Most obviously, future cargo ships dispense with crew quarters, so Rolls’s sketches for autonomous vessels allow for containers to be stacked, and fuel burned, more efficiently – up to 15pc more efficiently.
Such savings add up given that there are 96,000 merchant vessels in the world, carrying around 90pc of global trade that is relentlessly growing. Container port traffic rose from 225m TEUs in 2000 to 792m in 2018.
According to the International Chamber of Shipping, maritime trade accounts for 3pc of global greenhouse emissions, emissions which the International Maritime Organisation, has vowed to reduce by 40pc by 2030 and 70pc by 2050.
Unlike cars, however, much of that emissions reduction will have to be achieved by sleeker ship design, smart navigation (using currents and tides), and even upgrading propellers rather than batteries.
Recent calculations show that to complete a 31 day-trip from Asia to Europe the OOCL Hong Kong
U.S. surgeon general tells states to be ready for COVID-19 vaccine by November ‘just in case’ | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
States across the United States should be prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by November 1 “just in case” one is ready, Dr. Jerome Adams, the US Surgeon General said.
“We’ve always said that we are hopeful for a vaccine by the end of this year or beginning of next year,” Adams said in an ABC News interview Friday. “That said, it’s not just about having a vaccine that is safe and effective — it’s about being ready to distribute it.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked public health officials in the states to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by late October or early November. As of Saturday, more than 6.2 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the US since the pandemic began and 188,252 people have died, according to a tally of cases by Johns Hopkins University.
If you tried to explain the concept of Pepe the Frog to someone who didn’t spend much time online, you’d probably sound insane. “So, there was this innocuous cartoon frog who was part of a comic called Boys Club, and he was co-opted by alienated people vying for attention, which then changed the frog into a symbol of white supremacists who want to be feared but use ironic detachment as a shield.” Crazy as it sounds, that’s what happened with Matt Furie’s creation, and Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini’s documentary Feels Good Man chronicles how Pepe morphed from lighthearted joke to Internet shorthand to hate symbol and Furie’s quest to reclaim his creation. The documentary raises interesting questions about the relationship between artist and audience, but most often provides a chilling look at Internet culture and the engagement economy where the toxicity of alienation leaks out into
Technology isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially the older generation. We all have seen our parents struggle with gadgets and it’s almost universal that seniors do actually have difficulty mastering their devices. On top of that, the year 2020 further forced them to embrace technology in every aspect of their lives, especially teachers. Also Read – Teachers’ Day 2020: All About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, The Man Who Started This Day
Even with decades of experience in teaching, online classes turned out to be a whole new ball game for them. However, despite not being tech-savvy, teachers and college professors in the country rose up to the challenge and adapted themselves to new technology in order to teach students online amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Even for the younger lot, the transition from physical classrooms to virtual sessions was indeed a tough nut to crack, but nevertheless, as eager students, they slowly