Scientists shed new light on how seabirds cruise through air and water

Puffins, a member of the Alcidae family. Credit: Daniel Zatz (CC BY-NC 2.0 - creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/) New insight on how four species of seabirds have developed the ability to cruise through both air and water has been ....

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Knowledge of severe storm patterns may improve tornado warnings

A mature supercell thunderstorm over Needmore, Texas. Credit: Raychel Sanner/Wikimedia Commons A radar signature may help distinguish which severe storms are likely to produce dangerous tornadoes, potentially leading to more accurate warnings, according to scientists. ....

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Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes

A new study shows that giant ore deposits are tightly distributed above where rigid rocks that comprise the nuclei of ancient continents begin to thin, far below the surface (white areas). Redder areas indicate the ....

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Looping footstep pattern in modern guineafowl sheds light on dinosaur tracks

Sub-surface foot kinematics through a volume of substrate. Synchronized standard (a) and X-ray (b) video frames of a guineafowl walking through a dry granular substrate. Toes and markers are clearly revealed sub-surface (inset). (c) Oblique ....

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Respiratory droplet motion, evaporation and spread of COVID-19-type pandemics

Flow diagram outlining the interconnections of the model developed. Credit: Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, Saptarshi Basu, Prasenjit Kabi, Vishnu R Unni and Abhishek Saha It is well established that the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease ....

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Quantum fridge works by superposing the order of events

Indefinite causal order enables quantum refrigeration. Credit: Haygog (pixabay.com) Ever tried defrosting your dinner by popping it in one identical freezer after another? Strange as it sounds, recent studies of indefinite causal order—in which different ....

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A shake-up in cell culturing: Flame sterilization may affect the culture

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers commonly culture bacteria for many purposes, such as to screen pharmaceuticals and manufacture vaccines. In these cases, shake flasks have been commonly and generally used for over 90 years to ....

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Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells

Malate flow during C3 photosynthesis. Credit: The University of Hong Kong By developing innovative methods to visualize energy changes in subcellular compartments in live plants, the team of Dr. Boon Leong Lim, Associate Professor of ....

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Revealing the magnetic nature of tornadoes in the sun’s atmosphere

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first direct measurements of the magnetic field in the chromosphere of the sun by a team including University of Warwick physicists has provided the first observational evidence that huge tornadoes ....

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