The Wolverine Wake-up
September 10, 2021 Issue 31
20th Anniversary of 9/11
Volcanic Activity May Have Given Life Its First Breath
An analysis of 2.5 billion year old rocks from Australia has found that volcanic activity took place right before the emergence of our oxygen-rich atmosphere. This was supported by the discovery of mercury in rock samples from that age, which is commonly ejected during volcanic eruptions. It is hypothesized that the rocks eventually weathered and released phosphorus in water-filled areas, fertilizing oxygen-producing cyanobacteria and creating a spike in their activity. It is unknown where exactly these eruptions occurred, but a few places have been singled out. Canada and India are among this list. While this discovery is useful for many reasons, one thing cannot be denied. This spike in oxygen prepared the Earth for widespread habitation, and eventually the rise of complex life. Complex life gave way to animals, and then all the way to us today. It’s amazing how one relatively small event can have such a large impact on the world as we know it. As always, visit the link below for more information.
Ford Poaches Apple’s Senior Executive Doug Field
Ford poached Apple's executive who led their secretive electric vehicle project. He left Apple for Ford to be their “ chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer”. The executive's name is Doug Field. He is considered to be one of the greats in this part of the automobile industry. He was at Tesla when they launched the very successful Model 3. Ford is very excited about the new hire. CEO Jim Farley called the hire a “watershed moment for our company”. Apple is the complete opposite as Ford. They have stated they feel gutted. Their car project known as Titan, has gone through a lot since it began being designed in 2014. Losing Field could be the set back that could potentially end the entire project all together. It might not only end the Titan project but could end Apple’s car ambitions all together. The only thing to do is sit back and watch what happens in the future.