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Scientists reduce uncertainty in forest carbon storage calculations

Investors who bet on tropical forest conservation and reforestation to solve global warming by storing carbon in wood face huge uncertainties because the science behind predicting carbon stocks is still shaky. Even the best Earth Systems Models fail.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

The best cloud storage services for 2021

Protecting your files with cloud storage is a great way to keep your data safe. Here are the best providers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 17 min. ago

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in t.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

Nanodiamond sensors can act as both heat sources and thermometers

A team of scientists from Osaka University, the University of Queensland and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells. When irra.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean

A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming f.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

As it turns out, the Biden administration will listen to scientists

“Science will always be at the forefront of my administration." Enlarge / Co-Founder & CEO of 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki President & Founding Director Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Professor, Eric Lander, speak onstage during the TIME 100 Hea.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Apple Fails To Overturn VirnetX Patent Verdict, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

A federal judge denied Apple's bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple's total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. From a report: In a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Why Cancer Cells Waste So Much Energy

MIT News: In the 1920s, German chemist Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells don't metabolize sugar the same way that healthy cells usually do. Since then, scientists have tried to figure out why cancer cells use this alternative pathway, which i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

FCA-PSA merger adds uncertainty to Peugeot"s U.S. return, brand chief says

A key rationale for the merger was to increase PSA's market coverage, but the addition of Fiat Chrysler brands such as Jeep and Ram ensures access to the key North American market......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ford, Audi, Daimler reduce German output on chip shortages

Ford will idle Focus production at its plant in Saarlouis, Germany, for a month starting next week because of semiconductor shortages......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

FCA-PSA merger adds uncertainty to Peugeot"s return to U.S., brand chief says

A key rationale for the merger was to increase PSA's market coverage, but the addition of Fiat Chrysler brands such as Jeep and Ram ensures access to the North American market......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Changes in nutrient storage and metabolism help fruit flies reach maturity

RIKEN developmental biologists have analyzed the transitions that precede metamorphosis in fruit fly larvae using experiments and mathematical modeling1. They have also identified the survival strategies underlying these transitions. While conducted.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: Ion beam breeding to the rescue

A research team led by scientists at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) has successfully created larger-than-usual strains of zooplankton—which are used in fish nurseries—by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Primer on carbon dioxide removal provides vital resource at critical time

Scientists say that any serious plan to address climate change should include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and policies, which makes the newly launched CDR Primer an especially vital resource, says Berkeley Lab scientist Margaret Torn, o.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands of thick-stemmed tall trees......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

2020 was Earth"s second-hottest year, just behind 2016

It's official: 2020 ranks as the second-hottest year on record for the planet, knocking 2019 down to third hottest, according to an analysis by NOAA scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Israel studies new forest home for endangered mountain gazelle

Israel is one of the last places where the endangered mountain gazelle roams in the wild but, as development shrinks their natural savannah habitat, ecologists are studying if they can also thrive in forests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Seagate to expand HDD storage capacity

With the amount of global data expected to grow over 40% over the next two years, Seagate has recently launched its latest 20TB hard disc drive (HDD) and is set to expand the storage capacity to 30TB and 50TB, according to Vic Huang, country manager.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

These scientists have a wildly futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Scientists stuck as China keeps foiling WHO investigation on virus origin

Two scientists are stuck in Singapore as the rest of the WHO team finally makes it to Wuhan. Enlarge / Health workers in personal protection suits stand next to buses at a cordoned-off section of the international airport in Wuhan on January 14,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

These scientists have a wild futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021