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US Emissions In 2020 In Biggest Fall Since WWII

US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level for the first-time last year as a result of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports: A preliminary assessment from research group Rhodium says that overall emissions were do.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 23rd, 2021

Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than it solves

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests to students this year as it did in spring 2020. That's according to new guidance the department issue.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

Study shows that the GW190521 event could be explained by primordial black holes

In September 2020, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration, a large team of scientists working at different universities worldwide, announced that they had detected most massive gravitational wave binary signal observed to date, which they called GW190521. In a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

"Falling insect" season length impacts river ecosystems

Insects that fall from the surrounding forest provide seasonal food for fish in streams. Researchers at Kobe University and The University of Tokyo have shown that the lengthening of this period has a profound effect on food webs and ecosystem functi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

How to build support for ambitious climate action in 4 steps

Canada and the United States are suddenly steeped in policy proposals to aggressively cut carbon emissions. In the face of a climate emergency and on the heels of numerous climate disasters, this is welcome news indeed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

SoftBank makes mountains of cash off of human laziness

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Top Insurance industry trends for 2021

The Insurance industry is mostly expected to search for growth through new service-based models, innovative products and better focus on fraud prevention.   2020 has been a year of unprecedented disruption for many industries, and insurance companie.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News5 hr. 43 min. ago

A mass exodus from California? Not exactly, says new study

New research released today by the UC Berkeley California Policy Lab finds that, contrary to some news media reports suggesting a mass exodus from California, most moves in 2020 happened within the state. Exits from California in 2020 largely mirrore.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

Razer unveils its Anzu smart glasses featuring integrated speakers

Audio-enabled glasses aren't new; Bose's Frames sunglasses have been around for a couple of years now, and Amazon's Echo Frames launched in 2020. Razer's version comes with two interchangeable lenses: a clear pair that blocks 35 percent of blue light.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News9 hr. 12 min. ago

Nan Ya to spend NT$8 billion on IC substrate capacity expansion

Nan Ya PCB has disclosed plans to spend at least NT$8 billion (US$287.5 million) in 2021, compared to a capex of NT$7.35 billion for 2020, for capacity expansions at its plants in China and Taiwan, particularly for ABF substrates, to further drive up.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 12 min. ago

Grab a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $10 off today

Dealmaster also has deals on portable hard drives, our 2020 GOTY, and more. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nifty $10 discount on Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller, as the gamepad is currently available for $.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

US roads got more dangerous in 2020 even though we stayed at home

Preliminary data puts the death toll at 42,060, with 4.8 million people injured. Enlarge / Close-up of a red stop sign after a traffic accident. The sign is heavily scratched and dented. Many vehicle accidents are attributed to drunk driving in.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

Data is the world’s most valuable (and vulnerable) resource

I believe generational startups will be created from 2020's reckoning with cybersecurity, just as they’ve been created coming out of market disruptions in the past. Kara Nortman Contributor Share o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

Certara Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results and Issues Full Year 2021 Guidance

Year-over-year 2020 revenue grew 17% to $243.5 million Raised $768.5 million in gross IPO proceeds for the Company and selling stockholders PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Certara, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERT), a global leader in biosimulation, to.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News22 hr. 43 min. ago

Internet Has 366.3 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the Fourth Quarter of 2020

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the fourth quarter of 2020 closed with 366.3 million domain name registrations.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News22 hr. 43 min. ago

Qualcomm wants to improve wireless audio quality with Snapdragon Sound certification

Qualcomm's latest effort aims to tackle one of the biggest consumer complaints in wireless audio. Throughout the years, the company has pushed for the adoption of its proprietary aptX codec and its derivatives, which are designed to reduce latency an.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News22 hr. 43 min. ago

Dramatic decline in western butterfly populations linked to fall warming

Western butterfly populations are declining at an estimated rate of 1.6% per year, according to a new report to be published this week in Science. The report looks at more than 450 butterfly species, including the western monarch, whose latest popula.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Civilization VI: Rise & Fall guide to Dark and Golden Ages

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall added new ages: Dark and Golden Ages. We cover some basic strategies and explain how they work in our Rise and Fall ages guide......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Want to cut emissions that cause climate change? Tax carbon

Putting a price on producing carbon is the cheapest, most efficient policy change legislators can make to reduce emissions that cause climate change, new research suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

How governments and companies should listen to the people on climate change

People are more engaged in reducing carbon emissions than previously thought—and governments, scientists and companies should listen to them—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the UK Energy Research Centre......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Porsche’s second electric model is a sports car in hiking boots

The Taycan Cross Turismo is a zero-emissions Porsche station wagon that doesn't mind getting a little muddy......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021