified 14 gen.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Research finds dairy farmers receptive to methane-reducing seaweed feed

New England's dairy industry continues to evolve in response to significant market challenges that include a decreased demand for milk and higher production and land costs. However, there is also ongoing evidence that organic dairy farming can provid.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

A compact metasurface array-based system for single-shot spectroscopic ellipsometry measurement

Spectroscopic ellipsometry is widely adopted in semiconductor processing, such as in the manufacturing of integrated circuits, flat display panels, and solar cells. However, a conventional spectroscopic ellipsometer, as shown in Fig.1a, typically mod.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024