Google Maps Now Features COVID-19 Travel Alerts With Social Distancing Mandates And Crowd Levels

Google Maps Now Features COVID-19 Travel Alerts With Social Distancing Mandates And Crowd Levels

With scientists and public health advisors warning of things like “second waves” of COVID-19, resulting from the progressive loosening of restrictions in countries around the world, Google’s latest Maps update includes information on public health mandates in your area. It can be difficult to be sure you’re following enforced social-distancing … Read more

Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Recycled into New Life as Energy Storage for Solar Farms, Says New Study

Used Electric Car Batteries Could Be Recycled into New Life as Energy Storage for Solar Farms, Says New Study

Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteriesModeling study shows battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.Written by David L. ChandlerMIT News As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries … Read more

Harpoons Are Silenced: Iceland’s Whaling Boats Spend Second-Straight Season Tied Up in Port

Harpoons Are Silenced: Iceland’s Whaling Boats Spend Second-Straight Season Tied Up in Port

For the second straight year, there will be no whale hunting season in Iceland, and conservation groups are celebrating. After the international moratorium against whaling began in 1986, two Icelandic companies, Hvalur and IP-Utgerd, carried on hunting fin whales and minke whales. This year, IP-Utgerd cited financial difficulties involving the … Read more