Coronavirus variants have been renamed with letters of the Greek alphabet following criticism of the way they have been labelled up until now. Under a new system revealed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Kent variant will now be known as Alpha, the Indian variant as Delta, and the South African variant as Beta.
2021 KT1, a “potentially hazardous” asteroid is passing near the Earth on Tuesday (June 1), NASA has warned. The asteroid will make a close approach to the Earth at around 10:24am EDT (7:54pm IST). The gigantic rock would fly past our planet with a distance of around 4.5 million miles. Some other asteroids are also
The market is seemingly flooded with impressive new electric offerings in both the four-wheel and two-wheel varieties. But what about three-wheeled electric vehicles? I recently took a test ride on the Arcimoto FUV and its chopped-top rebel cousin, the Arcimoto Roadster, to see what this wild and wacky EV could do. Big thanks to Arcimoto
In this article MSCI A home is seen destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana, U.S., October 10, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. Adrees Latif | Reuters Climate change is the single greatest challenge humankind has faced and its consequences are already all too apparent. There has been an enormous rise
Of all the clean energy items in President Biden’s newly Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget, hydrogen sticks out like a sore thumb. Hydrogen is a zero emission fuel, but almost all of the hydrogen on the market today is sourced from natural gas. So, does the FY22 budget give natural gas stakeholders a chance to
NASA released an animated video showing its Perseverance Rover on Mars. The rover is seen moving on the surface of the red planet as the area in its vicinity gets lit in white colour while lines showing the position of wheels form. On Twitter, the video was shared by the official handle of NASA’s Perseverance
The “Phil Collins Effect” has been identified by academics after a return to popularity for the former Genesis drummer and frontman. The highly-influential musician, who appears to attract equal levels of admiration and derision, became one of the best-selling artists of all time during a hugely successful solo career in the eighties. But as the
China’s ruling Communist Party will now allow couples to have three children instead of two in a drive to reverse its ageing population. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the change in policy was approved during a politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping. For decades, China had a one-child policy – initially imposed to
1:24 AM BST Australia is on the board! After 13 straight defeats, the Reds at last opened the Aussies account in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, the Queenslanders defeating the Chiefs in an extraordinary game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville. But it was otherwise another dominant weekend for New Zealand as the Hurricanes, Crusaders, Blues
The UK economy will grow even faster than expected this year and next, but it is nonetheless expected to suffer the most long-term economic damage of any of the seven major industrialised nations following the pandemic, the OECD has warned. In its six-monthly Economic Outlook, its comprehensive assessment of the state of the global economy,
10:59 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson ended six years of struggles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion to give team owner Rick Hendrick a record-setting victory. It was the 269th career Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history.
A copy of a Bob Dylan album has been returned to an Ohio library 48 years after it was due back. Howard Simon returned the Self Portrait record, which he describes as one of “Dylan‘s least-loved albums”, with a letter explaining the almost five-decade delay in giving it back to the Cleveland Heights library in
I’m not going to lie — I’m a sucker for community solar projects. In terms of pure output or emissions reduction, they don’t touch utility-scale solar projects. However, they bring a lot more people into the economic benefits that come from solar power. The latest community solar news I’ve seen is that Pivot Energy, which
Thousands more Afghans will be able to settle in the UK under plans to relocate those who worked for Britain during the recent conflict. Most of those affected worked as interpreters for British troops and the acceleration of plans allowing them to settle in the UK comes as fears grow for their safety. The interpreters
In this article NIO TSLA San Francisco-based Ample has brought electric vehicle battery swapping to the U.S. The company was in stealth mode for seven years before launching recently with five swapping stations in the Bay Area. Uber drivers in the area are Ample’s first customers. The concept isn’t new. A start-up called Better Place
CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is delaying its Model S Plaid delivery event as the new electric vehicle apparently needs one more week of tuning. Back in January 2021, Tesla introduced a refreshed version of the Model S and Model X, which brings a new powertrain, new interior, and updated exterior design to Tesla’s