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Using less-profitable farmland to grow bioenergy crops also supports biodiversity

An analysis by Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that using less-profitable farmland to grow bioenergy crops such as switchgrass could fuel not only clean energy, but also gains in biodiversity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

China shifting GM policy to grow more corn, soybean

China's status as the world's largest importer of soybean and corn for animal feed is expected to change once it approves new regulations to allow the planting of genetically modified (GM) seeds which will boost domestic production of these crops. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 13 min. ago

Microsoft set to purchase Activision Blizzard in $68.7 billion deal [Updated]

Industry-shaking purchase could grow Xbox's sizable slate of exclusive franchises. Enlarge Microsoft announced plans on Tuesday morning to purchase gaming mega-publisher Activision Blizzard for a record-setting $68.7 billio.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

Microsoft set to purchase Activision Blizzard in $68.7 billion deal

Industry-shaking purchase could grow Xbox's sizable slate of exclusive franchises. Enlarge Microsoft announced plans on Tuesday morning to purchase gaming mega-publisher Activision Blizzard for a record-setting $68.7 billio.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 14 min. ago

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated $63 billion annually in lost rice, wheat and maize crops, a new study says......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021, making it one of the most profitable years yet for cybercriminals in the severely isolated country, according to a new report. Hackers launched at least seven differ.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants may have trouble adapting to climate change

Picture a mature, broad-branched tree like an oak, maple or fig. How does it reproduce so that its offspring don't grow up in its shadow, fighting for light?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

How pathogens can turn off mitochondrial defense mechanisms

Mitochondria are known as energy suppliers for our cells, but they also play an important role in the defense against pathogens. They can initiate immune responses, and deprive pathogens of the nutrients they need to grow. A research team led by Lena.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Technological solutions to droughts

Perennial water shortages in California will likely only grow worse due to climate change. But emerging technologies offer hope—if Californians can stop taking water for granted, says David Feldman, UCI professor of urban planning & public policy a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Generous paid sick leave provisions boost company productivity and profitability

New research from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) shows companies that offer effective paid sick leave entitlement can significantly increase employee productivity and become more profitable......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway, this time entirely caused by human activi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Panel makers to add sensors, IVI to in-car displays

More and more new vehicles are equipped with smart cockpits as e-mobility takes off. According to data from Sigmaintell, total shipments of in-car displays are expected to grow 22% yea-on-year to 164 million sheets in 2021......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

KIA sets up EV6 charging stations at dealership in Taiwan

Kia is displaying its battery-powered EV (electric vehicle), EV6, and single-vehicle charging piles at the Kia EV6 Cafe, located at Taipei 101. The south Korean carmaker has seen sales in Taiwan grow by 40% to over 5,800 orders during 2021, the best.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

The Sun"s rings might be why Earth didn"t grow into a "Super-Earth"

"Pressure bumps" in the Sun's accretion disk when the planets were forming 4.5 billion years ago explain a lot about how the solar system developed......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Plants: RNA notes to self

How does a developing plant shoot know how, where, and when to grow? Dividing cells need to pass messages from one another to coordinate growth. In plants, important messages are packaged into RNA, which are sent from cell to cell. By studying the mu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Lost birds and mammals spell doom for some plants

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers have gauged how biodiversity loss of birds and mammals will impact plants' chances of adapting to human-induced climate warming......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is sinking. Can sediment save it?

In Vietnam's Mekong Delta, home to about 17 million people, large areas of land have been poldered for the cultivation of crops such as rice and shrimp. At the moment, the delta is on average less than a meter above sea level. But due to accelerated.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Dropbox starts testing native Apple M1 support

File-sharing service's latest macOS beta supports Arm. Enlarge / The 2021 MacBook Pro needs an emulator to run Dropbox's app. (credit: Samuel Axon) A recently released beta version of Dropbox's app for macOS has added support.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Highlights of the day: TSMC expects strong demand to continue in 1Q22

Robust chip demand for HPC device applications, as well as demand for automotive and smartphone chips, will buoy TSMC's sales performance during the quarter. TSMC expects its first-quarter 2022 sales to grow 7.4% sequentially. TSMC house reportedly h.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Fab toolmaker Marketech to enjoy 20-30% revenue surge in 2022

Significant orders from TSMC, ASE Technology, and Win Semiconductors will boost revenues at fab toolmaker Marketech Technology in 2022; revenues are forecast to grow 20-30% on year, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Measuring medicine use in livestock supports the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Measuring how much antimicrobial medication is given to food animals is key to understanding how to slow antimicrobial resistance, when dangerous microbes get so used to antimicrobials that they evolve stronger defenses against them. However, measuri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022