Plants struggle to keep pace with climate change in human-dominated landscapes

Journal Reference: Yiluan Song, Christopher J. Zajic, Taehee Hwang, Christopher R. Hakkenberg, Kai Zhu. Widespread Mismatch Between Phenology and Climate in Human‐Dominated Landscapes. AGU Advances, 2021; 2 (4) DOI: 10.1029/2021AV000431 “We would commonly expect phenology to adapt very quickly to climate change, but with these findings, we see that there’s probably a limit to how … Read more

Geophysicists detect electron dance deep inside the Earth, with a Twist

Journal Reference: Grace E. Shephard, Christine Houser, John W. Hernlund, Juan J. Valencia-Cardona, Reidar G. Trønnes, Renata M. Wentzcovitch. Seismological expression of the iron spin crossover in ferropericlase in the Earth’s lower mantle. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26115-z Such a spin-crossover has long been predicted to occur at elevated pressures of the middle … Read more

‘Hey, do you have a second?’— The upside of workplace interruptions

Journal Reference: Harshad Puranik, Joel Koopman, Heather C. Vough. Excuse me, do you have a minute? An exploration of the dark- and bright-side effects of daily work interruptions for employee well-being.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 2021; DOI: 10.1037/apl0000875 When this happens, don’t sigh at being distracted. A new study finds that these interruptions are beneficial … Read more

Researchers develop an algorithm to increase the efficiency of quantum computers

Journal Reference: Guillermo García-Pérez, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Boris Sokolov, Francesco Tacchino, Panagiotis Kl. Barkoutsos, Guglielmo Mazzola, Ivano Tavernelli, Sabrina Maniscalco. Learning to Measure: Adaptive Informationally Complete Generalized Measurements for Quantum Algorithms. PRX Quantum, 2021; 2 (4) DOI: 10.1103/PRXQuantum.2.040342 Quantum computers have the potential to solve important problems that are beyond reach even for the most … Read more

Simple software creates complex wooden joints

Journal Reference: Maria Larsson, Hironori Yoshida, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi. Tsugite: Interactive Design and Fabrication of Wood Joints. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2020 DOI: 10.1145/3379337.3415899 Carpentry is a practice as ancient as humanity itself. Equal parts art and engineering, it has figuratively and literally shaped the … Read more

Major life events influence level of physical exercise, may negatively impact heart well being, experts say

Major life events influence level of physical exercise, may negatively impact heart well being, experts say – NovLink Home Mash E Major life events influence level of physical exercise, may negatively impact heart well being, experts say We wish to thank the author of this write-up for this incredible content Major life events influence level … Read more

How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine

Journal Reference: Moustafa T. Mabrouk, Kevin Chiem, Edurne Rujas, Wei-Chiao Huang, Dushyant Jahagirdar, Breandan Quinn, Meera Surendran Nair, Ruth H. Nissly, Victoria S. Cavener, Nina R. Boyle, Ty A. Sornberger, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Joaquin Ortega, Jean-Philippe Julien, Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Jonathan Lovell. Lyophilized, thermostable Spike or RBD immunogenic liposomes induce protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in mice. … Read more

Record-breaking simulations of large-scale structure formation in the Universe

Journal Reference: Kohji Yoshikawa, Satoshi Tanaka, Naoki Yoshida. A 400 trillion-grid Vlasov simulation on Fugaku supercomputer: Large-scale Distribution of Cosmic Relic Neutrinos in a Six-dimensional Phase Space. Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2021 DOI: 10.1145/3458817.3487401 In a study published this month in SC ’21: Proceedings of the … Read more

Stress makes life’s clock tick sooner: Chilling out slows it down

Journal Reference: Zachary M. Harvanek, Nia Fogelman, Ke Xu, Rajita Sinha. Psychological and biological resilience modulates the effects of stress on epigenetic aging. Translational Psychiatry, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41398-021-01735-7 In a new study, Yale researchers used one such clock, appropriately named “GrimAge,” to ask two questions: How much does chronic stress accelerate that biological … Read more

Linked faults under Salt Lake City may elevate risk of building damage

Journal Reference: Lee M. Liberty, James St. Clair, Adam P. McKean. A Broad, Distributed Active Fault Zone Lies beneath Salt Lake City, Utah. The Seismic Record, 2021; 1 (1): 35 DOI: 10.1785/0320210009 The findings, published in the open-access journal The Seismic Record, suggest that earthquakes magnitude 5.0 and larger could cause ground displacement and liquefaction … Read more

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