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Offshore Oil & Gas Seismic Airguns Kill Vastly More Zooplankton Than Previously Thought

The use of seismic airguns in offshore oil and gas exploration work is killing vastly more zooplankton than was previously known, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution Offshore Oil & Gas Seismic Airguns Kill Vastly More …

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Closing the gender gap in mechanical engineering

In 2015, comments from a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist claiming female scientists distract their male colleagues in the lab immediately led to backlash across social media. Women shared selfies going about their routine conducting research to demonstrate just how “distracting” they are. Months later, individuals around the world responded to offhand comments about a female engineer …

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Ozone Pollution Tied To Cardiovascular Disease

Ozone air pollution has now been directly tied to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which expands the list of health effects known to be caused by ozone exposure, and also lowers the threshold at which ozone is known to be dangerous (by a fair amount) Ozone Pollution Tied To Cardiovascular …

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Investigating the trap of unemployment

Sitting at a computer screen in a windowless office, a third-year MIT PhD economics student from Paris looks at the latest numbers on France's unemployment rate. Although the office is located on MIT's campus, Aicha Ben Dhia's mind is thousands of miles away. She's thinking about the people whose lives are reflected in those numbers, and trying to imagine the job search from their point of view. This summer, Ben Dhia will travel to her home country to conduct field research and meet the people she often envisions …

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Stellata wins approval for 120MW solar farm, largest in W.A.

Perth-based Stellata Energy has won approval for a 120MW solar plant near Merredin, in Western Australia's wheatbelt, adding to the growing queue of large scale renewable projects lining up for construction after a near four-year investment drought. Stellata has teamed up with UK investment manager Ingenious investment to build the Merredin solar farm, which would be the largest in […]

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Go Biki! Honolulu Bikeshare Launched Today

Today Biki, the Honolulu bikeshare program launched! The program now offers 1000 bikes and 100 stations covering a five-mile stretch between downtown and Waikiki, offering residents and tourists a better, more sustainable way to see the city. Go Biki! Honolulu Bikeshare Launched Today was …

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Aston Martin Scaling Back RapidE Electric Vehicle Plans, Following Backer LeEco Pulling Out

Aston Martin has decided to scale back its RapidE electric vehicle production plans as a result of its investment partner, LeEco, pulling out of the project. That's according to recent comments made by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Aston Martin Scaling Back RapidE Electric Vehicle …

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German Transport Ministry Pushing For Auto Manufacturers To Update Engine Control Software In 12 Million Diesel Vehicles

The German Transport Ministry is reportedly now pushing for auto manufacturers in the country to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles that are registered there, if unnamed sources who spoke to Reuters are to be believed

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Apple & Hertz Cooperating For Self-Driving Car Fleet Management

Apple is cooperating with the popular rental car agency Hertz for the deployment and management of its self-driving vehicle tech, with the rental agency providing the tech giant with a fleet of cars to use for testing, according to recent reports Apple & Hertz Cooperating For Self-Driving Car Fleet …