Climate change will magnify weather ‘blocking events’

Stalled weather patterns, or "blocking events," have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature weather

Extremely hot weather can hurt a company’s market value

Hot weather can ding a company's market value, which researchers say is evidence that the market recognizes climate risks, but undervalues them.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture business climate-change money stock-market temperature

Rising temps could really mess with earthworms

Earthworms like to hang out where the weather is mild. Rising temperatures could shift where they live and threaten the many functions they provide.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change maps planarian-worms temperature

Putting a meniscus on micropillars could cool electronics

Researchers are perfecting a way to dissipate the heat through a unique process involving tiny liquid drops on top of an array of micropillars.

Beth Miller-WUSTL | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics nanotechnology temperature water

Bats fly around with cold wing muscles

The muscles in bats’ wings are much cooler than the muscles in their core. The finding could one day enhance our understanding of human muscle.

Brown University | Sept. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology bats flight muscles temperature wings

Watch: T-Rex had an ‘air conditioner’ in its head

Alligator skulls suggest how the Tyrannosaurus rex kept itself from overheating with two holes in its head.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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How animals (including humans) sense cold

"Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold. But no one has been able to pinpoint exactly how they sense it." New research cracks the case.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan | Aug. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine genes proteins skin temperature

Temp suggests rocky clouds on hot Jupiter ‘nightsides’

The temperature on the nightsides of certain hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform, research finds. This suggests clouds made of minerals.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Aug. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology planets space temperature

Invasive mosquitoes use ‘time-capsule’ eggs to move north

Asian tiger mosquitoes are pushing their geographical limits by laying eggs that don't hatch right away.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Aug. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology eggs insects invasive-species mosquitoes temperature weather

Zero-power radiative cooling system sends heat into space

A new radiative cooling system blocks sunlight and shoots heat into space. It could keep buildings cool down here on Earth.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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