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Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Science
VolvoThe view that battery-powered heavy goods lorries can't compete with diesel is being challenged by new research.It had been felt that the extra batteries needed for freight would make electric vehicles too expensive. But a new study says that if fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost.With fast charging, the bigger the vehicle, the greater the advantage for electric, say researchers. VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's jokeChina's biggest car brand to launch rival to TeslaVolvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030In the UK, and around the world, there's a strong shift among consumers towards electric-powered cars. Figures for March in the UK saw sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars reach 14% of the market.When it comes to p...
Watch: Contestants compete for coronavirus vaccine on ‘SNL’ game show

Watch: Contestants compete for coronavirus vaccine on ‘SNL’ game show

Entertainment
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- This weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live opened with a faux game show called So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine. The sketch mocked how difficult it has been to get vaccinated for the coronavirus in recent weeks. Advertisement Kate McKinnon played infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, the show's host, while the panel of judges consisted of California's Governor Gavin Newsom (Alex Moffat), New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Cecily Strong). "Getting the vaccination shouldn't be a competition, but Americans will only want to get it if it means someone else can't," McKinnon as Fauci said. Contestants included a woman with herpes (Heidi Gardner), a young woman pretending to be elderly (Ego Nwodim), a man who ...
Bezos and Musk compete to build lunar lander for moon mission

Bezos and Musk compete to build lunar lander for moon mission

Technology
NASA has given SpaceX and Blue Origin the nod to develop its new lunar landers which will take the first woman and the next man to the surface of the moon.The private spaceflight companies, owned by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, will develop competing systems in parallel, alongside a third company called Dynetics, but NASA will eventually choose one. NASA has awarded the three companies 10-month contracts that are worth a combined $ 967m (£770m), with payments subject to the companies reaching specific development milestones. Image: NASA's new Artemis mission will return the space agency to the moon The contracts are to design and build the human landing systems for NASA's return to the moon by 2024, including the launch and landing vehic...
Food ‘made from air’ could compete with soya

Food ‘made from air’ could compete with soya

Science
Finnish scientists producing a protein "from thin air" say it will compete with soya on price within the decade.The protein is produced from soil bacteria fed on hydrogen split from water by electricity.The researchers say if the electricity comes from solar and wind power, the food can be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.If their dreams are realised, it could help the world tackle many of the problems associated with farming.When I visited Solar Foods' pilot plant on the outskirts of Helsinki last year the researchers were raising funds for expansion.Now they say they have attracted 5.5m euros of investment, and they predict – depending on the price of electricity – that their costs will roughly match those for soya...
Liverpool and Chelsea set to compete in newly-revamped FIFA Club World Cup in China

Liverpool and Chelsea set to compete in newly-revamped FIFA Club World Cup in China

Sports
Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly compete in a revamped FIFA Club World Cup from 2021.The 24-team tournament is set for the Far East and will replace the Confederations Cup in the football calendar, according to the New York Times. getty images Chelsea and Liverpool will both participate in the first edition of the new-look FIFA Club World Cup in 2021 They claim the decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced this Friday in Shanghai. Europe will have eight competitors in the competition, more than FIFA’s other five regional confederations. The winners of the two elite European club competitions – the Champions League and the Europa League – over a four-year period would make up the eight UEFA teams involved. ...