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Heat Waves Can Make People Dumber By 13 Percent, Says Harvard Study

Heat waves might affect a person’s cognitive ability, too. According to a study conducted by Harvard, students who lived in air conditioned dorms during a heatwave answered tests faster and more accurately than students without air conditioning.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Health Experts Urge People To Stay Indoors And Watch For Heat-Related Illnesses During Brutal Weather

Health experts advised people in the United States to stay indoors while the heat wave continues. Weather experts claimed that the high temperatures will continue until the fourth of July.

Public Health July 4, 2018

NASA's Computer Chip Can Resist Heat On Venus

It has been virtually impossible for any equipment to survive long periods on the surface of Venus, until now. NASA scientists have finally developed a computer chip that can resist extreme heat and pressure similar to that on the planet.

Space February 9, 2017

New Research Shows Heat From Earth’s Core May Be Responsible For Plate Tectonics

According to a new study, heat radiated from the Earth’s core to the mantle is responsible for at least 50 percent of plate tectonics. This information is expected to make earthquake prediction more accurate.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2017

Nanohyperthermia Uses Heat To Soften, Make Tumors More Receptive To Cancer Treatment

Treating cancer can get tricky because targeting tumor cells leads to the destruction as well of healthy cells. Now, researchers have discovered how to soften tumors with heat, making them more receptive to treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

This 3D-Printed Material Shrinks When Heated

Most solid materials expand when heated. Using a 3D printing process known as projection microstereolithography, researchers made a metamaterial that shrinks when exposed to heat.

Material Science October 26, 2016

This Innovative Plastic Wrap Fabric Could Help Us Against Climate Change

Scientists in California have invented a new material that may potentially help against climate change while simultaneously keeping our bodies cool during hot, temperate seasons. How exactly can it do that?

Material Science September 2, 2016

Here Are The Signs That Your Body Is Overheating

Summer means spending time under the sun, but the body can overheat and cut the fun time short. Here are some signs that the body is overheating, which means it's time to get some shade and cool down.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 25, 2016

Hot Climate Lead To Less Self-Control, More Violence: Study

The combination of a hot climate and less variation in temperatures result in faster life strategy and less focus. This contributes to increased aggression and violence, researchers revealed.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Hot Summers In New York May Kill Thousands: How To Avoid Heat-Related Deaths From Climate Change

By 2080, extremely hot summers in New York City could result in the deaths of more than 3,000 residents, new research suggests. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2016

'Rare, Dangerous' Heat Is Coming To Western U.S.

'Rare, dangerous and deadly' heat is coming to Western U.S. On Sunday, June 19, Phoenix temperature is predicted to reach 118 degrees Fahrenheit (47.7 degrees Celsius) and peak at 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 degrees Celsius) on Monday, June 20.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2016

Climate Change May Up Rates Of Chronic Kidney Disease

Climate change brings about a new health epidemic: heat stress nephropathy, where the kidneys suffer from dehydration from rising temperatures and heat stress. Learn more about this chronic kidney disease on the rise.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

Warming Climate Boosts Risks Of Heat-Related Workplace Injury

An epidemic of heat-related injuries will hit workers as climate change continues to take place, warned a new U.N. report. The paper cited how rising temperatures reduce workplace productivity and cause occupational hazards, particularly in developing nations.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2016

More Than 90 Percent Of Great Barrier Reef Now Bleached: This Is How Some Corals May Survive Bleaching Events

For the first time, researchers showed that some survivors of coral bleaching can obtain and host new kinds of microalgae from their environment, making them more heat-tolerant and better armed for recovery.

Earth/Environment April 22, 2016

New Metamaterial Can Form Solar Panels That Harvest Energy In The Dark

A new metamaterial discovered by researchers from ANU glows unusually when exposed to heat. This artificial material could open potential developments on thermophotovoltaic cells that produce electricity from harvested heat even in dark conditions.

Energy April 21, 2016

Ice Crust In Jupiter Moon Europa Produces More Heat Than Scientists Thought

Jupiter moon Europa’s deforming ice appears as a surprising generator of heat. A better understanding of this process can lend greater insight into the thickness of Europa's shell and in turn the chemistry of its subsurface ocean, which is critical in the search for any signs of life.

Space April 16, 2016

Saharan Silver Ant's Hair Help Beat Heat In Sahara Desert

The body hairs of the Saharan silver ant cause total internal light reflection and make them nearly 10 times more reflective. This assists in the ants' thermoregulation and the maintenance of their silver coat, according to Belgian scientists.

Animals April 15, 2016

Google Honors The Man Who Invented The Scoville Scale

The scale measures the spicy-heat of peppers, from jalapeños to ghost peppers.

Arts & Culture January 22, 2016

Blueprint Of Protein Linked To Pain, Heat Perception May Lead To Better Chronic Pain Treatment

Researchers have created a blueprint of protein associated with heat detection and pain. Findings can lead to better designed drugs, which target these receptors that could treat chronic pain in people.

Life January 19, 2016

The Earth Could See Average Temperatures Dropping And Giant Tsunamis In 20 Years: AMOC Study

A new study found that average temperatures globally may drop to about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit or -17 degrees Celsius in 20 years. A researcher discovered that the effects of global warming now may affect ocean currents and completely reverse the condition.

Animals October 12, 2015

New Heat Transfer Technology Helps Buildings Keep Cool: Here's How

A new high-tech coating material can cool buildings by reflecting sunlight and also sucking heat out and sending it into space. Stanford researchers say this "photonic radiative cooling" process could save on air conditioning costs.

Energy November 28, 2014

ANU physicists build 'holy grail' tractor beam that can repel and attract objects

A team of ANU physicists have come up with a new technique of moving objects to relatively further distance using a hollow laser beam. The tractor beam they have invented could potentially be used for controlling air pollution.

Energy October 23, 2014

Global warming on pause? Atlantic may hold the answers

A new study says the Atlantic Ocean is swallowing some of the effects of global warming. But after a roughly 30-year cycle of ocean-aided cooling ends, the water body will only amplify the effects of global warming.

Earth/Environment August 29, 2014

Weather responsible for 2,000 American deaths a year

A recent report from the NCHS shows that more Americans die from cold-weather related deaths than storms, floods or lightning.

Life July 30, 2014

Panasonic's tiny tablet can beat the heat and the cold

Panasonic's new tablet might just be the most rugged device of its class. It'll withstand almost anything enterprise-class users can throw at it, claims the vendor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 23, 2014

Why koalas are tree huggers mystery finally solved

Koalas hug trees for a very good reason - and it is not to get closer to food.

Animals June 5, 2014

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