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Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees

Honey bee health has been on the decline for two decades, with U.S. and Canadian beekeepers now losing about 25 to 40% of their colonies annually. And queen bees are failing faster than they have in the past in their ability to reproduce. The reason.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Engineers find a way to control chemical catalysts with sculpted light

Like a person breaking up a cat fight, the role of catalysts in a chemical reaction is to hurry up the process—and come out of it intact. And, just as not every house in a neighborhood has someone willing to intervene in such a battle, not every pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago

Towards applications: ultra-low-loss on-chip zero-index materials

A refractive index of zero induces a wave vector with zero amplitude and undefined direction. Therefore, light propagating inside a zero-index medium does not accumulate any spatial phase advance, resulting in perfect spatial coherence. Such coherenc.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago

Is your check engine light on? Here are 10 possible reasons why

The orange check engine light is a car's way of telling you something is wrong, so it should never be ignored......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A new regime for analyzing properties of topological materials

Two recent studies demonstrate that there is a topological origin of two related metal alloys' ability to convert light into electrical current. New fundamental research on rhodium monosilicide (RhSi), published in NPJ Quantum Materials, and on cobal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance

The sun is the only star in our system. But many of the points of light in our night sky are not as lonely. By some estimates, more than three-quarters of all stars exist as binaries—with one companion—or in even more complex relationships. Stars.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Mich. supplier showcases technologies to fight distraction, virus

GHSP says its ultraviolet-light units help prevent coronavirus transmission in vehicles and its controllers help keep drivers' eyes on the road......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

This new module keeps Philips Hue bulbs connected even when the wall switch gets flipped

Philips Hue bulbs are pretty great, but they have a mortal enemy: the humble light switch. If you’ve got a Hue bulb tied to a standard light switch, flipping that switch means the Hue bulb loses power completely… along with any fancy tric.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Physical virology shows the dynamics of virus reproduction

The reproductive cycle of viruses requires self-assembly, maturation of virus particles and, after infection, the release of genetic material into a host cell. New physics-based technologies allow scientists to study the dynamics of this cycle and ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Samsung answers Apple with the $199 Galaxy Buds Pro

Even before the leaks, we all saw the Galaxy Buds Pro coming. It was a given that the company was planning to deliver its own take on Apple’s AirPods Pro, with improved sound quality and active noise canceling. The real secret weapon here, however,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Programmer has two password guesses left to save his $240 million of Bitcoin

The New York Times reports that the German-born programmer who lives in San Francisco was given the haul of Bitcoin over a decade ago, back when they were worth just a few dollars each. Thomas stored them in a digital wallet on his IronKey hard drive.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

MSI targets the productivity crowd with its sleek-looking Summit E13 Flip 2-in-1

Although MSI has been churning out thin and light laptops for quite some time with its gaming-focused Stealth series, it needed a different feature-set and design for competing in the productivity and business market. The company's new Summit E13 Fli.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Scientists discover the secret of Galapagos" rich ecosystem

New research has unlocked the mystery of how the Galápagos Islands, a rocky, volcanic outcrop, with only modest rainfall and vegetation, is able to sustain its unique wildlife habitats......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8M

With the proliferation of subscription services, combined with our lives becoming almost 100% digital, there’s a rising need to be able to manage these services. But most banks don’t have much of an answer. Step in Minna Technologies, which sells.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Pulsed ultraviolet light technology to improve egg safety, help poultry industry

Pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Historic snowfall chills Madrid slum to the bones

"We're not animals but dogs live better than us," sighs Lidia Arribas, who lives without electricity in a vast slum near Madrid where temperatures hit historic lows this week......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Robotic exoskeletons promise increased mobility and job assistance

The last several years have seen a substantial increase of ability for robotic exoskeleton technology. Completely understandable. For one thing, it’s that rare technology you encounter that really feels like it’s going to change lives for the bet.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Telegram blocks ‘dozens’ of hardcore hate channels threatening violence

With many social networks suddenly reevaluating their policies in light of recent political violence in the U.S., the popular messaging app Telegram is implementing a crackdown of its own. Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch that it has removed “d.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Telegram blocks ‘dozens’ of channels threatening violence

With many social networks suddenly reevaluating their policies in light of political violence in the U.S., the popular messaging app Telegram is implementing a crackdown of its own. Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch that it has removed “dozens&#.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Radar, reborn: How a new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous cars

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021