What is cryptoart, how much does it cost and can you hang it on your wall? | Culture

Pat, I keep hearing references to cryptoart which are all very … cryptic. What is this thing? Hey Lucy! So you might have heard of it in context of the $US600,000 Nyan Cat gif or the more recent Kings of Leon NFT Album, both of which are examples of cryptoart. Continue Reading

Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by ‘entire countries’ | Technology

It’s not just the value of bitcoin that has soared in the last year – so has the huge amount of energy it consumes. The cryptocurrency’s value has dipped recently after passing a high of $50,000 but the energy used to create it has continued to soar during its epic Continue Reading

Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’ | Technology

Bill Gates appears via video conference – Microsoft Teams, not Zoom, obviously – from his office in Seattle, a large space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Washington. It’s a gloomy day outside and Gates is, somewhat eccentrically, positioned a long way from the camera, behind a large, kidney-shaped desk; his Continue Reading

‘No more monkey selfies’: scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade | Environment- Tempemail

Celebrity primatologists and scientists have been urged not to post selfies with chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates on social media to help conservation efforts for threatened species. Cuddling baby monkeys on camera and sharing Instagram posts interacting with primates at sanctuaries is strongly discouraged under new guidelines aimed at scientists, Continue Reading

One, two, tree: how AI helped find millions of trees in the Sahara | Environment

When a team of international scientists set out to count every tree in a large swathe of west Africa using AI, satellite images and one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, their expectations were modest. Previously, the area had registered as having little or no tree cover. The biggest surprise, Continue Reading

Buyer’s Guide for Securing Internal Environment with a Small Cybersecurity Team – Tempemail

Ensuring the cybersecurity of your internal environment when you have a small security team is challenging. If you want to maintain the highest security level with a small team, your strategy has to be ‘do more with less,’ and with the right technology, you can leverage your team and protect Continue Reading

Scottish homes to be first in world to use 100% green hydrogen | Environment

Hundreds of homes in Scotland will soon become the first in the world to use 100% green hydrogen to heat their properties and cook their meals as part of a new trial that could help households across the country replace fossil fuel gas. Some 300 homes in Fife will be Continue Reading

‘Why did it take nine hours to go 130 miles in our new electric Porsche?’ | Money

A couple from Kent have described how it took them more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger capable of producing enough power to their electric car. Linda Barnes and her husband had to visit six charging stations as Continue Reading

Sheep and Land Rovers rejoice: Pooley Bridge reunites the Lake District | Art and design

When Pooley Bridge lost its namesake crossing to the torrential floods of Storm Desmond in 2015, the picturesque Lake District village was robbed of more than just a route over the water. “It was like losing a well-loved relative,” says Miles MacInnes, chairman of the parish council. “Our community was Continue Reading