He fears that the global increase in forest fires could have a significant impact on the ozone layer. The combination of these two factors leads to holes in the ozone layer and more UV radiation reaching us," explains Johan Friberg. The effect of forest fires should be studied furtherAfter the Australian fires in 2019 and 2020, the concentration of ozone in the Southern Hemisphere fell and ozone holes formed outside the polar region. There are several reasons why forest fires occur, but we see an increase both because of climate change and causes that are linked to modern forestry methods. "We do not know how much previous forest fires have affected the ozone layer, which is why more research is needed."
October 10, 2023 02:31 UTC
Source: phys.orgThe outer planets of our solar system, Uranus and Neptune, are water-rich gas giants. These planets have extreme pressures 2 million times the Earth's atmosphere. They also have interiors as hot as the surface of the sun. Under these conditions, water exhibits exotic, high-density ice phases.
October 09, 2023 20:03 UTC
Source: phys.orgA team of researchers has found a way to speed up the creation of quantum entanglement, a mystifying property of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once described as "spooky action at a distance."
October 09, 2023 20:03 UTC
Miami managed to hang on to a spot in the rankings, dropping eight places after losing for the first time this season. The top six schools by appearances in the AP men’s college basketball poll are Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, UCLA and Louisville. Missouri lost to LSU and also slipped out after two weeks ranked. For the first time since 2005-06, the Trojans and Fighting Irish are playing with both teams ranked in consecutive seasons. For the first time since 2001, both teams are ranked, and it's the second straight home game for the Beavers hosting a ranked opponent.
October 09, 2023 00:23 UTC
Source: phys.orgThe ability to have access to the Internet or use a mobile phone anywhere in the world is taken more and more for granted, but the brightness of Internet and telecommunications satellites that enable global communications networks could pose problems for ground-based astronomy. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign aerospace engineer Siegfried Eggl coordinated an international study confirming recently deployed satellites are as bright as stars seen by the unaided eye.
October 08, 2023 15:48 UTC
Mystery over source of blood-based drug; Indian firm denies supplying it View(s):By Namini WijedasaAn Indian company that official documents in Sri Lanka said had manufactured a stock of now-withheld immunoglobulin to the Health Ministry has denied it had anything to do with the medicines, leaving pressing questions about where the blood-based drug came from. Ltd. has now written to the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) asking for details of the Indian manufacturer, the Sri Lankan importer, the Indian port of dispatch and the Sri Lankan port of arrival. Adverse reactions to the drug were reported from several hospitals, leading to inquiries by health authorities. “Please note that these products are neither manufactured nor supplied from our end,” a spokesman said. The expensive drug is given to seriously ill, even immunocompromised, patients and may be lifesaving, AMS says.
October 08, 2023 15:13 UTC
Harvest time of the corn coincides with the migration of crows, attracting hundreds of them to the Mud Lake area. While driving along the canal that leads to the South Boat Ramp on Mud Lake, I watched a steady stream of crows flying from the fields to stop at the canal for a drink. As I traveled along the canal toward Mud Lake, I saw nine family groups of Pied-billed grebes diving and catching small perch. The murder of crows had disappeared, leaving the hawks to harvest some careless rodents. What a marvelous world we live in – I don’t know who named a flock of crows a “murder,” but I sure enjoyed watching it.
October 08, 2023 11:34 UTC
Charlie Munger, the billionaire Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway appears to be unfazed about the growing buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI). Charlie Munger on Current AI Hype Speaking at the recently concluded Zoomtopia Conference organized by Zoom Communications Plc, Charlie Munger said AI appears to be getting more attention than it currently deserves. Artificial IntelligenceThe post Bitcoin Critic Charlie Munger Calls AI Overhyped appeared first on CoinGape. Source: coingape.com
October 08, 2023 11:02 UTC
IORA: Is cooperation possible without peace View(s):The IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) formed in 1997 by India and South Africa meets next week under the chairmanship of Sri Lanka at a time when the seas are simmering with geopolitical undercurrents. This was taken further at the Lusaka summit in 1970 calling for the Indian Ocean to be a zone of peace. 2832 declaring the Indian Ocean a Zone of Peace. Its interpretation of marine security is more about security cooperation like in human trafficking at sea, piracy and IUU (Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated) fishing. The stability of the Indian Ocean is crucial to world peace and its economy.
October 08, 2023 03:16 UTC
Another railway strike, over a cigarette; will it be over beedi in the next one? Just weeks ago, another surprise strike was staged–disrupting dozens of official trains–over an incident where a Railway Controller was allegedly assaulted by a technician working in the Railway Department. Alleging weaponisation of the NYT article and ‘irresponsible reporting’, ‘The Hindu’ newspaper’s former editor N. Ram, who knew Roy Singham, set the facts straight in an interview with veteran Indian journalist Karan Thapar. He said: “I have known Roy Singham for quite a long time. Roy Singham is somebody who worked on the Left.
October 08, 2023 03:15 UTC
The 21st century has presented both challenges and triumphs for wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. International cooperation has also played a crucial role in supporting Chinese conservation efforts. Furthermore, the giant panda’s status as a global conservation symbol has helped generate awareness and support for broader conservation efforts. Anti-poaching teams have been deployed to safeguard rhino populations, while community-based conservation initiatives have made local communities stakeholders in conservation efforts. As such, ongoing conservation efforts, research, and public awareness are crucial to ensuring the sustained recovery of these magnificent creatures.
October 07, 2023 10:12 UTC
India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission launched on July 14, headed towards a historic touchdown on the lunar surface. The lunar mission had to delay its launch on board India’s Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM3) rocket by four seconds to avoid the possibility of colliding with other objects. Before launch, liftoff should be cleared for all space launch vehicles as a mandatory practice, Kumar added. Last year, the U.S. Space Command revealed that it was tracking more than 47,000 objects in space. India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully landed on the Moon on August 23, making India the fourth country to achieve such feat after the Soviet Union, the U.S., and China.
October 06, 2023 21:01 UTC
Astronomers have gotten very good at spotting the signs of planet formation around stars. But for a complete understanding of planet formation, we also need to study examples where planet formation has not yet started. This successful non-detection of planet formation may indicate that DG Taurus is on the eve of planet formation. Planet growth is so slow that it's not possible to watch the evolution as it happens, so astronomers observe many protostars at slightly different stages of planet formation to build up a theoretical understanding. Future studies of more examples will further improve our understanding of planet formation.
October 06, 2023 18:35 UTC
Source: phys.orgA new attempt to predict earthquakes with the aid of artificial intelligence has raised hopes that the technology could one day be used to limit earthquakes' impact on lives and economies. Developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, the AI algorithm correctly predicted 70% of earthquakes a week before they happened during a seven-month trial in China.
October 06, 2023 09:01 UTC
(AP) — Apple has released an iOS 17 system update that includes a fix to prevent the iPhone 15 lineup from becoming uncomfortably hot. According to the release’s accompanying patch notes, iOS 17.0.3 “addresses an issue that may cause iPhone to run warmer than expected.”The Cupertino, California, company blamed a software bug and other issues tied to popular apps such as Instagram and Uber for causing its recently released iPhone 15 models to heat up and spark complaints about becoming too hot to handle. “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” Apple in a short statement provided to The Associated Press last week after media reports detailed overheating complaints that are peppering online message boards. The devices also can get hot when using apps such as video games and augmented reality technology that require a lot of processing power, but the heating issues with the iPhone 15 models have gone beyond those typical situations. In its acknowledgment, Apple stressed that the trouble isn’t related to its new processor or titanium casing that houses the high-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
October 05, 2023 19:05 UTC