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New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 24th, 2021

Amazon’s Android apps come to the latest Windows 11 beta

Android app support has higher system requirements than Windows 11 itself. Enlarge / Android apps listed in the Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft) Windows 11 shipped without the promised support for Android apps from the Ama.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News1 hr. 0 min. ago

The Smartest Way to Use Rapid At-Home COVID Tests

The self-administered tests are sold over the counter, holding out the promise of safer gatherings. But interpreting results requires savvy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors

The consumer devices track pollutants as well as CO2—a proxy for potentially virus-laden human breath -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questions

Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here’s what we have learned so far -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Cigarette Smoke Kills Eye Cells

A new study reveals how tobacco from traditional or noncombusted cigarettes kills corneal cells -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder to Vaccinate the Rest of the World?

Wealthy countries have bought up most of the available vaccine doses for booster shots but still have far more than they need -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Michael Keaton"s Batman Returns To The Batcave In The Flash Movie Image

DC's The Flash movie trailer reveals Michael Keaton's Batman return, with the actor donning the Batsuit again in the upcoming movie. Ezra Miller will lead The Flash film as Barry Allen, reprising his DC Extended Universe role in his fi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

More Covid Vaccine Boosters Are Coming. Who Should Get Them?

Federal advisers meet again this week to discuss third shots, but it’s still not clear what the best timing is—or what the US owes the world......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Research suggests canals can help the UK to cope with the climate emergency

Research published by The University of Manchester and the Canal & River Trust has shown that the presence of canal water can cool urban areas by up to 1.6°C during heatwaves in a 100-meter-wide corridor along the waterway......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

New tool offers ways to improve CRISPR gene-editing method

The ability to edit the genome by altering the DNA sequence inside a living cell is powerful for research and holds enormous promise for the treatment of diseases. However, existing genome editing technologies frequently result in unwanted mutations.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Study reveals patterns of fern communities turnover during the late triassic mass extinction

The end-Triassic mass extinction (ETME), one of the five most severe extinction events in Earth history, caused the disappearance of ~80 percent of all species......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

It's been over 20 months since the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 as a global health emergency and pandemic. It's estimated that the resulting reductions in travel in 2020 alone wiped US$4.5 trillion from the global tourism economy and.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

Maintaining a transformational trajectory

While navigating recovery from Covid, we are by no means out of the storm, therefore, employing transformational technology will be a critical component of success......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 0 min. ago

Viruses are both the villains and heroes of life as we know it

Viruses have a bad reputation. They are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and a long list of maladies that have plagued humanity since time immemorial. Is there anything to celebrate about them?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 28 min. ago

Simulating chaotic interactions of three black holes

Dutch student Arend Moerman (Leiden University, the Netherlands) has defended his thesis research on the simulation of chaotic interactions of three black holes. The simulations, which he carried out together with researchers from Leiden and Oxford,.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 0 min. ago

Can Asia see the unicorn boom?

In a world where "money is cheap," unicorns, the companies with a valuation of more than $1 billion, are born in an accelerated mode during the COVID-19 pandemic era......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 0 min. ago

X-ray analysis reveals hidden composition under iconic portrait of the Lavoisiers

Painting was likely altered to appease growing French anti-aristocratic sentiment. Enlarge The French 18th-century chemist Antoine Lavoisier is a complicated historical figure. Scientifically, of course, he is an undisputed.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 28 min. ago

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that grounded Boeing’s Starliner

NASA negotiating with SpaceX for additional crew missions to space station. Enlarge / The Boeing Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 is seen at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. (credit: NA.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 28 min. ago

Coal bucks 15-year decline in US with 22% increase as natural gas prices rise

Record fossil fuel prices are contributing to inflation across the economy. Enlarge / Heavy equipment moves coal into piles at PacifiCorp's Hunter coal-fired power plant outside of Castle Dale, Utah. (credit: GEORGE FREY / AFP).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 up for preorder Wednesday ahead of FDA review

States will have 3 preorder windows in anticipation of a rollout in early Nov. Enlarge / A thirteen-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH P.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021