MOL pays $253,300 to settle CARB at-berth violations; Finnish RoPax runs aground

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MOL pays $253,300 to settle CARB at-berth violations

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at California’s busiest ports. Full Article

Boeing Licenses Ultraviolet Wand to Healthe, Inc. to Counter COVID-19

The UV wand can disinfect high touch surfaces. (Photo by Marian Lockhart/Boeing)

The UV wand is ideal for compact spaces. (Photo by Paul Weatherman/Boeing)

Following customer feedback, the original backpack design transitioned to a roller case, which allows for ease of transport and use. (Photo by Marian Lockhart/Boeing)

– Boeing-developed portable wand will inactivate viruses and bacteria on airplanes

SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] entered into a patent and technology license with Florida-based Healthe® Inc. today under which Healthe will manufacture an ultraviolet (UV) wand designed to sanitize airplane interiors. Boeing designed and developed the UV wand as part of the company’s Confident Travel Initiative (CTI) to support customers and enhance the safety and well-being of passengers and crews during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Space-based solar power: seeking ideas to make it a reality

Solar energy generation has grown far cheaper and more efficient in recent years, but no matter how much technology advances, fundamental limitations will always remain: solar panels can only generate power during the daytime, and much of the sunlight is absorbed by the atmosphere during its journey to the ground. What if instead we could collect solar power up in space and beam it down to the surface? We’re seeking ideas for technologies and concepts for solar power satellites that will do precisely this.

NASA, US Space Force Establish Foundation for Broad Collaboration

While advancing plans for unprecedented lunar exploration under the Artemis program, NASA also is building on a longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense with a new memorandum of understanding announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Space Force (USSF) Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond.