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Phys.org / Researchers help develop sustainable polymers

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have made new discoveries on the effects of temperature on sustainable polymers. Their findings may help the industry to produce plastics that are better for the environment.

1 hour ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / California city bans junk food from checkout aisles

Berkeley in northern California will ban the sale of junk food from supermarket checkout displays—becoming the first US city to do so, according to local media.

55 minutes ago in Health
Phys.org / NASA observations aid efforts to track California's wildfire smoke from space

Wildfires have been burning across the state of California for weeks—some of them becoming larger complexes as different fires merge. One of those was the August Complex Fire, which reportedly began as 37 distinct fires ...

1 hour ago in Earth
Tech Xplore / How to bring Zoom to your TV (coming soon) with Alexa

If you're also tired of taking daily Zoom calls on your laptop, maybe you'd prefer to just turn on the TV, lay back, and learn or conduct business from the couch.

42 minutes ago in Consumer & Gadgets
Medical Xpress / Study reveals design flaws of chatbot-based symptom-checker apps

Millions of people turn to their mobile devices when seeking medical advice. They're able to share their symptoms and receive potential diagnoses through chatbot-based symptom-checker (CSC) apps.

1 hour ago in Health informatics
Tech Xplore / Apple Watch Series 6: Is it worth it to upgrade?

It's been just over a week since Apple unveiled its latest fitness device: the Apple Watch Series 6.

8 minutes ago in Consumer & Gadgets
Phys.org / Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature officially confirmed

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the coldest recorded temperature ...

1 hour ago in Earth
Tech Xplore / US won't back off plan for TikTok download ban: court filing

The Trump administration said Friday it would not back down from a plan to ban new US downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok, setting up a court showdown ahead of a Sunday deadline.

55 minutes ago in Business
Medical Xpress / Team assessing if dual-antibody injection prevents COVID-19 illness

A combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness in individuals who have had sustained exposure to someone with the virus is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at ...

Medical Xpress / AstraZeneca pledges 20 mn vaccine doses for Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday a deal with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed with Oxford University.

55 minutes ago in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / Mexico joins WHO coronavirus vaccine plan

Mexico, which has one of the world's highest COVID-19 death tolls, announced Friday that it was joining a WHO-backed program to facilitate poor countries' access to coronavirus vaccines.

54 minutes ago in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / US surpasses seven million coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins tally

The United States on Friday crossed seven million confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.