Science and Technology   Tue 28 Jan 17:06 GMT

Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies

Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies

A new study from Columbia Engineering and Harvard identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered that the insects exquisitely regulate their wing temperatures through both str…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'BBC News

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'BBC News

Glaciologists have described Thwaites Glacier as the "most important" glacier in the world, the "riskiest" glacier, even the "doomsday" glacier. A team of 40...

youtube.com - 2 hours ago

U.S. Stocks Climb After Virus-Dread Roiled Trading: Markets Wrap

U.S. Stocks Climb After Virus-Dread Roiled Trading: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rebounded from the worst sell-off in four months on speculation that global efforts to contain the coronavirus will prevent a major economic fallout.The S&P 500 Index climbed, led by technology and financial shares. Chipmakers and c…

yahoo.com - 2 hours ago

Updates: SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral due to weather

Updates: SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral due to weather

Update: SpaceX scrubbed Monday's attempt due to unfavorable weather conditions. The next attempt will be no earlier than 9:28 a.m. Tuesday.

floridatoday.com - 2 hours ago

The Pacific Oceans acidification is so severe, Dungeness crabs shells are dissolvingRepublic World

The Pacific Oceans acidification is so severe, Dungeness crabs shells are dissolvingRepublic World

With the Pacific turning acidic in nature, Dungeness crabs residing in coastal areas of the ocean are reportedly first to affect by the ocean's acidification

republicworld.com - 3 hours ago

Closure of R1bn Yekani electronics factory ‘not linked’ to minister’s husband

Closure of R1bn Yekani electronics factory ‘not linked’ to minister’s husband

Technology company Yekani says the closure of its R1 billion factory in East London is not linked to minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’ husband.

thesouthafrican.com - 4 hours ago

Utah paleontologists unveil new species of fearsome apex predator, Allosaurus

Utah paleontologists unveil new species of fearsome apex predator, Allosaurus

A previously unknown species of carnivorous dinosaur has just been revealed to the public inside the echoing halls at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists are thrilled to have now identified this older dino relative of the fearsome Allosaurus f…

syfy.com - 4 hours ago

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker

Many New York tomato growers are familiar with the scourge of bacterial canker—the wilted leaves and blistered fruit that can spoil an entire season's planting. For those whose livelihoods depend on tomatoes, this pathogen—Clavibacter michiganensis—is economi…

phys.org - 5 hours ago

Detection of Terahertz Electromagnetic Waves Could Revolutionize Electronics

Detection of Terahertz Electromagnetic Waves Could Revolutionize Electronics

University of California Riverside-led research has applications in ultrafast and spin-based nanoscale devices. A team of physicists has discovered an electrical detection method for terahertz electromagnetic waves, which are extremely difficult to detect. Th…

scitechdaily.com - 7 hours ago

Facebook, Razer, and LG are restricting employee travel to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Facebook, Razer, and LG are restricting employee travel to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Facebook and gaming hardware maker Razer are among the first US technology companies to begin restricting travel to China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The Verge - 7 hours ago

Russian explorers discovered Antarctica 200 years ago. What we’ve learned about Earth’s coldest continent.

Russian explorers discovered Antarctica 200 years ago. What we’ve learned about Earth’s coldest continent.

Antarctica is the remotest part of the world, but it is a hub of scientific discovery, international diplomacy and environmental change. It was officially discovered 200 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1820, when members of a Russian expedition sighted land in what is…

knnit.com - 12 hours ago

Who really discovered Antarctica? Depends who you ask.

Who really discovered Antarctica? Depends who you ask.

In 1820, two rival expeditions set out to discover Antarctica—but only one could be first.

National Geographic - 12 hours ago

Prescribed fires help native plants find mates, reproduce and flourish: study

Prescribed fires help native plants find mates, reproduce and flourish: study

For a prairie plant, a fiery love life isn't just fun—it's essential.

phys.org - 14 hours ago

British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricity

British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricity

A tax on carbon dioxide emissions in Great Britain, introduced in 2013, has led to the proportion of electricity generated from coal falling from 40% to 3% over six years, according to research led by UCL.

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Tarantula Nebula spins web of mystery in Spitzer image

Tarantula Nebula spins web of mystery in Spitzer image

The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets studied by the infrared observatory after its launch in 2003, and the telescope has revisited it many times since. Now that Spitzer is set to be retired on J…

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Audit: State IT department lacks procedures, struggles with staffing

Audit: State IT department lacks procedures, struggles with staffing

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor published a report this morning citing issues with the state’s Office of Technology Services—which handles IT issues for the state—including staffing challenges and a lack of procedures to handle complex service requests.  Th…

businessreport.com - 16 hours ago

Barrick Gold forms joint venture with Tanzanian government

Barrick Gold forms joint venture with Tanzanian government

Barrick Gold and the Government of Tanzania signed an agreement to launch a newJV to oversee the company’s future gold mining operations in the country.

mining-technology.com - 16 hours ago

Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100

Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100

A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st century.

phys.org - 17 hours ago

Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells

Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel in Switzerland has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass thro…

phys.org - 17 hours ago

Siberian Neanderthals were intrepid nomads

Siberian Neanderthals were intrepid nomads

A new study, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that Neanderthals made an intercontinental trek of more than 3000 km to reach Siberia's Altai Mountains, equipped with a distinctive toolkit used to kill and b…

phys.org - 17 hours ago

New species of meat-eating dinosaur discovered in Utah

New species of meat-eating dinosaur discovered in Utah

Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new species of meat-eating dinosaur in Utah.

Fox News - 17 hours ago

SpaceX to launch 60 more Starlink internet satellites on Tuesday

SpaceX to launch 60 more Starlink internet satellites on Tuesday

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch 60 satellites this Tuesday as part of its ambitious Starlink program to provide world-wide broadband internet coverage. Plans to launch the satellites ...

The Next Web - 18 hours ago

SpaceX delays 4th Starlink satellite launch due to high winds

SpaceX delays 4th Starlink satellite launch due to high winds

SpaceX said it will try again Tuesday at 9:28 a.m. EST after "strong upper level winds" Monday.

foxbusiness.com - 18 hours ago

In dwarf galaxies, a black hole wind is rising

In dwarf galaxies, a black hole wind is rising

Whenever I write about supermassive black holes, I am always careful to say that we think they are in the centers of every big galaxy. That's because when we survey the centers of galaxies that are big, like our Milky Way, we tend to see evidence of them.

syfy.com - 19 hours ago

'Profound' evolution: Wasps learn to recognize faces

'Profound' evolution: Wasps learn to recognize faces

One wasp species has evolved the ability to recognize individual faces among their peers—something that most other insects cannot do—signaling an evolution in how they have learned to work together.

phys.org - 19 hours ago

Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed

Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed

Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists from the University of Bristol have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island—Antarctica's largest glacier.

phys.org - a day ago

Black holes shouldn't echo, but this one might. Score 1 for Stephen Hawking?

Black holes shouldn't echo, but this one might. Score 1 for Stephen Hawking?

This isn't how black holes are supposed to behave.

livescience.com - a day ago

Rewilding could prevent Arctic permafrost thaw and reduce climate change risks

Rewilding could prevent Arctic permafrost thaw and reduce climate change risks

The wide-scale introduction of large herbivores to the Arctic tundra to restore the "mammoth steppe" grassland ecosystem and mitigate global warming is economically viable, suggests a new paper from the University of Oxford.

phys.org - a day ago

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. While you're at it, toss in those plastic empties.

phys.org - a day ago

NASA’s next Mars rover will pave the way for humans

NASA’s next Mars rover will pave the way for humans

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is scheduled to land on the red planet in February 2021, and when it does, it will touch down in Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient lake that existed 3.5 billion years ago. The next generation rover, which will get an official name s…

teslarati.com - a day ago

VerifyMe secures series a financing from Consonance Investment Managers

VerifyMe secures series a financing from Consonance Investment Managers

VerifyMe Nigeria, an ID verification and KYC technology company, announced today it has secured a Series A financing for an undisclosed amount from Consonance Investment Managers. The funds will be used to expand strategic partnerships and bring new digital I…

techpoint.africa - a day ago

Oceanographers Predict Phytoplankton Increase by 2100, Contrary to Common Belief in Environmental Science Community

Oceanographers Predict Phytoplankton Increase by 2100, Contrary to Common Belief in Environmental Science Community

Machine learning Earth system model projects higher numbers in low-latitude regions. A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine (UCI) oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in lo…

scitechdaily.com - a day ago

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellite fleet due to bad weather

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellite fleet due to bad weather

Liftoff is now set for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 9:28 a.m. EST (1428 GMT).

space.com - a day ago

How Earth climate models help picture life on unimaginable worlds

How Earth climate models help picture life on unimaginable worlds

In a generic brick building on the northwestern edge of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Greenbelt, Maryland, thousands of computers packed in racks the size of vending machines hum in a deafening chorus of data crunching. Day and night, they spit…

phys.org - a day ago

The Great E-Scooter Hack: New Research Exposes Security Risk for E-Scooters and Riders

The Great E-Scooter Hack: New Research Exposes Security Risk for E-Scooters and Riders

Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, zip in and out of traffic. In San Antonio alone, over 12,000 scooters are on the road. For this reason, micromobility is seen as an alleviating trend to help tackle traffic congestion. However, new research out of U…

scitechdaily.com - a day ago

Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, seismologists were stunned by the unprecedented 50 meters of shallow displacement along the fault, which ruptured all the way to the surface of the sea…

phys.org - a day ago

SpaceX scrubs Monday launch attempt due to winds

SpaceX scrubs Monday launch attempt due to winds

SpaceX has postponed a Monday morning launch due to high upper level winds.

wesh.com - a day ago

Oil prices fall further as China's coronavirus crisis worsens

Oil prices fall further as China's coronavirus crisis worsens

Oil prices have slumped further over concerns that the risk of the new deadly coronavirus in China could drive reduction in demand.

offshore-technology.com - a day ago

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The government is expected to make a decision about the Chinese technology giant on Tuesday.

BBC News - a day ago

A Meteor That Lit Up Ontario Skies This Week Came All The Way From Beyond Mars (VIDEO)

A Meteor That Lit Up Ontario Skies This Week Came All The Way From Beyond Mars (VIDEO)

It even changed colours as it streaked across the sky.

narcity.com - a day ago

OANDA appoints Emmanuel Coulon as Chief Technology Officer

OANDA appoints Emmanuel Coulon as Chief Technology Officer

Mr Coulon joins OANDA from ADSS where he served as Global Head of Technology, having previously worked at leading firms such as ICAP, Grupo CIMD and Effix Systems / Reuters.

financefeeds.com - a day ago

These are the climate tipping points we simply can't cross

These are the climate tipping points we simply can't cross

Without action, it isn't just the climate crisis that will bring about the destruction of the only place we can call home

wired.co.uk - a day ago

Ocean Acidification Is Literally Dissolving The Shells Of Dungeness Crabs

Ocean Acidification Is Literally Dissolving The Shells Of Dungeness Crabs

San Franciscans fawn over Dungeness crab. Cracking their carapaces and dunking the retrieved meat into melted butter, consuming these crustaceans is a local right of passage. But if our oceans continue to acidify, that bit of ceremony could go the way of Frid…

sfist.com - a day ago

Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency

Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency

The company's also building a new launchpad and expanding its headquarters.

space.com - 2 days ago

Portland-based Fintech WEX Confirms Two Acquisitions Worth $1.7 Billion

Portland-based Fintech WEX Confirms Two Acquisitions Worth $1.7 Billion

Portland-based WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), an established financial technology (Fintech) service provider, confirmed on January 24 that it’s planning to make two new acquisitions worth an estimated $1.7 billion. The Fintech firm has reportedly finalized an agreemen…

crowdfundinsider.com - 2 days ago

SpaceX Is About to Launch a Historic Mission With Actual People on Board Crew Dragon

SpaceX Is About to Launch a Historic Mission With Actual People on Board Crew Dragon

The Crew Dragon is expected to launch a new era of US spaceflight. NASA will then stop relying on Russia to launch its astronauts.

Business Insider - 2 days ago

Poker Flat partners with NASA to launch rocket

Poker Flat partners with NASA to launch rocket

A partnership with NASA will see a rocket light up the sky over Poker Flat Research Range next week.

newsminer.com - 2 days ago