Wolff: Formula E is “Super Mario Kart with real drivers”

Wolff attended the two season-opening FE races in Saudi Arabia last weekend, and saw Mercedes drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries qualify second and third for the first event, with the former going on to finish third behind race winner Sam Bird.
Vandoorne also ended up taking third in the second Diriyah E-Prix after on-the-road runner-up Maximilian Gunther was penalised for overtaking …Keep reading

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Sustainable parties and potlucks with no eco-guilt or shame – possible?

We’ve all been there. You go to parties with some aspect of greenness, whether it’s shooting for zero waste or locally sourced food or any number of other things. Things are going great, but then boom…there’s an awkward moment where someone gets a pang of eco-guilt, and others don’t know how to respond, diffuse, help, [&hellip

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Chile Formula E race set to go ahead despite unrest

Earlier on Friday it was confirmed that the Concepcion-based World Rally event would not take place in April 2020 following continued rioting and a state of emergency being declared in Chile after protesting was instigated by a price rise on the Santiago’s Metro system.
It is understood that there were government-level concerns in Chile about spending money on bringing the WRC to the country …Keep reading

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Researchers hope to use big data to make pipelines safer

Researchers look at the methodologies currently used by industry and academics to predict pipeline failure and their limitations. Researchers found that the existing academic literature and industry practices around pipeline failures need to further evolve around available maintenance data.

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New way to identify, manipulate topological metals for spintronics

A recent study gives researchers an easier way of finding Weyl semimetals and manipulating them for potential spintronic devices.

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Thermo-chemical power generation integrated with forced convection cooling

Scientists combine forced convection cooling with thermo-electrochemical energy conversion to create a self-sustaining liquid cooling system. A liquid electrolyte is circulated through a cell to cool a hot object, and the reversible chemical reaction in the cell generates a higher electric power than the hydrodynamic pump work required to drive the liquid through the cell. This technology resolves the longstanding unaddressed issue of the loss of free energy component of the thermal energy.

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Biodiversity and wind energy

The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central government authorities, environmental NGOs and expert offices is that the current mechanisms for the protection of bats in wind power projects are insufficient.

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Uber and Lyft are adding to air pollution, campaign argues

Uber electric carEurope’s leading clean-transportation group has allied with other organizations on the Continent plus the Sierra Club in the U.S. to get the word out that in the largest, most congested cities, ride-hailing services are adding to issues with pollution and congestion—not easing them. An analysis released last week by the European group…

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Building a better battery with machine learning

Researchers have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate battery discovery.

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