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    21 March
    Climate Change

    Wind and Solar Could Replace Coal Power in Texas, Drastically Cut Pollution

    Lead Image: The Brazos Wind Farm, near Fluvanna, Texas. A Rice University study finds that building a fraction of the wind and solar projects already proposed in Texas could eliminate the state’s remaining coal power plants and their emissions. Credit: Wikipedia Rice study shows how proposed projects could eliminate need for coal, drastically cut pollution. Texas can be a model for the nation on how to effectively replace coal with wind and solar for the state’s energy needs while meeting environmental goals, according to new research by Rice University engineers. The new work led by environmental engineer Daniel Cohan and…

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  • 20 March

    COVID Pandemic Mood: Much Worse Than a Bad Monday

    A new study led by MIT researchers attempts to measure how the pandemic affected public sentiment through a massive examination of hundreds of millions social media posts in about 100 countries. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Study uses social media to measure how much sentiment has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, worldwide. The Covid-19 pandemic has been depressing, demoralizing, and stressful for people around the world. But is there any way to measure exactly how bad it has made everyone feel? A new study led by MIT researchers attempts just that, through a massive examination of hundreds of millions social…

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  • 17 March
    Mental Health

    Most Brain Studies Have Too Few Participants To Yield Reliable Findings

    Findings will encourage more data sharing, collaboration among researchers. As brain scans have become more detailed and informative in recent decades, neuroimaging has seemed to promise a way for doctors and scientists to “see” what’s going wrong inside the brains of people with mental illnesses or neurological conditions. Such imaging has revealed correlations between brain anatomy or function and illness, suggesting potential new ways to diagnose and treat psychiatric, psychological, and neurological conditions. But the promise has yet to turn into reality, and a new study explains why: The results of most studies are unreliable because they involved too few…

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  • 13 March

    5 amazing products revealed at Apple’s “Peek Performance” Event

    Apple’s Peek Performance event featured a number of new hardware announcements for midrange and professional users. Let’s break down some of the most impressive devices Apple revealed. Apple, along with Major League Baseball (MLB), announced Friday Night Baseball, a weekly doubleheader with live pre and post game shows that will be available exclusively on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. 1. iPhone SE (2022) The 3rd generation iPhone SE packs a whole lot of spec bumps into its all too familiar and very outdated iPhone 8 chassis.…

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  • 11 March

    The Art of Becoming a Multi-Planetary Species: Can Humans Live on Mercury?

    “Welcome to Kandinsky Station! The hour is 06:00 AM Mercury Standard Time (MST), and the local temperature is a balmy 180 K! We hope you had a pleasant journey to the surface via the Spindle, Mercury’s shining tether to space! “We also hope that you have acclimated to the local gravity. If you are traveling from a low-g point of origin, we recommend you consult the data provided in your virtual pamphlet. If you feel any symptoms of ‘gravity sickness’ please seek immediate medical help. “Our final destination is Terminator City, where you will be transported in extreme comfort to…

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