NOAA scientists make new discoveries about queen snappers

NOAA scientists make new discoveries about queen snappers

NOAA scientists make new discoveries about queen snappers Fisheries biologist and project lead Kate Overly holds up a large queen snapper! These fish can grow up to over 1 meter (2-3 feet) in length and inhabit depths from 100 to 500 meters (330 to 1,640 feet) in the ocean. (NOAA Fisheries/Kate Overly) Download Image December 7, 2021 …

Digital equity, one mile of cable at a time

How the installation of broadband internet is revitalizing hard-hit communities and rural economies. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired

High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired

Members of a high school machine-learning club have developed an inexpensive smartphone application for those with low or impaired vision.
Eugene Choi, Raffu Khondaker, Irfan Nafi, and Pranav Ravella are seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Alexandria, Va.
“We noticed that the computer-vision field has gotten to a point where it could detect objects with really good accuracy and describe a scene just like a human would,” Choi says. “The immediate application we thought…

North Carolina chosen by Toyota for US battery factory

Toyota is to establish a US battery manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the facility named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles — with the intention to expand to at least six […]
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NASA to Highlight New Science Findings, Missions During AGU Meeting

NASA researchers and colleagues from around the world will present the latest findings on a range of Earth and space science topics at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, being held virtually and in New Orleans from Monday, Dec.13, through Friday, Dec. 17. Topics of discussion include upcoming NASA Earth science launches and future observations; new insights into the Sun and an update on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission; the scientific discoveries Perseverance’s investigations have made to date on…

Atomically thin lasers shine for the first time at room temperature

Atomically thin lasers shine for the first time at room temperature

Coherent light generation from ultrathin semiconductor crystals paves the way for creating novel nanolasers and valleytronic devices
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October 2021 Tornadoes

According to data from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, during October, there were 146 preliminary tornado reports. This is more than double the 1991-2010 average of 61 tornadoes for the month of October. This is also the second highest preliminary tornado count on record for October behind 2018. October was an active month for tornadoes with at least eight days reporting 10 or more tornadoes. There were also two EF-3 tornadoes reported on October 24 in Missouri and Illinois. Source: State of…

2021 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #49

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, November 28, 2021 through Sat, December 4, 2021

The following articles sparked above average interest during the week: Who owns the wind? An anthropologist has ideas, Canada’s Tar Sands: Destruction So Vast and Deep It Challenges the Existence of Land and People, PragerU video on climate change repeats a range of misleading claims by Steven KooninThe ins and outs of understanding what’s in a degree, and Climate cost study authors accuse Bjørn Lomborg of misinterpreting results.

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