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Earth Sciences Apr 09, 2021

Current climate model simulations overestimate future sea-level rise

The melting rate of the Antarctic ice sheet is mainly controlled by the increase of ocean temperatures surrounding Antarctica. Using a new, higher-resolution climate model simulation, scientists from Utrecht University found ...

Other Apr 08, 2021

How Japanese speakers confuse the pronunciations of /hi/ and /si/

According to a linguistic survey report, people often confuse the pronunciation of /hi/ with that of /si/ in the dialect of Tokyo and the Tohoku region of Japan. A team of researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology ...

General Physics Apr 07, 2021

New estimate of muon's magnetic field strength aligns with standard model of particle physics

A new estimation of the strength of the magnetic field around the muon—a sub-atomic particle similar to, but heavier than, an electron—closes the gap between theory and experimental measurements, bringing it in line with ...

Quantum Physics Apr 06, 2021

New computing algorithms expand the boundaries of a quantum future

Quantum computing promises to harness the strange properties of quantum mechanics in machines that will outperform even the most powerful supercomputers of today. But the extent of their application, it turns out, isn't entirely ...

Earth Sciences Apr 06, 2021

The Deep-time Digital Earth program: Data-driven discovery in geosciences

Humans have long explored three big scientific questions: the evolution of the universe, the evolution of Earth, and the evolution of life. Geoscientists have embraced the mission of elucidating the evolution of Earth and ...

General Physics Apr 05, 2021

Computational tool for materials physics growing in popularity

A new piece of software developed at Caltech makes it easier to study the behavior of electrons in materials—even materials that have been predicted but do not yet exist. The software, called Perturbo, is gaining traction ...

Cell & Microbiology Mar 31, 2021

Getting to the core of HIV replication

Viruses lurk in the gray area between the living and the nonliving, according to scientists. Like living things, they replicate but they don't do it on their own. The HIV-1 virus, like all viruses, needs to hijack a host ...

Earth Sciences Mar 31, 2021

Study details how Middle East dust intensifies summer monsoons on Indian subcontinent

New research from the University of Kansas published in Earth-Science Reviews offers insight into one of the world's most powerful monsoon systems: the Indian summer monsoon. The study details how the monsoon, of vital social ...

Quantum Physics Mar 31, 2021

A successful phonon calculation within the quantum Monte Carlo framework

The focus and ultimate goal of computational research in materials science and condensed matter physics is to solve the Schrödinger equation—the fundamental equation describing how electrons behave inside matter—exactly ...

Nanomaterials Mar 29, 2021

This ultrathin sensor could save your lungs—and the climate

Nitrogen dioxide, an air pollutant emitted by fossil fuel-powered cars and gas-burning stoves is not only bad for the climate—it's bad for our health. Long-term exposure to NO2 has been linked to increased heart disease, ...

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