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Out-of-control Australian bushfire threatens Perth homes

Australian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in the west coast city of Perth......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 16th, 2021

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 24 min. ago

How to connect Alexa to your TV

Alexa is a powerful smart assistant; did you know she can even control your TV? Here's how to connect Alexa to your smart TV, set-top box, or streaming device......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Twistoptics—A new way to control optical nonlinearity

Nonlinear optics, a study of how light interacts with matter, is critical to many photonic applications, from the green laser pointers we're all familiar with to intense broadband (white) light sources for quantum photonics that enable optical quantu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Researchers discover how to control zinc in plants: Could help the world"s malnourished

Over 2 billion people worldwide are malnourished due to zinc deficiency. Led by the University of Copenhagen, an international team of researchers has discovered how plants sense zinc and use this knowledge to enhance plant zinc uptake, leading to an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Gene drives may help control invasive grey squirrel in the UK

Existing gene drive technologies could be combined to help control the invasive grey squirrel population in the UK with little risk to other populations, according to a modelling study published in Scientific Reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Chip shortages expected to worsen as Texas fabs struggle to restart production

As reported by Reuters, Samsung, NXP Semiconductors, and Infineon Technologies were all ordered to close their factories in Austin, Texas, last month so power could be prioritized for people's homes, a result of the winter storm that killed at least.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Australian teen dies after box jellyfish sting

An Australian teenager has died after a suspected box jellyfish sting, authorities said Thursday, in a rare case believed to be the country's first such death in 15 years......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Climate disasters prompt Australia"s first platypus refuge

The world's first dedicated platypus refuge will be established to rescue the unique Australian animals from climate change-fuelled crises, as bushfires and drought increasingly threaten their habitat......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes

Genomic surveillance -- using information about genetic differences between virus samples -- can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings, whose residents are at particular risk, according to new research......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

U.S. will review impact of SK Innovation ruling on Biden green transportation goals

Sen. Raphael Warnock said the ruling "seriously threatens" the viability of SK Innovation's $2.6 billion Georgia plant with 2,600 planned workers, currently under construction......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

CDC to release guide for life after vaccination—with normalcy still far off

There are small steps toward normal life, but most activities are still out of bounds. Enlarge / Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control. (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla) The Centers for Di.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Dear Sophie: Can you demystify the H-1B process and E-3 premium processing?

Can you help demystify the H-1B process and provide any tips? We also want to hire an Australian and transfer their E-3. How quickly can this be done? Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Humans control majority of freshwater ebb and flow on Earth, study finds

Humans have made a remarkable impact on the planet, from clearing forests for agriculture and urbanization to altering the chemistry of the atmosphere with fossil fuels. Now, a new study in the journal Nature reveals for the first time the extent of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Trans-Tasman study finds populations of common dolphin at risk

While consumers look out for the Dolphin Safe mark on seafood purchases, a major research stocktake of Australian-New Zealand waters gives new guidelines to managers of dolphin fisheries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Cuttlefish can pass the marshmallow test

Cuttlefish that were better at self-control also performed better on learning tests. Enlarge / A common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, in the Marine Resources Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. A new study finds the cut.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Contraception app Natural Cycles swipes at new rival from Clue

The founder of Natural Cycles criticises the approval of Clue Birth Control in the US......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Polymerization process of hydrogel microspheres on video

Aqueous free-radical precipitation polymerization is one of the most useful methods to prepare uniformly sized hydrogel microspheres (microgels), and an understanding of the polymerization mechanism is crucial to control the structure or physicochemi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

UNESCO reveals largest carbon stores found in Australian World Heritage Sites

Australia's marine World Heritage Sites are among the world's largest stores of carbon dioxide according to a new report from the United Nations, co-authored by an ECU marine science expert......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Microsoft’s new Outlook board puts calendars, reminders, and lists in one place

Microsoft's popular Outlook emailing service on the web is getting updates with new features designed to help you take control of your day and meetings......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Study reveals surprising history of world"s largest lizard

The unusual breeding history of the Earth's largest living lizard—the Komodo dragon—has been laid bare in a new study from The Australian National University......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021