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Secrets of sargassum: Scientists advance knowledge of seaweed causing chaos in the Caribbean and West Africa

Researchers have been working to track and study floating sargassum, a prolific seaweed swamping Caribbean and West African shorelines, and causing environmental and economic harm. The study, "Changes in holopelagic Sargassum spp. biomass composition.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 27th, 2024

Shaping the future of polymer nanocarriers

Scientists have taken a significant step towards the development of tailor-made chiral nanocarriers with controllable release properties. These nanocarriers, inspired by nature's helical molecules like DNA and proteins, hold immense potential for tar.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 55 min. ago

Species composition and succession of coral reef fishes in Huaguang Reef, Xisha Islands

Huaguang Reef, one of the expansive atolls in the Xisha Islands, is completely mature, stretching 31 kilometers from east to west and 12 kilometers from north to south. Positioned as a concealed reef in the water, only the north and south gates are c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 55 min. ago

New study unveils formation secrets of tiny rare earth elements

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences have revealed a novel route to the formation of bastnäsite, a crucial mineral for the extraction of rare earth elements (REEs). Their work offers promise in one day making the extr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Using supercomputer researchers discover new clues to improving fusion confinement

Nuclear fusion—when two nuclei combine to form a new nucleus, thereby releasing energy—may be the clean, reliable, limitless power source of the future. But first, scientists must learn how to control its production......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Quantum annealer improves understanding of quantum many-body systems

Physicists have long been pursuing the idea of simulating quantum particles with a computer that is itself made up of quantum particles. This is exactly what scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have done together with colleagues from Slovenia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Jupiter"s upper atmosphere surprises astronomers

Using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, scientists observed the region above Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot to discover a variety of previously unseen features. The region, previously believed to be unremarkable in nature, hosts a variety.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Researchers use gold membrane to coax secrets out of surfaces

Using a special wafer-thin gold membrane, ETH researchers have made it significantly easier to study surfaces. The membrane makes it possible to measure properties of surfaces that are inaccessible to conventional methods......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Marine cloud brightening models show unexpected consequences of geoengineering

A combined team of Earth scientists and climate specialists at the University of California San Diego and the National Center for Atmospheric Research has found via modeling that geoengineering projects such as marine cloud brightening can have unexp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Sediments reveal the ancient ocean during a mass extinction event

About 183 million years ago, volcanic activity in modern South Africa unleashed an estimated 20,500 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the ocean–atmosphere system over a period of 300 to 500 thousand years. Known as the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic E.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Wildlife mystery: Why are gray whales swimming into San Francisco Bay in increasing numbers?

Gray whales have been veering off their normal routes along the West Coast and swimming under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay in unprecedented numbers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 23 min. ago

World not ready for climate change-fueled wildfires: Experts

The world is unprepared for the increasing ferocity of wildfires turbocharged by climate change, scientists say, as blazes from North America to Europe greet the northern hemisphere summer in the hottest year on record......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

New tipping point discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

A new and worrying way that large ice sheets can melt has been characterized by scientists for the first time. The research focuses on how relatively warm seawater can lap at the underside of ground-based ice, which can accelerate the movement of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

Scientists identify safe havens we must preserve to prevent "the sixth great extinction of life on Earth"

In a new article, a coalition of conservationists and researchers have shown how we can protect Earth's remaining biodiversity by conserving just a tiny percentage of the planet's surface. This affordable, achievable plan would make it possible for u.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

Using sound waves, scientists develop findings that challenge standard theories of solar convection

A team of solar physicists at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS), led by Research Scientist Chris S. Hanson, Ph.D., has revealed the interior structure of the sun's supergranules, a flow structure that transports heat fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

BlackSuit cybercrime gang blamed in CDK Global hack causing dealers" DMS outage

BlackSuit appears to be a group of Russian and Eastern European hackers with a history of working with a group known as Royal Ransomware......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Secrets of salt drop stains unveiled: New research decodes chemical composition from simple photos

Imagine zooming in on a dried drop of salt solution—each pattern a unique masterpiece, reminiscent of abstract art, yet no larger than the size of a penny......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Geologists expect Chang"e-6 lunar surface samples to contain volcanic rock and impact ejecta

On June 25, China's Chang'e-6 (CE-6) lunar probe is set to return to Earth, carrying the first surface samples collected from the farside of the moon. In anticipation of this historic event, scientists from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics at.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Indigenous data sovereignty can help save British Columbia"s wild salmon

Non-Indigenous scientists increasingly realize that Indigenous data are key to solving today's environmental challenges......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

What the 3.2 million-year-old Lucy fossil reveals about nudity and shame

Fifty years ago, scientists discovered a nearly complete fossilized skull and hundreds of pieces of bone of a 3.2-million-year-old female specimen of the genus Australopithecus afarensis, often described as "the mother of us all." During a celebratio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Space radiation can damage satellites—next-generation material could self-heal when exposed to cosmic rays

The space environment is harsh and full of extreme radiation. Scientists designing spacecraft and satellites need materials that can withstand these conditions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024