Energy & Green Tech

China's bitcoin mining rush risks derailing climate goals

China's electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80 percent of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country's climate goals, a study in the journal Nature Communications said on Tuesday.

Business

China pursues tech 'self-reliance,' fueling global unease

To help make China a self-reliant "technology superpower," the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world's biggest e-commerce company to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips—a business ...

Business

Trade wars with China could cost US universities $1.15 billion

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: ...

Engineering

Helicopter-mounted device measures methane in ship exhaust

Researchers have developed a new gas sensor that is compact and lightweight enough to monitor emissions in ship exhaust from an airborne vehicle. The device uses mid-infrared supercontinuum gas spectrometry to simultaneously ...

Business

Hong Kong customs arrest four in first crypto laundering bust

Hong Kong customs officials said Thursday they had dismantled a money laundering syndicate that used cryptocurrency to process some HK$1.2 billion ($155 million) in illegal funds, in what they said was the first successful ...

Energy & Green Tech

How shipping ports can become more sustainable

Marine shipping drives 90 percent of global trade, moving over 11 billion tons of containers, solid and liquid bulk cargo across the world's seas annually. Almost all consumer products we buy—or the raw materials required ...

Business

Blockchain technology to optimize P2P energy trading

A Tokyo Tech research team led by Specially Appointed Professor Takuya Oda of the Institute of Innovative Research and Professor Keisuke Tanaka of the School of Computing, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, ...

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