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How hot is too hot for the human body?

How hot is too hot for the human body?

For a study published in Nature Climate Change in 2017, Mora and his team analyzed hundreds of extreme heat events around the world to determine what combinations of heat and humidity were most likely to be deadly, and where those conditions were likely to occur in the future. They found …

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Electric trucks can go the (short) distance

Electric trucks can go the (short) distance

However, the researchers weren’t sure if the grid could handle many electric trucks simultaneously charging in one place. Unlike electric cars, which have relatively low power requirements and would be distributed through neighborhoods, fleets of electric trucks might strain electricity distribution systems. Electricity distribution relies on substations that serve small …

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Bats’ brains are built for navigation

Bats’ brains are built for navigation

They found that in both random exploration and during goal-directed navigation, such as in the foraging task, the bats maintained a detailed spatial memory of both the environment and the paths they traveled. The trials also revealed that bats have spatial awareness of their future positions as well. “We have …

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Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

Some argue that governments should also create separate targets to ensure that carbon removal (sometimes called “negative emissions”) does not count toward emissions reduction goals. “Failure to make such a separation has already hampered climate policy, exaggerating the expected future contribution of negative emissions in climate models, while also obscuring …

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We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.

We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.

After more than a year of the covid-19 pandemic, millions of people are searching for employment in the United States. AI-powered interview software claims to help employers sift through applications to find the best people for the job. Companies specializing in this technology reported a surge in business during the …

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