Month: June 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Desalination Prize, a competition designed to spur solutions for water desalination using solar energy, is seeking new and innovative concepts for the Innovation Contest, now through July 15. DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office opened this second round of the competition last April in response to high interest and
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Nissan is to announce details of a new battery ‘gigafactory’ that will enable its Sunderland car plant to massively increase production of electric vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to claim the battery plant, built in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Envision, will create 2,000 jobs. The government is thought to have provided some financial support
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Adam Mosseri, Facebook Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Facebook’s head of Instagram on Wednesday announced the social network plans to start showing users full-screen, recommended videos in their feeds. “We’re also going to be experimenting with how do we embrace video more broadly — full screen, immersive, entertaining, mobile-first video,” Mosseri said in a video posted
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Source: Map by U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) 2021 Summer Reliability Assessment. Note: ERCOT is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; MISO is the Midcontinent Independent System Operator; WECC is the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Parts of the United States are at elevated or high risk for potential electricity
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Smallville actor Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in prison for manipulating women into becoming sex slaves for the leader of the cult-like NXIVM group. Mack had pleaded guilty to the charges that accused her of helping create a society of brainwashed women branded with leader Keith Raniere’s initials. “I made choices I
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Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is stepping up efforts to promote initiatives in hydrogen technology and investments to reduce carbon emissions, after a harrowing investor smackdown for Big Oil.  “Hydrogen is real,” Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al Khowaiter told CNBC in an interview Sunday, after a day of presentations from Aramco executives and industry
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