Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Positive Effects of Utilizing Modern Gadgets

The world is evolving every single day, and brilliant gadgets are being introduced every year to make those things possible which were once thought to be impossible. Our lives have transformed so much that the endless technology surrounding us has become so typical in our lives that we often forget just how much further we have come in the last few decades.

How Far We’ve Come

Today we utilize many modern-day gadgets in our everyday life. Everything from smart cooking equipment to music devices, they all make use of science and technology in one way or the other. Communication gadgets are another classification of these devices which play a crucial part in our lives by helping us connect with our friends and relatives from all over the world. However, these are not the only gadgets that have a favorable influence on our lives. Think of that security camera outside your

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These 2 Penny Stocks Could Rally All the Way to $11, Says Cantor

Is more volatility on tap for stocks? Following a three-week losing streak, the longest in about a year, all eyes are on the market. The three major U.S. stock indexes have struggled for the last few weeks as the titans of tech, which have fueled the charge forward from COVID-induced lows, came under pressure due to overheated valuations, with market watchers waiting to see how renewed lockdown fears will come into play.So, what’s the bottom line for investors? Even though uncertainty remains as Wall Street gears up for the fourth quarter, the pros are pounding the table on a select few names, noting that these tickers boast strong long-term growth narratives.Bearing this in mind, our focus shifted to two penny stocks backed by investment firm Cantor. Major gains could be in store, as the firm’s analysts

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Michigan AG warns of Apple tech scam that could give remote access to your phone

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has issued a warning to Michiganders about an Apple tech scam.

A Michigan woman was reportedly contacted by a scammer who told her her phone needed a security update and he could assist with the process.

The woman followed instructions and unknowingly gave the scammer remote access to her phone, and he transferred $1,000 out of her bank account.

Some tech-support scams may begin with a phone call from a real person, while others may be initiated with a robocall. The Attorney General’s office has an example of such a call on its website.

“Whether the call is coming from a live person or a robocall, Michiganders must be cautious whenever contacted by unsolicited callers, particularly when those individuals are seeking access to your personal devices, like a smartphone, tablet or computer,” Nessel said. “As more people are working and attending school from

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Video of boys copying the heroes has the Internet laughing

a group of people swimming in the water: Video of desi Avengers goes viral. Photo: Instagram/ Randeep Hooda

Video of desi Avengers goes viral. Photo: Instagram/ Randeep Hooda

The film Avengers, made by Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was a Superhit. It was loved all across the world. But can you imagine what the movies would look like, if they were made in India? No, don’t think too hard cause we have a video that shows exactly what it would be.

Highway actor Randeep Hooda shared a video on his Instagram account that features Desi Avengers. He shared the now-viral clip with the caption, “#avengers #avengersendgame (sic),” along with some laughing emoticons. He also tagged his Extraction co-star and Thor of the Marvel cinema, Chris Hemsworth, along with other stars of the films.

The video that plays in reverse shows the boys coming out of a water body one-by-one with their makeshift special gadgets. The first man that comes out of the water has a tyre in his hand

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Must-Have Trending Gadgets That People Are in Love With in 2020

2020 has been a year like no other, and it’s taking all of our ingenuity to get through it in one piece. We’re all having to find ways to cope with the curveballs life is throwing, be that through self-care, hard work, or picking up a new hobby.

It only makes sense that the gifts you give your loved ones this year should help them with whatever they’re using their quarantine time to pursue. Whether they’ve developed a newfound love for gaming or picked up indoor gardening, one of 2020’s coolest trending gadgets is sure to make them smile.

Read on for a list of most unique tech gifts that’ll make this ridiculous year a little more fun.


For the Green Thumb

Many people who’ve been stuck inside during quarantine find themselves longing for the great outdoors. What better way to satisfy that craving

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Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect Bryan Mata sits at 96-98 mph, 2020 first-rounder Nick Yorke singles off him

Bryan Mata sat at 96-98 mph with his fastball during his two innings in a simulated game at the alternate training site in Pawtucket on Saturday, per PawSox broadcaster Jim Cain.

Mata, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound right-hander who turned 21 in May, pitched in a sim game for the first time since suffering a hamstring cramp Aug. 30.

Baseball America ranks him Boston’s No. 1 pitching prospect and fourth best prospect overall behind Triston Casas, Bobby Dalbec and Jeter Downs.

Watch Mata’s sim game right below.

He throws a four-seamer, two-seamer, slider, curveball and changeup. In 2019, Mata committed to his two-seam fastball while also working hard on developing his slider into his best secondary pitch.

“Just working off that pitch (two-seamer), I feel like right now that’s my best pitch and it just helps me get ahead of hitters,” Mata said during a Zoom call earlier this week. “So that’s

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Ocean Acidification Causing Coral ‘Osteoporosis’ On Iconic Reefs

WOODS HOLE, Mass., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals’ ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate its effect from that of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth. New research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals the distinct impact that ocean acidification is having on coral growth on some of the world’s iconic reefs.

In a paper published Aug. 27, 2020, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers show a significant reduction in the density of coral skeleton along much of the Great Barrier Reef–the world’s largest coral reef system–and also on two reefs in the South China Sea, which they attribute largely to the increasing acidity of the waters surrounding these reefs since 1950.

“This is the first unambiguous detection and attribution of ocean acidification’s impact on coral

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Elon Musk demos Neuralink Brain Computer Interface update – General – News

At a live streamed event on Friday, tech tycoon Elon Musk showcased the latest Neuralink technology. The demo starred a pig called Gertrude, which had a coin-sized computer chip implanted into her brain previously. In the webcast Musk summed up the device as “kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”. However, the possibilities of a high-functioning Brain Computer Interface (BCI) could go much further than that catchy snippet hints at, especially for people who have developed neurological problems or impairments. Moreover, Musk hinted that humans might one day need BCIs to stay relevant as computer AI marches onwards.

In July last year HEXUS reported upon Neuralink’s application to start human trials in 2020. No update was given with regard to human testing unfortunately, and no timelines were put forward.

So, what of this latest demonstration? There was a lot of talk about the

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