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Higher levels of organic pollutants found in homes located near natural gas wells, study finds

A University of Toronto study has found that those living close to natural gas wells are exposed to higher levels of certain organic pollutants in their homes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 23rd, 2021

Memes About COVID-19 Helped Us Cope With Life in a Pandemic, a New Study Finds

Does a meme a day keep the doctor away? Not quite, but it looks like it might help, according to one recent study. From a report: Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that memes helped pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 54 min. ago

A national network examining Earth"s planetary limits

University of California San Diego Physics Professor Tom Murphy is among five authors of an essay, appearing in the November 2021 issue of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, that cautions current levels of worldwide economic growth, energy.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

Experiments confirm a quantum material"s unique response to circularly polarized laser light

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory early last year, Shambhu Ghimire's research group was forced to find another way to study an intriguing research target: quantum mater.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

Pioneering new process creates versatile moldable wood

Natural wood already boasts an inherently lower life cycle cost than other materials and is a naturally strong, lightweight, and durable composite material that could offer an attractive alternative to commonly used polymers, metals and alloys, if it.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News13 hr. 22 min. ago

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

Historical analysis finds no precedent for the rate of coal, gas power decline needed to limit climate change to 1.5C

Limiting climate change to the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Climate Agreement will likely require coal and gas power use to decline at rates that are unprecedented for any large country, an analysis of decadal episodes of fossil fuel decline in 105.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

How to set up Roomba to map different floors

Want your Roomba to clean more than one level of your house? Learn how to have it clean multiple levels, different homes, and remember their layout......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 23 min. ago

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn"t necessarily bias coverage

When big conglomerates buy up small news outlets, local news takes a hit. But the parent company may not influence the political agenda of its stations as much as some have suspected, finds a new CU Boulder study of TV goliath Sinclair Broadcast Grou.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 54 min. ago

Subconscious bias drives negative attitudes toward snakes

Snakes rank among Americans' top animal phobias, and are among the most disliked animals globally. A new study from North Carolina State University finds that the dislike of snakes is subconscious and, to some extent, learned......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 54 min. ago

When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? Ants may hold clues

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution. It shows that human brains decreased in size approximately 3,000 years ago. By studying ants as models to illustrate.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

5G networks aren’t even close to ‘market penetration tipping point,’ study says

How long will it be until 5G becomes the market standard? A lot longer than you may think, according to the latest study......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Study provides insight into how we sense threats in our environment

Researchers at the University of Toronto have shown that our ability to quickly assess threats in our environment comes from our perception of discrete linear features in a scene rather than details or objects within it......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Study: Only 2% of global giving goes to curb climate change

Global philanthropic spending to help halt climate change grew last year—but still remains less than 2% of all giving, according to a new report from the ClimateWorks Foundation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Bat study reveals secrets of the social brain

Whether chatting with friends at a dinner party or managing a high-stakes meeting at work, communicating with others in a group requires a complex set of mental tasks. Our brains must track who is speaking and what is being said, as well as what our.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Watch this wooden knife cut effortlessly through juicy, medium-well-done steak

Also: A hardened wood nail performed as well as its stainless steel counterpart. Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have figured out a simple, affordable method for creating natural wood materials that.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

How pearls achieve nanoscale precision

In research that could inform future high-performance nanomaterials, a University of Michigan-led team has uncovered for the first time how mollusks build ultradurable structures with a level of symmetry that outstrips everything else in the natural.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Thinking collectively to understand the social intelligence of animals

What if, in order to understand the social intelligence of animals, including humans, we had to study the brain at the group level and not only at rather than the individual level? This is a perspective put forward by Julia Sliwa, a CNRS researcher a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

To mask or not to mask: Study provides mechanism to test materials

In a study that used inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry to mimic respiratory droplets that can carry viruses, researchers demonstrated a mechanism that enables multiple mask materials to be protective. Led by Stony Brook University Professo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Study rewrites dogma of adenovirus infection and double-stranded RNA

Challenging the dogma of what scientists thought they understood about DNA viruses, a team of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has shown that adenovirus uses its own efficient RNA splicing mechanisms to prevent the format.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021