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Northern permafrost region emits more greenhouse gases than it captures, study finds

Permafrost underlies about 14 million square kilometers of land in and around the Arctic. The top 3 meters contain an estimated 1 trillion metric tons of carbon and 55 billion metric tons of nitrogen. Historically, the northern permafrost region has.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 15th, 2024

Saturday Citations: Mediterranean diet racks up more points; persistent quantum coherence; vegan dogs

This week, we reported on the birth throes of black holes, the questionable assertions of a study about vegan dogs and a technique for observing entanglement without breaking quantum coherence......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Study examines low-permittivity dielectric ceramics for microwave/millimeter-wave communication

Microwave dielectric ceramics are the cornerstone of wireless communication devices, widely utilized in mobile communications, satellite radar, GPS, Bluetooth, and WLAN applications. Components made from these ceramic materials, such as filters, reso.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Study reveals how a sugar-sensing protein acts as a "machine" to switch plant growth—and oil production—on and off

Proteins are molecular machines, with flexible pieces and moving parts. Understanding how these parts move helps scientists unravel the function a protein plays in living things—and potentially how to change its effects. Biochemists at the U.S. Dep.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Weather eases Canadian oil sands city wildfire menace

Rain and cooler weather have halted the advance of a huge wildfire threatening the Canadian city of Fort McMurray in a major oil-producing region, officials said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

How your aurora photographs are helping NASA study solar storms

The most dramatic solar storm in decades wasn't only notable for the gorgeous colors seen in the sky -- it's also a way for scientists to learn about the sun......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2024

Study finds saying "please" may not be so polite in everyday requests

By kindergarten age, most children have been taught that "please" is a magic word. "Please" is an expression of politeness that shows courtesy and respect, turning a potential demand into a request that will—poof!—magically be granted......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Researchers calculate the carbon footprint of building a wooden house in Japan

Researchers at Kyushu University have published a comprehensive analysis on the carbon footprint of constructing a wooden house in Japan. The study covered the total amount of emissions produced, taking into consideration the entire supply chain incl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

How biodiversity-productivity relationships change along elevation in forests

A study published in the journal Forest Ecosystems has revealed that the relationship between biodiversity and forest productivity is not as straightforward as previously thought......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Sea otter study finds tool use allows access to larger prey, reduces tooth damage

Sea otters are one of the few animals that use tools to access their food, and a new study has found that individual sea otters that use tools—most of whom are female—are able to eat larger prey and reduce tooth damage when their preferred prey b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Researchers develop a detector for continuously monitoring toxic gases

Most systems used to detect toxic gases in industrial or domestic settings can be used only once, or at best a few times. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a detector that could provide continuous monitoring for the presence of these gases, at l.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Utilizing scanning SQUID microscopy to investigate local magnetic response of Bi2212

Phase transitions in different states of matter, such as the condensation of gases into liquids or the transition from a normal metal to a superconducting state, can be described using Ginzburg-Landau symmetry-breaking theory. However, such a theory.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Transformation and mechanisms of climate wet/dry change on the northern Tibetan Plateau under global warming

Historical patterns of climate change can provide ways to predict future climate change. During geological history, the earth has experienced many warm periods of different time scales, such as the mid-Holocene warm period, the medieval climate anoma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Case study examines new product development in the fast fashion industry

In the world of fast fashion, new product development (NPD) is the main option for companies hoping to maintain relevance and competitiveness in an ever-changing market. NPD is a multifaceted process and covers the generation of ideas, design and imp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two—showing this has been happening for 155 million years

One of the wildest wonders of nature is the ability of some animals to reproduce by splitting in half. There is still so much we don't know about this process. So the discovery of a 155-million-year-old starfish fossil frozen partway through this pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Allyship is essential to new mothers returning to work, says study

Returning to work after parental leave can be one of the most challenging experiences for any parents, especially mothers, to navigate. Fortunately, there are simple, kind and thoughtful ways in which organizational members—regardless of formal sta.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Into the abyss: Understanding black hole formation through natal kicks and neutrino emission

A new study in Physical Review Letters explores the conditions of black hole formation from dying stars, particularly the role of neutrino-induced natal kicks in the formation process......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

How saber-toothed tigers acquired their long upper canine teeth

An international team led by scientists from the University of Liège has investigated the evolutionary patterns behind the development of saber teeth, with some unexpected results along the way. Their study has been published in the journal Current.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Study shows regenerating worms have genetic control over their algal partners

Many organisms are far more complex than just a single species. Humans, for example, are full of a variety of microbes. Some creatures have even more special connections, though......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Product showcase: Block ads, cookie pop-ups, trackers with CleanWeb

A study by PageFair revealed that ad blocker usage surged by 30% in 2016 alone, reflecting a growing public concern for privacy and uninterrupted browsing. Fast-forward to today, and the numbers are even more dramatic. According to Forbes, Americans.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024

Hawaii study shows almost 75% of Maui wildfire survey participants have respiratory issues

A University of Hawaii study examining the health effects of last year's deadly wildfires on Maui found that up to 74% of participants may have difficulty breathing and otherwise have poor respiratory health, and almost half showed signs of compromis.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 16th, 2024