About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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Singapore Aiming To Deploy Self-Driving Buses On Public Roads Onwards From 2022

November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Self-driving buses may be deployed on public roads in Singapore relatively soon, with a plan newly revealed by the city-state’s Ministry of Transport reportedly calling for such a deployment onwards from 2022. The initial deployment will reportedly be in 3 different districts within Singapore, with the idea being to improve transportation sector "connectivity" there

Russia’s Meteorological Service Finds Extremely High Levels Of Radioactive Isotope In Ural Mountains, Effectively Confirming Earlier French Report About “Cloud” Of Radioactive Pollution Over Europe

November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Earlier this month, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN released data showing the existence of a "cloud" of radioactive pollution hovering over much of Europe (as of November 9th), with the speculation being that an "accident" had likely occurred at a nuclear facility located either in Russia or in Kazakhstan

Emirates Transport Launching First All-Electric School Bus In Region

November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The first all-electric school bus in the UAE region is now in its final testing phase before full deployment by Emirates Transport — with the deployment of the 45 foot battery-powered bus representing one of the first in the world. The new electric bus was manufactured by the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Corporation, in close cooperation with Emirates Transport

Shell & bio-bean Partnering To Power London Buses With Waste Coffee Grounds

November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The oil giant Shell is partnering with the biofuel firm bio-bean to begin powering some of London's buses with processed waste coffee grounds. To be more specific, some of London's buses will begin using a new biofuel dubbed "B20," which features a 20% bio-component containing part coffee oil. Importantly, the new biofuel can be used by the buses in use now as is — there's no need to modify the buses using the fuel in any way

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