News tagged with salt lakes

Zooplankton rapidly evolve tolerance to road salt

A common species of zooplankton—the smallest animals in the freshwater food web—can evolve genetic tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months, according to new research published online ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Ecology
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K computer takes first place on HPCG benchmark

On November 16, the K computer took first place in the HPCG benchmark, a new index developed to create a more realistic view of supercomputer performance compared to the commonly used LINPACK benchmark. This success, which ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Hardware
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Image: Alakol Lake

Large chunks of broken ice float in east-central Kazakhstan's Alakol Lake in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 5 April 2016.

dateSep 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Exploring gender perception via speech

When listening to voices, we tend to perceive the speaker as masculine or feminine rather quickly. These snap judgments are based on acoustic information from the speaker's voice. But some vocal qualities deemed "feminine" ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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