Swiss scientists are making jet fuel from sunlight and air

The IATA believes sustainable jet fuel will need to play a substantial role in achieving the global target of net CO2 emissions by 2050.
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  • Scientists have developed a process using sunlight and air to create carbon-neutral jet fuel.
  • The process could sustainably fuel planes, ships and road haulage.
  • Sustainable aviation fuels are a key part of the industry’s plans to decarbonize.

Scientists have developed a way to make carbon-neutral jet fuel for hard-to-electrify heavy transport using sunlight and air.[…]


How to easily spot reliable journals

A journal’s ethical practice is another important factor. Dr. David Rew, from the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board, looks at what determines a good journal (and what constitutes a bad one!). And, he highlights the signs you should pay attention to. You’ll come away with a thorough knowledge of the steps required to select the right home for your research, improving your chances of publication success.[…]

{መነበብ ያለበት_ Must Read} The national question or regionalism: Revisiting the Tatek magazine nearly 50 years later

An Awash Post reader recently shared:

a fascinating and highly relevant article from the 1973 (1965 Ethiopian Calendar) issue of the Tatek Magazine, a publication of the Ethiopian Student Union of Europe (ESUE).

We are republishing it almost half a century later for three reasons. First, Ethiopia is in the grip of one of the most trying times in its history. The country can use a dose of the revolutionary spirit, ideas, and civil discourse that shaped the 60s generation. Second, the article tackles the thorny national question that Ethiopia had been grappling with since its inception, a question, if left unaddressed, that is likely to haunt the country far into the future. And finally, in a few months, Tatek will celebrate its Golden Jubilee, and our reader hopes that the re-issuing of this piece will spur more reflection on the contributions and experiences of ESUE and other student associations of that era.

Addressing the Deepening: Digital Divide

As a result, the social and economic damage of lost learning could consequently prove devastating to a whole generation. Based on a study to assess the impact of skills differences on earning potential by Hanushek and Woessmann (2020)­—where data was correlated between studies from the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills (PIACC) from 32 countries, and the latest assessment scores on the labour market income—a loss of just one third of a school year ultimately represents a loss of potential income of between 2.5 per cent to 4 per cent over the student’s adult working life.

Global Economic Outlook 2022: Assessing the impact of war on G7 economies , Russia & Ukraine

Open Science – who is left behind?

ON-MERRIT is a 30 month project funded by the European Commission to investigate how and if open and responsible research practices could worsen existing inequalities. Our multidisciplinary team uses qualitative and computational methods in order to examine advantages and disadvantages in Open Science and Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI). ON-MERRIT aims at eventually suggesting a set of evidence-based recommendations for science policies, indicators and incentives, which could address and mitigate cumulative (dis)advantages, so called Matthew effects. The project acronym stands for Observing and Negating Matthew Effects in Responsible Research & Innovation Transition.

Library Systems Report 2019 (Cycles of innovation)

The library technology industry, broadly speaking, shows more affinity toward utility than innovation. Library automation systems are not necessarily exciting technologies, but they are workhorse applications that must support the complex tasks of acquiring, describing, and providing access to materials and services. They represent substantial investments, and their effectiveness is tested daily in the library. But more than efficiency is at stake: These products must be aligned with the priorities of the library relative to collection management, service provision, and other functions.

Outdated automation systems can reinforce work patterns that no longer reflect priorities as core library activities change. Bursts of innovation can create new products better aligned with current library realities. The products that emerge out of these creative booms then become mainstays that support the next phase of library operations. The academic library sector can be seen as a cycle of innovation that began eight years ago with the inception of an automation product substantially different from previous systems. The trajectory of innovation for public and school libraries has followed a different course, characterized by incremental change layered on top of longstanding systems with aging architectures […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

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Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content

  • This weekly news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Top news stories: Shanghai enters lockdown; Singapore to lift quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers; Countries roll out second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 480.9 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.12 million. More than 11.17 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.

An Israeli study has shown that senior citizens who received a second booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had a…

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