Day: September 18, 2020

scientists developed a new way to charge gadgets

MOSCOW, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed a new type of energy-efficient devices – thermocells that convert heat into energy. This will make possible creation of portable batteries that can be applied to virtually any surface, including clothing, to generate electricity directly from the surface of the body. The results are presented in the Renewable Energy journal.

Thermoelectricity – electricity obtained from heat due to temperature potential differences – is one of the most promising areas of “green energy”. This potential difference (the so-called temperature gradients) surrounds us everywhere – a building heated in the sun, a working transport, even the heat of the human body. The problem is that the modern thermoelectrochemical cells (thermocells) have a rather low output power.

Scientists from NUST MISIS have found solutions to this problem by developing a new type of thermocell consisting of metal oxide electrodes and

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Acko General Insurance appoints Ashish Mishra as Executive Vice-President, Marketing

Ashish Mishra

Digital general insurance provider Acko General Insurance has announced the appointment of Ashish Mishra as the Executive Vice-President, Marketing.

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Mishra will play a vital role in building a stronger consumer brand, creating brand campaigns, and building brand awareness and propositionVarun Dua. Sharing the company’s ambition for empowering consumers digitally, the new hire brings decades of expertise to the company.

“We’re excited to welcome a highly seasoned global executive as Ashish. He has a wide array of experience and knowledge in strategy building and the field of marketing, making him an invaluable asset to our leadership team,” said Varun Dua, Founder and CEO, Acko General Insurance.

 He added, “Ashish’s appointment speaks to Acko’s ability to attract global industry talent and further bolsters our expertise to build a strong marketing function within Acko.”

Mishra said, “I am delighted to

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Thousands still without internet 3 weeks after derecho

Mitchell Levin hadn’t missed making a daily blog post in 16 years before the Aug. 10 derecho blew a tree down on his roof and knocked out his internet service.

Now, three weeks later, Levin still hasn’t been able to update the “This Day … In Jewish History” blog or write a monthly column he contributes to an Israeli magazine because Mediacom hasn’t been able to get a technician out to restore services, he said.

Still, Mediacom’s automatic bill-paying service withdrew money from his account Saturday.

“I do not know what to do to get anybody to move anything along,” said Levin, 75. “I’m paying for this. There’s nobody to appeal to.”

Frustrations are growing in the Corridor about delays in restoring internet service now three weeks after the Aug. 10 storm, especially with students doing remote learning and many employees still working from home because of COVID-19. Several customers

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