This time on Azure This Week, Microsoft announces a world-class, sustainable datacenter region for Sweden in 2021 and Azure policies as code are now integrated with GitHub. Plus, we put together a dictionary of all the top terms and concepts that commonly trip us up, and it’s free for you to use!
This week the Dutch cyclists made their way down the world’s very first bike path that has been created entirely out of discarded plastic.
Nearly three-quarters of Democrats said they wanted to buy more sustainable clothing, versus 43 percent of Republicans, per Shopper.com.
ReLondon is set to convene leaders and innovators from across the capital and beyond for the fourth Circular Economy Week (#CEweekLDN), taking place this week between 14-18 June. The week will showcase some of London’s most promising circular economy approaches to inspire action and encourage organisations and individuals to waste less and reuse, repair, share and recycle more. The aim is to promote polices, practices and behaviours that can accelerate the growth of the circular economy and place it firmly on the agenda for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. Almost half (45%) of climate-changing emissions currently come from the global management of land and the production of goods and food. Tackling these emissions requires a shift to a circular economy, which keeps materials and resources in use for as long as possible.
Five Rice University engineering laboratories are part of a $33 million national effort to develop a wireless, fully implantable device that can control the body’s circadian clock, halving the time it takes to recover from jet lag and similar disruptions to the body’s sleep/wake cycles.
In this artistic illustration, a user with an NTRAIN implant and its accompanying external hub works in the field. The user inputs a desired time shift (due to shift work or travel across time zones). Based on cues from the body’s physiology, the external hub detects the user’s circadian rhythm and triggers the implant to produce precisely-dosed peptide therapies. (Image courtesy of Northwestern University)
Led by Northwestern University and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project will blend bioelectronics, synthetic biology and traditional electronics to create a “living pharmacy” that produces the same peptide molecules the body naturally makes to regulate…