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Bite marks on ancient sperm whale relatives suggest sharks used them as fat sources

A small team of researchers from Switzerland, the U.S., Italy and Peru reports evidence that suggests ancestors of modern sperm whales were used as fat sources by ancient sharks. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the gro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 30th, 2022

X-ray marks the spot in elemental analysis of 15th-century printing press methods

In 15th-century Germany, Johannes Gutenberg developed a printing press, a machine that allowed for mass production of texts. It is considered by many to be one of the most significant technological advancements of the last millennium......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

First synthetic embryos: The scientific breakthrough raises serious ethical questions

Children, even some who are too young for school, know you can't make a baby without sperm and an egg. But a team of researchers in Israel have called into question the basics of what we teach children about the birds and the bees, and created a mous.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

3D-printed, nickel-based electrocatalysts enable highly efficient hydrogen evolution

Water electrolysis is an effective method for producing hydrogen using renewable sources of energy. The development of cost-effective electrocatalysts for efficient and durable hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline media is of vital importance to m.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Falling demand and US sanctions leave marks on SMIC"s earnings report

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has posted its earnings report for 2Q22, showing a 41.6% YoY revenue growth reaching US$1.9 billion. Gross profit was US$750 million, an 85.3% YoY growth from $405 million in Q2 2021. Gross margi.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

If T. Rex"s Beady-Eyed Glare Terrifies You, It Should

Top-predator dinosaurs of the Cretaceous may have traded big eyes for a bigger bite.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Xiaomi 12 Lite Review: A Mid-Tier Workhorse

The Xiaomi 12 Lite has a few bullet points on its spec sheet that suggest there's more to it than meets the eye, but how does it hold up during everyday use? The Xia.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Samsung cutting DDR4 chip prices

Samsung has cut its 4Gb DDR4 chip prices, according to industry sources, which believe it is the company's strategic move further to accelerate the industry's transition from DDR3 to DDR4......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Apple should focus on improving HomePod software before launching new models

Appleā€™s smart speaker HomePod has been available on the market for some time now, but it has never been considered a success like iPhone, Apple Watch, or even AirPods. Still, rumors suggest that Apple has been working on new HomePod models. While.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Discovery of the interactions between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis (AMS) is one of the most ancient and broadly occurring mutualistic associations between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). This intimate relationship improves plant mineral nutrient acquisition, which.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Study demonstrates combination of betadine and silver colloidal gel effectively eliminates infection-causing bacteria

Findings from a new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) suggest that a combination of betadine and silver colloidal gel are more effective than either material alone for inhibiting the growth of common infection-.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

The best dual-monitor wallpapers

This is our selection of the best sources for the best dual-monitor wallpapers. They often offer beautiful nature shots, space vistas, and gaming screengrabs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Apple celebrates 40 years in Australia with new energy and education initiatives

Tim Cook has announced a series of grants, coding opportunities, and renewable energy goals as Apple marks its fourth decade in Australia.Just as it did with 40 years in France, and then in Singapore, Apple has chosen to celebrate its Australia anniv.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

IC analysis and inspection demand robust for advanced-node chips, advanced packaging

Demand for materials analysis (MA) and reliability analysis (RA) services remains robust for chips built using advanced process manufacturing and advanced packaging, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

PCB makers to benefit from EVs

Taiwan-based PCB makers are expected to benefit from fast growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), with EV-use PCBs becoming one of the main sources of growth in second-half 2022 sales, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Qualcomm sub-7nm chip orders boost TSMC sales

Sub-7nm chip orders from Qualcomm, in addition to Apple's, will drive TSMC's revenue growth in the second half of 2022 despite inventory corrections taking place at some major customers, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Memory contract prices to continue slide in 3Q22

DRAM contract prices have fallen 15-25% since the second quarter showing no signs of stopping, while NAND flash contract prices are poised to drop over 10% in the third quarter, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Using fish ear bones to estimate ancient seawater temperature

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have identified a way to estimate ancient seawater temperature by probing tiny bones in the ears of fish......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Microsoft open-sources over 1,500 of its cute 3D emoji designs for anyone to use

Designs will be useful for incorporating emoji into apps, art projects, and more. Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) As part of its Windows 11 design push, Microsoft also published fun redesigns for all of its emoji characters that.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

"Fall" review: Vultures are the sharks of the sky in tense thriller

From the producers of 47 Meters Down comes another horror movie that urges audiences to feel smugly superior for choosing channel surfing over extreme sports. This time, our pair of plucky heroines aren't swimming with sharks. They're scaling a dilap.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

VW"s new CEO plans to downsize board, report says

VW's new CEO, Oliver Blume, could reduce the number of management board seats to eliminate dual functions, sources said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022