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Papers explore massive plankton blooms with very different ecosystem impacts

"The big mystery about plankton is what controls its distribution and abundance, and what conditions lead to big plankton blooms," said Dennis McGillicuddy, Senior Scientist and Department Chair in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods H.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 7th, 2021

Proposed Federal Standard Would Require Cars To "Prevent or Limit Operation" By Impaired Drivers

On Sunday, a bipartisan group of Senators published draft text of a massive new bipartisan infrastructure bill, proposing more than a trillion dollars in spending and a vast array of far-reaching provisions. But a little-noticed section in the bill c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

Bringing discoveries to light: X-ray science at Argonne

For more than 25 years, the Advanced Photon Source's intense X-rays have enabled important breakthroughs. With a massive upgrade in the works, scientists will be able to see things at scale never seen before......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News10 hr. 58 min. ago

Ability of urban trees, soils to maintain critical ecosystem services

If you're a tree, country life is much easier than city living. Rural trees—which can live long, productive lives of sometimes more than 100 years—draw on vast resources of an extensive forest network of nearby trees. In urban areas, friendly, ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

Harmful algal blooms jeopardize health of reptiles, songbirds

Toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes region cause mixed reactions in wildlife, from higher stress levels to weaker immune systems......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

India active EV development impacts local supply chains

The India government and India-based automakers and motorcycle makers have been actively boosting the development and domestic production of two-, three- and four-wheel electric vehicles (EVs), but the ambition is impacting the local supply chain mak.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

India active to develop EV, but impacts local supply chains

The India government and India-based automakers and motorcycle makers have been actively boosting the development and domestic production of two-, three- and four-wheel electric vehicles (EVs), but the ambition is impacting the local supply chain mak.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

The Push For a "PBS For the Internet"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Astronomers spot light behind a black hole for the first time, reaffirming Einstein"s theory of general relativity

Led by Stanford University’s Dan Wilkins, the team focused on a black hole that is 10 million times as massive as our sun and located 1,800 million light years away in a galaxy called I Zwicky......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Damaged Hyperion plant is releasing partially treated sewage into Santa Monica Bay

More than two weeks after a flood of raw sewage inundated the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant and triggered a massive discharge into Santa Monica Bay, the damaged facility has continued to release millions of gallons of partially treated wastewater.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

First comprehensive assessment of climate change impacts on coasts and seas across the UK Overseas Territories

Professor John Turner and Dr. Gareth Williams of the School of Ocean Sciences were co-authors of the Indian Ocean Region Assessment which highlighted four priorities, which are the changes in coral species; changes to coral reef habitats; changes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Indian online insurer PolicyBazaar files for IPO, seeks to raise over $800 million

Indian online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar has filed for an initial public offering in which it is seeking to raise $809 million, becoming the fourth startup in the past two months from the South Asian market to explore public markets. In papers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

US Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Its Federal Prosecutors

In January America's federal Justice Department said there was no evidence that Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds breach had accessed classified systems, remembers the Associated Press. But today? The department said 80% of Microsoft emai.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Free Software Foundation Will Fund Papers on Issues Around Microsoft"s "GitHub Copilot"

GitHub's new "Copilot" tool (created by Microsoft and OpenAI) shares the autocompletion suggestions of an AI trained on code repositories. But can that violate the original coder's license? Now the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling for a clos.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Texas Instruments" New Calculator Will Run Programs Written in Python

"Dallas-based Texas Instruments' latest generation of calculators is getting a modern-day update with the addition of programming language Python," reports the Dallas Morning News: The goal is to expand students' ability to explore science, technolo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

How the Jaguar, King of the Forest, Might Save Its Ecosystem

With a new train line threatening its habitat, the big cat may be the key to protecting this Mexican reserve—and everything else in it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge

A change of command is one of the most delicate moments in the life cycle of any organization. If mishandled, the transition from one CEO to the next can result in massive downsides. Jason Dressel Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

"Greening" biomaterials and scaffolds used in regenerative medicine

Green manufacturing is becoming an increasingly critical process across industries, propelled by a growing awareness of the negative environmental and health impacts associated with traditional practices. In the biomaterials industry, electrospinning.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Apple Watch 6, Garmin Watch get massive price cut at Amazon

While the rugged Garmin Instinct can help monitor your health and outdoor adventures, the Apple Watch 6 is great looking and loaded with features......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021