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China transfers 60% of city buses to electricity - 10/28/2020

Currently, more than 60% of all city buses in China are replaced with electric buses, which is 20% more than in 2015, Xinhua News Agency reported. According to data provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC, these replacement measures were implemented as part of the greening program of the country's transport system during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which includes...

FT: AstraZeneca vaccine forms immunity to COVID-19 in elderly people - 10/27/2020

The vaccine, being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, produces robust COVID-19 immunity in older adults, according to the Financial Times (FT). According to the publication, which cites its own sources in the company, blood tests for immunogenicity, carried out on a subgroup of elderly participants, were similar to those taken from healthy adults aged 18 to 55 years.  It has...

Tesla recalls 50,000 S and X models due to suspension problems - 10/26/2020

Tesla recalls over 50,000 Model X and Model S cars assembled in the United States in various years and shipped to China. The recall is announced due to defined suspension concerns, states the China State Administration for Market Regulation's website. As noted in a statement by the Chinese regulator, almost 30,000 Model S and Model X manufactured at the Tesla plant in California from September...

UK study shows effectiveness of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine mechanism - 10/23/2020

A British study showed the effectiveness of the genetic mechanism of the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford in conjunction with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. This was reported on Thursday on the University of Bristol's website, which indicates that the article about the independent research conducted by its staff only exists as a preprint and has not...

Microsoft digital solutions to help Equinor implement carbon storage project - 10/16/2020

The American company Microsoft will sign up as a technology partner of Equinor, the oil and gas company from Norway. The firms are going to develop the Northern Lights carbon storage and capture project near the Norwegian shore, reads a message by Equinor. “Equinor signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft as a technology partner to work through ways to develop the Northern Lights...

China seeks trailblazer's benefits in developing digital yuan - Japan Ministry of Finance - 10/09/2020

In its efforts to develop the digital yuan, China seeks to “take advantage of the trailblazer position” in this area. This opinion was expressed on Thursday by Japan's vice minister of finance for international affairs Kenji Okamura. “[The development of digital] yuan is progressing relatively quickly <...>. As I said, they are probably looking to take advantage of the pioneering...

When innovation brings more problems than it solves - 10/07/2020

Innovations allow for fantastic advances in environmental protection, but there are limits that are sometimes ignored. That is why we cannot always be sure when companies claim to be saving the planet, and sometimes there are hidden problems that outweigh the benefits. Almost every single venture aiming to improve ecological impact is confined by the constraints of capitalism. Information about...

Scientists discover combination of enzymes to help defeat the plastic waste crisis - 10/01/2020

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth announced invention of a "cocktail" of special enzymes that degrades plastic six times faster than existing ones. Scientists hope that the use of the new enzyme compound will help solve the global problem of plastic pollution. This year, it has worsened markedly due to the coronavirus pandemic, when volumes of inorganic waste soared around the world....

Amazon invents palm scan payment technology - 09/30/2020

Amazon showed a device that will allow paying for purchases and enter stores, offices or stadiums by simply showing your palm. The company says palm recognition is a more private way of identifying, because a photo of a palm will not identify a specific person. Amazon introduced the Amazon One device with palm reading technology. The company calls this new way of contactless payment and person...

Musk promises that the cheapest Tesla will cost $ 25,000 in 3 years - 09/23/2020

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has promised that in three years Tesla will produce self-driving cars worth $ 25,000. "In three years, we are confident that we will be able to create a truly attractive car for 25 thousand dollars, which will also be completely unmanned," - quoted by the New York Post, Musk, who spoke in California at a meeting with shareholders. The new car will be...
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