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Study aims to help governments maximize profits from oil and gas auctions

Federal and state governments auction leases to oil and gas companies to extract natural resources from public land. A revamp of the auction system—utilizing a new model developed by a Rice University economist—could lead to more competitive bids.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 4th, 2021

97% of Earth"s land area may no longer be ecologically intact

Only between 2% and 3% of the Earth's terrestrial surface can be considered ecologically intact, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. This percentage is drastically lower than past assessments, which estimated.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 25 min. ago

Oracle Endeavors to Enhance the Employee Experience With Oracle Journeys

Oracle announced Oracle Journeys, a new platform that aims to deliver a more personalized and streamlined employee experience within Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News9 hr. 25 min. ago

Crypto firm Coinbase valued at more than oil giant BP

Coinbase, which runs a leading trading platform for Bitcoin, hit nearly $100bn in its stock market listing, before slipping......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News9 hr. 25 min. ago

Respiratory Study Launches To Discover How Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu. Apple Insider reports: "The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago

The American public is responsible for identifying over a quarter of new invasive species

New research by a team at Resources for the Future (RFF) has found that at least 27% of new pests in the United States were initially detected by members of the general public. The study, which was published today in the journal Conservation Science.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Channel migration plays leading role in river network evolution, study finds

A new study by former University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate student Jeffrey Kwang, now at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Abigail Langston, of Kansas State University; and Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Social wasps lose face recognition abilities in isolation

Just as humans are challenged from the social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Impacts of coronavirus lockdowns: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, has had an effect on pollution levels in the atmosphere. Researchers from across the world are using this unique opportunity to take measurements, co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Climate change is making it harder to good cup of coffee

Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future. This is the result of a new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest cof.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Scientists program microalgae"s "oil factory" to produce various oils

By combining the 'chassis' of an oil-producing microalgae with genes from a Cuphea plant, scientists from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), can turn the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

AT&T/Verizon workers’ union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities

"Three decades of of industry-driven deregulation have failed us," union says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | jangeltun) The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union is lobbying state governments to regulate Internet service providers as.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 25 min. ago

Oracle Endeavors To Enhance the Employee Experience With Oracle Journeys

Oracle announced Oracle Journeys, a new platform that aims to deliver a more personalized and streamlined employee experience within Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

I can’t believe it’s not meat! Mycelium meat replacement company aims for summer launch of first products

Meati, a company turning mycelium (the structural fibers of fungi) into healthier meat replacements for consumers, is prepping for a big summer rollout. Co-founder Tyler Huggins expects to have the first samples of its whole-cut steak and chicken pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform

PlexTrac, a Boise, ID-based security service that aims to provide a unified workflow automation platform for red and blue teams, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Noro-Moseley Partners and Madrona Venture.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 52 min. ago

Water and quantum magnets share critical physics

In physics, things exist in phases, such as solid, liquid and gas states. When something crosses from one phase to another, we talk about a phase transition—like water boiling into steam, turning from liquid to gas......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

New study reveals charge transfer at interface of spinel oxide and ceria during carbon monoxide oxidation

A recent study has unveiled the reason behind the exceptional catalytic performance of non-noble metal-base mixed catalysts. This is thanks to a new synthetic strategy for the production of cube-shaped catalysts that could further simplify the struct.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Tropical forest soils capture carbon under elevated nitrogen deposition

In a new study, Dr. Lu Xiankai and his colleagues from the South China Botanical Garden (SCBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) found that tropical forests can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) into soils and thus reduce emitted CO2. But how exact.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Bird feeders have reversed blackcaps" migration, with the fair weather visitors wintering in British and Irish gardens

Blackcaps typically visit Britain and Ireland during the spring and summer months to breed before migrating south to wintering areas in the Mediterranean. But, a study from Oxford University, the British Trust for Ornithology and the Max Planck Insti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Pale Blue Dot aims to be Europe’s premier early-stage climate investor and has $100 million to prove it

When Hampus Jakobsson, Heidi Lindvall, and Joel Larsson, all well-known players in the European venture ecosystem, began talking about their new firm Pale Blue Dot, they began by looking at the problems with venture capital. For the three entrepreneu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 25 min. ago