Moths Produce Ultrasonic Defensive Sounds to Fend Off Bat Predators

Scientists from Boise State University and elsewhere have tested 252 genera from most families of large-bodied moths. Their results show that ultrasound-producing moths are far more widespread than previously thought, adding three new sound-producing organs, eight new subfamilies and potentially thousands of species to the roster. A molecular phylogeny of Lepidoptera indicating antipredator ultrasound production …

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Warm-Bloodedness Appeared in Mammalian Ancestors 233 Million Years Ago, Study Suggests

Among modern animals, only mammals and birds are warm-blooded, and the ability to keep ourselves warm has enabled mammals to survive in icy weather and make long migrations. But it’s been a mystery exactly when mammals evolved their high metabolisms. In a new study, an international research team led by scientists from the Field Museum …

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Apple Adds ‘Test Alerts’ Toggle to iPhone Just in Case You Really Want to Receive Test Emergency Alerts

Apple has added a new “Test Alerts” toggle to the Settings app in iOS 15.6 and the third beta of iOS 16. The toggle is visible only on iPhones connected to a US carrier and allows users to enable test emergency alerts from the US government. Turning on “Test Alerts” enables test emergency alerts to …

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Supercars reaches parity with Gen3 engines

Gen3 Camaro and Mustang prototypes tested at Queensland Raceway on Thursday The Gen3 Supercars project has completed its latest phase with both the General Motors and Ford engines “paritised”. Ahead of an introduction into the Repco Supercars Championship next year, the development of the powerplants is nearing completion. Testing on the 5.7-litre GM and 5.4-litre …

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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

Oregon’s Willamette River NASA The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the …

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SDCC 2022: MultiVersus adding LeBron, Rick, and Morty to roster

The roster for Warner Bros. Games’ Super Smash Bros.-like MultiVersus is growing. At San Diego Comic Condeveloper Player First Games revealed the next batch of fighters coming to the fighter: NBA all-star LeBron James from Space Jam: A New Legacy and Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith from Rick and Morty. LeBron will be added to …

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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

Along with measuring the water height – whether it be in a lake, river, or reservoir – SWOT will also measure its extent, or surface area. That crucial information will enable scientists to calculate how much water moves through freshwater bodies. “Once you get hold of the volume of water, you can better assess the …

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Samsung Claims Foldable Phones Are Going Mainstream

While Apple has yet to release a foldable iPhone, Samsung is about to unveil a new series of foldables for the third consecutive year at its Unpacked event on August 10. Meanwhile, Samsung’s mobile president TM Roh believes that we are already seeing the mainstream acceptance of Foldable smartphones play out as consumers switch to …

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South Polar Ice

Today’s VIS image shows part of the south polar cap. This image was taken at the start of southern summer, and the surface frost has sublimated away. The cap was created over millions of years with deposition of ice and dust during different seasons, creating layers. The ice surface contains several different textures which can …

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