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Vortex: Bladeless Wind Turbines

Spanish startup Vortex has an interesting bladeless wind turbine design that generated quite a lot of publicity last year as they went through a crowdfunding phase. Technology Review explains that the turbines harness "vorticity" - the spinning motion of air or other fluids. Show More Summary

Apple exploring charging stations for electric vehicles ?

Reuters reports that Apple have been poking around looking for opportunities in electric car recharging - Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles. Whether or not they are going to produce their own electric cars still remains uncertain. Show More Summary

Water, 8 (5) - May 2016: Special Issues: Water Governance, Constructed Wetlands Management, Ecosystem Restoration, BMPs & More!

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

From the folks at MDPI.... If you cannot download the articles here, go the issue's home page - click here. Special Issues. You'll note there are several 'Special Issues' in this issue, some with just one or a few papers and some of which have appeared before. Water has many...

Review of Royal Mail and the postal market

Ofcom has published a consultation following its review of the postal market. The review finds that: The universal postal service is financially sustainable, while current rules and safeguards for postal users are generally working well. Royal Mail’s current return on sales is at the lower end of the 5-10% range which Ofcom considers to be […]

ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Climate Change Proposals

ExxonMobil and Chevron shareholders voted against 10 of 11 climate-change proposals at their annual meetings today.

3 Biggest Mistakes We Make When Changing Careers

Changing careers is so common, it's become almost a rite of passage for modern professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, even highly skilled workers in specialized fields change jobs often enough that the median tenure of architects, for example, is only 6.4 years. Show More Summary

Always Use Caution When Answering Questions Regarding Past Bosses

A common tactic during a job interview is to have you answer a question about past bosses. How you respond to the questions gives interviewers insights into how you handle collaboration, authority figures and getting past conflict. Your...Show More Summary

Target Coal or Carbon?

In China, coal is king. The source of about 70 percent of the nation’s energy supply, it has long been the engine of the Chinese economy. But the reign of coal, which has the highest carbon content of all fossil fuels, has resulted in unintended consequences, from local air pollution to global climate change.

Good News for People in the 5G Business: You are Living in Interesting Times

5G carriers are announcing friendly-user trials and executives are delivering keynotes to knowledgeable audiences.

Make the Most of These Three Employment Trends

The pace of business increases thanks to the global economy, more technological tools that make jobs more efficient and the improving job market that occurred after the end of the 2007 financial crisis. That means employment trends took off for a number of different jobs once companies started hiring again. Show More Summary

Are You Making These Mistakes in Your Cover Letter?

When reviewing application materials, hiring managers are seeking candidates who can articulately detail their skills and experience in a cover letter. This letter serves as the foundation for how you are evaluated, assessed and considered for the position. Show More Summary

Agenda and Background Paper: 'High-Level Round Table on Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals'

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

On Tuesday, 24 May 2016, in Yangon, Myanmar, the Global Water Partnership and other organizations convened a High-Level Round Table on Water Security and the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the agenda and background paper: Download High_Level_Meeting_Agenda Download High-Level_Paper Here is the paper's foreword: Foreword The Global Water Partnership (GWP)...

You Ought to Have a Look: Ontario’s Energy Plan, Evidence-based Policy and a New Climate Sensitivity Estimate

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger You Ought to Have a Look is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science posted by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. (“Chip”) Knappenberger.  While this section will feature all of...Show More Summary

Major Firms Backing ‘New Plastics Economy’

A plastics initiative that aims to increase recycling and reuse as well as bioplastics has launched with the backing of major companies including Amcor, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Mars.

Reasons Why Millennials Are Not Being Promoted

The millennial generation comprises a larger portion of the workforce as America's labor pool transitions away from retiring baby boomers and shifts toward younger workers. Job promotions are still hard to come by, even as millennials start to take over more leadership positions. Show More Summary

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