Shuttering fossil fuel power plants may cost less than expected — ScienceDaily

Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the December 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.

Meeting a 2035 deadline for decarbonizing U.S. electricity production, as proposed by the incoming U.S. presidential administration, would eliminate just 15% of the capacity-years left in plants powered by fossil fuels, says the article by Emily Grubert, a Georgia Institute of Technology researcher. Plant retirements are already underway, with 126 gigawatts of fossil generator capacity taken out of production between 2009 and 2018, including 33 gigawatts in 2017 and 2018 alone.

“Creating an electricity system that does not contribute to climate change is actually two processes —

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New energy conversion system will bridge gap between renewable energy and power grid

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Engineers at West Virginia University are creating a new energy conversion system that has the potential to bridge renewable energy sources into the existing United States energy infrastructure.

As solar and wind energy become increasingly necessary to combat climate change, new energy conversion and storage technologies will be needed to maintain stability across the power grid.

“People talk a lot about a cleaner future and vow to replace carbon-based energy systems with renewables,” said Wenyuan Li, research assistant professor in the Statler College. “Attention has been focused on solar panels and wind turbines, but technology like this is the very throttle that decides how much renewables can eventually penetrate to the power grid and can be put

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Goli Nutrition selects Atos to power new retail experience based on edge technology

IRVING, Texas, and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atos and Goli Nutrition, an innovator in health and creator of the world’s first apple cider vinegar (ACV) gummy, today announce a 5-year contract to power a new honest vending retail experience for customers. As Goli’s key digital partner, Atos’ end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution will enable a new style of micro-retail consumer experience enhanced by edge computing, connected IoT vending machines and AI vision. The solution will provide Goli with valuable supply chain insight, operational and product efficiencies, and increased consumer engagement.

Atos Codex Internet of Things solution will help build, run and secure business services and data platforms for Goli’s 20,000 cashless and contactless honest vending machines in various retail locations like airports and shopping malls. The first roll out of 5,000 honest vending machines will take place across the United States and Canada

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DXC Technology and Microsoft Collaborate to Power a More Personalized, Intelligent, Secure and Modern Workplace Experience for Global Enterprises

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DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a more personalized, intelligent, secure and modern workplace experience to help companies to address rapidly evolving business challenges and customer and employee needs.

DXC and Microsoft are joining forces to deliver a solution and suite of services that will help companies to empower their employees with a modern workplace experience and to ensure customers’ employees can seamlessly and securely work anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Called DXC MyWorkStyle™, DXC brings the largest install base of workplace customers and the blueprint for the modern workplace experience. As part of the collaboration, Microsoft and DXC will work together to co-develop and deliver the solution, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning from millions of data points to create a modern workplace experience.

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Android flagships of 2021

Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, offering a first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 will power the next wave of 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more.



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In a first for the company’s top-of-the-line 8-series chipsets, the Snapdragon 888 is making a big improvement for 5G: it’ll finally offer a fully integrated 5G modem, unlike last year’s Snapdragon 865 (which required that manufacturers include a separate modem chip inside the cramped interior of a modern smartphone).

The future of Android flagships is here

The Snapdragon 888 will feature Qualcomm’s X60 modem, announced earlier this year, which jumps to a 5nm process for better power efficiency and improvements for 5G carrier aggregation across the mmWave and sub-6GHz bands of the spectrum. Between the new 5nm architecture and the power efficiency gains from an integrated modem,

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Small Wind Turbine Market Checkout Latest Innovations and Business Opportunities | Forecast 2029 | Power Systems Inc, Bergey Windpower Co Inc

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Nov 30, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Small Wind Turbine market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Small Wind Turbine market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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Flywheel Energy Storage Market Research Expansion (2020-2029) Including COVID-19 Pandemic Business Impact | EnSync Inc, Beacon Power

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Nov 29, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Flywheel Energy Storage market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Flywheel Energy Storage market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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Solar power stations in space could help save the planet

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The UK government is considering a plan to build mile-wide solar power stations in space that can send beams of energy back down to Earth.

The plans involve five huge stations floating 24,000 miles above the planet, each weighing several thousand tonnes – that’s heavier than 20 blue whales, the world’s largest animal!

Each solar power station would be made from tens of thousands of smaller pieces, needing 200 separate rocket launches to send the pieces into space, where they will be put together by robots.

If this all sounds very futuristic, that’s because it is. It’s hoped the stations will generate 15 per cent of the country’s electricity supply by the year 2050, that’s enough power for four million UK homes.

Speaking about the plans, government science minister Amanda Solloway said: “Solar space stations may sound like science fiction, but they could be a game-changing new source

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Judge rules in favor of 3Shape and denies dismissal of Lawsuit Against Align Technology for Alleged Abuse of Monopoly Power

COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 26, 2020–

3Shape, a leading innovator and manufacturer of 3D digital scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for dental practices and labs, announced today that the Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark has denied Align Technology’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit 3Shape filed against Align Technology for allegedly acting illegally to block competition for scanners for orthodontic treatment, including for clear aligners.

The lawsuit, styled 3Shape TRIOS A/S v Align Technology, Inc., was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on August 28, 2018.

“3Shape believes that this ruling clearly shows that our claims against Align for monopoly abuse in the United States have merit. Align’s anticompetitive behavior needs to stop, and we are now even more confident that the court will agree with us in its final verdict,” said Jakob Just-Bomholt, CEO of 3Shape.

Align’s actions have raised costs for both dentists and patients

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Save $300 on the MSI GL65 Leopard gaming laptop with plenty of power

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Gaming laptops are either traditionally incredibly expensive or rather bulky and unimpressive. The MSI GL65 Leopard is on sale for Black Friday and cannot be found in either camp. It’s more affordable at $1,100 and comes with everything you require to enjoy the latest games like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

MSI GL65 Leopard | $300 off



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Prepare yourself to save $300 on the MSI GL65 Leopard portable gaming battle station. This impressive piece of kit comes with a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Intel Core i7-10750H processor, NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

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Inside the laptop, you’ll find an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, which has 6 cores and 12 threads clocked at 2.6GHz. When possible, the laptop will boost to anywhere up to 5.0GHz, providing additional firepower for

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