August 20, 2019

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to the global report. Entitled Climate Change and Land: […]

Taycan prototype convinces at endurance run in Nardò

Stuttgart. In 24 hours a pre-production Taycan covered a distance of exactly 3,425 kilometres righty before the world premiere on September 4 as part of a test at the Nardò high-speed track in Italy. This roughly corresponds to the distance from Nardò to Trondheim in Norway. In sizzling temperatures at the southern Italian test track, the […]

Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Jeffrey Epstein’s sex abuse claims

From BBC Prince Andrew is appalled by sex abuse claims about his ex-friend Jeffrey Epstein, Buckingham Palace has said. It comes after the Mail on Sunday published footage that claimed to show the Duke of York inside the financier’s Manhattan mansion in 2010 – two years after Epstein’s first conviction. Epstein, 66, took his own life in […]

Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines CO2neutral, synthetic fuel is one of the most promising […]

Every colour of the rainbow

White is the most widely chosen colour for cars worldwide, followed by black and grey In India there are hardly any black vehicles, while the colour red is a big favourite in Mediterranean countries Climate, personal taste and superstitions influence colour choices  Martorell, 19 August 2019. The automotive sector is experiencing a constant revolution that goes […]

Millions of virtual universes

Supercomputer creates millions of virtual universes By Jon Fingus From engadget How do you understand the development of galaxies when even the younger examples are frequently billions of years old? Simulate as many universes as you can, apparently. Researchers at the University of Arizonahave used the school’s Ocelote supercomputer as a “UniverseMachine” that generates millions of mini universes […]

The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I. Friday, August 16, 2019— For almost 10 years, the Caribbean region has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in its strategic mission to develop a culture […]

Researchers aim to understand how some old brains work better despite damage

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Some older adults manage to keep their younger thinking and memory abilities despite evidence of damage to the brain — and researchers want to know how they do it, Forbes reported. Though researchers at the National Institute on Aging have created a way they hope will help them figure out the puzzle […]

19 Aug 2019 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 Dist.

19 Aug Mon 2019 Tropical Report ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Mon Aug 19 2019 EASTERN PACIFIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL For the eastern North Pacific…east of 140 degrees west longitude: 500 AM PD […]

Sledgehammers can’t even stop these hackers

By Jack Morse From Mashable A man in a hotdog suit repeatedly smashes a computer with a sledgehammer as raucous cheers fill the room.   No, you did not just wander into a David Lynch dreamscape, but rather the d(struction)20 CTF at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas. The competition, which pits a group of hackers […]