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A new tool can help protect California and Nevada communities from floods while preserving their water supply

At the dawn of the new year in 1997, the Truckee River transformed. The winter season had thus far been great for snow, but when a subtropical storm from near the Hawaiian Islands rolled in, it carried with it unseasonably warm rain. The warm rainfal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 21st, 2024

Salmon fishing off California"s coast banned for second year in a row

Salmon fishing off the coast of California will be banned for a second consecutive year, authorities said Wednesday, citing lower fish stocks impacted by drought and wildfires......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News32 min. ago

New study finds potential targets at chromosome ends for degenerative disease prevention

We depend on our cells being able to divide and multiply, whether it's to replace sunburnt skin or replenish our blood supply and recover from injury. Chromosomes, which carry all of our genetic instructions, must be copied in a complete way during c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Hackable Intel and Lenovo hardware that went undetected for 5 years won’t ever be fixed

Multiple links in the supply chain failed for years to identify an unfixed vulnerability. Enlarge (credit: Intel) Hardware sold for years by the likes of Intel and Lenovo contains a remotely exploitable vulnerability tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 0 min. ago

Ant pheromones may help protect hikers and campers from ticks

If you're outside enjoying the spring sunshine, then chances are, ticks are too. However, new research from Simon Fraser University (SFU) suggests the use of ant pheromones as a topical repellent, or as an environmental barrier, may help protect hike.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

More than two dozen Colorado water systems exceed EPA"s new limits on "forever chemicals"

Twenty-nine of the more than 2,000 water treatment facilities in Colorado do not meet strict new federal limits on the amount of dangerous "forever chemicals" in their drinking water supplies and it will cost millions to clean those toxins out of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

eBay introduces AI-powered "shop the look" features

eBay, joining the likes of Google and Amazon, is adding an artificial intelligence tool to help shoppers on its iOS app. eBay is adding an AI-powered feature to its iOS app to help shoppers discover personalized fashion suggestions. The platfor.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News15 hr. 59 min. ago

Unraveling the behavior of nanoconfined water and ice in extreme conditions

Understanding water behavior in nanopores is crucial for both science and practical applications. Scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have revealed the remarkable behavior of water and ice under high pressure and temperature, and str.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

A new tool for tracing the family trees of cells

EPFL researchers have developed GEMLI, a pioneering tool that could democratize and vastly improve how we study the journey of cells from their embryonic state through to specialized roles in the body, as well as their changes in cancer and other dis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

Officials brace for "uncertainty" in water transfers to Lake Mead

Key backup tubes inside the Glen Canyon Dam might be damaged, potentially threatening the delivery of water to Lake Mead in the future if water levels ever dip too low in Lake Powell, according to a Bureau of Reclamation memo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

How full are major California reservoirs as state exits another wet winter?

The majority of California's reservoirs are above their historic average levels following the end of two wet winters......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

Meta protecting teens by blurring nude photos in Instagram DMs, with warnings [U]

Instagram is rolling out a new safety feature, designed to protect teens from being exposed to unwanted nude photos in Instagram direct messages. The system will blur nude photos in Instagram DMs when the recipient is believed to be a teenager. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News19 hr. 31 min. ago

Meta protecting teens by blurring nude photos in Instagram DMs, with warnings

Instagram is rolling out a new safety feature, designed to protect teens from being exposed to unwanted nude photos in Instagram direct messages. The system will blur nude photos in Instagram DMs when the recipient is believed to be a teenager. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News21 hr. 31 min. ago

Earthquakes may not be primary driver of glacial lake outburst floods

Glacial lakes form when meltwater is trapped behind a dam, usually glacial ice, bedrock or a type of moraine (terminal types being an unconsolidated pile of debris at the maximum extent of the glacier). When a dam fails, the resulting sudden release.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 0 min. ago

Ocean currents threaten to collapse Antarctic ice shelves, study finds

A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the interplay between meandering ocean currents and the ocean floor induces upwelling velocity, transporting warm water to shallower depths. This mechanism contributes substantially to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Scientists are grasping at straws while trying to protect infant corals from hungry fish

South Florida researchers trying to prevent predatory fish from devouring laboratory-grown coral are grasping at biodegradable straws in an effort to restore what some call the rainforest of the sea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Panama plans dry alternative to drought-hit canal

Panama on Wednesday unveiled plans for a "dry canal" to move cargo between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans due to low water levels in its century-old maritime channel......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

EU to make pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries pay for treating water

The European Union's parliament Wednesday approved a package of rules that will make the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries cover more of the costs of cleaning up their wastewaters......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Protecting drinking water on prairies from an emerging pollutant

With the help of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), researchers from the University of Guelph (UofG) have learned more about an emerging pollutant that is prevalent in groundwater across the Prairies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

EPA’s PFAS rules: We’d prefer zero, but we’ll accept 4 parts per trillion

For two chemicals, any presence in water supplies is too much. Enlarge (credit: Layland Masuda) Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has finalized rules for handling water supplies that are contam.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

US announces tough tap water standards for "forever chemicals"

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced the first nationwide tap water standards to protect the public from toxic "forever chemicals" linked to serious health harms ranging from cancers to developmental damage in children......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024