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24/07/2017

Atmosphere
  • Baby salmon with ‘old’ DNA more likely to survive epic migration (24/07/2017)

    We usually associate short telomeres with ill health but young salmon with them seem to have a higher chance of coping with a time at sea

  • Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever (24/07/2017)

    Although not a full-blown quantum computer, the simulator could be used to study the interactions between atoms

  • Spider’s web uses optical illusion to lure nocturnal moths (24/07/2017)

    The lace sheet weaver builds a web that seems to fool moths into thinking they are flying into open space – instead of into a trap

  • Built environment
  • Scientists explore emerging issues in invasive species research (24/07/2017)

    A University of Windsor professor is among an international team of scientists examining what challenges and opportunities the future may hold for invasive species research.Professor Hugh MacIsaac travelled to the University of Cambridge last fall along with 16 other ecologists to reach a consensus on what they believed to be the emerging trends, issues, opportunities and threats for invasive science.

  • Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? (24/07/2017)

    Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out to replace a 1960s-vintage school with a new building using triple-pane windows and super-insulated walls to achieve the highest possible energy efficiency. The new school proudly opened on the same site as the old one, with the same number of students, and the same head person—and was soon burning more energy in a month than the old building had in a year.

  • Rooftop Solar Panels Are Great for the Planet—But Terrible for Firefighters (24/07/2017)

    When first responders arrived to the burning home on Eugene Street in Manchester, New Hampshire just after 2 am on January 27, half the home was already up in flames. It was a big fire, but relatively routine: Working in the dark, the firefighters made sure the two residents got out unharmed, and got to work.

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