Day: September 19, 2019

Our biggest renewable energy purchase ever

Sundar Pichai CEO Published Sep 19, 2019 Sustainability has been one of Google’s core values from our earliest days. Over the years we’ve worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, build products with people and planet in mind, and drive change at scale through our supply chains.A cornerstone of our sustainability efforts…

Drinking unfiltered tap water may pose cancer risk | USA TODAY

Published on Sep 19, 2019A new study from the Environmental Working Group says even ‘safe’ tap water is still a risk.RELATED: Mosquito outbreak in Michigan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwgNu…According to a new study from the Environmental Working Group, even tap water that has been dubbed ‘safe’ may not be and could increase cancer risk.» Subscribe to USA TODAY:…

Research team unveils ‘Tunabot,’ first robotic fish to keep pace with a tuna

Development of a high-frequency experimental platform exploring the performance space of swimming fishes. Credit: Haibo Dong Mechanical engineers at the University of Virginia School of Engineering, leading a collaboration with biologists from Harvard University, have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna. Their peer-reviewed paper, “Tuna…

Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector

Prototype laser for the LISA gravitational wave space mission. Credit: CSEM Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The team’s new laser nearly meets the stringent requirements outlined for LISA’s instrumentation, representing an important step…

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

matterThe number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.VideoSanderlings. Video by Washington State, Cornell Lab of OrnithologySept. 19, 2019Updated 3:15 p.m. ETThe skies are emptying out.The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent…