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Storms dumped snow on California. Will it bring a reprieve from the drought? | California

Extreme weather hammered California through the first weeks of the year – but also offered a badly needed reprieve. The deep snow dumped on the Sierra Nevada during a series of strong storms left the state with a robust water savings account of sorts. As the weather warms over the spring and summer months, the …

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These Five Spectacular Impact Craters On Earth Highlight Our Planet’s Wild History

I think all craters are cool, I’m just going to start with that. I am very biased. Impact craters occur on every planetary body in our Solar System, no matter the size. By studying impact craters and the meteorites that cause them, we can learn about the processes and the geology that shape our entire …

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New detector could enable high-speed quantum communication

The new detector is made of 32 niobium nitride superconducting nanowires on a silicon chip, which enables high count rates with high precision. Credit: Ryan Lannom, JPL-Caltech/NASA Researchers have developed a new detector that can precisely measure single photons at very high rates. The new device could help make high-speed quantum communication practical. Quantum communication …

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This Mysterious Protein Foreshadows Alzheimer’s

By Caroline Graff and Charlotte Johansson, Karolinska Institutet | January 27th, 2023 A study of people with a strong genetic risk of Alzheimer’s helped scientists discover a new biomarker. Although Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 55 million people worldwide, there is still no cure for the condition – and treatment options are limited. While recent …

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GoldenEye controls better on Xbox than on Switch — can they be changed?

The long, long awaited reissue of Rare’s classic 1997 James Bond shooter GoldenEye 007 is available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles today — and you might want to carefully consider which version you play. As announced earlier this week, only: GoldenEye on Switch has online multiplayer. But it turns out the Xbox version of …

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Starling Medical’s new urine-testing device turns your toilet into a health tracker • TechCrunch

If you enjoy some good toilet technology, then I think “urine” for a treat. Starling Medical is poised to launch its at-home urine diagnostic patient-monitoring platform, dubbed “StarStream,” that doesn’t rely on the traditional catching containers or dipsticks. Now, if you’re thinking this technology sounds familiar, you would be correct: My colleague Haje Jan Kamps …

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Library sees 115K items checked out, 217K internet users last year

Erin Busbea In an increasingly technology-centric world, the relevance of the physical book and libraries has been called into question. However, Erin Busbea, director for the Columbus-Lowndes Library System, told Columbus Exchange Club on Thursday at Lion Hills the library is adapting with the times. The system saw more than 73,000 people check out more …

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