When operating at full capacity, the turbine can supply up to four percent of the recycling facility's power needs; combined with a 600kW array of solar panels, the facility can get up to 20 percent of its energy from local renewable sources. The turbine took only a month to put up, and, given that it's expected to operate at about 30 percent of its rated capacity, it's expected to have covered its costs by five years from now. Which makes you wonder why Sims Municipal Recycling, which runs the facility, didn't put up more than one on its rather large site. … [Read more...] about New York City finally gets its first commercial wind turbine
Authorities are taking steps to guard against the spread of 2019-nCoV. On Thursday, a special WHO committee decided it was still too early to declare a public health emergency on a global level. On Saturday, though, Hong Kong declared a citywide emergency, its highest warning level, canceling all official Chinese New Year celebrations and extending school breaks for the holiday until Feb. 17. Also on Saturday, China said that starting Monday it would clamp down on travel for some of its citizens heading abroad, including suspending tour groups and temporarily halting the sale of flight and hotel packages. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus death toll jumps above 80, five US cases confirmed: Everything we know
"The victim would bury the bottle under or near the hearth of his house, and the heat of the hearth would animate the pins or iron nails and force the witch to break the link or suffer the consequences," wrote anthropologist Christopher Fennell in 2000, in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology. … [Read more...] about ‘Witch bottle’ found in Virginia dates to the Civil War
The theory that dinosaurs were warm has been gaining traction in the last few years in multiple fields, but the researchers admit that other, non-bone-based arguments for cold-bloodedness still stand. Endotherms should have the physical ability to move quickly, and lung volume to pump oxygen to muscles needed for running, which researchers can't be sure dinosaurs had. … [Read more...] about How Sweet! Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded After All
One such solution is “air gapping” your backup drive, which means it isn’t connected to your PC or network constantly. Another option is a backup tool that uses versioning, so you can restore versions of your files that predate any catastrophe. If you have a secure, isolated backup, a ransomware attack might be inconvenient, but you can shake it off without too much difficulty. … [Read more...] about Do You Need Anti-Ransomware Software for Your PC?