August 20, 2019

NYU professor calls WeWork ‘WeWTF’, says any Wall Street analyst who believes it’s worth over $10 billion is ‘lying, stupid, or both.’

Scott Galloway is a professor of marketing at NYU's Stern School of Business, bestselling author and well-known tech industry pundit. He analyzed WeWork's S1 filing as it prepares for an IPO under its new name We Company. He ...
August 20, 2019

Sustainable Printed Decor Lines – The New Model No. 3D-Printed Furniture Collection is Eco-Friendly (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Model No. 3D-printed furniture collection has been designed by the California-based startup as a new range of decor solutions for the home that put a focus on sustainability and the latest...
August 20, 2019

Energy-Capturing Balloon Installations – The Conceptual ‘solarCLOUD’ is Made of 1,500 Solar Balloons (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The conceptual ‘solarCLOUD' has been designed for Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a sustainable energy solution that would harness the power of the sun in an artistic...
August 20, 2019

Brexit: Welsh Government ‘backs Remain’ under Labour

The first minister says he will back Remain, even under a Labour-led UK government with a new deal.
August 20, 2019

Key Scottish economic figures to be published

The annual Gers report has become a major battleground in the country's independence debate.
August 20, 2019

Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?
August 20, 2019

Micheál Donoghue calls it a day with Galway – RTE.ie

Micheál Donoghue calls it a day with Galway  RTE.ieMicheal Donoghue steps down as Galway hurling manager  Independent.ieMicheál Donoghue Steps Down After Four Seasons As Galway Manager  Balls.ieView full coverage on Google...
August 20, 2019

MoviePass customers’ credit card information was reportedly left exposed in an online database without a password

A MoviePass server that wasn't secured with a password containing 58,000 unencrypted MoviePass customer card and credit card numbers was left out in the open for anyone to find online, according to Tech Crunch. The database c...
August 20, 2019

Judge to approve insolvency arrangement in €3.7m debt owed by Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe – thejournal.ie

Judge to approve insolvency arrangement in €3.7m debt owed by Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe  thejournal.ie'Unbelievable deal' - Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe to have €2.9m in debt written off  Independent.ieCourt willing to appr...
August 20, 2019

Mars was once warm and rainy before turning frigid, study finds

Scientists have learned a lot about Mars in recent years, and based on observations from the fancy hardware NASA has sent to the Red Planet we know that it once held far more water than we see today. But knowing there was lots of water (or at least abundant ice) on Mars long ago doesn't necessarily tell us what the climate was like. Without a time machine, we can't know exactly what ancient Mars looked like, but researchers have come up with a pretty solid guess. Using data from NASA's CRISM spectrometer and the Curiosity rover, scientists have a good idea of what kinds of minerals are present in the Martian soil. Using various areas of Earth as analogs, they can observe the conditions that caused similar mineral deposition patterns on our planet and assume that similar climates were responsible for their formation on Mars as well. At the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Barcelona this week, Purdue University professor Briony Horgan announced the findings of a new research effort that draws comparisons between the climate of present-day Earth with that of ancient Mars. "Our study of weathering in radically different climate conditions such as the Oregon Cascades, Hawaii, Iceland, and other places on Earth, can show us how climate affects pattern of mineral deposition, like we see on Mars," Horgan said. "This leads us to believe that on Mars 3 to 4 billion years ago, we had a general slow trend from warm to cold, with periods of thawing and freezing." The study dives deep into the nuances of various mineral deposits such as silica, which the scientists believe hints at melting ice. This suggests that the planet had some ups and downs with regard to temperature, with warm periods characterized by occasional rains and then colder periods where everything was frozen. Mars today is frigid compared to Earth, and that's largely owed to the fact that the planet's atmosphere has been almost entirely stripped away. Billions of years ago, the planet is thought to have had a much more robust atmosphere which would have aided in it retaining heat. A temperate climate with rain and flowing water certainly sounds like a recipe for life as we know it, but we may have to wait and see what the Mars 2020 rover has to say about that once it arrives in early 2021.