This European winter has been exceptionally mild so far and there are no indications that this will change soon. And that is to the advantage of the oak processionary caterpillar. A mild winter ensures a greater chance of survival of the eggs of the oak procession butterfly, explains director Bastiaan Meerburg of the Knowledge and Advice Center for Animal Pests (KAD).
Turkey has unveiled a number of electric cars made entirely in the country itself. President Erdogan called that a sixty-year-old dream that almost became reality. “When we see this car on the road worldwide, we have achieved our goal,” he said during a ceremony.
The Starliner astronaut capsule from the aerospace company Boeing landed in the desert of the American state of New Mexico on Sunday at 7.58 a.m. local time. The capsule was launched on Friday, but shortly thereafter problems arose. It was therefore decided to reclaim the unmanned flight.
Swiss-Israeli tech company Sirin Labs, known mostly because of the Finney phone, is in final stages of a merger with Israeli security startup. The prospects of the deal are good and the changes may be massive. Sirin Labs is led by Moshe Hogeg and Kenes Rakishev. After the likely merge the main focus of the Labs may be changed, the Israeli “Globes” newspaper speculates.
The American company Southwest Airlines does not expect to be able to use its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until 13 April. That is a month longer than the airline had previously estimated.
Aircraft maker Boeing is considering temporarily stopping the production of the 737 MAX aircraft in question. It is still unclear when the aircraft will be allowed back into the air by aviation authorities. According to various reports, this will only be after January next year. In addition to a production stop, there is reported to be a reduction in manufacturing.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to take action against Facebook because the regulator is worried about the company’s competitive position, sources say to The Wall Street Journal. The regulator is specifically concerned about how the various Facebook apps work together.
It is not going fast enough, it has to be faster. That is the motto of the Green Deal, which European Commissioner Frans Timmermans is presenting today. The urgency is high, but there are also great opportunities, he writes in the introduction.