Hydrogen Balloons Could Elevate Telegraph Wires above Rivers

Initially printed in November 1845 Credit score: Scientific AmericanCommercial “A brand new methodology has been proposed for extending the traces of the Magnetic Telegraph throughout rivers and bays....

India’s Coronavirus Refugees Are Also Development Refugees

On March 24, with solely 4 hours’ discover and no session with India’s 29 states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a nationwide lockdown to halt the unfold...

Lyft Aims for an All-Electric Fleet by 2030–Is That Possible?

When ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc. introduced final week that it might transition to 100% electrical automobiles by 2030, observers cheered its formidable dedication to curbing local weather...

Keeping Schools Closed Next Fall Could Worsen Science’s Diversity Problem

Out of necessity, local school systems worldwide have reacted shortly to the COVID-19 pandemic by transitioning schooling for younger folks to a digital setting. A display screen...

Heat and Racism Threaten Birth Outcomes for Women of Color

Rising temperatures introduced on by local weather change disproportionately threaten pregnant girls who work outdoor, who cannot entry air-con and who're Black or Hispanic, a panel of...

Science Briefs From Around the World

Hello, I’m Scientific American assistant information editor Sarah Lewin Frasier. And right here’s a brief piece from the June 2020 problem of the journal, within the part...

Thousands of Tons of Microplastics Are Falling from the Sky

Carried by the wind, mud particles from locations such because the Sahara Desert can float midway world wide earlier than settling to the bottom. Because the plastics...

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Social Science Modeling

Arguably, all of scientific inquiry in fashionable occasions begins with some kind of mannequin. A mannequin takes completely different parameters you're learning and makes use of them...

The Quantum App Store Is Coming

At the moment, quantum computing researchers and fanatics have to know quantum programming; it’s merely a should. Quickly, although, all they may want is a quantum app...

Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 Misinformation

Just lately, a video referred to as “Plandemic” went viral on social media. PolitiFact flagged eight fake or misleading claims it made about COVID-19. YouTube and Fb...

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