Nikkiso Cryo Pump Technology Part of Excelerate Energy’s Record Breaking FSRU Send-Out Capacity

TEMECULA, Calif., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan), is proud to be the primary pump supplier for Excelerate Energy’s floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).

Excelerate Energy’s Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU “Experience”) recently reached an industry record-breaking send-out capacity of 1.06 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas. Nikkiso Cryo’s suction vessel mounted vertical submerged motor centrifugal pumps were used on the FSRU.

The product is designed so the pump and suction vessel become an integral part of the piping system with external suction and discharge connections. The pump is mounted to the top, or head plate, of the vessel such that the pump, motor and fluid product are totally contained within the pressure vessel.

The suction vessel also serves to allow entrained vapors to be separated and go through the

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The Top Tech & Gaming Holiday Gifts at Best Buy Right Now

Everyone knows Black Friday is the perfect time to grab the best deals for holiday gifts. As the annual shopping event is nearing on Friday, November 27, 2020, many are counting down the days until Black Friday arrives. 

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But what if you did not have to wait until November 27 to get Black Friday deals? At Best Buy, there are plenty of Black Friday deals going on right now. 

If you’re looking for the best in tech, gaming, TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, and phones, Best Buy has the products and brands you demand at prices you won’t be able to resist. And the deals are already underway.

With perks like Contactless Curbside Pickup and its Black Friday Price Guarantee, Best Buy is the perfect place to get your tech gifts this holiday. Best Buy’s great selection and outstanding prices on electronics, car stereos,

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Plant viruses hijack the defense system of plants, but there might be a way to strike back — ScienceDaily

Many diseases caused by common plant viruses reduce the crops of important food plants. In the worst case, potato viruses, among others, can destroy as much as 80% of crops on infected fields.

Plants are not entirely defenceless against viruses, although they lack an immune system like the one found in humans. For plant cells, the primary defence mechanism against viral infections is gene silencing. By utilising the mechanism, plant cells identify the foreign genetic material originating in the virus and cut it up into small pieces.

“In turn, these bits of the genome guide plant cell proteins to identify and destroy viral genomes. As a result, the production of viral proteins ends, which is interpreted as ‘silencing’ of the viral genes. A successful defensive response prevents the virus from spreading in the plant,” says Docent Kristiina Mäkinen from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki.

Viruses can

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Zynga reports record revenue and strong user growth while still losing $122M

Zynga’s revenue grew to a record $503 million (up 46% year-over-year) in the third quarter, with bookings of $628 million (up 59%), according to its latest earnings report. It also had its best mobile daily active user (31 million) and monthly active user (83 million) numbers in six years.

But things weren’t all rosy: The company also reported a net loss of $122 million. That compares to net income of $230 million during the same period last year, though that was boosted by the sale of Zynga’s building in San Francisco. As of 4:44 p.m. Eastern, shares were down 4.9% in after-hours trading.

Before earnings were released, CEO Frank Gibeau told me that although growth has become more normal after the pandemic caused “that huge jump” in usage during the late spring and early summer, “Engagement remains elevated and monetization remains elevated. Folks that discovered mobile gaming for the first

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What’s happening today: The election and online spending

As Americans anxiously await clarity regarding final voting counts and results of yesterday’s election, a new report found 26% of US consumers correlate who will win with how much they’ll spend.


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The holiday season is upon us. Pandemic-ween (Halloween during the pandemic) has come and gone and traditional Thanksgiving gatherings may have to take place over Zoom, but shoppers will still have the pleasure of customized gift giving by shopping online and sending loved ones holiday greetings through the internet. However, we just braved the elections yesterday and are still waiting for the final results of who will be the leader of the US. A new Adobe report (PDF) takes a deep dive into the analytics of the holiday 2020 forecast.

Predictions for today

Consumer anxiety regarding the election results had a muted impact on online shopping activities on Election Day, Nov. 3. US consumers spent $2 billion

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ULA says it has all its ducts in a row for today’s Atlas V launch

United Launch Alliance returns to one of its two main pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday to try to break a string of recent launch scrubs due to various issues, mostly related to ground systems.

The company’s Atlas V rocket is scheduled to liftoff from Space

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Female big-game hunters may have been common in ancient Americas

A woman buried with spearpoints and other hunting tools roughly 9,000 years ago in Peru’s Andes Mountains has reemerged to claim the title of the oldest known female big-game hunter in the Americas. Her discovery led researchers to conclude that, among ancient Americans, nearly as many females as males hunted large animals — a finding that is challenging long-standing ideas about ancient gender roles.

Modern and recent hunter-gatherer societies emphasize males hunting. But in mobile groups that inhabited the Americas thousands of years ago, up to half of big-game hunters were women, archaeologist Randall Haas of the University of California, Davis and colleagues report November 4 in Science Advances.

Until now, many researchers have regarded stones sharpened to a point and other typical hunting items placed in ancient women’s graves as cutting or scraping tools. The dominance of male hunters in modern hunter-gatherer populations has fueled a tendency to,

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Building a quantum network one node at a time — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Rochester and Cornell University have taken an important step toward developing a communications network that exchanges information across long distances by using photons, mass-less measures of light that are key elements of quantum computing and quantum communications systems.

The research team has designed a nanoscale node made out of magnetic and semiconducting materials that could interact with other nodes, using laser light to emit and accept photons.

The development of such a quantum network — designed to take advantage of the physical properties of light and matter characterized by quantum mechanics — promises faster, more efficient ways to communicate, compute, and detect objects and materials as compared to networks currently used for computing and communications.

Described in the journal Nature Communications, the node consists of an array of pillars a mere 120 nanometers high. The pillars are part of a platform containing atomically thin

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Amazon to restore small Elephant Car Wash sign and display piece of Seattle history on its campus

The Elephant Car Wash in the Denny Triangle, on the edge of Amazon’s campus in Seattle, closed after 64 years of operation. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

The Elephant Car Wash is disappearing from its iconic perch just blocks from Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, but a piece of the historic business will live on inside one of the tech giant’s buildings.

Amazon confirmed Wednesday that it has been gifted the smaller of two pink elephant signs from the Denny Triangle location where the car wash has operated for 64 years. The Seattle Times reported that Amazon asked owner Bob Haney for the sign and he gave it to them.

A spokesperson for Amazon told GeekWire that it will invest in restoring the sign to its original condition and then find a place to display it somewhere on its campus. The spokesperson did not know what building the sign could end

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Early big-game hunters of the Americas were female, researchers suggest

Early big-game hunters of the americas were female, researchers suggest
Illustration of female hunter depicting hunters who may have appeared in the Andes 9,000 years ago. Credit: Matthew Verdolivo, UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services

For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. However, a 9,000-year-old female hunter burial in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a different story, according to new research conducted at the University of California, Davis.

“An archaeological discovery and analysis of early burial practices overturns the long-held ‘man-the-hunter’ hypothesis,” said Randy Haas, assistant professor of anthropology and the lead author of the study, “Female Hunters of the Early Americas.” It was published today in Science Advances.

“We believe that these findings are particularly timely in light of contemporary conversations surrounding gendered labor practices and inequality,” he added. “Labor practices among recent hunter-gatherer societies are highly gendered, which might lead some to believe

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