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Wind turbines pose severe threat to migrating bats

Santa Cruz Sentinel 25 Jan 2022
As wind farms become an increasingly important source of clean energy, there are growing concerns among scientists about what all the new spinning blades will mean for bats — particularly the hoary bat, the most widespread migratory bat species in North America ... Wind energy is integral to our nation’s shift away from planet-warming fossil fuels.
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Tonga volcanic eruption ‘hundreds of times’ more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, Nasa says

The Independent 25 Jan 2022
“This is a preliminary estimate, but we think the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to somewhere between 4 to 18 megatons of TNT,” Nasa scientist Jim Garvin said in a new blog ...
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Scientists observe record high hydride ion conductivity using modified lanthanum trihydride

Phys Dot Org 25 Jan 2022
Hydride ion (H–) conductors are expected to be used in chemical reactors and energy storage systems ... In the recent past, scientists have explored multiple possibilities in an attempt to harness energy from various other sources. One such example includes the use of hydrogen-based energy systems.
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Bay Area wind turbines pose threat to ‘George Clooney’ of the bat world

SiliconValley.com 25 Jan 2022
As wind farms become an increasingly important source of clean energy, there are growing concerns among scientists about what all the new spinning blades will mean for bats — particularly the hoary bat, the most widespread migratory bat species in North America ... Many energy experts expect that percentage to double by the end of the decade.
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Tonga eruption was 'hundreds of times' more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA says

Henry Herald 25 Jan 2022
Jim Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano on January 15 released "hundreds of times the equivalent mechanical energy of the Hiroshima nuclear explosion," referring to one of two atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Japan during World War II.
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X Marks the Spot; So Does UBID

Technology Org 25 Jan 2022
PNNL researchers create geo-location program with energy-saving goals ... The Department of Energy expects this free-to-use system—Unique Building Identifier—will enable programs to better track and reduce energy use and emissions from buildings ... Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, said Sarah Newman, a PNNL data scientist.
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WATCH: NASA Scientists Notice Dramatic Changes at South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga Volcano

Space Coast Daily 25 Jan 2022
“This is a preliminary estimate, but we think the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to somewhere between 4 to 18 megatons of TNT,” said Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ... The blast released hundreds of times the equivalent mechanical energy of the Hiroshima nuclear explosion.
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Curious Kids: will time ever stop?

Beijing News 25 Jan 2022
In 1998, scientists learned that the universe is expanding faster and faster, but we still don't know why this is happening. Dark energy. It might have something to do with the energy of the vacuum of space. It might be a new type of energy field ... To symbolise our lack of understanding, we call this new phenomenon "dark energy".
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Nasa releases shocking images of ash cloud caused by Tonga volcanic eruption

Metro UK 25 Jan 2022
Scientists say the blast was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb in 1945 and possibly larger than the volcanic explosion of Mount St Helens in 1980 ... NASA scientist Jim Garvin said. ‘This is a preliminary estimate, but we think the amount of energy ...
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Tonga volcano eruption was far more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb blast, Nasa says

South China Morning Post 25 Jan 2022
The recent eruption of the underwater volcano near Tonga was several hundred times stronger than the ...
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Bridgepoint sells Element Materials Technology to Temasek

Metro USA 25 Jan 2022
By Emma-Victoria Farr ... Based in London, Element has clients in sectors including aerospace, industrial, energy, and technology. Its 7,000 scientists, engineers and technologists work across more than 200 laboratories ... The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approvals ... .
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Temasek buys Bridgepoint’s Element Materials in $7 billion deal

Metro USA 25 Jan 2022
By Emma-Victoria Farr ... It also marks a rare controlling-stake transaction by Temasek, which had been a minority shareholder in Element since 2019 ... Based in London, Element has clients in sectors including aerospace, industrial, energy, and technology. Its 7,000 scientists, engineers and technologists work across more than 200 laboratories ... .
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Updated exascale system for Earth simulations delivers twice the speed

Technology Org 24 Jan 2022
A new version of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM, is two times faster than an earlier version released in 2018 ... Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are part of the team that developed version 2 of the model — E3SMv2 — which was released to the scientific community in September 2021 ... of Energy.
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A New Thermoelectric Generator Creates Electric Power by Wrapping Around Hot Pipes

Interesting Engineering 24 Jan 2022
And now, a group of scientists from Penn State and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have that can convert wasted heat into electricity by wrapping around hot surfaces like exhaust pipes. “A large amount of heat from the energy we consume is essentially being thrown away, often dispersed right into the atmosphere.
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Roscosmos reveals carnage of Tonga eruption in before & after photos

Russia Today 24 Jan 2022
“This is a preliminary estimate, but we think the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to somewhere between 4 to 18 megatons of TNT,” the chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Jim Garvin, said in a post on the agency’s website.
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