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Weather during mountain race tragedy was predicted, but its impact was not

On May 22, about 170 ultramarathon racers were climbing an eight kilometer stretch of sand and gravel to a mountain top in Yellow River Stone Forest Park in northwest China. Suddenly, it seemed, the temperature dropped, the wind picked up, and the sk.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 30th, 2021

Maker Faire Milwaukee Has A New Home For Its 7th Edition

Maker Faire Milwaukee returns with a new producer—Gearbox Labs—and new home at the Milwaukee School of Engineering! After cancelling the Faire in 2020, Gearbox Labs partnered with MSOE for this year’s event to underscore the impact of the make.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Tech enables social impact: Q&A with Joan Yao Kickstart Ventures VP

Tech can enable social impact, especially with capital funding. Joan Yao, VP of Investment of Kickstart Ventures, the corporate VC affiliated to Philippines' Globe Telecom, brought her story alive by sharing how tech enables social impact and her exp.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Top-5 notebook vendors see combined shipments slip in August, says Digitimes Research

The impact of chip shortages that are in varying degrees had a negative impact on the overall notebooks shipped by the world's top-5 notebook brands (excluding Apple) in August, which saw a 3% sequential drop, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Global ocean report shows unprecedented climate change impact, as Arctic registers record low ice levels

Arctic ice levels logged in the last two years have reached record lows, whilst per decade have—on average since 1979 to 2020—dropped by nearly 13%, a new vast report on the ocean worldwide shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Metals supercharge a promising method to bury harmful carbon dioxide under the sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration—sucking carbon out of the air and burying it. At this point, h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Healthcare professionals are important communicators for addressing climate change

An article published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health notes that medical and healthcare professionals are in a unique position to speak to patients and the broader community about the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

How to use marine ecosystem models to improve climate change impact forecasts

Millions of people depend on oceans for food and income. A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that at least 83 percent of the ocean's surface will continue to warm this century, which will negatively affect lives.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Appropriate pre­con­di­tion­ing and testing could reduce winter damage to seedlings

The growth of the trees in the boreal zone is based on the acclimation and adaptation of their annual cycle with the changes of the weather conditions during the four seasons. Winter damage would be one of the most difficult challenge for many differ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

The way you write could impact what you pay for a loan

A person's writing style can help lenders determine which borrowers are more likely to default on a loan, new research finds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Firefighters race to protect giant sequoias in California fires

Hundreds of firefighters were battling to protect several groves of giant sequoias in the United States on Monday, warning the enormous ancient trees were at risk from out-of-control blazes......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

The best exercise bikes of September 2021

Get high-quality cardio workouts without the damaging impact on joints from running or jogging......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Understanding photon collisions could aid search for physics beyond the Standard Model

Hot on the heels of proving an 87-year-old prediction that matter can be generated directly from light, Rice University physicists and their colleagues have detailed how that process may impact future studies of primordial plasma and physics beyond t.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Coral reef biodiversity predicted to shuffle rather than collapse as climate changes

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse, complex and productive ecosystems on the planet. Most of coral reef biodiversity consists of tiny organisms living deep within the three-dimensional reef matrix. Although largely unseen, this diver.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Evidence that a cosmic impact destroyed ancient city in the Jordan Valley

In the Middle Bronze Age (about 3,600 years ago or roughly 1650 BCE), the city of Tall el-Hammam was ascendant. Located on high ground in the southern Jordan Valley, northeast of the Dead Sea, the settlement in its time had become the largest continu.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Roku debuts new Streaming Stick 4K bundles, software update with voice and mobile features

Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products in a race to capture consumers’ attention before the holiday shopping season. Its upda.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Quantifying the ecosystem services of glaciers highlights their importance to humankind

As the world's glaciers disappear, one group of scientists is seeking to understand their impact on humans before they are gone. By applying the ecosystem services framework to glaciers, the authors of an August 2021 paper published in Ecosystem Serv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse?

A new study of the American West shows that climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy—the perfect conditions for deadly wildfires......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 19th, 2021

Fire weather is getting worse in the American West

Climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy Enlarge (credit: Kyle Monoon | Mercury News | Getty) California is famous for its beach weather, but it’s also growing increasingly infamous for its “fire weather,” which i.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 19th, 2021

California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world's largest tr.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 18th, 2021

Coalition pushes to increase universities" societal impacts, inclusivity

University promotion and tenure criteria and processes should be broadened and made more inclusive to value innovation, entrepreneurship and other forms of scholarly impact, a collaboration led by Oregon State University asserts today in a paper publ.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 16th, 2021