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Researchers develop sustainable removal of heavy metal contaminants from groundwater in India

Researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a novel remediation process for removing heavy metal contaminants such as arsenic from groundwater. The three-step method, which is patent.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 11th, 2024

Untangling the entangled: Quantum study shines fresh light on how neutrinos fuel supernovae

Researchers used quantum simulations to obtain new insights into the nature of neutrinos—the mysterious subatomic particles that abound throughout the universe—and their role in the deaths of massive stars......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

GM"s self-driving Cruise unit to pay $112,500 for delayed crash report

Cruise along with other self-driving vehicle companies like Alphabet's Waymo and Amazon's Zoox have come under heavy scrutiny because of safety concerns due to multiple crashes involving their vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Climate change makes India"s monsoons erratic. Can farmers still find a way to prosper?

Each year from June to September, a heavy band of rain makes its way from India's southwest coast to its northeastern borders, quenching farmers' thirsty fields......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Supporting the right small changes can have big impacts on climate action, say researchers

Small changes in our everyday actions can trigger significant, rapid societal shifts especially when it comes to climate action. A new IIASA-led study highlights the importance of analyzing these dynamics with a comprehensive framework to harness the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

The "15-minute city" might not be realistic for North America, researchers find

In the "15-minute city," a concept popularized in Europe, everything a resident might need on a daily basis is a short walk or bicycle ride away. A study by Transportation Research at McGill University (TRAM) suggests, however, that this model may no.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Focusing micromechanical polaritons in topologically nontrivial hyperbolic metasurfaces

Dr. Johan Christensen, leader of IMDEA Materials Institute's Mechanical and Acoustic Metamaterials research group, is among the researchers behind a pioneering study exploring the topological properties of metamaterials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Many more bacteria produce greenhouse gases than previously thought, study finds

Caltech researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes that enable a myriad of bacteria to "breathe" nitrate when in low-oxygen conditions. While this is an evolutionary advantage for bacterial survival, the process produces the greenhouse gas ni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Unlocking the entrepreneurial brain: New perspectives on cognitive flexibility

In a recent study led by the University of Liège researchers delved into the intersection of the fields of entrepreneurship and neuroscience, looking specifically at the cognitive flexibility of habitual entrepreneurs—those who repeatedly launch n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Key mechanism in nuclear reaction dynamics promises advances in nuclear physics

Researchers have made significant progress in understanding the transfer of neutrons in weakly bound nuclei. The experiment, performed at Legnaro National Laboratory, focused on the one-neutron stripping process in reactions involving lithium-6 and b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Inspired by nature: Synthetic nightshade molecule effective against leukemia cells

Nightshade plants produce a diverse array of compounds with therapeutic potential. Researchers at CeMM have now identified an artificial variant inspired by the Withanolides group that acts highly specifically against leukemia cells......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Science Is Full of Errors. Bounty Hunters Are Here to Find Them

A new project is paying researchers to find errors in other scientists’ work. The only problem? Even error hunters make mistakes......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

New research focuses on use of cactus pear in biofuel production

As much of the world prepares for hotter and drier growing seasons as the result of climate change, a research team led by University of Nevada, Reno researchers has identified several varieties of cactus pear that are particularly well-suited to pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Festivals can be a powerful force for sustainable lifestyle changes, new research shows

Festivals and mass gatherings can empower and inspire people making lifestyle changes for a sustainable future, according to new research from a vegan festival which suggests the power of these collective experiences may have been underestimated......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Researchers release first national study on partner-friendly support for dual-career academic jobseekers

In the first national study analyzing the support of academic couples, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a full ranking of universities by their partner-friendly status and resources for dual-career academi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

How I made my PC more sustainable, just in time for summer — and you can too

The summer months are rolling in and turning everyone's gaming room into a sweat box. Here's how to make yours more bearable in summer 2024......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

An efficient protein delivery system with spider minor ampullate silk protein nanoparticles

In a study published in the journal MedComm, researchers have developed an efficient protein delivery carrier based on spider silk proteins (spidroins), derived from Araneus ventricosus minor ampullate silk protein (MiSp). The MiSp-based nanoparticle.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Researchers describe how to tell if ChatGPT is confabulating

Finding out whether the AI is uncertain about facts or phrasing is the key. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) It's one of the world's worst-kept secrets that large language models give blatantly false answer.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Behavioral and computational study shows that social preferences can be inferred from decision speed alone

Researchers led by Sophie Bavard at the University of Hamburg, Germany, found that people can infer hidden social preferences by observing how fast others make social decisions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Greening the food supply chain: Developing sustainable food systems through interdisciplinary collaboration

Sustainability is a hot topic in just about every field that engages with the environment, including agriculture. An interdisciplinary group of researchers in UConn's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has published a paper outlinin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Only 1 in 3 people enjoy talking about politics—researchers say the reasons are more social than political

One of the cornerstones of liberal democracies is the political debate on how to shape society. However, discussions about politics often lead to frustration or result in a long-term strain on social relationships......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024