Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more

Orsted moves forward with plans to grow corals on wind turbines

Orsted moves forward with plans to grow corals on wind turbines

Alongside their natural beauty, coral reefs have an important role to play in the natural world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, around one quarter of the ocean’s fish rely on healthy coral reefs. Reinhard Dirscherl | Ullstein Bild | Getty Images Danish energy firm Orsted plans to try growing corals on the … Read more

Moon Soil Can Be Turned Into Air and Fuel for Lunar Astronauts

Moon Soil Can Be Turned Into Air and Fuel for Lunar Astronauts

Since the first moon landing in 1969, it’s long been a goal to establish lunar colonies. After all, the moon has water we could use, subterranean caves we could inhabit, and now, it seems, a native way to generate a steady source of usable energy. With the upcoming Artemis project from NASA that aims to … Read more

Highest quarterly profit since 2008 on strong oil prices

Highest quarterly profit since 2008 on strong oil prices

Shell posted adjusted earnings of $9.1 billion for the first quarter of 2022. Ben Stansall | dpa | Getty Images LONDON — Oil giant Shell on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profit since 2008 on soaring commodity prices, fueling calls for a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas companies to help UK households with … Read more

Ambani, Adani in India’s green hydrogen rush but hurdles remain

Ambani, Adani in India's green hydrogen rush but hurdles remain

Hydrogen packs a lot more punch than lithium-based batteries. India’s federal minister Nitin Gadkari (second from left) seen here launching the country’s first green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), Toyota Mirai, at his residence in March. Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times | Getty Images The sun’s searing heat can be punishing on summer … Read more

Bumper first-quarter net profit, massive loss on Russia

Bumper first-quarter net profit, massive loss on Russia

A BP logo on display in London, UK, on ​​Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Chris J. Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images BP on Tuesday reported bumper first-quarter profits and boosted share buybacks, despite posting a massive loss after offloading its nearly-20% stake in Russian-controlled oil company Rosneft. The oil and gas giant’s first-quarter underlying replacement … Read more

The Universe Could Start Shrinking ‘Remarkably’ Soon, Scientists Say

The Universe Could Start Shrinking 'Remarkably' Soon, Scientists Say

After nearly 13.8 billion years of nonstop expansion, the Universe could soon grind to a standstill, then slowly start to contract, new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. In the new paper, three scientists attempt to model the nature of dark energy – a mysterious force that seems … Read more

Buffett Is Betting Big On Oil And Gas Stocks

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For decades, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett maintained a pretty conservative approach to investing, favoring retail and banking stocks while giving a wide berth to more volatile sectors such as tech and energy. In fact, big American banks have been Warren Buffett’s favorite investment because they are part of the infrastructure of … Read more