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Digging deep—value of the soil microbiome unearthed

Researchers in South Australia are digging deep into history of soil biology in the state to gain a better understanding of how the soil microbiome functions to ensure sustainable broadacre farming into the future......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

Croc"s deadly last meal in Ancient Egypt unearthed

Scientists have used state of the art 3D imaging technology to piece together the life—and probable death—of a 2.2 meter-long crocodile mummified by the ancient Egyptians......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Visualization tool helps oceanographers predict sediment sample hotspots

A new data visualization tool designed by a Georgia Tech Ph.D. student is helping a team of microbial ecologists, geobiologists, and oceanographers gain more insight into how deep-sea microorganisms interact within their environment......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Selection processes play dominant role in shaping coexisting assemblages of trees and soil fungi: Study

Community assembly is shaped by four main processes: selection—fitness differences between organisms; dispersal—organisms' movement across space; drift—unpredictable variation in abundance; and diversification—new genetic variants. However, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Digging deep—value of the soil microbiome unearthed

Researchers in South Australia are digging deep into history of soil biology in the state to gain a better understanding of how the soil microbiome functions to ensure sustainable broadacre farming into the future......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Dig safely when building sandcastles—collapsing sand holes can cause suffocation and even death

While millions of Americans vacation on beaches every year to seek out sun, sand and the sea, many might not realize how dangerous digging holes in the sand can be. In February 2024, a 7-year-old girl died after an approximately 5-foot (1.5-meter) ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Archaeologists find ancient temple and theater in Peru

A team of archaeologists, led by Field Museum scientist Luis Muro Ynoñán, has unearthed the remains of what appears to be a four-thousand-year-old temple and theater in coastal Peru......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Deep-mapping the night sky for hot stars

The next NASA space telescope to survey the ultraviolet sky has the fingerprint of an astronomer from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA). Assistant Professor Ylva Götberg is part of a large international collaboration that will s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

From robots and drones to sheep trackers, new tech can help farmers monitor and improve soil health

Twelve million hectares of agricultural soils are lost globally through soil degradation every year. As an ecologist, I work alongside farmers and growers in the field and have seen how farming can help solve this global soil crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

As ocean surfaces acidify, a deep-sea acidic zone is expanding, and marine habitats are being squeezed

In the deepest parts of the ocean, below 4,000 meters, the combination of high pressure and low temperature creates conditions that dissolve calcium carbonate, the material marine animals use to make their shells......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

How can we effectively improve and use saline-alkali soil to ensure food security?

Soil salinization poses a threat to global agricultural production, food security and sustainable development. Affected by China's population growth and social and economic development, China's arable land has been decreasing in recent decades and is.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Deep learning model enhances maize phenotype detection and crop management

A research team has developed the Point-Line Net, a deep learning method based on the Mask R-CNN framework, to automatically recognize maize field images and determine the number and growth trajectory of leaves and stalks. The model achieved an objec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

New microbe-central model predicts global grassland soil pH under climate change

In a study published in One Earth on July 5, a research team led by Prof. Deng Ye from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed the core-bacteria-forecast model (CoBacFM), which links the changes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Investigations of the polysomatism of antigorite under pressure

Antigorite is a type of serpentine, which is the most abundant hydrated mineral on the Earth. It is widely believed that this mineral is the main carrier of water deep into the Earth in subducting oceanic plates. It has a wavy structure along the a-a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 5th, 2024

Researchers evaluate impact of warming on soil respiration in different ecosystems

Soil respiration is the result of heterotrophic respiration (Rh) and autotrophic respiration (Ra), accounting for about 50%–75% of the total ecosystem respiration on land, which is crucial for the global carbon cycle and plays an indispensable role.....»»

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Permaculture found to be a sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture

RPTU University of Kaiserslautern-Landau has shown for the first time, in a joint study with BOKU University, that permaculture brings about a significant improvement in biodiversity, soil quality and carbon storage......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 4th, 2024

More carbon in soil can control weeds, in some cases

Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

visionOS App Store to allow alternative payment options for users in the EU

The European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) antitrust legislation came into effect earlier this year and has already forced Apple to make some deep changes to the App Store, including allowing developers to offer alternative payment options in t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

NASA"s planetary radar tracks two large asteroid close approaches

The Deep Space Network's Goldstone planetary radar had a busy few days observing asteroids 2024 MK and 2011 UL21 as they safely passed Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Wastewater is a viable medium for growing lettuce in hydroponic systems, study shows

Urban agriculture has the potential to improve food security through local, efficient, and sustainable food production. Examples of urban food systems include hydroponics, where plants grow in a nutrient solution without soil, and aquaponics, which c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

You can get this fantastic PC game for $3 during the Steam Summer Sale

A lot of excellent games got deep discounts during 2024's Steam Summer Sale, but this PC standout should be at the top of your shopping cart......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024