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Annabel Jones – Magnetic (AObeats Remix)
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Annabel Jones – Magnetic (AObeats Remix)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Earth’s Magnetic Field and Magnetic Poles
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Earth’s Magnetic Field and Magnetic Poles

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Earth’s Magnetic Field and Magnetic Poles We all know about Earth’s magnetic field, right? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are here with another StarTalk Radio explainer to fill you in on the things you might not know about Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic poles. Find out why Earth’s south magnetic pole is actually in the North. We discuss how Earth’s magnetic field is not aligned with Earth’s rotation axis. You’ll discover why when you use a compass to find North it’s most likely pointing to somewhere in northwest Canada. You’ll learn about the differences between Earth’s magnetic poles vs. Earth’s geographic poles. Neil tells us how to actually find true North. Neil also explains why the magnetic poles of...
2020 in review: Revenge of the Y2K bug as lazy fix takes down software
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2020 in review: Revenge of the Y2K bug as lazy fix takes down software

2020 in review: Revenge of the Y2K bug as lazy fix takes down software By Donna Lu ANGHI/Getty Images The year began with digital havoc, when a computer glitch known as the Y2020 bug took payment systems, parking meters and a wrestling video game offline. Y2020 arose from a lazy fix to the Y2K (or millennium) bug. This was the concern that computer systems that saved years as two digits – 99, say, instead of 1999 – would treat 00 as 1900 rather than 2000. Thanks to mass patching in 1999, this didn’t happen. Yet it turns out that an estimated 80 per cent of computers solved this using a cheap and quick method known as “windowing”, in which all dates from 00 to 20 would be treated as the 2000s rather than the 1900s. When January 2020 rolled arou...
Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan’s subtropical ocean
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Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan’s subtropical ocean

Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan's subtropical oceanResearch conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has revealed the presence of small microplastics in the ocean surrounding Okinawa. The study was published in Science of the Total Environment. "There's been a considerable amount of research on larger plastic pieces in the ocean," said Christina Ripken, PhD student in the Unit and lead author of the paper. "But the smaller pieces, those that are less than 5mm in size, haven't been in the spotlight, so it was important to identify whether they're present and the impacts they might have on living organisms." Okinawa was an interesting place to carry out this...