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Marie Bee Bloom"s biodegradable face masks blossom into wildflowers

From daisies to baby's breath, Dutch brand Marie Bee Bloom has embedded flower seeds into single-use rice paper masks in a bid to cut down on plastic pollution and give back to nature. Read more From daisies to baby's breath, Dutch brand Ma.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenMay 7th, 2021

Scottish rivers could face three times as many droughts

Some of Scotland's rivers could become hotspots for water scarcity, according to a new study from Heriot-Watt University and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 54 min. ago

CD Projekt Red does an about-face, says ransomware crooks are leaking data

Data taken in breach disclosed in February likely related to employees and contractors. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) CD Projekt Red, the maker of The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077, and other popular games, said on Friday that proprietary d.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits hands-on premiere: As good as “Legend of Pikmin” sounds

Hour-long demo proves this fall game is much more than a pretty face. These cute blobs are known as the "Rot," and when you're not running around kicking tree-monster butt, you can sit and even.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

UNESCO report calls for investments in science in the face of growing crises

Spending on science worldwide increased (+19 percent) between 2014 and 2018, as did the number of scientists (+13.7 percent). This trend has been further boosted by the COVID crisis, according to UNESCO's new science report, "The Race against Time fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Leaders who embrace on-job learning and listen to employees have more resilient teams, research show

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Better-fitting face masks greatly improve COVID-19 protection

Researchers have found that while N95 masks are effective barriers against airborne diseases like COVID-19, poorly fitting masks can have substantial leaks around the face that reduce their effectiveness and increase the risk of infection......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Combating maritime litter: Innovative solutions for fighting pollution in the oceans

Plastic bottles drifting in the sea; bags in the stomachs of turtles; COVID-19 masks dancing in the surf: Few images are as unpleasant to look at as those that show the contamination of our oceans. And few environmental issues are as urgent and as pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

The rocky road to accurate sea-level predictions

The type of material present under glaciers has a big impact on how fast they slide towards the ocean. Scientists face a challenging task to acquire data of this under-ice landscape, let alone how to represent it accurately in models of future sea-le.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cann.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Injectable microspheres to repair failing hearts

Biodegradable microspheres can be used to deliver heart cells generated from stem cells to repair damaged hearts after a heart attack, according to new findings by UCL researchers. This type of cell therapy could one day cure debilitating heart failu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Normal breathing sends saliva droplets 7 feet; masks shorten this

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control recommend keeping a certain distance between people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These social distancing recommendations are estimated from a variety of studies, but further rese.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Hospital suspends 178 health care workers for failing to get COVID vaccine

They have two weeks to become fully vaccinated or they face termination. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (credit: G.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Biden administration sets up "strike force" to go after China on trade

Though not explicitly directed at China, the review is part of a broader Biden administration strategy to shore up U.S. competitiveness in the face of economic challenges posed by the world's second-largest economy......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Businesses Face SSD Recycling Risks

Most organizations aren't doing their due diligence when it comes to making sure their IT recyclers are securely wiping sensitive data from their drives, reveals a recent study from Blancco......»»

Category: databaseSource:  infostorRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

CO2 reaches its highest level in more than 4 million years

As surely as the rains fall and flowers blossom, the Northern Hemisphere awakens every June to another, less inspiring rite of spring—a new peak level for global atmospheric carbon dioxide. This year, that number is 419 carbon dioxide molecules for.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Facemasks block expired particles, despite leakage at edges, study finds

A new study confirms that surgical masks effectively reduce outgoing airborne particles from talking or coughing, even after allowing for leakage around the edges of the mask......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

6 career options for ex-founders seeking their next adventure

As someone with "founder" on your resume, you face a greater challenge when trying to get a salaried job. You’ve already shown that you really want to lead a company and not just rise up the ladder. David Teten Contrib.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Fortnite is about to major visual upgrade on PC

The upcoming changes mean that explosions, fire, and content like slurp, clouds, and the ever-encroaching Storm will all look a lot better. What’s more, post-processing features like bloom and lens flare will also be added, alongside more general v.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Predicting the ocean: Improved forecast and insights for the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Marine forecasters face the challenge of predicting a very complex and constantly changing marine environment by applying ocean science, knowledge and technological skills to produce predictions of the state of the ocean......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Pollution-loving plants key to predicting adaptation to environmental change

Environmental change is happening so quickly that wild organisms can't keep up, and face substantial challenges. But some organisms may be able to adapt surprisingly rapidly to new circumstances. Predicting which species will be able to adapt quickly.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021