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Scientific Idea to Prevent Disastrous South Pole Icemelt
Dumping Trillions of Tons of Artificial Snow on the South Pole Ice Shelf
Source: West Antarctic Ice Shelf
New Scientific Study & Novel Recommendations
International scientists have just released a study with an approach they believe could prevent a disastrous meltdown of the West Antarctic Ice Shelf at the South Pole. The approach is novel. They want to dump 8 trillion tons of artificial snow on the ice shelf over the course of ten year.
12,000 Wind Turbines
The scientists would use 12,000 wind turbines to pump seawater up to the surface where it would be frozen into snow. Their theory is that the artificial snow would weigh down the ice shelf enough to stop it from collapsing. According to the co-author of the report Anders Levermann of Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, "we are at the point of no return if we don't do anything." The study was just published in the journal Science Advances.
Coastal Cities in Danger
Levermann, who is a physicist and oceanographer affiliated with Columbia University, warns that it may take more than 100 years but Hamburg, New York City, Shanghai and Hong Kong "will eventually submerge" from the sea level rise from Western Antarctica. He and the co-authors are urging governments to try this last ditch engineering effort of artificial snow. The scientists believe that global warming has caused so much melting at the South Pole that the ice sheet is going to disintegrate. That would cause global sea levels to rise ten feet over time.
Continuous Supply of New Neurons Tied to Lifetime Learning & Memory Important Discovery by University of Pennsylvania Medical School Scientists
This is breakthrough research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The scientists have shown for the first time that brain neurons grow and develop over a lifetime from a single population of stem cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. That region is the brain's center of memory and learning. It's also a key area of reaction to stress and mood adjustments.
Why is This Important to You
The discovery underscores how a continuous supply of new neurons throughout life is the source of youthful like learning and memory throughout your life. The discovery was found in research on mice. And, it sets a new benchmark. It helps neuroscientists to determine how to enable youthful life brain conditions for memory and learning for all of us throughout our lives. It's also a path of discovery to repair and regen…
IBM has unveiled the world's first commercial and standalone quantum computer. The IBM Q System One is the first quantum computer to leave the research lab. It's on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The computer sits inside a 9 foot tall and 9 foot wide glass case. It is the same display case as the one that protects the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. The computer is so powerful it leaves supercomputers in the dust. For a news blog on the unveiling go to Important Innovations Collection: IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System: Big Blue's Big Computer Source: IBM Quantum Computer IBM Q System One IBM is unveiling an integrated system for Quantum comput...
Walker and Cruzr
UBTECH has unveiled a pair of new, advanced robots. They are new versions of the company's Walker bipedal humanoid robot and Cruzr. Cruzr is a cloud-based, intelligent service robot. The company says its performance and reliability have been greatly improved. Walker, as you can see in the photo, now has arms and hands and seems to enjoy piano music. UBTECH is a leading, global AI and humanoid robotics company based in China. The new robots are enabled by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic technology.
Retail Cruzr Customers' Service Bot
UBTECH says the robots are specifically designed to enhance the home and retail environments. Cruzr has servo motors, a powerful processor and a redesigned audio chamber for better sound quality. It's started working in retail stores in Europe to help customers. It's available for sale globally.
Walker the Home Bot
Walker is a big "agile companion robo…