Eggshells indicate dinosaurs were warm-blooded

Were dinosaurs warm- or cold-blooded? New research may end the debate with an answer from dinosaur eggshells.

Jim Shelton-Yale | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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City ‘heat islands’ trick trees into thinking it’s spring

Trees in cities turn green earlier in the year due to the "heat island" effect. That matters for climate change, say researchers, as well as allergies.

Fred Love-Iowa State | Feb. 11, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured cities climate-change plants seasons temperature trees

Mosquitoes stalk human warmth with ‘cooling cells’

Mosquitoes are one of the planet's deadliest animals. New research clarifies how they use the warmth of our bodies to find a meal.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Flexible tech harvests body heat to power health wearables

A flexible power harvester can use a person's body heat energy to juice up wearable devices so they never need a battery recharge.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science sensors temperature wearable-devices

Bugs and heat will do major damage to crops as temps rise

Climate models may underestimate potential crop losses as a result of rising temperatures because they leave out how stressed plants react.

Igor Houwat-Michigan State | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture climate-change insects temperature

What’s the temperature of dark matter?

Physicists have put a limit on the warmth—and therefore the mass—of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Seabird die-off ‘has no precedent’

"The blob" is responsible for an unprecedented seabird die-off from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, say researchers who studied the common murres.

Michelle Ma-Washington | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured birds climate-change conservation ecosystems fish oceans temperature

Human body temp has dropped over time

"Our temperature's not what people think it is. What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong."

Stanford | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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‘Wearable AC’ could keep you cool without electricity

A new on-skin "wearable air conditioning" device could keep you cool while also monitoring blood pressure, heart activity, and skin hydration.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology electricity electronics sensors temperature wearable-devices

To prep for future heat, sort out climate modeling

New research on two climate modeling methods indicates the need to use them properly to prep for future heat.

Teju Hari Krishna-U. Melbourne | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

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