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Combining solar energy and agriculture to mitigate climate change, assist rural communities

Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual U.S. budget, a new paper by Oregon State University researche.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 5th, 2021

Two NASA astronauts are spacewalking outside the ISS right now

NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover are performing a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to upgrade the station's solar arrays......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Wearables don’t work the same on dark skin. It’s time to change that

Is the heart rate sensor on your smartwatch accurate? Research has shown skin tone may affect whether it is, and companies have responded to the challenge......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Gorgeous image of Venus snapped by the Parker Solar Probe on its way past

NASA has shared a gorgeous image of Venus, captured by the Parker Solar Probe on a flyby of the planet in July last year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Aptera Promises The World"s First Mass-Produced Solar Car This Year

California-based Aptera Motors "is rolling out the first mass-produced solar car this year," reports the Washington Post, after successfully crowdfunding a restart of their development effort: It's a three-wheel, ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Atlantic currents seem to have started fading last century

Another predicted impact of climate change may be here. Enlarge / The Gulf Stream, as imaged from space. (credit: NASA images courtesy Norman Kuring, MODIS Ocean Team.) The major currents in the Atlantic Ocean help control the climate by movin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Google"s Stadia Problem? A Video Game Unit That"s Not Googley Enough

The tech giant likes to test and tweak. Stadia promised to change the industry and failed to deliver. From a report: Google's streaming video game service Stadia had ambitious plans to disrupt the gaming industry, which is dominated by consoles. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

How Bitcoin"s vast energy use could burst its bubble

Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Report: Starlink Looks Very Promising for Rural Broadband

Report: Starlink Looks Very Promising for Rural Broadband SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service has the potential to be a game changer for rural broadband, according to an analysis by PCMag of Starlink speeds. The analysis is based on.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

ERIC RDOF Winner Group Wants to Review Applications for Allegedly Dodgy Winning Bids

ERIC RDOF Winner Group Wants to Review Applications for Allegedly Dodgy Winning Bids A group of winners in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction have asked the FCC for the opportunity to review certain information contained in the long-.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

USDA Funding Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects for 5M Rural Residents

USDA Funding Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects for 5M Rural Residents The USDA said it is investing $42.3 million to help provide 5 million rural Americans with better access to health care and educational opportunities. The investmen.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Bitcoin energy use "bigger than most countries"

Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

With $1.9 Billion in Hand, FCC Gets Set for Huawei Rip-and-Replace

With $1.9 Billion in Hand, FCC Gets Set for Huawei Rip-and-Replace The FCC is getting set to implement plans to require smaller rural wireless carriers to rip and replace equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE. The commission was alloca.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Provider Associations Spar Over RDOF Gigabit Fixed Wireless

Provider Associations Spar Over RDOF Gigabit Fixed Wireless The debate about whether fixed wireless is a suitable technology for meeting gigabit speed requirements in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) program continues. Yesterday, the Wirele.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

NTCA Announces 2020 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award Winners

NTCA Announces 2020 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award Winners Arlington, Va., (February 24, 2021)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield announced the winners of the 2020 Smart Rural CommunitySM (SRC).....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

The Future of Business 5G and Its Impact on Enterprises

5G is going to change the business world, increasing bandwidth, improving device security, and reducing blackouts......»»

Category: itSource:  BaselineRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse, a result that highlights the importance of social resilience to climate change. Instead of a collapse amid dry conditions, development of agri.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Radioactivity in meteorites sheds light on origin of heaviest elements in our solar system

A team of international researchers went back to the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago to gain new insights into the cosmic origin of the heaviest elements on the period-ic table......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Most women receive inappropriate treatment for urinary tract infections

Nearly half of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections received the wrong antibiotics and almost three-quarters received prescriptions for longer than necessary, with inappropriately long treatment durations more common in rural areas, acco.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Mortality rises among public when health workers get sick in an outbreak, model suggests

When healthcare workers become ill during a disease outbreak, overall case counts and mortality rates may significantly increase, according to a new model. The findings may help to improve interventions that aim to mitigate the effects of outbreaks s.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Climate alone is not a driver for human behavior. The choices that people make in the face of changing conditions take place in a larger human context. And studies that combine insights from archeologists and environmental scientists can offer more n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021