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  1. California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

    08.19 / 07:21 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said…
  2. AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

    08.19 / 07:21 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature—digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an a…
  3. Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

    08.19 / 07:21 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional…
  4. Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

    08.18 / 23:20 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at…
  5. Satellite sees the formation of eastern Pacific's Tropical Depression 13E

    08.18 / 22:09 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    The thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 18. NOAA's GOES-Wet satellite captured an image of the new…
  6. Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats

    08.18 / 22:09 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that cuts across the Bahamas, dividing bat populations that last shared an ancestor hundreds of thousands of years…
  7. New bioimaging technique is fast and economical

    08.18 / 22:09 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    A new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissue—such as an organ or a small animal; technology that could have applications in medical diagnosis, guided surgery, or pre-clinical drug testing. The method, which is detailed in Nature Photonics, is capable of simultaneously tracking 16 colors of spatially linked information over an area spanning several centimeters, and can capture i…
  8. A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices

    08.18 / 19:59 phys.org Phys.org -Science news
    Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar." The findings, published in June in the journal Physical Review Letters, stem from experiments performed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U), at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory…