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How cities can avoid "green gentrification" and make urban forests accessible

Many people have developed stronger relationships with urban nature during the pandemic. Some have enjoyed views of nearby trees and gardens during periods of isolation, taken walks after Zoom-filled days or socialized at a distance with friends in l.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 10th, 2021

Mapping the cellular circuits behind spitting

For over a decade, researchers have known that the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans can detect and avoid short-wavelength light, despite lacking eyes and the light-absorbing molecules required for sight. As a graduate student in the Horvitz lab, Nikh.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 22 min. ago

Smart water tank to improve platypus breeding odds

Water authorities will be turning to Melburnians to help with a novel system of 'smart' rainwater tanks and urban lakes that can provide crucial water to support platypus habitat when it's most needed—just before the breeding season......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

People living in dense parts of UK cities found to be more lonely

A team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong and one from Oxford University has found that people who live in the denser parts of U.K. cities tend to be lonelier than people living in more open areas. In their paper published in the journal.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

Ability of urban trees, soils to maintain critical ecosystem services

If you're a tree, country life is much easier than city living. Rural trees—which can live long, productive lives of sometimes more than 100 years—draw on vast resources of an extensive forest network of nearby trees. In urban areas, friendly, ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News15 hr. 22 min. ago

Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here"s why

You may have seen the before-and-after-lockdown photos of major cities that appear to show dramatic changes in air quality. In one, the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi is barely visible amid the smog. Then, during lockdown, it's clearly visible.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News15 hr. 22 min. ago

Retired EV power batteries might be a solution for insufficient charging facilities

The deployment of EV power charging facilities in Taiwan is not yet sufficient, in order to meet the demand for the fast-growing development of electric vehicles (EVs). Kim Tsai, chairman for the Taiwan E-intelligent Vehicle & Green Energy Tech Assoc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 22 min. ago

Retried EV power batteries might be a solution for insufficient charging facilities

The deployment of EV power charging facilities in Taiwan is not yet sufficient, in order to meet the demand for the fast-growing development of electric vehicles (EVs). Kim Tsai, chairman for the Taiwan E-intelligent Vehicle & Green Energy Tech Assoc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News20 hr. 54 min. ago

Trapped saltwater caused mangrove death after Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida in September of 2017, the storm buffeted coastal mangrove forests with winds over 116 mph—strong enough to rip off leaves, break branches, and snap tree trunks in half. Of the mangrove forest damaged by Hurr.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Tracking The NYC Subway Using FPGAs

Using tech to do the important things, like avoid waiting around a subway station for 20 minutes The post Tracking The NYC Subway Using FPGAs appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers......»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Researchers investigate the productivity of kelp forests, sans the iconic kelp

A lush canopy is a defining feature of most of the planet's forests. But canopy-forming species can be particularly vulnerable to disturbances and environmental change. So the question is: What is a forest without its trees?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New York City"s hidden old-growth forests

In the popular imagination, New York City is a mass of soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. But many of the city's 1 million buildings are not that modern. Behind their brick-and-mortar facades, its numerous 19th- and early 20th-century warehouses, comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Sunny-Day Flooding Is About to Become More Than a Nuisance

Sea level rise will soon combine with a host of other environmental factors to produce dozens of floods each fall in US coastal cities......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

As Asian cities sink, managed retreat must be tabled

Even as Asia's megacities continue to submerge, officials of one small Philippine city are planning a major US$460 million reclamation project that will damage or sink their beautiful seaside city into the dark blue southern sea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Is Remote Work Forcing Smaller Cities to Compete With Big Tech Salaries?

Remote working seems like a boon to smaller cities, Reuters reports: About 30 per cent of remote workers plan on moving, according to two recent surveys: an April poll of 1,000 tech workers by nonprofit One America Works and a June survey of 1,006 na.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Review: The Green Knight weaves a compelling coming-of-age fantasy quest

David Lowery's atmospheric film is as richly textured and layered as the original poem. Enlarge / Dev Patel stars as Gawain—nephew to King Arthur and an aspiring knight—in The Green Knight, filmmaker David Lowery's mesmerizing adaptation of.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Palit tells customers to avoid second hand graphics card used for mining

With Ethereum hovering around $2,300 per token and difficulty back to more than 7.0P, crypto-currency mining isn't as profitable as it was earlier this year. Mineable crypto alternatives are not much better than Ethereum, leading miners to sell some.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

"Greening" biomaterials and scaffolds used in regenerative medicine

Green manufacturing is becoming an increasingly critical process across industries, propelled by a growing awareness of the negative environmental and health impacts associated with traditional practices. In the biomaterials industry, electrospinning.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

As China Boomed, It Didn"t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China's breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week's dramatic floods showed that much will have to change. From a report: China's breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities wher.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Sony unlocks PlayStation 5 M.2 SSD expansion bay, but only for beta testers

First and foremost, the expansion port is currently only accessible to users participating in the PS5 system software beta program (technically, anyone can physically access the port, but you’ll need the right software to make it work)......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of eDNA in the calculation of marine biodiversity

For almost 20 years, researchers at the Santa Barbara Coastal Long-Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER) site have conducted detailed censuses of the majestic kelp forests off Santa Barbara. By counting fish species and placing them in the context of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021