Business that draws CO2 from air reveals a brand-new methane-producing plant

Business that draws CO2 from air reveals a brand-new methane-producing plant

Enlarge / Air capture at Climeworks' Troia, Italy, plant. It's been a banner week for hydrocarbons made from waste gases. Earlier this week, a company announced that it had delivered 4,000 gallons of jet fuel made from steel-plant waste gases to Virgin Atlantic. Now, Swiss company Climeworks has announced the opening of a new plant…
Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever require implants?

Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever require...

Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. Supermicro By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US telecommunications…
Hack on 8 adult sites exposes thousandses of intimate user information

Hack on 8 adult sites exposes thousandses of intimate user information

Enlarge / One of the hacked websites, wifelovers.com, as it appeared on October 12. A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be damaging to the people who shared pictures and other highly intimate information on the online message boards. Included in the leaked file are…
European overseas wind giant purchases United States’ most effective overseas wind business

European overseas wind giant purchases United States’ most effective overseas wind...

Enlarge / Gode wind farm off the coast of Germany. One of the biggest offshore wind developers in Europe, a Danish company called Ørsted, purchased US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind on Monday. The move suggests confidence in an expanding US offshore wind industry. There are more than 15 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind in…
Calif. enacts net neutrality law– United States gov’ t right away takes legal action against to obstruct it [Updated]

Calif. enacts net neutrality law– United States gov’ t right away...

Enlarge / Net neutrality supporter protests the FCC's repeal outside a federal building in Los Angeles, California, on November 28, 2017. California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against Internet service providers and the US government. The California net neutrality bill, previously approved…
Verizon fiber suffered “unmatched” damage from Cyclone Michael

Verizon fiber suffered “unmatched” damage from Cyclone Michael

Enlarge / Vehicles sit partially submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Michael hit in Panama City, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg Nearly 300,000 households were still without home Internet, phone, or TV service yesterday in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, as telcos scramble to repair networks damaged by Hurricane Michael. More…
After dealing with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind business desires more batteries

After dealing with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind business desires more batteries

Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world's largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. In the first half of 2018, energy sales from Tesla's 100MW/129MWh battery installation…
Currently dealing with an uphill false information battle, Facebook loses to fraudsters, too

Currently dealing with an uphill false information battle, Facebook loses to...

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the scam profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook. Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to…
Why would Exxon contribute $1 million to a carbon tax effort?

Why would Exxon contribute $1 million to a carbon tax effort?

Enlarge / MIDLAND, Tex. - JANUARY 20: A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that ExxonMobil had committed $1 million to a Republican-led carbon tax initiative called Americans for…
Vote outcomes: Building will continue Vogtle nuclear reactor

Vote outcomes: Building will continue Vogtle nuclear reactor

Construction at the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The four owners of the new additions to the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia agreed on Thursday that construction on the two additional reactors can go forward. The agreement was made despite growing opposition among some local lawmakers and at least one community-owned utility. The decision throws…
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