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Louise Kregting

Louise Kregting

Lecturer in environmental interactions of marine renewables, Queen's University Belfast

Power from the ocean: can we use bio-fouling organisms to help extract energy from waves?

Jun 07, 2021 09:32 am UTC| Science

People living near the coast are familiar with the power of ocean waves. What we see when a typical wave breaks on a beach is the endpoint of a global energy conversion story. It starts with the suns heat driving winds...

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Economy

Samsung merges its mobile and consumer electronics biz and announces newly appointed leaders

Samsung Electronics revealed on Tuesday, Dec. 7, that it will be unifying its mobile and consumer electronics divisions which means these will become just one unit within the company. Samsung Electronics is making this...

E-Mart in a bid to acquire Ministop Korea

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Samsung Life faces probe for improperly benefitting affiliate

The countrys top antitrust regulator Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) could probe Samsung Life Insurance for violating shareholder regulations in allegedly providing improper benefits to another affiliate. It is...

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo now serving caramel cappuccino spiked with rum

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Politics

Iran not allowed to 'slow-walk' negotiations over nuclear deal, says US

Talks resumed last week with Iran about the nuclear deal in Vienna. The US has recently warned Iran against attempts to slow-walk its way in the ongoing negotiations. AFP reports that over the weekend, the US has warned...

South China Sea: There would be 'terrible consequences' if China invades Taiwan, says US

The increasing aggression of China, especially towards Taiwan, has become a cause of concern for other nations, especially the US. Washington has now warned that there would be terrible consequences should China decide to...

Capitol insurrection: Rep. Adam Schiff says John Eastman would be held in contempt for defying subpoena

Lawyer John Eastman, who drafted the infamous memo that detailed how then-vice president Mike Pence could overturn the 2020 election results, was subpoenaed by the House Committee probing the Capitol insurrection. Rep....

Nancy Pelosi says conservative Supreme Court justices need a session on the 'birds and the bees'

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Science

Suntory develops 100% plant-based PET bottle

The Suntory Group has created a prototype polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made from 100 percent plant-based materials as a crucial step toward eliminating all petroleum-based virgin plastic from its bottles and...

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Doosan Robotics launches collaborative robot cafe

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Nissan to roll out unmanned vehicle for traversing the moon's surface

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S. Korean researchers find use for apple peel and crab apple as natural pigment

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Technology

‘The Matrix Awakens’ goes live at The Game Awards on December 9

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‘Halo Infinite’ campaign level replays could be added post-launch

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iPad Pro could get wireless charging and reverse wireless charging features in 2022

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PAC-MAN COMMUNITY launches on Facebook Gaming with new ‘Play with Streamer’ feature

Meta announced a new project for Facebook Gaming on Monday called PAC-MAN COMMUNITY. It is a new interactive game exclusively available in the streaming platform that also paves the way for the introduction of a new...

‘Stalker 2’ may require 180GB of storage space on Xbox

Stalker 2 is one of the most anticipated games on Xbox Series X/S. The game is still a few months away from its launch, but its official Xbox store page has been recently updated, revealing how much storage space it will...
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