John Timmer

Understanding epidemiology models

Enlarge / Folks stroll previous a social distancing signal outdoors the Royal Botanic Backyard on Could 31, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Coverage selections to re-open amenities or to encourage residents to shelter in place do not come out of nowhere—there’s usually (hopefully) information behind the scenes. James D. Morgan/Getty Pictures …

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Electrifying West Africa with a renewable grid

Enlarge / A brand new hydroelectric energy station within the Ivory Coast. Xinhua Information Company There’s been lots of dialogue about how areas which can be seeing explosive renewable development can handle the big quantity of intermittent electrical energy sources. However these largely give attention to areas with mature electrical …

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New material releases hydrogen from water at near-perfect efficiency

Enlarge NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Photo voltaic power is at the moment dominated by photovoltaic gadgets, which have ridden large economies of scale to cost dominance. However these gadgets are usually not essentially the only option in all circumstances. Until battery expertise improves, it is fairly costly so as to add vital …

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Ars coronavirus Monday update, May 18

Enlarge / BFFs. Brenda Kochevar / Flickr Through the pandemic, Ars has achieved its finest to maintain you on high of crucial information. However there are positively gaps in our protection: small updates to tales we have lined, or information that we have determined wasn’t well worth the time to …

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Researchers engineer photosynthetic bacteria to produce hydrogen

Enlarge State of Oklahoma The value of photovoltaic energy has plunged, making it aggressive with fossil fuel-powered electrical technology. However there may be nonetheless a variety of purposes, like ships and plane, the place electrical energy would not assist a lot. And storing the electrical energy produced by solar energy …

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Coronavirus Monday update, May 4

Enlarge / Vacationers carrying protecting face masks stand round social distancing ground markers at “Gare du Nord” railway station because the lockdown continues because of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) on Could 04, 2020 in Paris, France. Chesnot / Getty Photographs Throughout the pandemic, Ars has achieved its finest to maintain …

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First drug known to work against SARS-CoV-2 imaged in action

Enlarge / The RNA being copied is in darkish blue; the copy is in turquoise; the enzyme is in pale inexperienced; and the drug is in pink. Covid-19 Protection NIH abruptly cuts coronavirus analysis funding, alarming scientists First drug recognized to work towards SARS-CoV-2 imaged in motion View extra tales …

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