NEW YORK (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative
LONDON (Reuters) – Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Now, as major economies prepare green investments to kickstart growth, advocates spy a golden chance to drag the niche energy into the mainstream of a post-pandemic world. FILE PHOTO: The new Febus hydrogen bus is seen before a presentation in
(Reuters) – The last “supermoon” of 2020 rose in the night sky on Thursday over a world beginning to re-emerge after weeks of coronavirus-related lockdowns. The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is within 10% of its closest distance to the Earth at the full moon. May’s full moon – at the height of the
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – At an outer suburban manufacturing plant, engineer Byron Kennedy is resetting a machine to spray-print a layer of copper on to a door handle, aiming to use the metal’s antiviral properties to counter the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. A view of the SPEE3D advanced manufacturing machine, which can spray print copper
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – BP Plc has won Australian government backing for a feasibility study into producing hydrogen using wind and solar power to split water and converting the hydrogen to ammonia in Western Australia. FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is seen at a petrol station in Kloten, Switzerland October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The
On May 6th, construction officially began on the “Areg Energia” solar farm in the Saravan region of Vayots Dzor. RA High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan, Vayots Dzor Regional Governor Ararat Grigoryan, Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Armenia Armen Khachatryan, Diaspora Armenian businessman, co-investor Ashot Mkrtchyan and others were present at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Moody’s global rating agency has reaffirmed Ameriabank’s Ba3 long-term local currency bank deposits rating with stable outlook. Ameriabank believes that rating affirmation is an important factor amid the situation driven by COVID-19. Moody’s decision to affirm the rating reflects a number of important criteria, including well-diversified loan book structure. In particular, as of January 1, 2020,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements – residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup. An artist’s impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: Scientists work in a lab testing COVID-19 samples at New York City’s health department, during the outbreak of the
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The days of English football’s once notorious drinking culture are long gone and few professionals would now list the once obligatory ‘steak and chips’ as their favourite meal but things are moving to a different level entirely when it comes to what players used to call ‘looking after yourself’. Whether it
The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which has been operating in 92 countries, including Armenia since 2011, has today expressed concern over the situation surrounding one of its partner companies Ucom and its Chairman of Board of Directors, making a public statement which reads, “The France-Armenia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been following
A young entrepreneur Arevshat Garibyan started production of natural dried fruits in the outskirts of Yerevan. Arevshat is neatly packing products in a small workshop while telling about the success of his business. He has not stopped working even during the coronavirus epidemic. Arevshat’s business has adjusted to the new staff safety requirements, as the
The project will benefit over 11,000 vulnerable members of society YEREVAN, May 6, 2020– Today the World Bank Country Manager for Armenia Sylvie Bossoutrot and President of the Armenian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Mira Antonyan signed a Grant Agreement for “Promoting Social Inclusion and Self-Reliant Livelihood Activities in Armenia”project. Funds for the project are generously provided
WASHINGTON(Reuters) – The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The full moon, known as the “Buck Moon”, is seen from West Orange, in New Jersey, U.S. July 16, 2019.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A llama called Winter could prove useful in the hunt for a treatment for COVID-19, according to U.S. and Belgian scientists who have identified a tiny particle that appears to block the new coronavirus. A llama named Winter is seen in this undated photo released by the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology