Study finds the fuel efficiency of one car may be cancelled by your next car purchase

In a recent collaborative study led by the University of Maryland (UMD), researchers find that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after springing for an eco-friendly vehicle. While this s.....»»

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Study reveals the complexity of microplastic pollution

Microplastics—small plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in length—are ubiquitous in the environment, and they can have significant effects on wildlife. A new study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals that there are mult.....»»

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Shanghai Auto Show: Five electric car brands to look out for in China

Robin Brant talks through five companies showcasing electric vehicles at the Shanghai Auto Show......»»

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Handwashing responsible for bacteria in sinks, largest non-hospital study shows

Handwashing is shaping communities of bacteria that live and grow in the plumbing of domestic sinks, scientists have found......»»

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Fixed network of smartphones provides earthquake early warning in Costa Rica

Earthquake early warnings can be delivered successfully using a small network of off-the-shelf smartphones attached to building baseboards, according to a study conducted in Costa Rica last year......»»

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Study could lead to production of more efficient optoelectronic devices

Diodes are widely used electronic devices that act as one-way switches for current. A well-known example is the LED (light-emitting diode), but there is a special class of diodes designed to make use of the phenomenon known as "quantum tunneling". Ca.....»»

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Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not have been solitary predators as popularly envisioned, but social carnivores similar to wolves, according to a n.....»»

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Genome editing in farm animals: Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors

Researchers at the TUM have demonstrated a way to efficiently study molecular mechanisms of disease resistance or biomedical issues in farm animals. Researchers are now able to introduce specific gene mutations into a desired organ or even correct ex.....»»

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Database developed on key mollusk to study pollution in coastal areas

Scrobiculariaplana is a type of wedge clam widely found along the coasts and estuaries of northern Europe, the Mediterranean and West Africa. Like other mollusks, it is used as a bioindicator to study pollution in these types of ecosystems, for its a.....»»

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A gene finding links severe canine juvenile epilepsy to mitochondrial dysfunction

In a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, researchers found a cause for severe epilepsy resulting in death in Parson Russell Terrier puppies at a few months of age. A change in the PITRM1 gene can lead to a dysfunction of mitochondria, the.....»»

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"Architects should be forbidden from designing cars" says commenter

In this week's comments update, readers are critiquing Heatherwick Studio's concept for an electric car and sharing their views on other top stories. Read more In this week's comments update, readers are critiquing Heatherwick Studio's conce.....»»

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Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate

Farshad Yousefi and Masoud Jalali used to drive through Palo Alto neighborhoods and marvel at the outrageous home prices. But the drives sparked an idea. They were not in a financial position to purchase a home in those neighborhoods (to be clear, no.....»»

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Tesla apologizes as anxiety grows after driver protest

The government and social media blowback stemmed from an embarrassing incident Tesla faced on Monday at the Shanghai Auto Show. An angry protester climbed on top of one of its display vehicles shouting that her car’s brakes had lost control......»»

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Alliance urges NHTSA to modernize new-vehicle evaluation program

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation has proposed five recommendations to keep the New Car Assessment Program current by evaluating and rating new and advanced safety and performance features in today's vehicles......»»

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How the language you speak aligns to your genetic origins and may impact research on your health

A new study challenges the presumption that all South-Eastern-Bantu speaking groups are a single genetic entity......»»

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Hydrogen is one future fuel oil execs and environmentalists could both support

Tehran, 1943: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill—hosted by the young Shah Reza Pahlavi—agree on plans for the two-front attack on Hitler while sketching out the east-west division of Europe. Holding the meeting in Iran, wi.....»»

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Cleaner fish from salmon farming affect wild populations

A growing demand for cleaner fish in salmon farms raises concerns about overfishing and human-mediated geneflow to wild populations. A recent study reveals that up to 20 percent of the local populations of corkwing wrasse in mid Norway may constitute.....»»

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Research demonstrates how small amounts of strain can be used to control a material"s properties

New research on an atomically-thin semiconductor demonstrates how a material's magnetism can be controlled using small amounts of strain. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, this study provides key insights for applications ranging from new spintroni.....»»

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Buying school uniform post-lockdown "unmanageable" for low income families

School uniforms present an unmanageable cost for families on a low income with children returning to school after lockdown, a new study from the University of York says......»»

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Declining male fertility increases climate change vulnerability

Male fertility may be the chink in the armor against climate change, according to a new study that suggests the loss of male fertility at high temperatures means many species—especially those restricted to the tropics—may be even more vulnerable.....»»

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Songwriters Are Getting Drastically Short-Changed In the Music-Streaming Economy, Study Shows

According to a new report by industry analysts Mark Mulligan and Keith Jopling of Midia Research, songwriters are getting drastically short-changed in the music-streaming economy. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: The 35-page rep.....»»

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