Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington. It would provide a source of steam to generate electricity and a place to cool hot water from an adjacent coal-fired plant.
Lack of clear rules about certification standards may be allowing manufacturers to sell tests based on poor or dodgy data Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Inadequate tests for Covid-19, based on poor or dodgy data, are proliferating in the UK because there are no clear rules on what companies have to prove before they can sell them, experts believe. The Royal Statisti
People have a bottomless appetite for all things space these days. Some space news is truly mind-blowing, like the first image of a black hole last year or this year's time lapse of said black hole's dancing shadow . Then there's news of the less mind-blowing variety. Second only to full coverage of every supermoon are headlines of near (but harmless) misses by asteroids. However, while a supermo
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S., but with a population of just over 1 million people, it is also the the second-most densely populated state. From Woonsocket and Pawtucket, through Providence, Bristol, and Newport, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Rhode Island and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images
Typically, computer models of climate become more and more complex as researchers strive to capture more details of our Earth's system, but according to a team of researchers, to assess risks, less complex models, with their ability to better sample uncertainties, may be a better choice.
A new type of imaging does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to take multiple shots of an object. The electric-field directed self-assembling mask technology is expected to have uses in lower-cost and faster disease diagnosis, the enhancement of optical microscopy, and may even lead to thinner cellphone technology.
A simple box fan can become an air purifier that can last you up to six months. (Immo Wegmann / Unsplash /) Wildfires have been raging throughout the West Coast of the US for two months now . Recently, the smoke was so dense it was visible from outer space and rapidly moved east, while people posted orange-tinted skies on social media. But regardless of how pretty highly contaminated sunsets are,
My adopted hometown of Brighton on England's south coast is best known as a party town. It grew from a fishing village to a chic resort thanks in part to a prince's desire for a fun place to hang out with his secret wife; more than two centuries later, people still flock here in pursuit of pleasure. The city's most famous landmarks are a wacky pastiche of an Asian palace, a glitzy pier, and a vas
Twenty thousand bees pursue a Mitsubishi, their queen trapped inside. For one dollar at a yard sale: a shoebox diorama of the moon where the astronauts are built from foil. My mother empties half of her sleeping pills into Tupperware, slides them to me from across the table. I should be done now, done with it, the life I wanted before I wanted it simple. Olivia refuses to live in a yellow house,
Physicists have managed to achieve ultrastrong coupling between light and matter at room temperature. The discovery is of importance for fundamental research and might pave the way for advances within, for example, light sources, nanomachinery, and quantum technology.
Despite now having evidence that test and trace is the only way to fight the virus, the UK has lost control at the crucial moment • Dr William Hanage is professor of the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease at Harvard Britain is in the grip of an extraordinarily dangerous outbreak of forgetfulness. During the spring, more than 50,000 people died – far more than the yearly total for an
What is it about islands which so fascinates, and soothes after time spent in cities? The love of islands is a widespread affliction – why else are we still reading Robinson Crusoe after 300 years? Why Treasure Island ? Why after 75 years and over 2,000 episodes are we still listening to Desert Island Discs ? From the blessed isles of Tír na nÓg and Thomas More's Utopia to the island-dramas of CS
Kelci Norton, 18, is comforted during protests in Detroit in May, after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. (Sylvia Jarrus) The only constant now is loss. More than 200,000 people are dead from COVID-19. We've all lost time, routines, jobs, connections to others. But the grief has not been evenly distributed. Grief in this country has always had an equity problem, and 2020 has only amp
I solationism once cleared the way for America's ascent, making the country prosperous, powerful, and secure. Today, however, the Founders' admonition against entangling alliances has fallen into disrepute, and the word isolationist itself has become an insult. In the absence of constraints on the nation's ambition abroad, American grand strategy has fallen prey to overstretch and grown political
China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.
When Alexander Lukashenko began to face the biggest challenge yet to his 26-year rule of Belarus, he attributed it to only one thing: Western meddling. "We have managed to take steps to anticipate and thwart a major plan to destabilize Belarus," the longtime president said in the run-up to last month's disputed elections. "The masks have been ripped off the puppets we have here and the puppet mas
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progress Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading…
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Researchers furthered our understanding of the crystallization process in confined spaces by visualizing the ordering of colloidal particles in a droplet. The team conducted real-time microscopic observations of the assembly of colloidal particles in droplets to clarify the crystallization process. They found that the kinetically controlled interactions between particles affected the order of the
France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updates Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: 'We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally' Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in Massachusetts Why dogs might be a Covid tester
Researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. These mutations lead to deficiency in the alpha1-antitrypsin protein, which protects lung tissues from damage in case of severe infections. Other studies have already associated deficiency in this protein with inflammatory damage to lung function in other disease
The life-support option known as ECMO appears to be saving lives for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. Patients in a new international study faced a staggeringly high risk of death, as ventilators and other care failed to support their lungs. But after they were placed on ECMO, their actual death rate was less than 40 percent.
The right fails to recognise that the Swedes' real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesion Sweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb Covid-1
Is immigration key to bolstering the American economy? Could having one billion Americans secure the US's position as the global superpower? Is immigration key to bolstering the American economy? Could having one billion Americans secure the US's position as the global superpower? What if massive population growth could nourish rural economies and strengthen our country from the inside out? Perha
Experiments on an ultracold gas show strange quantum behavior. The observations point to applications in quantum computing. The find may also advance chaos theory and explain the butterfly effect. Experiments by California physicists revealed "bizarre" behavior in an ultracold gas. The results promise innovations in quantum engineering and a connection between classical physics and quantum mechan
In New York, the decisive moment came in March. In Arizona and other Sun Belt states, it struck as the spring turned to summer. In every state that has so far seen a large spike of COVID-19 cases, there has been a moment when the early signs of an uptick are detectable—but a monstrous outbreak is not yet assured. Can a state realize what's happening, and stop a surge in time? Wisconsin is about t
Studies show people living in the Arctic Circle are armed with a mindset that helps combat the long 'polar night'. It might come in handy for us all… When Kari Leibowitz first arrived in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, she was both intrigued by, and fearful of, the approaching winter. Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, the city does not see the sun from mid-November to mid-January. It wa
SENSORS 'Extremely Brilliant' X-Ray Beams Are About to Revolutionize How We See Into Matter Rose Pastore | Gizmodo "A new way of producing powerful X-ray beams—the brightest on Earth—is now making it possible to create 3D images of matter at astounding resolutions. …These X-ray beams will image the interiors of fossils, brains, batteries, and countless other interesting items down to the atomic s
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