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Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

China"s Population May Start To Shrink This Year, New Birth Data Suggest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science.org: After many decades of growth, China's population could begin to shrink this year, suggest data released yesterday by China's National Bureau of Statistics. The numbers show that in 2021, China's b.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

The PinePhone Pro Brings Upgraded Hardware To the Linux Phone

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Pine64 is launching a major hardware upgrade in its quest to build a Linux smartphone. After the launch of the original PinePhone in 2019, the organization is now taking preorders for the PinePho.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

Felony Charges Are 1st In a Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

X2b5Ysb8 shares a report from ABC News: California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appea.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

Israeli Citizens Targeted By Police Using Pegasus Spyware, Report Claims

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The Israeli police allegedly conducted warrantless phone intercepts of Israeli citizens, including politicians and activists, using the NSO group's controversial Pegasus spyware, according to an.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

Winter Olympics: Athletes Advised To Use Burner Phones In Beijing

New submitter sperm shares a report from the BBC: The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audienc.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

T-Mobile’s 5G leads the pack in Ookla’s latest speed report

T-Mobile has once again taken the crown for the fastest and most consistent 5G speeds in the U.S. in Ookla's fourth-quarter market report......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News15 hr. 50 min. ago

Researchers find extra-pair paternity leads to cooperation in feeding and fending off threats in bird species

An international team of researchers has found that extra-pair paternity in pied flycatchers leads to cooperation between males and females in feeding and fending off threats. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

Tiny electric generators could accelerate wound healing

Tiny dressings that generate electricity in response to movement could accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration. Scientists in Taiwan reviewed the latest advances and potential applications of wound healing technology in the journal Science a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

Designing a science program for sky-monitoring telescope based on the moon

The SETI Institute teamed up with Louisiana State University (LSU) and Mississippi State University (MSU) to help students design the science program for AstronetX PBC's first lunar-based camera (L-CAM 1). The scientific program planning is funded by.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

Increase in marine heat waves threatens coastal habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation's largest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

Microsoft To Buy Activision Blizzard in $69 Billion Video Game Mega-Deal

Microsoft will buy the video game publisher Activision Blizzard in a $69 billion deal that would reshape the gaming landscape. From a report: The deal, if completed, would bring together Microsoft, which owns the Xbox game platform and the Xbox Game.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

Six-month Trial of a Four-day Working Week To Be Launched in the UK

More than 30 companies will take part in a trial of a four-day working week to "herald in a bold new way of working in 2022," researchers say. From a report: The global pandemic has impacted how long and where people work with Working From Home guida.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

Indonesia Names New Capital that Will Replace Jakarta

Indonesia has announced that its new capital will be called Nusantara, meaning "archipelago" in Javanese. From a report: The country's parliament approved a bill to relocate the capital from Jakarta, which is rapidly sinking. The idea of building a n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

ArXiv Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning

Runaway success and underfunding have led to growing pains for the preprint server. From a report: What started in 1989 as an e-mail list for a few dozen string theorists has now grown to a collection of more than two million papers -- and the centra.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

Intel To Unveil "Ultra Low-Voltage Bitcoin Mining ASIC" in February

Intel, one of the world's largest chipmakers, is likely to unveil a specialized crypto-mining chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February, according to the conference's agenda. From a report: One of Intel's "Highligh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study may lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 17 min. ago

Report indicates moving rapidly from financial stress to financial comfort may be possible

If a new report from the Financial Wellness Lab of Canada at Western University is any indication, moving from a financially stressed situation to a more comfortable level in a relatively short period of time may not be an impossible feat......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

A "chemical cocktail" of sewage, slurry and plastic is polluting English rivers

Poor water quality in English rivers is the result of chronic underinvestment and multiple failures in monitoring, governance and enforcement, a report from the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has claimed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Support for populist politics "collapsed" during the pandemic: global report

Support for populist parties and politicians, and agreement with populist sentiment, has diminished during the pandemic, according to a "mega-dataset" taking in attitudes of over half a million people across 109 countries since 2020......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Proof of Concept Verifies Physics That Could Enable Quantum Batteries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: For the first time, a team of scientists has now demonstrated the quantum mechanical principle of superabsorption that underpins quantum batteries in a proof-of-concept device. "Superabsorption is a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022