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New Antikythera mechanism analysis challenges century-old assumption

Physicists drew on statistical techniques used to analyze gravitational waves. Enlarge / Fragment of the Antikythera mechanism, circa 205 BC, housed in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. (credit: Fine A.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJul 10th, 2024

Marawi city study analyzes challenges and prospects for post-conflict peacebuilding in urban settings

Wars and conflicts leave devastating destruction in their wake. With so many conflicts now taking place in urban environments, scientists are studying how post-conflict peacebuilding happens in these urban settings......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Study of colorful crayfish challenges theories of bright coloration as adapted phenotype

A pair of biologists, one with West Liberty University, the other with Arizona State University, both in the U.S., has found evidence that challenges theories surrounding bright coloration always functioning as an adapted phenotype......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Popular climate assessment method can be enhanced to improve tipping point accuracy

The optimal fingerprinting method (OFM) has been used extensively to detect and attribute the effects of climate change. A recent analysis of the various assumptions used by OFM has revealed several ways the method could be improved to enhance its us.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Q&A: Researcher discusses how gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries

Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein almost a century ago, were detected for the first time in 2015. A new study led by Yanou Cui, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Can you do better than top-level AI models on these basic vision tests?

Abstract analysis that is trivial for humans often stymies GPT-4o, Gemini, and Sonnet. Enlarge / Whatever you do, don't ask the AI how many horizontal lines are in this image. (credit: Getty Images) In the last couple of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Frozen mammoth skin retained its chromosome structure

Features as small as 50 nanometers preserved in a 50,000-year-old sample. Enlarge (credit: LEONELLO CALVETTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY) One of the challenges of working with ancient DNA samples is that damage accumulates ove.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Paris dream of swimming in the Seine part of its Olympics vision

Going for a dip in the Seine on a hot summer's day has been the pipedream of many a Parisian since swimming in the river was formally banned a century ago......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Fires and climate are changing. The science must change as well, says paper

A new paper on the many ways wildfires affect people and the planet makes clear that as fires become more intense and frequent, the urgency for effective and proactive fire science grows. By addressing these challenges, the fire research community ai.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Swedish labor market consensus is far from the whole story, says researcher

Twentieth century Swedish labor market policy was not solely shaped by inter-class cooperation, but also by tough conflicts. Industrial rationalization and investments in new technology were met with protests from workers. A new doctoral thesis revea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Perceived warmth, competence predict callback decisions in meta-analysis of hiring experiments

Perceived warmth and competence predict the influence of race, gender and age on callback decisions, suggesting social perceptions might underlie such hiring bias. The meta-analysis of North American correspondence studies is published July 10, 2024.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Best Buy challenges Amazon Prime Day with $799 M2 MacBook Air deal

The MacBook Air M2 13-inch model is on sale for $799, the lowest price on record for the ultraportable laptop. This deal is especially enticing as it's $100 lower than Amazon and other merchants ahead of Prime Day.The MacBook Air M2 is now an unheard.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Brazil needs a new approach to measure climate migration

Devastating floods led to more than 175 deaths and 423,000 people displaced in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul in May. It was the state's worst natural catastrophe in almost a century, but Brazil is no stranger to mass population mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

New Antikythera mechanism analysis challenges century-old assumption

Physicists drew on statistical techniques used to analyze gravitational waves. Enlarge / Fragment of the Antikythera mechanism, circa 205 BC, housed in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. (credit: Fine A.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Team discovers a new defense mechanism in bacteria

When confronted with an antibiotic, toxic substance, or other source of considerable stress, bacteria are able to activate a defense mechanism using cell-to-cell communication to "warn" unaffected bacteria, which can then anticipate, shield themselve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Living in America"s wealthiest communities may not make you safer

One of the privileges the wealthiest Americans enjoy is living wherever they want. But new research published in Risk Analysis suggests they should be cautious when choosing their Shangri-La......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

AI analysis of zircons found in Australia suggest earlier start for plate tectonics

An international team of geophysicists has found evidence that the Earth experienced plate tectonics earlier than previously thought. In their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group analyzed zircons from Ja.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

Detecting defects in tomorrow"s technology: Study enhances understanding of likely candidate for next-generation chips

Silicon computer chips have served us well for more than half a century. The tiniest features on chips currently sold are approximately 3 nanometers—a startlingly small size given that a human hair is roughly 80,000 nanometers wide. Reducing the si.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

From fields to policy: Conserving China"s agricultural heritage systems

Agricultural heritage systems, the custodians of ancient farming practices, face unprecedented challenges from climate change and urbanization. A recent study presents a detailed geographical analysis coupled with strategic management approaches to c.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Tackling the climate and housing crises: Promoting compact living in Europe

Future European Union housing policy must address the twin challenges of providing adequate housing for all while drastically reducing current levels of resource use. Voluntary reductions in living space could make a significant contribution to achie.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Efficient water quality management could reduce future water scarcity by half

Global water scarcity, a result of both quantity and quality change, challenges the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. An international team of researchers has now developed a novel modeling approach to identify cost-effective combinat.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024