A simplified mathematical model of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and temperature found a “lag time” between human intervention and an actual decrease in CO2 levels. This lag time has ramifications for intervention strategies meant to avoid climate tipping points and potentially catastrophic temperature increases.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences
- National Science Foundation
A group of researchers from the HSE Centre for Bioelectric Interfaces has studied the activity of the brain and other body systems during meditation. It was the first study to show that, when following the same instructions, some people relax, while others concentrate. The results of the study were published in the PLOS ONE journal.
- PLoS ONE
- the Center for Bioelectric Interfaces NRU HSE, RF Government grant, AG
Researchers at Yokohama National University have developed an interface approach to control the diamond nitrogen-vacancy centers in a way that allows direct translation to quantum devices. They published their method on December 15 in Communications Physics.
- Communications Physics
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Vibration presents a major challenge to advanced technological processes and experiments in engineering, physics, and life sciences that rely on optics and optoelectronics. This book describes how vibration may affect optical performance and presents methods and means of reducing this impact. Principal methods of vibration control, namely, damping and isolation are highlighted using mathematical models and real-life examples. The book can serve as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in vibration control and optomechanics.
Despite a lack of evidence that the intrusive IVF treatment process of scratching the womb (endometrial scratching) increases the chances of having a baby, a third of fertility specialists are still offering this often-painful procedure.
- Human Fertility
A new analysis of the economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy could help improve climate resilience planning for cities anticipating severe weather events going forward. In a recently published paper, “Structural Path Analysis of Extreme Weather Events: An Application to Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy” (Applied Geography, November 2021), Illinois Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Social Science Yuri Mansury examines the impact of the two storms on households’ income and properties, looking at which populations saw the most economic harm from the storms, and why.
- Applied Geography