Communication & Tecnologies
France Becomes The First Country to Ban All Five Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths

France’s new ban goes further than the European Union’s, which outlaws only 3 bee-killing pesticides  France has now set the benchmark in the global effort to save the bees and prevent “ecological Armageddon.” The country banned all 5 of the neonicotinoid pesticides that researchers are blaming for collapsing bee populations. The move follows the European Union’s ban of  the three worst offenders — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam — in crop fields starting last month. France has banned these three along with thiacloprid and acetamiprid, not only outdoors… (Continua a leggere)

This 751-Foot Superyacht Will Soon Be the World’s Largest

And it’s going to be open to the public. Superyachts are getting super huge. The race to flex one’s wealth has been heating up, with palatial ships aiming to outdo each other in size. Six years ago, German megayacht builder Lürssen delivered Azzam, the largest privately owned yacht in the world at 590 feet in length, to its owner (thought to be United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan), although it first set sail more than a year later. That yacht one-upped previous… (Continua a leggere)

Exclusive: PetroChina to drop PDVSA as partner in refinery project - sources

SINGAPORE  – PetroChina Co plans to drop Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) as a partner in a planned $10 billion oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern China, said three sources familiar with the matter this week. The company’s decision adds to state-owned PDVSA’s woes after the United States imposed sanctions on the company on Jan. 28 to undermine the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. However, dropping the company was not a reaction to the U.S. sanctions but follows… (Continua a leggere)

Il progetto del CERN: un acceleratore di particelle quattro volte più grande di LHC

Il futuro della fisica sarà forse il Future Circular Collider: un acceleratore di particelle 10 volte più potente del suo predecessore, per studiare il bosone di Higgs e cercare nuove particelle. Il futuro del CERN e della fisica delle particelle potrebbe dipendere da una macchina che esiste per adesso solo come progetto concettuale: l’erede del Large Hadron Collider, l’LHC, più grande in dimensioni e potenza. Martedì 15 gennaio è stato presentato nei laboratori vicino a Ginevra il concept del Future Circular Collider, un… (Continua a leggere)

In Cina e Asia – Gli Usa incriminano Huawei. Oltre 20 i capi d’accusa

Nella giornata di lunedì, il dipartimento di Giustizia americano ha formalizzato circa una ventina di accuse penali contro Huawei, le sue affiliate e Meng Wanzhou. La compagnia e la sua CFO sono accusate di aver violato le sanzioni statunitensi contro l’Iran, fornendo a quattro istituzioni finanziarie non specificate informazioni errate per occultare i propri affari con Teheran. In un caso indipendente, il colosso di Shenzhen è sospettato di furto di tecnologia ai danni del competitor T-Mobile. Alcuni rimaneggiamenti nell’atto di accusa suggeriscono… (Continua a leggere)

Samsung is getting rid of plastic packaging for phones, tablets and TVs

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Samsung is joining a growing number of international companies that are pledging to reduce the amount of plastic waste from their businesses. The world’s largest smartphone maker is starting to ditch the plastic packaging typically used to wrap and protect electronic devices and appliances. Starting in the first half of this year, Samsung phones, tablets and wearable devices will be packaged in paper, pulp molds and bio-based or recycled plastics, the company said in a statement Sunday. It will also alter… (Continua a leggere)

UFO Technology research? Freedom of Information query reveals secret list of Pentagon research projects!

These bizarre experiments and programs are the stuff of conspiracy theory. But now it’s been revealed it was true the entire time. The United States Defence Intelligence Agency has one great fear: that someone, somewhere, has an unknown advantage … a secret weapon that could topple the world’s sole superpower from its perch. So when it hears talk of UFOs, stargates and warp drives — it takes it seriously. Seriously enough to spend some serious money on. Documents released under… (Continua a leggere)

The European Space Agency plans to start mining for natural resources on the moon

The European Space Agency plans to start mining for water and oxygen on the moon by 2025. The agency announced Monday it has signed a 1-year contract with European aerospace company ArianeGroup to explore mining regolith, also known as lunar soil or moon dust. Water and oxygen can be extracted from regolith, potentially making it easier for humans to spend time on the moon in the future, according to ArianeGroup. The research could also make it possible to produce rocket fuel… (Continua a leggere)

Hyperloop: «Ti porterò da Milano a Roma in 30 minuti»

Il treno che viaggia alla velocità del suono, sicuro e sostenibile è (quasi) realtà. Grazie a un italiano, Gabriele Bibop Gresta, che ha preso l’idea di Elon Musk e la sta realizzando. Con l’aiuto delle menti più talentuose del Pianeta. C’è un italiano a Los Angeles che sta lavorando su un sistema di trasporto rivoluzionario. Un treno che va alla velocità del suono, più sicuro di un aereo e più sostenibile di qualsiasi altro mezzo. Lui si chiama Gabriele Bibop Gresta, ha… (Continua a leggere)

Japan’s Robot Hotel Just Laid Off Half Its Robots

Automation? In this economy? Powering Down Japan’s iconic Henn-na — literally “Strange” ­— hotel has decommissioned half of the 243 robots it once used to handle everyday operations. Since opening in 2015, the hotel has raised publicity by “employing” hundreds of bizarre robots that ranged from bizarre-but-helpful-I-guess to downright annoying, according to The Wall Street Journal. The robot helpers made for a fun gimmick, but weren’t quite readyfor the big leagues — a blow not just to dreams of an automated world, but to Japan’s pop-culture image… (Continua a leggere)