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Appropriate pre­con­di­tion­ing and testing could reduce winter damage to seedlings

The growth of the trees in the boreal zone is based on the acclimation and adaptation of their annual cycle with the changes of the weather conditions during the four seasons. Winter damage would be one of the most difficult challenge for many differ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 21st, 2021

Orkney"s seaweed-eating sheep offer hopes of greener farming

On a tiny island in Scotland's far-flung Orkneys, thousands of sheep spend the winter munching on seaweed, a unique diet that scientists say offers hope for reducing planet-warming methane emissions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 3 min. ago

Valve reveals the dates of Steam"s Autumn and Winter sales

Steam sale dates tend to be leaked from other sources—PayPal UK was often first to publish them—but this time Valve itself that has revealed them on Steamworks (via PCGamer)......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 3 min. ago

HP Envy Inspire 7900e review: The remote work printer you needed last year

HP's new Envy Inspire 7900e draws from the company's best inkjet tech and has a Quiet Mode to reduce noise......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 3 min. ago

Waters off French coast in winter may be a deadly trap for small, foraging turtles

The documented habitat boundaries of the loggerhead, Kemp's ridley and green turtles are questioned by a new study suggesting that stranded turtles rescued from European French Atlantic and Channel waters could be visiting the area to forage for food.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Taiwan strives to create dominance in third-generation semiconductors

Countries around the world continue to respond to zero-carbon emissions policies. The EU proposed its Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. In the US, the Biden administration has budgeted US$550 billion to an infr.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

How to use your smart thermostat when you’re away for the holidays

Schedule your smart thermostat properly while you're away for the holidays. Whether it's winter or summer, you can optimize your AC's settings......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Mapping the path to carbon neutrality

Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the University of Surrey has published a paper in Sustainability detailing how it will reduce its carbon emissions and reach Net-Zero by 2030. In the paper, Surrey's researchers share ideas and provide guidance on how oth.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Windows 10 vs. Windows 11 Performance Test: Gaming, Application & Storage Benchmarks

Today we’re talking our first real look at Windows 11 performance with some Intel Core processors. First, to see how much difference there is when compared to Windows 10, but also to establish a baseline for testing Alder Lake in a few weeks. That.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Nature-inspired coatings could power tiny chemistry labs for medical testing and more

A newly developed coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without fluid loss could usher in new advances in a range of fields, including medical testing......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

Intel Open-sources AI-powered Tool To Spot Bugs in Code

Intel has open-sourced ControlFlag , a tool that uses machine learning to detect problems in computer code -- ideally to reduce the time required to debug apps and software. From a report: In tests, the company's machine programming research team say.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

Apple to require stringent COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees

Apple is reportedly preparing to implement more stringent COVID-19 precautions for its employees and will require unvaccinated corporate workers to undergo daily testing before entering the office.The new daily testing protocol, scheduled to start on.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Experiences in prison reduce perceptions of corrections officers" fairness, regardless of time served

Numerous studies have examined the coercive nature of prisons, but few have considered the role of in-prison experiences (e.g., confinement in restrictive housing) and time served in prison in incarcerated people's perceptions of corrections officers.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Massachusetts gun-control legislation has had no effect on violent crime

Although many Americans favor expanding background checks for gun purchases, gun-control measures in Congress have failed to garner enough votes to pass. In contrast, some state legislatures have enacted measures to reduce gun violence in their commu.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US

Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Apple will have strict Covid testing rules for its unvaccinated employees

Bloomberg reports that the daily testing will apply to employees who decline to report their vaccination status to Apple. Vaccinated staff, in contrast, will be required to take rapid tests once per week......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

This Protein Predicts a Brain’s Future After Traumatic Injury

A blood test of “NfL” proteins answers questions about damage severity that doctors—and families—desperately need......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Scientists discover how bacteria use liquid protein droplets to overcome stress

Scientists have revealed how bacteria make tiny liquid droplets from proteins to help them survive harsh environments and thus reduce their chances of being killed by antibiotics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Changing ocean currents are driving extreme winter weather

Throughout Earth's oceans runs a conveyor belt of water. Its churning is powered by differences in the water's temperature and saltiness, and weather patterns around the world are regulated by its activity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Innovative models predict effects of climate change on nor"easters

Argonne-developed high-resolution models predict the effect of climate change on the extratropical storms that bear down on the Northeast in the winter......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Zoox will start testing its autonomous vehicles in Seattle

To improve the capabilities of Zoox's L3 autonomous vehicles (standard cars equipped with software and hardware for autonomous driving), the company will run tests in Seattle. Compared to the other test locations, Seattle's infrastructure and driving.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021