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The underestimated impact of vapor pressure deficit on terrestrial carbon cycle

This study is led by Dr. Bin He (College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University) and Dr. Wenping Yuan (School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University). Terrestrial ecosystem, as a major carbon sink, plays an impo.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekOct 25th, 2021

We transformed a London borough into a game to get fewer people traveling by car

Here's what happened. Enlarge (credit: Jacqui Brown / Flickr) In England, only 37 percent of adults aged 16 or over travel actively (walk, cycle, scoot, or wheel to get from place to place) at least twice a month. We need to f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 15 min. ago

Top Vaccine Makers Already Preparing to Fight Omicron Coronavirus Variant

While the Omicron mutation might "impact" the effectiveness of our current vaccines, they're "super unlikely" to render them useless, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. And USA Today reports that vaccin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

How warm weather or bright lights can influence tree greening

Lin Meng has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for research she conducted on how both global warming and bright city lights can impact phenology in trees (when they begin to grow leaves i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact

Meditation toys to help kids manage their feelings. A Lego kit for coding, with a focus on problem-solving skills. And an Amazon video chat portal that uses holograms, games and puzzles to keep little ones engaged on calls......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

New study shows electric fields can improve the efficiency of wastewater purification

Ammonia is one of many pollutants present in wastewater and can be toxic for marine and terrestrial life. Therefore, in a process called air stripping, it is removed from wastewater and later used as a fertilizer or fuel. Air stripping converts ammon.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Germany Considers a Full Covid Lockdown and Mandatory Vaccines

Germany is set to decide on tougher Covid-19 restrictions and could even opt for a full lockdown amid record daily infections and mounting pressure on hospitals. From a report: Olaf Scholz, Germany's chancellor-designate, said Wednesday that the Covi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

How Augmented Reality can Help you with Remote Collaboration

Augmented Reality or AR is one technology that is expected to become the face of the tech world in the post-pandemic world. As the world reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to realize the use cases of tech solutions such as A.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Researchers study factors that impact degree of pleasure derived from hugs

A small team of researchers at the University of London has attempted to measure the factors that influence the amount of pleasure a person receives from hugging another person. In their paper published in the journal Acta Psychologica, the group des.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Which Instant Pot should you buy on Black Friday?

It's Black Friday, and you want to know the best Instant Pot to pick up. Dive in and we'll walk you through our top pressure cooker pick......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Fitbit-like Amazon Halo View fitness tracker is $30 OFF for Black Friday

Whether you like to walk, cycle, run, or hit the gym, you'll want to check out this Amazon Halo View Black Friday deal......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

US adds a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist

The Biden administration is piling more pressure on Chinese companies it claims could undermine US national security......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

China"s carbon emissions fall for first time since COVID lockdowns: report

China's CO2 emissions fell in the third quarter for the first time since the country reopened from COVID-19 lockdowns, research published Thursday showed, in what experts said could mark a carbon "turning point" for the country......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Instagram head to testify before Senate subcommittee about the platform"s impact on kids

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Can Earth"s Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis?

Powerful climate models have helped dispel any uncertainty about the scale of the climate crisis the world faces. But these models are large global simulations that can't tell us much about how climate change will impact our daily lives or how to re.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

New ultrahard diamond glass synthesized

Carnegie's Yingwei Fei and Lin Wang were part of an international research team that synthesized a new ultrahard form of carbon glass with a wealth of potential practical applications for devices and electronics. It is the hardest known glass with th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Genshin Impact Update 2.30 Patch Notes Confirmed As Shadows Amidst Snowstorms Hits PS4, PS5

The Genshin Impact update 2.30 patch notes have been detailed by miHoYo. Find out what's new with Genshin Impact 2.3 Shadows Amidst Snowstorms here. The post Genshin Impact Update 2.30 Patch Notes Confirmed As Shadows Amidst Snowstorms Hits PS4, PS5.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Battery-electric trains can deliver environmental justice, cost savings and resilience to the U.S.

Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in the U.S. because they account for only 2% of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Justinianic Plague was nothing like flu and may have struck England before it reached Constantinople, new study suggests

'Plague sceptics' are wrong to underestimate the devastating impact that bubonic plague had in the 6th to 8th centuries CE, argues a new study based on ancient texts and recent genetic discoveries. The same study suggests that bubonic plague may have.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

ICT assemblers facing liquidity pressure for some excessive components

While continuing to suffer shortage of certain chips, downstream ICT assemblers are also facing increasing capital flow pressure arising from high inventory of other components, prompting them to make inventory adjustments as the end of the year appr.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

EU Lawmakers Pass Strict New Rules Affecting Big US Tech

The lead committee in the European Parliament writing new tech rules passed measures Tuesday that could impact major U.S. and European tech companies. Lawmakers voted to approve measures in the draft Digital Markets Act that could mean: 1. A company'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2021