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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:
MANTIS SHRIMP INSPIRES NEW BREED OF LIGHT SENSORS
Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.
AZURE PERCEPT HELPS MICROSOFT USERS MAKE THE MOST OF EDGE AI
Edge computing allows an increasing number of standalone mobile devices to perform tasks such as image recognition, response to voice commands and textual translation, without access to the cloud. During its 2021 Ignite digital conference, Microsoft revealed its new edge technology platform, Azure Percept.
EXAMINING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF COMPUTATION AND THE FUTURE OF GREEN COMPUTING
When you think about your carbon footprint, what comes to mind? Driving and flying, probably. Perhaps home energy consumption or those daily Amazon deliveries. But what about watching Netflix or having Zoom meetings? Ever thought about the carbon footprint of the silicon chips inside your phone, smartwatch or the countless other devices inside your home?
🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
RESEARCHERS UNVEIL ISSUES WITH NUCLEAR THEORY, OBSERVE NO MAGIC BEHAVIOR AT N=32 IN CHARGE RADII OF POTASSIUM ISOTOPES
Measuring the size of atomic nuclei has sometimes been useful to probe aspects of nucleon-nucleon interaction and the bulk properties of nuclear matter. The charge radius of atomic nuclei, which can be extracted using laser spectroscopy techniques, is sensitive to both the bulk properties of nuclear matter and particularly subtle details of the interactions between protons and neutrons.
RESEARCHERS REALIZE QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS MILESTONE USING LIGHT
Few terms are more ubiquitous in the scientific arena these days than “quantum.”
BREAKTHROUGH GREATLY ENHANCES ULTRAFAST RESOLUTION ACHIEVABLE WITH X-RAY FREE-ELECTRON LASERS
A large international team of scientists from various research organizations, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has developed a method that dramatically improves the already ultrafast time resolution achievable with X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs). It could lead to breakthroughs on how to design new materials and more efficient chemical processes.
🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:
HUMANS CONTROL MAJORITY OF FRESHWATER EBB AND FLOW ON EARTH, STUDY FINDS
Humans have made a remarkable impact on the planet, from clearing forests for agriculture and urbanization to altering the chemistry of the atmosphere with fossil fuels. Now, a new study in the journal Nature reveals for the first time the extent of human impact on the global water cycle.
HOW ‘GREEN’ ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FIREWORKS?
Fireworks are used in celebrations around the world, including Independence Day in the U.S., the Lantern Festival in China and the Diwali Festival in India. However, the popular pyrotechnic displays emit large amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere, sometimes causing severe air pollution. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have estimated that, although so-called environmentally friendly fireworks emit 15-65% less particulate matter than traditional fireworks, they still significantly deteriorate air quality.
TENFOLD INCREASE IN CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS CUTS NEEDED TO STEM CLIMATE EMERGENCY
New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change.
🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:
SOURCE OF HAZARDOUS HIGH-ENERGY PARTICLES LOCATED IN THE SUN
The source of potentially hazardous solar particles, released from the Sun at high speed during storms in its outer atmosphere, has been located for the first time by researchers at UCL and George Mason University, Virginia, U.S.
AGING STARS PROVIDE A NEW COSMOLOGICAL YARDSTICK
Despite a century of measurements, astronomers can’t agree on the rate at which the universe is expanding. A technique that relies on measuring distances to a specific type of aging star in other galaxies—called the J-region Asymptotic Giant Branch, or JAGB method—might be able to help.
HOINGA: DEBRIS OF STELLAR EXPLOSION FOUND IN UNEXPECTED LOCATION
In the first all-sky survey by the eROSITA X-ray telescope onboard SRG, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have identified a previously unknown supernova remnant, dubbed “Hoinga.” The finding was confirmed in archival radio data and marks the first discovery of a joint Australian-eROSITA partnership established to explore our Galaxy using multiple wavelengths, from low-frequency radio waves to energetic X-rays. The Hoinga supernova remnant is very large and located far from the galactic plane—a surprising first finding—implying that the next years might bring many more discoveries.
🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
TEACHING A MACHINE HOW TO IDENTIFY IMPERFECTIONS IN 2-D MATERIALS
Just as James Cameron’s Terminator-800 was able to discriminate between “clothes, boots, and a motorcycle,” machine-learning could identify different areas of interest on 2-D materials.
FLUORESCENT NANODIAMONDS SUCCESSFULLY INJECTED INTO LIVING CELLS
As odd as it sounds, many scientists have attempted to place extremely small diamonds inside living cells. Why? Because nanodiamonds are consistently bright and can give us unique knowledge about the inner life of cells over a long time. Now physics researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in injecting a large number of nanodiamonds directly to the cell interior.
COLOR BLINDNESS-CORRECTING CONTACT LENSES
Imagine seeing the world in muted shades—gray sky, gray grass. Some people with color blindness see everything this way, though most can’t see specific colors. Tinted glasses can help, but they can’t be used to correct blurry vision. And dyed contact lenses currently in development for the condition are potentially harmful and unstable. Now, in ACS Nano, researchers report infusing contact lenses with gold nanoparticles to create a safer way to see colors.
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