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The Dirty Secret Behind China"s Rising Emission Levels: Pollution from State-Run Companies

"The world's top five polluters were responsible for 60% of global emissions in 2019," reports Bloomberg — but China alone "generated about the same amount of CO2 as the next four countries combined." That's despite having a smaller population.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 25th, 2021

Creating a less fragile diamond using fullerenes

A team of researchers from China, Germany and the U.S. has developed a way to create a less fragile diamond. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their approach to creating a paracrystalline diamond and possible uses fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Booster Shots Create a 23X Increase in Protective Antibody Levels, Study Suggests

The Los Angeles Times summarizes the results of a new medical study conducted by Northwestern University researchers on antibody levels protecting against Covid-19 in 974 people. "Those who were immunized against COVID-19 with two doses of an mRNA va.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Nvidia"s DLSS Has Come To Linux Gaming

Years after its failed Steam Machines, Valve is slowly but surely improving the state of Linux gaming. From a report: The company's upcoming Steam Deck handheld runs atop Linux, and its Proton compatibility layer lets it -- and other computers -- pla.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Face Bitter Winter of Power Cuts

Illegal miners and mass relocations after a ban on crypto mining in China have overloaded energy grid. From a report: Matthew Heard, a software engineer from San Jose, is worried about his 33 bitcoin mining machines in Kazakhstan. In the past week, t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

The UK government wants to ban the use of default passwords on consumer electronics

The UK government's Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI) is divided into two parts. As the name implies, the first part comprises product security measures to protect consumers and companies from cyberattacks. The second.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

China Looks To Set Up Digital Asset Bourse in Virtual Yuan Push

China is considering setting up a digital asset exchange in Beijing as officials push to promote usage of the digital yuan and crack down on cryptocurrencies. From a report: Beijing will explore the possibility of establishing a bourse for digital as.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Machine learning solves the who"s who problem in NMR spectra of organic crystals

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy—a technique that measures the frequencies emitted by the nuclei of some atoms exposed to radio waves in a strong magnetic field—can be used to determine chemical and 3D structures as well.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Tesla forced to turn down €1.1 billion in EU support for German battery plant

Delays to factory near Berlin left carmaker unable to meet EU state aid conditions. (credit: Tesla / Aurich Lawson) Tesla has been forced to turn down more than 1.1 billion euros in European subsidies for its planned battery p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Hope is rising for understanding and protecting against black rot disease

Black rot disease in cabbages, radishes and related cruciferous crops may have disastrous consequences for the yield and production of marketable plants. The bacterium Xanthomonas campestris is the major cause of black rot disease, which works by slo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Study links increasing air pollution to the rise of a type of lung cancer

An international team of scientists, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. The same study also concluded an overall lower.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

PCIe Gen4 SSD demand for PCs to grow robustly in 2022, says Phison

Flash device controller IC specialist Phison Electronics expects demand for PCIe Gen4 storage devices to grow robustly in 2022, thanks to its rising adoption among notebooks......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Taiwan IC design houses brace for profit erosion

Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly second-tier players are poised to see their profits eroded by rising foundry costs in 2022, as their customers are increasingly reluctant to accept higher prices, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

US puts China quantum computing companies on trade blacklist

The US Department of Commerce has imposed trade sanctions on a total of 27 foreign companies with 12 of them based in China, 13 in Pakistan, one in Japan and one in Singapore. These Chinese companies were banned because of their alleged support for C.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

UMC agrees to pay to settle lawsuit with Micron

United Microelectronics (UMC) has agreed to make a one-time payment of an undisclosed amount to Micron Technology according to a settlement agreement reached between the two. As part of the deal, the companies will also withdraw their complaints glob.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Equipment maker ACM debuts on China STAR market

ACM Research, a supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for advanced semiconductor devices, has had its Shanghai-based subsidiary start trading on the science and technology innovation board (STAR) of China's Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) recently......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

EDAs to play crucial role in upcoming 3D IC era

Going beyond Moore's Law has become an important force driving advanced semiconductor technology. Top companies such as TSMC, Samsung Electronics and Intel are all already seeing advancements in 2D process miniaturization and 3D heterogeneous integra.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

A doubly magic discovery

A team of researchers, including scientists from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU), have solved the case of zirconium-80's missing mass......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Black Friday is Causing Toxic Traffic Jams at US Ports and Warehouses

As millions of Americans rush to take advantage of Black Friday deals this weekend, the shopping spree will add to a pollution crisis unfolding at America's ports . For months, broken supply chains have saddled port-side neighborhoods with more pollu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Verizon and AT&T To Temporarily Turn Down 5G Power To Address FAA Worries

AT&T and Verizon said they will slightly reduce the power of their 5G transmissions in C-band spectrum for six months. The companies said they will do so to allow federal aviation officials more time to study how such transmission might affect radio.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

US adds a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist

The Biden administration is piling more pressure on Chinese companies it claims could undermine US national security......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021