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Wednesday August 9th, 2023 night edition

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This enables cost-effective engineering structures to protect offshore floating solar panels.

ANU’s detailed global heat maps highlight that the Indonesian archipelago and equatorial West Africa, particularly near Nigeria, offer the greatest potential for floating equatorial solar panels.

The solar panels can be located on rooftops, in arid regions, integrated with agriculture, or even floating on water bodies.

Fortunately, these countries can tap into effectively unlimited energy from solar panels positioned on calm equatorial seas.

The study revealed that floating solar panels can be deployed in such regions without the need for costly and robust engineering defenses.

Offshore solar panels have certain drawbacks compared to onshore panels, such as susceptibility to salt corrosion and marine fouling.

However, despite these challenges, ANU believes that offshore floating panels will play a major role in the energy mix of countries with access to calm equatorial seas. »

Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment effort losing steam in the House GOP

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And a key committee investigating Mayorkas is preparing to roll out its findings this fall, which could fold into any impeachment effort.

Rep. Chip Roy questions Mayorkas during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill July 26, 2023.

A GOP lawmaker, who was granted anonymity to speak frankly, said the effort to impeach Mayorkas had died down “some.” »

Concerns over sex content leads Florida schools to pull Shakespeare

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Three years later, some Florida school districts are shying away from Shakespeare, along with other classic and popular materials.

“Taking Shakespeare in its entirety out because the relationship between Romeo and Juliet is somehow exploiting minors is just absurd.”

History lessons: Florida leaders in the Central Conference of American Rabbis raised concerns that Florida government leaders are trying to obscure important lessons about slavery, Florida Politics reports. »

Larian's boss worried Baldur's Gate 3 had peaked in early access, so its massive 800K concurrent player launch was 'way, way beyond' expectations

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Vincke said that he "held his heart" during the launch, hoping that millions of players didn't run into a progress-blocking bug of some kind.

"I don't want to have that anger over me, but it's part of the risk of making these very large RPGs," he said.

Their last game, Divinity: Original Sin 2, had peaked at just over 90,000 concurrent players. »

Mitch McConnell says impeachment 'ought to be rare' and is 'not good for the country' as House GOP lurches toward Biden inquiry

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House Republicans appear increasingly likely to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.

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As House Republicans appear increasingly likely to pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, one top Republican appears unenthused: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. »