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Himalayan hydropower "clean but risky," warn scientists

With its steep topography and abundant water resources the Himalayas offer sustainable, low-carbon hydropower for energy-hungry South Asia. But there is a catch—the mountain range falls in one of the world's most seismically active regions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 24th, 2021

If you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chance

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real. Enlarge / The telescope array of the Next Generation Transit Survey. (credit: NGTS) If you've ever wanted to search for distant worlds, your time has c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 40 min. ago

Zooniverse wants to turn you into a planet hunter

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real. Enlarge / The telescope array of the Next Generation Transit Survey. (credit: NGTS) If you've ever wanted to search for distant worlds, your time has c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 40 min. ago

The climate project that changed how we understand extreme weather

When a handful of scientists tried to publish rapid research into the role of climate change in record rainfall that lashed Britain in 2015, they were told their high-speed approach was "not science"......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 39 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. 40 min. ago

Microorganisms are sensitive to large-scale climate change in Antarctica

For a long time, scientists assumed that microorganisms, due to their broad distribution patterns, were much less affected by such climatic changes than plants and animals that often present very limited distribution areas. By examining fossils of An.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Scientists uncover the genetic pathway that colors bumble bee stripes

While most people in the U.S. may think of bumble bees as the standard yellow and black variety, there are an estimated 260 bee species that sport about 400 different color patterns. One reason many people associate bumble bees with distinct colors i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Steak Knife Made From Hardened Wood Is Three Times Sharper Than Steel

Scientists have used a new form of hardened wood to create a steak knife that is nearly three times sharper than a stainless steel dinner table knife. It can even be washed in the dishwasher! New Atlas reports: This hardy new form of wood is the hand.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Best cheap Dyson vacuum and fan deals for October 2021

It's pretty easy to find deals on Dyson's class-leading hardware to keep your home clean and healthy......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

How a deadly land fungus began killing marine mammals in the Salish Sea

In the early 2000s, a fungus infected hundreds of animals and people in British Columbia and Washington State. Scientists found that the disease also killed porpoises and dolphins in the Salish Sea—perhaps affecting cetaceans even earlier than peop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Owl unseen for 150 years has been photographed in the wild for the first time

British scientists working in Ghana have rediscovered a "holy grail" giant owl that has lurked almost unseen in African rainforests for 150 years......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Biodiversity of islands worldwide is in peril, scientists warn

Scientists are sounding the alarm. The biodiversity of islands around the world is becoming increasingly threatened, due in large part to habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive species and climate change. If healthy island environments are to be co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

US must act to protect climate migrants, government report says

National security officials warn that worsening heat waves, droughts and other climate-fueled hazards are likely to drive a surge in global migration in the coming decades, increasing political instability among the United States' allies and strength.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The next big thing: How do scientists bring hydrogen fuel cells from the laboratory to public life?

Fuel cells, due to their high efficiency and environment-friendly attributes in the process of electricity generation, are gaining popularity for Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) production, such as automobiles, forklifts, buses and airplanes. However, the co.....»»

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

Tribocatalysis: Challenges and perspectives

With an increasing global energy demands and environmental pollution, the development of alternative clean energy technologies has aroused widespread research interest. Harvesting and converting natural energy from the environment, such as solar ener.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Caribbean-South American plate boundary primed for major earthquake

Faults along the central portion of the Caribbean-South American tectonic plate boundary are primed to produce a powerful earthquake, posing a potentially serious hazard to northern Venezuela, according to an international team of scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The term "Anthropocene" isn"t perfect, but it shows us the scale of the environmental crisis we"ve caused

Earlier this year, scientists identified early warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, an ocean current that influences the climate of the North American east coast and much of western Europe......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Group ceases egg harvesting on one of two northern white rhinos following an ethical risk assessment

While attempting to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction through advanced assisted reproduction technologies, the scientists and conservationists of the BioRescue consortium place the highest value on respecting the life and welfare of.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Northern white rhino retired from world-first breeding project

Scientists attempting to bring back the near-extinct northern white rhinoceros announced Thursday they would stop harvesting eggs from one of two remaining live specimens involved in an unprecedented breeding programme......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021