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How tiny cracks lead to large-scale faults

The geological and topographical features that make up the world we live in are shaped in large part by faults and fractures in Earth's brittle crust. Faults arise from preexisting microscopic imperfections within rock. When the rock is subjected to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 11th, 2024

Starliner Faces an Indefinite Wait in Space While NASA Investigates Its Faults

The space agency has pushed back the spacecraft’s return to an unspecified date in July, to give it more time to look into the problems that beset the vehicle on its journey into orbit......»»

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The Bikeriders review: a breezy, effortlessly cool motorcycle movie

Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, and Tom Hardy lead The Bikeriders, Jeff Nichols' confident and supremely cool new motorcycle movie......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

How a biocatalyst might boost the growth of microalgae

Living organisms consist to a large extent of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) compounds. These have to be taken in with food or, in the case of plants, produced through photosynthesis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Simons Observatory begins measurements to probe Big Bang inflation

Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe was born in a blur of mystery. The new Simons Observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert may soon answer the great scientific question of what happened in that tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Sunlight and plastic: A risky combination for bottled water safety

Plastic water bottles are ubiquitous due to their convenience, yet they harbor potential risks. Sunlight exposure can lead these containers to degrade and emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are potentially detrimental to human health. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Researchers describe how to tell if ChatGPT is confabulating

Finding out whether the AI is uncertain about facts or phrasing is the key. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) It's one of the world's worst-kept secrets that large language models give blatantly false answer.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Toyota Group suppliers Denso, Aisin scale back cross-shareholdings, filing shows

Denso had sold off its stakes in Toyota Boshoku, Toyota Tsusho, Toyoda Gosei and Hino Motors. Aisin also reduced its stakes in those companies to zero......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Toyota stops sale of Grand Highlander, Lexus TX over airbag issue

Toyota has stopped the sale of its 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX large three-row crossovers because a side-curtain airbag may not deploy......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Only 1 in 3 people enjoy talking about politics—researchers say the reasons are more social than political

One of the cornerstones of liberal democracies is the political debate on how to shape society. However, discussions about politics often lead to frustration or result in a long-term strain on social relationships......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Researchers create power-generating, gel electret-based device for wearable sensors

A team of researchers from NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), Hokkaido University and Meiji Pharmaceutical University has developed a gel electret capable of stably retaining a large electrostatic charge. The team then combined this gel.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Amid scorching heat, 900 people died in Saudi Arabia—climate change has made the Hajj pilgrimage more risky

Each year, millions of Muslims from across the world embark on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The mass migration is unparalleled in scale, and pilgrims face numerous health hazards......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

The 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake: A long, quiet initial rupture leading to multiplex fault ruptures

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on January 1, 2024, the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan was hit by a large earthquake with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.5. This earthquake, known as the 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake, registered a maximum seism.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

AMD just suffered a massive data breach that could reveal future products

AMD is investigating a data breach that could reveal future products, but it doesn't seem too concerned about the scale of the attack right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

YouTube cracks down on Premium plans bought with a VPN

It seems that YouTube is cracking down on Premium subscriptions bought using VPNs, so if that’s you, you might have your sub canceled. The post YouTube cracks down on Premium plans bought with a VPN appeared first on Phandroid. YouTube h.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

macOS Sonoma 14.5 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

Apple’s macOS Sonoma 14.5 update fixes problems, but we’re also seeing complaints about bugs, glitches, and performance issues. macOS Sonoma 14.5 went through a beta testing process, but problems have slipped through the cracks into the publi.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

EPA has lowered the screening level for lead in soil: Here"s what that could mean for households across the US

As spring phases into summer across the U.S., kids are spending more time outdoors. Playing outside is healthy in all kinds of ways, but it also poses some risks. One that many families may not be aware of is exposure to lead in soil, which is still.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

How glacier algae are challenging the way we think about evolution

People often underestimate tiny beings. But microscopic algal cells not only evolved to thrive in one of the most extreme habitats on Earth—glaciers—but are also shaping them......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Non-native plants and animals expanding ranges 100-times faster than native species, finds new research

An international team of scientists has recently found that non-native species are expanding their ranges many orders of magnitude faster than native ones, in large part due to inadvertent human help. Even seemingly sedentary non-native plants are mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Ohio train derailment caused chemical pollution falling to Earth"s surface across the US and beyond, study reveals

A new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters reveals that the environmental impact of the February 3, 2023, Norfolk Southern train accident in East Palestine, Ohio covered a very large geographical area. Inorganic pollutants re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

City sprawl is now large enough to sway global warming over land

Just how much heat does city sprawl add to large-scale warming? That's one longstanding question researchers sought to answer in a new study recently published in the journal One Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024