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Njordarchaeota, a new candidate for a sister group to eukaryotes

The emergence of eukaryotic cells is considered as a critical biological evolutionary event on Earth. The origin of eukaryotes and eukaryosis are frontier issues in both life and Earth sciences. Currently, it is widely accepted that the origin of euk.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 20th, 2021

PlayStation Plans New Service To Take On Xbox Game Pass

Sony Group's PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft's popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony's plans and documents reviewed. Blooomberg: The service, code-named Spartacus, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Zoom allocates $85 million to settle class-action lawsuit, here"s how to claim your share

There are two groups that can file a claim to get a share of the $85 million pool. The first group includes those who paid for a Zoom Meetings App subscription between March 30th, 2016, and July 30th, 2021. In this case, users will be able to file a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Host and resident bacteria join forces to control fungi in plant roots

In nature, the roots of healthy plants are colonized by complex microbial communities of bacteria and filamentous eukaryotes (i.e., fungi and oomycetes, Fig. 1), the composition of which profoundly influences plant health. Maintaining a microbial equ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Qisda expects medical care revenues to grow 30% in 2022

Qisda expects 2021 sales from medical care products made by affiliated BenQ Group and outside partners to increase 37% on year and to rise another 30% in 2022 thanks to new clients and products to be launched, according to company vice president Harr.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

White House To Unveil Alliance To Curb Human Rights Abuse of Tech

The White House will unveil a group of countries next week that have pledged to work together to curb exports of technology that can be used by bad actors and repressive governments to violate human rights, senior administration officials said on Thu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains from Search Results Citing Dutch Court Order

Google has removed The Pirate Bay and more than 100 related domains from its search results in the Netherlands. The search engine points to a local pirate site-blocking order that was forwarded by anti-piracy group BREIN. The order targets ISPs and d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Activision Blizzard faces new pressure from group of state treasurers

Plus, employee organizer calls for CEO's resignation as she departs. Enlarge / Activision's publishing HQ in Santa Monica, California. (credit: Activision) The continuing lawsuits and investigations surrounding widespread repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

New evidence hints at volcanic activity within Venuses" Idunn Mons

An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests possible volcanic activity involving Venuses' Idunn Mons. In their paper published in The Planetary Science Journal, the group describes the evidence they found, but also note that.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

The shortest-period gas-giant exoplanet discovered with TESS

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international group of astronomers has detected a new, ultra-hot gas giant exoplanet with an extremely short orbital period. The newfound alien world, designated TOI-2109b is about five ti.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Compound shows promise for minimizing erratic movements in Parkinson’s patients

A new study has identified a promising drug candidate to minimize uncontrolled, erratic muscle movements, called dyskinesia, associated with Parkinson's disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Apple Loses Key Autos Engineer To Electric Aviation Startup Archer

Michael Schwekutsch, a director of engineering in the Apple Special Projects Group that's reportedly working on self-driving cars, has left to join electric air taxi start-up Archer as its senior VP of engineering. Schwekutsch noted the change on his.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Small-group learning can mitigate the effects of school closures, but only if teachers use it well

Schools aren't just where kids go to learn reading, math, science and history. The social skills they learn—like how to build and maintain relationships with peers—are also critical. This is particularly true as schools grapple with the aftereffe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

New dually charged, acid-resistant nanofiltration membranes for ion separation

A research group led by Prof. Wan Yinhua from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a novel dually charged acid-resistant nanofiltration (NF) membrane for efficient ion separation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill that could ban auto-checkout bots

The bill has been dubbed the "Stopping Grinch Bots Act," and it is being introduced by a group of Democratic lawmakers: Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal, New York's Paul Tonko and Charles Schumer, and finally, New Mexico's Ben Ray Luján. You'll find.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Planetary scientists discover brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, Northern Arizona University (NAU) Ph.D. candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

How to make a contact group on an iPhone

If you're arranging a party or group trip, texting each person individually can be a time-consuming hassle......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Ancient lineage of algae found to include five "cryptic" species

All land plants originated from a single evolutionary event when freshwater algae got a foothold on land, giving rise to an astonishing biodiversity of plants on earth. However, the group of algae that would later give rise to land plants had already.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Climate variability and dynamics across early-to-middle pliocene warm period provide clues for future climate change

A recent study by an international research group led by Prof. Ao Hong from the Institute of Earth Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed Asian climate variability and dynamics across the early-to-middle Pliocene Warm Period, thu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

All-optical computing based on convolutional neural networks

In a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances the research group of Professor Xiaoyong Hu and Professor Qihuang Gong from School of Physics, Peking University, China, propose a new strategy to realize ultrafast and ultralow-energy-consumption al.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Recent advances in optical dynamic meta-holography

In a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances the research group of Professor Xiong Wei, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, discuss recent advances in optical dynamic meta-holography......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021