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The shipping industry is proposing a fund to combat carbon emissions

The shipping industry is proposing a fund to combat carbon emissions Despite the much touted figure that worldwide shipping moves 90% of the world's trade goods whilst emitting only 2.5 - 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions , the maritime sector, and indeed the whole logistics profession, is taking the matter extremely seriously and bidding to its cut harmful CO2, and other pollutants, either partially or completely. [Full Article...]

Mars 2020 rover takes its first test drive

Mars 2020 rover takes its first test drive For the Mars 2020 rover, the goal was to make the traveling science lab more self-sufficient. At the end of the test, engineers found the rover " checked all the necessary boxes ". The ramps were at different heights, as this was a way for the rover to simulate rocks and other obstacles that will be present on Mars' surface. Outwardly, it looks very much like the Curiosity rover on which it ... [Full Article...]

First day of winter will have full moon and meteor shower

First day of winter will have full moon and meteor shower That's because it's winter solstice , a day on which most of the USA clocks fewer than 10 hours of daylight, reports the Washington Post . This Doodle is specific to those searchers in the Northern Hemisphere. On the Google home page is an animated Google Doodle , logo, for the first day of Winter - the Winter Solstice . However, it rarely is the coldest day of the year. [Full Article...]

US, UK approve Roche’s $4.3 bn purchase of gene therapy group Spark

US, UK approve Roche’s $4.3 bn purchase of gene therapy group Spark Roche has completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc . following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the merger agreement. Once the merger has been completed, Spark will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Roche, with Spark shares ceasing to trade on the Nasdaq exchange. [Full Article...]

Ancient chewing gum reveals Stone Age woman's genome

Ancient chewing gum reveals Stone Age woman's genome The team's results were published online December 17, 2019 in the journal Nature Communications . The main feature of this site is that "everything is sealed in mud, which means that the preservation of the organic remains is absolutely phenomenal", explains Theis Jensen , a researcher at the Globe Institute who participated in the excavations and study . [Full Article...]

Astronomers identify 'food source' that fuels supermassive black holes

Astronomers identify 'food source' that fuels supermassive black holes A team of worldwide researchers say they have identified the "food source" that fuels black holes , the dense matter at the heart of galaxies . "The presence of these early monsters, with masses several billion times the mass of our Sun , is a big mystery", says Farina, who is also affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching bei München. [Full Article...]

Lawyer defends federal carbon tax in Alberta Court of Appeal

Lawyer defends federal carbon tax in Alberta Court of Appeal The carbon tax flows from the federal government's right to sign worldwide treaties, she added, and is part of living up to climate change accords such as the Paris Agreement. The federal lawyer faced repeated questions from judges about the scope of legislation and how it was implemented. In response to a question about whether Ottawa can simply ignore competing pressures on Canadian businesses, ... [Full Article...]

Boeing to launch spacecraft on Friday

Boeing to launch spacecraft on Friday Rosie is packed with sensors that will collect data during the flight. According to Phil McAlister, the director of NASA commercial spaceflight development programs, in the meeting, it was resolved that the launch will take place on 20 December 2019 but Boeing must complete some work to reach the required standard and deal with some technical issues before 20. [Full Article...]


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