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Quantum computing startup D-Wave reached a major milestone - and says it did so in a more practical way than Google

Quantum computing startup D-Wave reached a major milestone - and says it did so in a more practical way than Google

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The quantum computing startup D-Wave reached a major milestone in February. Quantum computing is a relatively new field in which special properties of...
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Expert reaction to study on fossil CO2 emissions

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

A study published in Nature Climate Change looks at Fossil CO2 emissions in
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Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID era

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

Five years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, growth in global CO 2 emissions has begun to falter. A new study published in Nature Climate Change...
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Towards a net zero future with IES

Towards a net zero future with IES

1 day ago   |   The Science Council

Towards a net zero future: Transforming our systems of production & consumption Tuesday 30th March 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm Meeting ambitious climate and net zero targets will...
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Stavins in Resources Magazine, February 24, 2021

2 days ago   |   Harvard

February 24, 2021A New Administration Brings Major Changes to Federal Climate Policy.
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Climate targets at risk as green tech triggers higher energy demands

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

As technology becomes more efficient, we tend to use it more often - an effect that is drastically underestimated in some energy models and that will make climate goals harder...
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Climate change is leading to premature births in the Brazilian Amazon

3 days ago   |   New Scientist

Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest
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We are nowhere near keeping warming below 1.5°C despite climate plans

6 days ago   |   New Scientist

The world is wildly off track meeting the Paris Agreement goal of holding temperature rises to 1.5ۜ°C, despite a recent series of more ambitious new national climate plans
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How to spend a trillion dollars to fix climate change and end poverty

6 days ago   |   New Scientist

Let's imagine you have inherited a fortune and want to solve the world's most pressing problems. Here's the best way to spend your money to make a difference to climate change...
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Yellowstone supereruption could cover North America in ash and drastically alter climate

Yellowstone supereruption could cover North America in ash and drastically alter climate

6 days ago   |   Daily Express

ASH could cover an area the size of North America if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted, an expert has claimed.
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People with lasting symptoms after a covid-19 infection, known as long covid, are more likely to recover than get worse after receiving a vaccine, according to an online survey Read more ...

Listen: Peace among the pharma giants, the next phase of the pandemic, & a...

Can pharma get along post-pandemic? How will we know when the Covid-19 crisis is over? And is it OK to feel optimistic? We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout... Read more ...

New Zealand tsunami: World's strongest quake in 2 years rocks Kermadec...

New Zealand tsunami: World's strongest quake in 2 years rocks Kermadec Islands - Mag 8.1

A MAGNITUDE 8.1 earthquake rocked New Zealand today, prompting tsunami alerts and widespread evacuation orders along New Zealand's coast. The earthquake, which struck the... Read more ...

Iceland volcano may be about to erupt: Expert warns of earthquakes and...

Iceland volcano may be about to erupt: Expert warns of earthquakes and accumulating magma

A VOLCANIC system found 16 miles from Iceland's capital Reykjavik might be on the verge of an eruption, a volcanologist has warned. Thousands of earthquakes in the southwest of... Read more ...

STAT+: Physician and patients may prefer brand-name drugs, but they cost...

Generic drugs may remain lower-cost alternatives to brand-name medicines, but the Medicare Part D program could have saved roughly $1.7 billion in 2017 if doctors and patients... Read more ...

AI has a specific Spider-Man 'brain cell' just like humans do

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Microsoft thinks you'll want to attend meetings in the future as a hologram...

Microsoft thinks you'll want to attend meetings in the future as a hologram. It might be right

Summary List Placement There's a scene in the 2014 movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service" where one of the characters walks into a conference room and sits at a table with... Read more ...

Space Race 2.0: China readies for launch of new space station that could...

Space Race 2.0: China readies for launch of new space station that could outlive the ISS

CHINA is ramping up its efforts to derail America's dominance in space with the launch of its new modular space station. Chinese astronauts have already begun their training... Read more ...

Covid-19 news: Vaccines for new variants could be fast-tracked in UK

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Expert reaction to a paper suggesting that gene drives could be used to help...

A paper published in Scientific Reports looks at a novel combination of CRISPR‑based gene drivesto control invasive grey squirrel in the UK. Prof Luke Alphey, Group Leader in... Read more ...