In New York’s East River, a tidal power project takes shape

This image shows the three turbines from Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy project, located in New York’s East River.

Verdant Power

Over the years, New York City’s East River has been commemorated in song, provided iconic shots for movies and even inspired the composition of poetry.

From ferries taking commuters to and from work to larger ships transporting cargo, this body of water — a tidal strait which has suffered greatly from the effects of pollution over the years — can be a bustling hive of activity.

For a good while now, it’s also been home to a scheme focused on the development of tidal power, a form of renewable energy which could have an important role to play in the years ahead.

Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) project, as it’s known, has been in development since 2002. Towards the end of October, the initiative took another

Read More

17 Education & Technology Group Files For U.S. IPO (Pending:YQ)

Quick Take

17 Education & Technology Group (YQ) has filed to raise $100 million in an IPO of its ADSs representing underlying Class A shares, according to an F-1 registration statement.

The firm provides offline and online K-12 education products and services in China.

YQ has done well with its ‘free razor and charge for razor blades’ business model approach, but operating losses and operating cash burn remain high.

I’ll provide a final opinion when we learn more IPO details from management.

Company & Technology

Beijing, China-based 17 Education was founded to develop an innovative hybrid offline-online model for K-12 students in China.

Management is headed by founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Andy Chang Liu, who was previously principal of Shenyang New Oriental School, along with many years of education experience in offline schools.

The firm provides offline learning materials for free to more than 70,000 schools in China and

Read More

Sharp Canada donates $50,000 worth of technology for education to five Ontario schools to help improve student learning

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MISSISSAUGA, Ont., November 24, 2020 – Five Ontario schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have received $50,000 worth of technology from Sharp Electronics of Canada as part of its [email protected] pilot program. The company is providing calculators, collaboration and professional displays and air purifiers to ensure students at elementary and high schools have equitable access to tools for learning and to help with student success.

The participating schools include Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts and James S. Bell Junior Middle Sports and Wellness Academy in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB); and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Elementary School in the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB).

In many cases, access to technology depends on students’ ability to bring their own devices to school. Providing calculators to students in need will help them

Read More

UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

British telecom companies face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed to Parliament on Tuesday

LONDON — Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei.

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless and fiber optic networks, with the threat of fines of up to either 10% of sales or 100,000 pounds ($134,000) a day for companies that don’t follow the rules.

The draft law paves the way for the U.K. government to formalize Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision in July prohibiting Huawei from building Britain’s

Read More

a new insecticide active ingredient

  • Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests
  • Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing farmers with an important new tool in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, in line with Syngenta’s ongoing commitment to develop innovative and sustainable products

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Syngenta is proud to unveil Spiropidion, an innovative new insect control technology that will help farmers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

Sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, and scales, devastate high value fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, oranges and melons, as well as important arable crops like cotton and soybean. Spiropidion is safe to natural beneficial insects and pollinators, offering farmers a new tool for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.

Spiropidion is

Read More

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Partners with Leading Avatar Technology Company, Genies Inc. and Genies KK

TOKYO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. headquartered in Tokyo announced on November 24 the forming of a capital and business alliance with Genies Inc., a Los Angeles, California-based start-up company that focuses on developing avatar technology and digital goods. As of August 2020, Genies Inc. established a Japan-based Asia headquarters and entity known as Genies KK. As a result of this capital and business alliance, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. President & CEO Yasuo Miyakawa has been appointed as a Director at Genies KK.

(Logo: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/attach/202011167134-O3-c31TzFNV.pdf)

(Images: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202011167134?p=images)

The impact of COVID-19 on the world has changed the way people live their daily lives and their methods of communication. As social and physical distancing has been implemented globally to suppress the spread of COVID-19, access to live entertainment and social interaction has become a challenge. On the other hand, recent technological advancements in

Read More

New Technology Images 3D Structure Of Chromosomes In High-Res

If you think of a chromosome, what comes to mind? Most people imagine the twisted ‘X’ shape seen in the media and textbooks. Chromosomes do in fact look like this for a brief period in their life cycle, but most of the time these images are inaccurate.

However, researchers from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are hoping to change that. In a study published in Cell, Jun-Han Su and colleagues have reported a method of creating stunning 3D images of human chromosomes that they hope will be used to educate the next generation of scientists. Capable of more than just impressive imagery, the technology could be used to understand the inner workings of our chromosomes in finer detail than ever before.

“It’s quite important to determine the 3D organization,” said Xiaowei Zhuang, a David B. Arnold, Jr. professor of Science, in a statement, “to understand the molecular

Read More

iOS 15 won’t support iPhone 6s or iPhone SE according to a new leak



a close up of a door: iOS 15 support


© Provided by BGR
iOS 15 support

  • iOS 15 reportedly won’t support the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE.
  • iOS 14 supported all of the same phones that iOS 13 supported, but after five years, Apple might be ready to completely move on from the 2015 iPhone models.
  • iOS 15 should launch alongside the iPhone 13 in September 2021, providing Apple is able to return to its normal release schedule after the pandemic.

Apple has always been fairly inclusive when it comes to support for old hardware in modern software. The launch of iOS 14 last month is a prime example, with support for all the same iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models as iOS 13, despite all of its new features and changes. Sadly, according to a recent report from the Israeli technology blog The Verifier, it looks like iOS 14 will be the last major

Read More

Walz to announce new COVID-19 technology, Minnesota releases app

Downloading the app is completely voluntary, and Gov. Tim Walz said no private information will be stored by the state, Google or Apple.

ST PAUL, Minn. — The state of Minnesota has released a new app to alert people if they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Governor Tim Walz spoke Monday about the new technology he says will help Minnesota slow the spread of the virus. He’s asking all Minnesotans to download the app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

At a news conference at 12:30 p.m., Walz was joined by public health official Kris Ehresmann and Minnesota IT Services Commissioner Tarek Tomes. 

“COVID is not going to end at the end of the month,” Walz said. “We are in an unrelenting spike.”

The Minnesota COVID-19 exposure notification app is called COVIDaware MN. Walz called it another tool in the state’s toolbox to fight COVID-19. He

Read More

Virtual Stores Present New Experiences to Shoppers Who Miss the In-Store Feeling

Retailers such as

Ralph Lauren Corp.

, Groupe Clarins SA and

Gap Inc.

are experimenting with virtual stores, letting web users navigate digital versions of their physical locations and try out features such as one-on-one consultations.

The virtual stores are arriving during a tumultuous holiday shopping season, with some countries in Europe under lockdowns again and cases in the U.S. rising to new heights.

Coronavirus-induced retail upheaval is complicating some experts’ usual forecasting. The National Retail Federation delayed its annual holiday forecast for the first time in decades, releasing it in late November as opposed to its usual early October reveal. But e-commerce sales are slated to increase 33% this year, with consumers expected to spend $189 billion, according to a report from

Adobe Inc.

Read More