Scientists call for a tree planting drive to help tackle heat waves

Adding more natural areas across our towns and cities could cool them by up to 6°C during heat waves, according to new research from the University of Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE)......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagSep 18th, 2023

NASA"s OSIRIS-REx capsule arrives in Houston

The first U.S. asteroid sample, delivered by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to Earth on Sept. 24, has arrived at its permanent home at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it will be cared for, stored, and distributed to scientists worldwide......»»

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Another Person Just Got a Pig Heart. Scientists Have a Plan to Make it Last

The first human to receive a genetically engineered pig heart survived two months. Surgeons are hoping this transplant will last longer......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News5 hr. 29 min. ago

Decreasing biodiversity may promote spread of viruses

How are environmental changes, loss of biodiversity, and the spread of pathogens connected? The answer is a puzzle. Scientists from Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin in cooperation with the Leibniz-IZW have now described one piece of that puzzle.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 30 min. ago

RNA recovered from extinct animal in world first

Scientists have for the first time recovered RNA from an extinct species, the Tasmanian tiger, raising hope for the resurrection of animals once thought lost forever, Stockholm University researchers told AFP......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 30 min. ago

Exploring the effect of water on seismic wave attenuation in the upper mantle

The oceanic lithosphere, which constitutes the top layer including Earth's crust and mantle below the oceans, has long intrigued scientists due to its peculiar behavior. This layer appears to glide over a weaker region below called the asthenosphere,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 57 min. ago

Earthworms contribute to 6.5% of global grain production

Earthworms are important drivers of global food production, contributing to approximately 6.5% of grain yield and 2.3% of legumes produced worldwide each year, according to new work published by Colorado State University scientists in the journal Nat.....»»

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Scientists marry MRI, ultrasound, and optoacoustics for improved medical exams

Physicians and researchers rely on biomedical imaging to examine the structure and function of living tissue. This enables disease diagnostics and experiments that reveal the mechanisms behind pathologies and ways to treat them. The most popular tech.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 29 min. ago

These reindeer survived, isolated, for 7,000 years, but will they survive climate change?

Despite inbreeding and limited genetic diversity, the Svalbard reindeer has managed to adapt to extreme living conditions in record time—what researchers call a genetic paradox. But can they survive climate change?.....»»

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How NASA Is Protecting Its Precious Asteroid Bennu Sample

The OSIRIS-REx capsule containing a "treasure trove" of space rocks has now arrived at Johnson Space Center, where scientists will gingerly unpack it......»»

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Bacterial biosensors: The future of analyte detection

Scientists can do some nifty things with microbes, including engineering bacterial cells to sense and signal the presence of specific compounds. These microbial whole-cell biosensors have numerous purposes, from detecting toxins in the environment to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 29 min. ago

Google to remove retro feature from Gmail

The html browser experience has been a fundamental experience for Gmail users. It is receiving its final curtain call in 2024. The post Google to remove retro feature from Gmail appeared first on Phandroid. Those who are old enough to reme.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News12 hr. 30 min. ago

Scientists uncover a scaly surprise with new pangolin species

The small, scaly, and highly endangered pangolin has been keeping a secret: it comprises not eight species but nine, with a new one discovered through analysis of confiscated scales......»»

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Imaging the elusive skyrmion: Neutron tomography reveals their shapes and dynamics in bulk materials

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with colleagues elsewhere have employed neutron imaging and a reconstruction algorithm to reveal for the first time the 3D shapes and dynamics of very small tornado-like atomic m.....»»

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Humans could serve as sentinels for "forever chemicals" harm to wildlife health

A new paper published in Science of The Total Environment by Environmental Working Group scientists proposes an intriguing concept: Humans can serve as a valuable resource for understanding the impact on other animal species of the toxic "forever che.....»»

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Study shows ribosome-binding antibiotics can help some bacteria survive for longer

Scientists have found a surprising effect of some antibiotics on certain bacteria—that the drugs can sometimes benefit bacteria, helping them live longer......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

Scientists reveal what fuels wildfires in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Wildfires in California, exacerbated by human-driven climate change, are getting more severe. To better manage them, there's a growing need to know exactly what fuels the blazes after they ignite. In a study published in Environmental Research Letter.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

What is quantum squeezing?

How many times have you shown up to a video meeting with people at work only to find you have terrible internet that day? Maybe the others on the call are cutting in and out, or maybe your own signal is being corrupted on their screen. Regardless, ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

Did life exist on Mars? Other planets? With AI"s help, we may know soon

Scientists have discovered a simple and reliable test for signs of past or present life on other planets—"the holy grail of astrobiology.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

Beyond Bennu: How OSIRIS-REx is helping scientists study the sonic signature of meteoroids

In the high desert of Nevada, Elizabeth Silber watched NASA's Sample Return Capsule from OSIRIS-REx descend into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday, but unlike most scientists, she wasn't there for the asteroid rocks......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

We need urban trees more than ever—here"s how to save them from extreme heat

Australians are bracing for a hot spring and summer. The Bureau of Meteorology has finally declared El Niño is underway, making warmer and drier conditions more likely for large parts of the country. And we've just watched the Northern Hemisphere sw.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023