Biden Order Will Boost Heat Pumps and Building Insulation

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Timex Enlists #tide to Promote Ocean Conservation With New Collection

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Timex has become one of the most popular watch brands in the United States due to the brand’s continuous efforts to innovate. Their latest launch, the Waterbury Ocean Collection, is further proof that every one of the brand’s creations improves with time. Along with durability and practicality, two tenets of the renowned brand, Timex recognizes that addressing sustainability is imperative as well. For a company that is constantly evolving, longevity an important factor, so moving into a space where products are created more efficiently and consciously is key. The Waterbury Ocean Collection consists of timepieces crafted from upcycled ocean-bound plastic. Timex has partnered with #tide, ...

Western Australia to shut coal power stations by 2030, invest $2.6 bln in renewables - Reuters.com

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Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com June 14 (Reuters) - Western Australia plans to switch off its coal-fired generators by 2030 and invest A$3.8 billion ($2.63 billion) in renewables, citing an "overwhelming uptake" in rooftop solar as driving the move. The announcement by the resource-heavy state comes just as eastern Australia grapples with soaring power and gas prices due to a string of outages and problems at coal-fired power plants. Western Australia said it will invest in new green power infrastructure in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) via Synergy, the state's largest electricity generator and retailer of gas and electricity. Register now for FRE ...

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7 Tips For Using Tech to Support Your Well-Being Through Rewilding

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Our well-being as humans relies entirely on our planet's natural systems remaining healthy. Maintaining them is critical for the current population and generations to come. Rewilding is an approach to conservation that allows nature to be left alone to heal and rebalance to reverse the destructive practices of humans. Supporting rewilding can bring you closer to nature and help you contribute to the well-being of the planet. To restore stability to our planet, we must restore its biodiversity. The very thing that we've removed. It's the only way out of this crisis we have created. We must rewild the world. —Sir David Attenborough, A Life on Our Planet How can you use tech to support rew ...

Google Reveals its First Self-Designed Campus

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Google has officially opened its new Bay View headquarters in Mountain View, California, its first self-designed campus. At first glance, aerial shots display a distinct roof design that resembles reptilian scales. A closer look reveals that the roof actually consists of 90,000 silver solar panels, a first-of-its-kind design that Google dubs “dragonscale solar skin.” The panels generate nearly seven megawatts of energy, approximately 40 percent of the offices’ energy consumption, and nearby wind farms are able to power the building on carbon-free energy 90% of the time. The Bay View campus was designed to prioritize the experience of Googlers in the building through a variety of diff ...

Oil giant BP buys into $36 bn Australian renewables project

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Fossil fuel giant BP revealed Wednesday it was taking a 40.5 percent stake in an Australian energy project being billed as one of the world's largest renewable power stations. BP said it would operate the $36 billion "Asian Renewable Energy Hub", an array of Solar and wind facilities sprawled over 6,500 square kilometres (2,509 square miles) of Australia's sparsely populated west coast. The project is expected to have a generating capacity of 26 gigawatts, exceeding China's vast Three Gorges hydroelectric dam -- which is by some measures the world's largest existing power station. It would also produce 1.6 million tonnes of green hydrogen each year, with plans to export much of this to ...

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New Destiny 2 Patch Re-Enables Flawless Pools In Trials Of Osiris

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We're a month into Destiny 2's latest season, the Season of the Haunted, which means that most of the dust from launch has probably settled. Appropriately, hotfix 4.1.0.3 is a small update with very few patch notes, but that doesn't mean it isn't packing a punch. Bungie is once again enabling the Flawless Pool and Flawless Pool loot after encountering an issue ahead of this past weekend's Trials of Osiris. They were disabled because Bungie found a problem where players were not being matchmade based on win count, meaning it could literally not pair up flawless teams. A lot of folks seem to prefer playing Trials this way and enjoyed this past Trials weekend, voicing that they're upset a ...

NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet

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Home News Science Astronomy NASA's InSight Mars lander is seen covered in Martian dust in this image from April 24, 2022. The dust is starving the solar-powered probe. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA's Marsquake-seeking lander is squeezing out as much science as possible amid dwindling power supplies, but it likely only has a few months left for its mission. The Mars lander InSight is battling a long-term accumulation of dust on its solar panels and is down to one-tenth of its available landing power of 5,000 watt-hours, officials said in a press conference Tuesday (May 17). "When we landed, it was about an hour — 40 minutes or so — where you can ...

The best tech gear for summer camping

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AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. For a lot of folks, summer is prime camping time. We've rounded up the best tech gear to enhance adventures. These products cover audio, charging, lighting, protection, and more for the ultimate glamping experience. LuminAID Bloomio Twist The Bloomio Twist is a portable, collapsible lantern with Bluetooth capabilities. It charges via a microUSB port or the built-in solar panel. It's waterproof and dustproof, pairing with an app that allows its light to change color. Weighing just seve ...

Time-reversal asymmetry surpasses conversion efficiency limit for solar cells

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Solar energy is a popular candidate for a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. A Solar cell, or photovoltaic (PV) cell, converts sunlight directly into electricity. However, the conversion efficiency has not been enough to enable widespread applications of Solar cells. A fundamental limit to the maximum efficiency of PV devices is given by thermodynamic characteristics, namely temperature and entropy (a measure of disorder in a system). More specifically, this limit, known as the Landsberg limit, is imposed by the entropy of the blackbody radiation that is often attributed to sunlight. The Landsberg limit is widely considered as the most general limit for the efficiency of any conv ...

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