A recent analysis of temperature trends suggested that the average human body temperature has dropped since the 19th century due to physiological changes. The authors of the new study also highlighted potential causes of these alterations.
The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain.
Superconductivity came with a lot of unfulfilled promises. Power without loss? Sign me up. Superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnets? They're, ahem, cool. And CERN couldn’t operate without buckets of liquid helium to keep its magnets superconducting.
Dutch scientist Dr. Heleen de Coninck is one of the coordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5°C which will be released next Monday in South Korea.
Researchers have developed the first materials that can permanently change from solid to liquid, or vice versa, when exposed to light at room temperature, and remain in the new phase even after the light is removed. The researchers also demonstrated that the light can be used to draw liquid designs in a solid material or solid designs in a liquid material, creating stable materials that are part solid and part liquid. The new materials have potential applications for 3-D printing, molding, and on-demand recycling, among other uses, phys.org wrote.
Japan's severe heat wave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on Sunday.