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  • New survey by URI researchers finds rising sea level often not factored into maritime infrastructure design — ScienceDaily

New survey by URI researchers finds rising sea level often not factored into maritime infrastructure design — ScienceDaily

A survey of maritime infrastructure engineers by University of Rhode Island researchers found that the rising sea level is often not factored into designs of ports, breakwaters, fishing piers and…

Scientists compile new evidence that atolls are formed by cyclic changes in sea level — ScienceDaily

Marine geologist and oceanographer André Droxler knows Charles Darwin’s theory about atolls is incorrect. But Droxler, who’s studied coral reefs for more than 40 years, understands why Darwin’s model persists…

Amazon’s Prime Day Sales Seen Sharply Exceeding 2019 Level

Online retailer Amazon’s annual Prime Day shopping extravaganza starts at midnight U.S. Eastern Oct. 13 and sales are expected to exceed those of last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.…

The Next Level of Alt Data

Alternative data isn’t a new idea, but what’s new in alternative data and how it’s being used always makes for an interesting conversation. It’s especially enjoyable if that conversation is…

Ice melt projections may underestimate Antarctic contribution to sea level rise

Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, pictured in 2019. Credit: NASA Fluctuations in the weather can have a significant impact on melting Antarctic ice, and models that do not include this factor can…

Findings shed light on how hearing happens at the molecular level — ScienceDaily

We hear sounds in part because tiny filaments inside our inner ears help convert voices, music and noises into electrical signals that are sent to our brains for processing. Now,…

Damage uncovered on Antarctic glaciers reveals worrying signs for sea level rise

Crevasses observed on Pine Island Glacier. These open fractures are a sign of structural weakening. Credit NASA A new study into the structural damage of two major Antarctic glaciers reveals…

Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child’s brain development — ScienceDaily

New research from the University of Sydney finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s brain development and is associated with…

Office real estate market will get back to pre-Covid level, in 2025: Cushman & Wakefield

The coronavirus hit to office space will surpass the financial crisis, with a net loss of up to 95 million square feet of unoccupied real estate from Q2 2020 to…

World-first Level 4 fully autonomous vehicle parking system rolled-out on Human Horizons’ HiPhi X

SHANGHAI, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, announced the rollout of its world-first Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP)…