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Sequoia National Park"s Giant Forest unscathed by wildfire

The ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park's famed Giant Forest were unscathed Tuesday even though a wildfire has been burning near them on the western side of California's Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 21st, 2021

FBI Raids Chinese Point-of-Sale Giant PAX Technology

An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: U.S. federal investigators today raided the Florida offices of PAX Technology, a Chinese provider of point-of-sale devices used by millions of businesses and retailers globally. KrebsOnSecurit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 27 min. ago

Parasite that replaces a fish"s tongue caught at Texas state park

An unknown person working at Galveston Island Sate Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife, has posted a picture of a unique fish that was caught at the park on Facebook—it has no natural tongue. Instead, it has a tongue made up of a group of parasites know.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Using overpasses as shelter from tornado?

Meteorologists and emergency workers continue to contest the popular thinking that waiting out a tornado under an overpass is safe. According to the National Weather Service, doing so could actually increase the risk of death, in part because the win.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Advancing agriculture threatens the livelihoods of forest-dependent people

Forest-dependent people living across the Gran Chaco have been put on the map for the first time. As agribusiness expands into the dry forest on which they rely, the impact of that expansion on them has been difficult to document because their homest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Tube-in-tube structure going strong

Similar to grass stems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created nanostrut-connected tube-in-tubes that enable stronger low-density structural materials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

A new way to generate light through use of pre-existing defects in semiconductor materials

Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems Interdisciplinary Research Group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, together with collaborators at the MIT, National University of Singap.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Nutritional value of giant kelp decreases as sea temperatures increase

As a foundational species, giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is vital to the ecosystem of the temperate, shallow, nearshore waters where it grows. When the kelp flourishes, so do the communities that rely on the fast-growing species for food and shel.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Women politicians drive spending on education and healthcare, to a point

When women gain power in national legislatures such as the U.S. Senate or Israeli Knesset, countries begin to spend more on priorities like education and healthcare. .....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Blue Origin announces Orbital Reef, a commercial space station set to open this decade

Blue Origin has announced plans to build a space station in low Earth orbit. Dubbed Orbital Reef, the facility will be operated as a “mixed use business park” in space for commerce, research and tourism purposes......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

Giant Lemurs Are the First Mammals (Besides Us) Found To Use Rhythm

Indris’ dramatic family ‘songs’ show repeatable timing patterns -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News18 hr. 26 min. ago

Rescued from extinction, bison rediscover Romania mountains

Hoof prints in the mud, tree bark nibbled away: even if the newest residents of Romania's Carpathian mountain forest shy away from visitors, their traces are there for those who know where to look......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Tesla receives massive Model 3 order from car-rental giant Hertz

Tesla’s market value increased beyond $1 trillion on Monday after Hertz announced a plan to purchase 100,000 vehicles from the automaker......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Biggest Tech Companies Now Building the Biggest Data Pipes

Old-fashioned telecommunication carriers are falling behind in the global bandwidth race as global giants of content and cloud computing are building their own global networks. Facebook has commissioned electronics and IT giant NEC Corporation to bui.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Twitter"s algorithm favours right-leaning politics, research finds

The social-media giant has found tweets from parties on the political right are "amplified" more......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Will Apple be the last US tech giant left in China?

As Microsoft closes down the main version of LinkedIn, Apple looks more alone in China than ever......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Digicel Pacific: Australia"s Telstra buys Pacific firm "to block China"

The government and telecoms giant Telstra purchase Digicel Pacific in a joint venture......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Blue Origin wants to build a space station for ‘exotic hospitality’

Not content with 10-minute tourism rides to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos now wants to take a giant leap all of his own and build an orbital space station......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

New study finds black spruce trees struggling to regenerate amid more frequent arctic fires

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), finds that black spruce trees—a key species on the boreal landscape for millennia—are losing their resilience and capacity to regenerate in the face of warming.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

After drought, US west coast slammed by "bomb cyclone"

Severe thunderstorms bringing record rainfall hit northern California on Monday, following several months of gigantic forest fires caused by drought......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Latest climate plans don"t dent emissions: UN assessment

The latest round of national emissions cutting plans submitted under the Paris Agreement will make no material dent in short-term carbon pollution levels and still put Earth on course to warm 2.7C, the UN said Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021