Researchers find that pumping draws young groundwater to new depths, potentially with contaminants in tow

Modern groundwater (dark blue) slowly seeps into the ground, aging before it gets too deep. But wells (bottom right) suck up water at depth, drawing young groundwater deeper faster. Credit: Nature Communications (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32954-1 How old is your water? It may seem like a peculiar question at first, but there are real implications to… Continue reading Researchers find that pumping draws young groundwater to new depths, potentially with contaminants in tow

Coating research aims to improve aircraft de-icing

Sensor experimental setup. The experimental setup consisted of a vector network analyzer, power supply, cold Peltier stage, temperature data logger, printed circuit board heaters, and the split ring resonator sensor. Credit: Nature Communications (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32852-6 Engineers at UBC Okanagan have been collaborating with researchers from the University of Toronto to make a significant breakthrough… Continue reading Coating research aims to improve aircraft de-icing

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The last 12,000 years show a more complex climate history than previously thought

A Mean sea surface temperature (SST) gradient (defined as g=∥∇SST∥, calculated based on a 0.25° resolution map) and median marine HTM anomalies compared to mean Holocene (dots). B Marine Holocene Thermal Maximum anomalies (bottom axis) and mean modern latitudinal SST gradient for 10° latitudinal bands (blue line, top axis). Box-whisker plots show 0% (bottom whiskers),… Continue reading The last 12,000 years show a more complex climate history than previously thought

“Electric Pill” Shown To Help Patients With Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus Activating the auricular vagus nerve provides anti-inflammatory effects in severe Covid-19 cases. A system out of balance When a virus – such as SARS-CoV-2 – triggers an inflammatory response in the body, this information is transmitted to the brain via the sensory nervous system. The… Continue reading “Electric Pill” Shown To Help Patients With Severe COVID-19

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Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* server, researchers identified distinguishing immune features of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients with late-resolving pulmonary fibrosis (LR COVID-PF) and early-resolving (ER COVID-PF). Study: Reduction in circulating monocytes correlates with persistent post-COVID pulmonary fibrosis in multi-omic comparison of long-haul COVID and IPF. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock The researchers demonstrated… Continue reading Multiomic comparison shows a reduction in circulating monocytes correlated with persistent post-COVID-19 pulmonary fibrosis

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How the world’s whitest paint can tackle climate crisis

A new formulation of the world’s whitest paint is thinner and lighter enough to be used on cars and airplanes for radiating heat away, according to a new study. The world’s whitest paint, seen in this year’s edition of Guinness World Records as well as the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, can keep surfaces… Continue reading How the world’s whitest paint can tackle climate crisis

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Using microwaves for low-cost production of alkali metallic phosphate nanocomposites for use in sodium-ion batteries

Synthesis process of sodium iron phosphate through ball milling and microwave assisted and assembly of related batteries and supercapacitors. Credit: Scientific Reports (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-20329-x A team of researchers at Advanced Technology and New Materials Research Institute in Egypt has developed a fast and inexpensive way to synthesize alkali metallic phosphate nanocomposites for use in… Continue reading Using microwaves for low-cost production of alkali metallic phosphate nanocomposites for use in sodium-ion batteries

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Young mosquitoes launch their heads to eat other mosquitoes

A kind of teenager mosquito can suddenly shoot its head forward from its body — stretching its neck into a skinny cord — to bite into another youngster. And that’s just one of the ways young mosquitoes kill other mosquitoes, a new study shows. Over decades, scientist-cinematographer Robert Hancock and colleagues have filmed attacks by… Continue reading Young mosquitoes launch their heads to eat other mosquitoes

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