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Organic aerosols in remote regions are forming clouds and may have an underestimated effect on climate change

A research group from Nagoya University in Japan has developed a model to clarify the importance of analyzing the formation of clouds from human and natural particles. Since many climate models simplify the formation of atmospheric particles from org.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 5th, 2022

"Blue marble": How a half-century of climate change has altered the face of the Earth

In December 1972, NASA's final Apollo mission (Apollo 17) took the iconic "Blue Marble" photo of the whole Earth. Many, including science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, had expected that the sight of Earth from afar would instill the belief that ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

First Nations people often take on the "cultural load" in their workplaces—employers need to ease this burden

It's good practice for employers to consult staff when forming policies or guidelines. However, for some staff from diverse backgrounds, this creates extra work and pressure......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 21 min. ago

Climate change may cut US forest inventory by a fifth this century

A study led by a North Carolina State University researcher found that under more severe climate warming scenarios, the inventory of trees used for timber in the continental United States could decline by as much as 23% by 2100. The largest inventory.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

The hype is out of this world, but mining in space won"t save the Earth

We know the world must move to cleaner energy sources to head off the worst effects of climate change, but the technology required for the transition is very mineral-intensive. So where will all these resources come from?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies—Auckland"s floods could be a turning point

The clean-up from Auckland's devastating floods last week is just beginning but insurance companies will need to start thinking about what the record-breaking weather event will mean for future coverage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Video: Are wildfires getting worse? A NASA scientist explains

Are wildfires getting worse? Unfortunately, yes. Changes in our climate, along with other factors, have led to wildfires increasing in intensity, severity, size and duration......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Satellite remote sensing helps monitor lake CO2 dynamics at large scale

Lakes play an essential role in carbon cycle. However, current bottom-up estimates of CO2 emissions from lakes have significant uncertainties due to insufficient field data......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

New study highlights the impact of two new marine gases on climate models" accuracy

In addition to oxygen, nitrogen or carbon dioxide, the air we breathe contains small amounts of organic gases, such as benzene and toluene. These oxidize into small particles or aerosols that contribute to the condensation of water in the droplets th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Transforming the way cancer vaccines are designed and made

A new way to significantly increase the potency of almost any vaccine has been developed by researchers from the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University. The scientists used chemistry and nanotechnology to change t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Study finds unexpected interactions in formation of secondary organic aerosols in the atmosphere

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) consists of extremely small particles generated in the atmosphere from natural and human-made emissions. It is a major constituent of PM2.5 (particulate matter with a diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometers) worldwide th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Facebook apps can deliberately drain iPhone and Android batteries, says former employee

A data scientist formerly working for Meta says that Facebook apps can deliberately drain the batteries of both iPhones and Android smartphones, in order to examine the effect of low battery power on app performance … more… The post Facebook a.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

Critical QNAP NAS vulnerability fixed, update your device ASAP! (CVE-2022-27596)

QNAP Systems has fixed a critical vulnerability (CVE-2022-27596) affecting QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices, which could be exploited by remote attackers to inject malicious code into a vulnerable system. Luckily for QNAP NAS owners, there.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

Warmer climate may drive fungi to be more dangerous to our health

The world is filled with tiny creatures that find us delicious. Bacteria and viruses are the obvious bad guys, drivers of deadly global pandemics and annoying infections. But the pathogens we haven't had to reckon with as much—yet—are the fungi......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Microsoft outage appears to be largely resolved, restoring Outlook, Teams, Azure

A widescale Microsoft outage had many users unable to access Outlook, Teams, Azure, and more. The company says it is rolling back a network change it believes to be responsible for the problem … more… The post Microsoft outage appears to be la.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Apple drops COVID-19 test requirement, could WWDC expand in 2023?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of companies around the world to change the way they work, and that includes Apple. However, as the situation is now more under control, Apple is changing its policies for employees again, who will no longer ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

iOS 16.3 change review: Hardware security keys, HomePod feature updates, and more [Video] 

Earlier this week Apple officially released iOS 16.3 updates for iOS, iPadOS, and HomePod. The update brings several noteworthy changes and enhancements to these devices, headlined by support for hardware security keys for Apple IDs and the global r.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

9to5Mac Happy Hour 418: M2 MacBook Pro reviews, iPhone 15 design, Apple AR headset software details

Benjamin and Zac discuss a change to Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch, Apple’s newest TV+ ad, and reviewers have gotten a chance to go hands-on with the new M2 MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Plus, there’s new rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro chassis r.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Apple changing App Store prices in the UK and several other countries

Apple announced on Friday that it will soon change App Store prices in multiple countries, including Colombia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The price increases will take effect on both App Store apps and in-app purchases starting in Februar.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Apple Support app now available in over 100 new countries and languages

Apple is rolling out a major upgrade to the Apple Support application for iPhone and iPad. Starting today, the Apple Support app is now available in 118 new regions and offers support for three new languages. Head below for the full list of the coun.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Nothing Phone will attempt to crack US market in 2023

A new report confirms that the upcoming Phone (2) from Nothing will enter the US market in 2023, a significant change in marketing versus the company's previous smartphone.Nothing Phone (1)The company's Phone (1) launched in Europe, Asia, and the Mid.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023