Women hesitant to get pregnant after the pandemic, study

TeamCitymapia | Sep 21, 2021

In a new study that was published in the journal 'JAMA Network Open' led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine reveals that nearly half of New York City mothers who wanted another baby before the pandemic stopped after a few months of the coronavirus. They fear the challenges of raising a child and the lockdown, experts suggested.

ISRO, IISc work on device for bio experiments in space

TeamCitymapia | Sep 04, 2021

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) researchers are working on developing a device to carry out biological experiments in space. They developed a modular, self-contained device that can be used to grow a bacterium called Sporosarcina pasteurii, according to a study published in Acta Astronautica.

Big solar storm may hit Earth and cause an Internet meltdown

TeamCitymapia | Sep 02, 2021

A solar storm may hit Earth soon, and it has the potential to cause an internet apocalypse. In a research paper published by Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi of the University of California, Irvine, and VMware Research, this solar storm is referred to as something that can cause a blackout and transform the digital world. The last solar storm hit Earth in 1989.

Biochar can help mitigate climate change: study

TeamCitymapia | Aug 06, 2021

A study at the University of New South Wales has found that biochar (heated biomass in the absence of oxygen) can boost crop yields in poor soils while helping stop the effects of climate change. Biochar can draw carbon from the atmosphere into the soil and store it for hundreds to thousands of years. It can also build organic carbon in the soil by 20%.

The world’s first commercial satellite lifts off

TeamCitymapia | Jul 31, 2021

Eutelsat Quantum, the world’s first commercial fully-re-programmable satellite, developed under an European Space Agency partnership project with satellite operator Eutelsat and prime manufacturer Airbus, lifted off from French Guiana on Friday. It was done on board an Ariane 5 rocket with the expectation of a new era of more flexible communications.

Sinking organics are altering seafloor records: study

TeamCitymapia | Jul 21, 2021

A study in the journal Nature Communication says that the remains of microscopic plankton blooms in near-shore ocean environments slowly sink to the seafloor and change sedimentation rates. This eventually alters the geochemical signatures used by scientists to reconstruct environmental changes. Organic carbon loading is heavily influenced by sediments.