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Chevron Evacuates Venezuela Executives Following Staff Arrests

U.S. oil major Chevron Corp. has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall…

21 die in illegal oil well explosion in Aceh

At least 21 people were killed and 42 others injured in an explosion at an illegal oil well in Pasir Putih village, Ranto Peureulak subdistrict, East Aceh, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fire spread rapidly and destroyed at least five houses, according to the East Aceh Disaster and Evacuation Agency (BPBD). All of the victims were residents of Ranto Peureulak. A local search and rescue team is continuing to search for other possible victims. Of the injured…

Copenhagen & London developers, join us for five events this May

Photo by Nick Karvounis / Unsplash Are you based in Copenhagen or London? Drop by one or all of these five events. Ross Guarino and Terin Stock, both Systems Engineers at Cloudflare are traveling to Europe to lead Go and Kubernetes talks in Copenhagen. They’ll then join Junade Ali and lead talks on their use of Go, Kubernetes, and Cloudflare’s Mobile SDK at Cloudflare’s London office. My Developer Relations teammates and I are visiting these cities over the next two…

Outlook for E&Ps remains positive on production, earnings growth

The outlook for global independent exploration and production firms remains positive, buoyed by strong earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), expected to reach 18-22% higher in 2018, according to Moody’s Investors Service in a recent report. EBITDA will continue to grow strongly over the next 12-18 months, even as commodity prices stay within a moderate range, although higher costs could cut into cash flow. “We expect the global independent E&P sector to see EBITDA growth in the 18-22%…

A (verified) picture is worth a grand prize

Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas, William Fries, Meiying Wu and Alex Johar won the RJI Student Competition with VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks. A Mizzou Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major, four School of Journalism students with various backgrounds and skill sets, and a Truman State University computer science and business administration major who joined up via TigerHacks created the app that landed the…

Researchers 3-D print electronics and cells directly on skin

One of the key innovations of the new 3-D-printing technique on skin is that the printer uses computer vision to track and adjust to movements in real-time. Credit: McAlpine group, University of Minnesota In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield to print temporary sensors on their bodies to detect…

Groundbreaking technology could help soldiers on the battlefield and people with skin disorders — ScienceDaily

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield to print temporary sensors on their bodies to detect chemical or biological agents or solar cells to charge essential electronics. Researchers also successfully printed biological cells on the skin wound of a mouse. The technique could lead to new medical treatments for…

Hack and Hunt! Tales from our Way Day Easter Egg Hackathon

Something we often emphasize on our teams here at Wayfair is that ideas could and should come from everywhere. It is important that every individual, not just our business owners, product managers, and designers, are thinking about our work in the context of the overall the customer experience. When it comes to fresh and exciting feature additions, our involvement in the ideation process invites us to step out of our functional roles and stay engaged with, or even take the…

STL gears up to showcase innovative products on global stage at OTC

Aberdeen-based STL (Subsea Technologies Ltd) will be showcasing a host of innovative technologies already successfully deployed for customers across the worldwide oil and gas industry as it exhibits at OTC in Houston (April 30-May 3). The company combines cutting-edge technology with high-quality customer service, and its products – including the patented XR Connector – have been developed to overcome a number of challenges posed by maintaining efficient operations in the most demanding offshore environments. STL’s market-leading, high-angle release XR Connector greatly enhances safety…

First helicopter flights take off from new Zeeland Airport terminal

International energy logistics service provider Peterson has opened its new helicopter passenger terminal in the south west of the Netherlands, with the first helicopter flights taking off yesterday. The new terminal, which represents a significant commitment by Peterson, is expected to support up to 4,000 passengers through hundreds of helicopter flights every year, offering new transportation options to the offshore wind energy industry. The first of these flights, operated by B2B helicopter operator NHV, took off carrying passengers from marine…