Grabbing viruses out of thin air

Developments in pathogen-detecting materials could provide an easy means of detecting viruses within public places. Image credit: Davyn Ben on Unsplash The spread of COVID-19 has changed the lives of people around the world and has had a major impact on our daily lives. Other viruses have emerged suddenly from obscurity, such as Ebola, avian […]

Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good

The Darkroom app is one of the first to get optimization for Apple Silicon. (Stan Horaczek /) I keep a big, hardcover book next to my couch for when I want to edit photos in Lightroom with the computer on my lap. Without that tome to protect my legs, my laptop slowly roasts my thighs […]

Affordable Clean Energy Rule Threatens Progress of Clean Air Act

Last year, the U.S. EPA finalized the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a dramatic relaxing in air pollution standards. ACE effectively rolls back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), policy that aimed to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. electrical power generation—in particular, from coal-burning power plants—through the first national standards. ACE instead […]

Huge eruption of Italian volcano sends ash hundreds of feet into the air

An explosion on the slopes of Stromboli sent an avalanche of pyroclastic flow rushing down the side of the Italian volcano on Monday (Nov. 16).  The stronger-than-usual explosion was captured on cameras operated by the Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). Imagery shared by Il Mondo dei Terremoti on Twitter shows the eruption in real-time; […]

How air pollution affects homeless populations — ScienceDaily

When air quality worsens, either from the smoke and ozone of summer or the inversion of winter, most of us stay indoors. But for individuals experiencing homelessness, that’s not always an option. In a new study, researchers from the University of Utah document the effect of air pollution on people experiencing homelessness, finding that nearly […]

Rivers melt Arctic ice, warming air and ocean — ScienceDaily

A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere. The study published this week in Science Advances was led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, with contributing authors in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Finland and Canada. According […]

Rivers melt Arctic ice, warming air and ocean

IMAGE: Water from Canada’s Mackenzie River enters the blue Arctic Ocean in July 2012. White areas in the top half of the photo are largely sea ice, while those below are… view more  Credit: Photo by NASA Earth Observatory A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic […]

Rivers melt Arctic ice, warming air and ocean

Water from Canada’s Mackenzie River enters the blue Arctic Ocean in July 2012. White areas in the top half of the photo are largely sea ice, while those below are clouds over land. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean […]