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Combining Materials May Support Unique Superconductivity for Quantum Computing

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:53

A new fusion of materials, each with special electrical properties, has all the components required for a unique type of superconductivity that could provide the basis for more robust quantum computing. 

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First-of-its-Kind Plastics Recycling Microfactory to Transform Waste, Create New Jobs

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:35

A new plastics recycling and remanufacturing “microfactory” will convert waste materials into new products, provide skilled job opportunities and create a cooperative business model in Phoenix.

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Major New Interdisciplinary Study Will Track Impact of Cultured Meat on Society

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:29

Law, sociology and biochemical engineering experts have joined forces to assess the risks and impact of cultured meat, a novel alternative animal protein, as part of a major new interdisciplinary study funded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society with support from the Leverhulme Trust.

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UM Grad's Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Irrigation in the West

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:27

In a groundbreaking study that could reshape our understanding and management of water resources in the Western United States, David Ketchum, a 2023 graduate of the University of Montana systems ecology Ph.D. program, has unveiled a 35-year analysis quantifying the interconnected impacts of climate change and irrigation on surface water flows.

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After a Long Stretch of Record Heat, El Niño Begins to Wane

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:26

El Niño, when warm waters in the eastern Pacific fuel hotter weather globally, is beginning to recede, scientists say.

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Foul Fumes Pose Pollinator Problems

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 18:12

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has discovered a major cause for a drop in nighttime pollinator activity — and people are largely to blame.

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Scientists Reveal Why Blueberries Are Blue

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 18:10

Tiny external structures in the wax coating of blueberries give them their blue colour, researchers at the University of Bristol can reveal.

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Clusters of Atmospheric Rivers Amp Up California Storm Damages

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 17:44

Early in 2023, a series of storms dumped record-breaking amounts of rain and snow across California.

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1 in 5 Colorado Bumblebees are Endangered, New Report Says

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 17:40

On a cliffside at Mesa Verde National Park in southern Colorado, a fuzzy bee was industriously gnawing at the red sandstone.

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More Reporting Needed to Show Progress on Ontario Municipal Climate and Sustainability Plans

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 17:30

While sustainability reporting is a widespread practice in the private sector, new research shows that the same cannot be said for Ontario municipalities.

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UBC Researchers Advocate for Sustainable Logging to Safeguard Against Global Flood Risks

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:38

It’s time to recognize the power of healthy forests in managing global growing flood risk, and to shift towards more sustainable forestry practices and policy.

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Sparrows Uniquely Adapted to Bay Area Marshes Are Losing Their Uniqueness

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:36

Increased interbreeding due to loss of tidal marsh habitat caused saltwater-adapted Savannah sparrows to lose their genetic distinctiveness.

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Mind the (Green) Gap

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:33

Color mixing is the process of combining two or more colors: red and green make yellow, blue and red make purple, red and green and blue make white.

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Paper Provides a Clearer Picture of Severe Hydro Hazards

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:49

Over the last two decades an estimated three billion people have been affected by water-related natural disasters such as droughts and floods.

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Offshore Wind Farms are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, New Concordia Study Shows

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:40

The hurrying pace of societal electrification is encouraging from a climate perspective.

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Useful Plant Species Largely Grow on Unprotected Lands, Study Finds

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:35

Humans make use of tens of thousands of different kinds of plants, many rare and endangered.

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Thousands of Emperor Penguins Discovered by Satellite

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:31

A careful study of satellite imagery has revealed four previously unknown colonies of emperor penguins along the edges of Antarctica, a promising discovery in a region increasingly endangered by climate change.

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