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Understanding plants can boost wildland-fire modeling in an uncertain future

A new conceptual framework for incorporating the way plants use carbon and water, or plant dynamics, into fine-scale computer models of wildland fire provides a critical first step toward improved global fire forecasting......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 31st, 2023

Researchers discover a new plant species whose name tells a story

A new species and genus of fairy lantern, tiny glass-like white plants that feed on fungi, has been discovered in Japan. In a country known for its extensive flora research, the discovery of a new plant genus is extremely rare and has not occurred in.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2024

Researchers decipher mysterious growth habit of weeping peach trees

A basic premise of how plants grow is that shoots grow up and roots grow down. A new study, published in Plant Physiology, reveals the answer to a fascinating question: why do weeping tree varieties defy this natural growth pattern?.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2024

Printing the future: Tailoring chemistry for inorganic 3D micro-optics

In a recent publication in the journal Trends in Chemistry, researchers from the University of Twente delve into the potential of 3D printing ceramics in micro-optics. These tiny ceramic structures can potentially be used to generate light and store.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2024

A big boost to Europe’s climate change goals

A new policy called CBAM will assist Europe's ambition to become carbon neutral. Enlarge / Materials such as steel, cement, aluminum, electricity, fertilizer, hydrogen and iron will soon be subject to greenhouse gas emissions fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2024

Unlocking the secrets of geraniol: A key to enhanced disease resistance in tea plants

Geraniol contributes to the floral scent of tea (Camellia sinensis) and is abundant in tea plants, yet its biosynthesis and role in stress responses remain unclear......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

New tool helps decipher gene behavior

Scientists have extensively researched the structure and sequence of genetic material and its interactions with proteins in the hope of understanding how our genetics and environment interact with diseases. This research has partly focused on 'epigen.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Research on dynamics and FNTSM control of spacecraft with a film capture pocket system

In recent years, with the significant increase in space launch activities, the number of deorbited spacecraft has sharply risen, posing a serious impact on both active orbiting spacecraft and future space activities. Traditional rope net capture syst.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

An 80-mph speed record for glacier fracture helps reveal the physics of ice sheet collapse

There's enough water frozen in Greenland and Antarctic glaciers that if they melted, global seas would rise by many feet. What will happen to these glaciers over the coming decades is the biggest unknown in the future of rising seas, partly because g.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Researchers develop "foundational tool" for understanding behavior of hydride superconductors at high pressure

Hydrogen (like many of us) acts weird under pressure. Theory predicts that when crushed by the weight of more than a million times our atmosphere, this light, abundant, normally gaseous element first becomes a metal, and even more strangely, a superc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Double trouble at chromosome ends: New study alters our understanding of telomere biology

Half a century ago, scientists Jim Watson and Alexey Olovnikov independently realized that there was a problem with how our DNA gets copied. A quirk of linear DNA replication dictated that telomeres that protect the ends of chromosomes should have be.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Researchers develop a more precise carbon footprint measurement method

Bayreuth researchers want to calculate the carbon footprint of companies more accurately in the future. The term "carbon footprint" refers to the recording of climate-impacting greenhouse gases and the compilation of these in a greenhouse gas balance.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Under climate change, catastrophic bushfires in Australia can strike any time

Victorians were braced for the worst on Wednesday amid soaring temperatures and gusty winds, creating the state's worst fire conditions in years. Authorities have declared a "catastrophic" fire risk in some parts of the state......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Drying without dying: Tracing water scarcity coping mechanisms from mosses to flowering plants

Imagine you find the dried-up remains of a once green and lush philodendron on your bookshelf and realize you can't remember the last time you watered your houseplants. You soak the soil with water, hoping you can breathe life back into its desiccate.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

McLaren’s F1-inspired hypercar to sport gullwing doors

McLaren’s path to electrification will include the combustion engine for the foreseeable future......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

State-sponsored hackers know enterprise VPN appliances inside out

Suspected Chinese state-sponsored hackers leveraging Ivanti Connect Secure VPN flaws to breach a variety of organizations have demonstrated “a nuanced understanding of the appliance”, according to Mandiant incident responders and threat h.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Amazon"s latest Fire TV update has broken some third-party apps

You may find that some of your Fire TV apps aren't working today, as Amazon cracks down on modding......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Bosch, Microsoft team up to explore how generative AI can make vehicles safer

Robert Bosch, the world's largest parts supplier, and tech giant Microsoft are partnering to explore ways to use generative artificial intelligence to boost the effectiveness of vehicle safety systems......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

A liking for licking—sex and social status influence social grooming among free-ranging feral cattle in Hong Kong

Unique insights into the social lives of cattle revealed in a new study by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) can enhance our understanding of animal behavior and welfare. The study suggests that sex and social status influence soci.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Amazon bricks long-standing Fire TV apps with latest update

Affected apps include programs that let you bypass the Fire OS home screen. Enlarge / The Fire OS home screen advertising Ford. (credit: Bodhi Wire/YouTube) Amazon has issued an update to Fire TV streaming devices and t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2024

Apple under fire for disabling iPhone web apps—EU asks developers to weigh in

EU sent queries to Apple and app developers as Apple kills home screen web apps. Enlarge / An Apple Store in Hangzhou, China on February 20, 2024. European Commission officials are probing Apple's decision to remove hom.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2024