Vodka From Thin Air: An Unusual Climate Prize Hits a Coronavirus Snag

In 2017, Stafford Sheehan handed a friend an unusual bottle of booze. He had made it himself — but not the usual way. A chemical physicist, Dr. Sheehan had invented a process to make alcohol from carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas associated with climate change, not cocktail hour. “I said, ‘Hold on, you made this from carbon dioxide?’” recalled his friend, Gregory Constantine, who worked in marketing for Smirnoff. Now the two are in the vodka business, using Dr. Sheehan’s technology and marketing it as a way to fight global warming. Their company, Air Co., was one of 10 finalists for a pair of $7.5 million prizes to be awarded this year to the teams that can devise the most profitable use for carbon dioxide, which causes global warming by trapping the sun’s heat when released into the atmosphere by power plants, cars and industry. The five-year competition, the Carbon XPrize, was designed to create a financial incentive to capture carbon dioxide and use it profitably, instead of releasing it. However, just as the Brooklyn vodka makers — along with the nine other finalists from as far afield as Nova Scotia (stronger concrete), India (an ingredient in pharmaceuticals) and China (a...

All-new 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R & SP Overview + Full Specs

Visordown takes a closer look at the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R and SP motorcycle models to see exactly what’s new and improved. With MotoGP derived winglets and an all-new RC213V inspired engine and chassis design, the new CBR1000RR-R is Honda’s most technology-laden and track-focused Fireblade to date – with a bit of help from HRC.  The unofficial ethos of the Fireblade as ‘the best road sports bike for the road’ has been dashed out. Instead, Mr Yuzuru Ishikawa, Large Project Leader, says:  “The CBR1000RR-R’s battleground has moved to the race track, where its advanced performance can be most fully demonstrated. ”  The ‘ultra-compact’ EURO 5 compliant engine – although still and inline-four – has had some HRC tinkerage, sharing the same bore and stroke as the RC213V. With a semi-cam gear train; finger-follower rocker arms; titanium con-rods; RC213V-S internal friction reduction technologies; and piston jets with check ball system, Honda has gone balls to the wall with this motor.  The end result is 160Kw (214hp) @ 14,500rpm and 113Nm torque @12,500rpm. At last, the Blade is now part of the 200+hp club! And some. To help feed the engine a ram-ai...

Fugitive Boards COVID-19 Series; HBO Go Makes Taiwan Debut; Aspen Shortfest Crowns Virtual Winners

Fugitive, the content material growth, financing and govt producing firm run by Anthony Kimble and Merrily Ross, has partnered with Alex Holder’s Rogo Productions, with the previous taking worldwide distribution rights to function doc Preserve Quiet, a few far-right Hungarian radical who discovers he’s Jewish, collection Battle Of Curiosity, concerning the Israeli-Palestinian battle, and Empty Planet, a fast-turnaround COVID-19 collection being shot solely utilizing drones throughout the pandemic. Fugitive may even develop into a growth and distribution companion on Abby, a multi-part drama collection about Abby Stein, a younger transgender particular person from New York who was an ultra-Orthodox Rabbi. HBO Go has launched in Japan, teaming with cable operator Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC). Current subs to TBC could have instantaneous entry to the service, with further charges. The platform will function U.S. exhibits together with Westworld, in addition to WarnerMedia’s Taiwanese authentic productions reminiscent of The Teenage Psychic and its sequel, in addition to The World Between Us. Extra native productions together with Journey Of The Ring and Dream Raiders will ...

How beauty brands are making a difference during coronavirus

In the midst of the dark grey cloud that is the coronavirus pandemic, fashion and beauty brands alike are stepping up to make a difference to their customers, staff and frontline healthcare workers in rays of good deeds we all probably appreciate all the more right now. Beauty has long been known to boost the spirits and in times of crisis, the industry can sometimes experience a boost in revenue due to a phenomenon called the ‘Lipstick Effect’, whereby individuals, no longer able to indulge in large scale purchases, look to little luxuries like make-up, to boost their mood. The sale of hand sanitiser, soap and hand cream, for example, have all risen exponentially for obvious reasons, but while some beauty companies are arguably benefiting from our situation, the best are doing what they can to help. These are the brands making a difference: from donating their full range of hand gel and hand creams, to repurposing their production lines in order to make much needed equipment including face masks and ventilators. It’s amazing to see so many brands, following the lead of companies such as LVMH, Dyson and L’Occitane, coming forward to offer their support. D...

Global Stainless Steel Resistors Market Analysis 2020 | Vishay Intertechnology, Koa, Yageo, Panasonic Electronic Devices

Global Stainless Steel Resistors Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 has witnessed rapid development in the previous and presents years and is likely to see the highest growth in the projected time frame from 2020 to 2026. The report discusses different factors driving and restraining the global Stainless Steel Resistors market. The research studies the competitive situation of the market considering the company profiles and their efforts on increasing product value and production. The report highlights the key indicators of market growth that accompany a comprehensive analysis of this value chain, CAGR development, and Porter’s Five-Force Analysis. Nowadays, businesses get highly benefited from the different segments featured in this report which presents better market insights for with which they can drive the business in the right direction. Global Stainless Steel Resistors market can be divided based on product types and its sub-type, major applications, and important regions. On a global base, the report comprehensively analyses numerous factors including development factors, business enhancement strategies, statistical growth, fina...

The toy Sphero’s Adam Wilson never got (but always wanted)

The founder and chief creative officer of the Boulder, Co.-based robotics company is big on cats and video games, less so on the 1970s. Sphero’s founder and chief creative officer Adam Wilson (@IceMupppet) is more kid than executive, someone who loves to play with (and yes, create) toys — and his company’s robots are the better for it. Adam is a hands-on inventor. After all, his fantasy device from the past is a 2013 Haas GR510 CNC Machine, a giant router that can cut with some crazy level of precision almost anything. (And yes, we had to look that up.) As passionate as he is about tech, he’s also seriously focused on the environment — and if he somehow gets plucked to run the world, you can be assured climate change is at the top of his To-Do list. (Whether that’s to protect his future — or his cats — we’re not entirely sure.) Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Lights – STEM Educational Toy for Kids – Learn Javascript, Scratch & Swift All of this made Adam the easy choice for GearBrain to launch our new series, 13 Questions, an opportunity to get inside how the founders and leaders of some of the le...

Worldwide Structural Adhesives Market Research Report: By Type, Technology, Application

Dublin, April 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Structural Adhesives Market Research Report: By Type, Technology, Application – Global Industry Growth Forecast to 2024″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global structural adhesives market was valued at $11,677.9 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $15,683.0 million by 2024, progressing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2019-2024). Among all types of structural adhesives, acrylic adhesives held the largest share in the market during the historical period.As per analysis, the epoxy category is expected to witness the fastest growth in the market. This growth can be mainly driven by the increasing demand for construction materials, owing to the rise in infrastructural projects and their characteristics of fast curing when exposed to ultraviolet light, air, and pressure. Epoxy adhesives are required in construction to bond various similar and dissimilar substrates, including metals, ceramics, wood, rubber, marble, and glass, owing to high strength and excellent ageing properties. This has resulted their wide usage in other application areas such as in the ma...

See if you can you spot the camouflaged soldiers in these photos, Business Insider

Some soldiers and snipers in militaries across the world undergo special training and use materials like ghillie suits to conceal themselves in their environments. Here are eight photos of grassy landscapes, each one containing either one or multiple cleverly-concealed soldiers. Can you spot them all? The ghillie suit conceals the soldier within the mulch, but they’re pretty easy to spot from closeby. 2016 Camouflage Military Tactical Sling Bag From further away, the soldier would likely be indistinguishable from the leaves, but their weapon is visible from a closer vantage point. Pictured is a sniper from the Israel Defense Forces’ Lotar Counter-Terror School demonstrating their camouflage skills. Another soldier from the Lotar Counter-Terror School rendered themselves nearly invisible during a training exercise. Ghillie Suit, Camouflage Clothing, Gloves, Cap, Bag, Backpack, Tent – Demarui,https://www.demarui.com/