A US-based research center rebutted claims of a sensational breakthrough in the technology, heaping pressure on scientists to validate those findings as soon as possible. The University of Maryland’s Condensed Matter Theory Center challenged claims made by the Seoul-based Quantum Energy Research Centre that it synthesized a material capable of conducting electricity with zero-resistance at room temperature and ambient pressure, known as LK-99. Related: Korean Team Claims To Have Created The First Room-Temperature, Ambient-Pressure Superconductor and Origin Of Correlated Isolated Flat Bands In Copper-Substituted Lead Phosphate Apatite
- Date Posted:
- August 9, 2023
UPS lowered its full-year profit forecast, in part due to rising costs after the tentative labor agreement. UPS said the guidance change was “primarily to reflect the volume impact from labor negotiations and the costs associated with the tentative agreement.” UPS shared some details of the new labor contract on its earnings call. Full-time drivers will make around $170,000 in annual pay and benefits by the end of the five year contract. Part-time union employees will earn at least $25.75 per hour and receive full health care and pension benefits.