How will sharks respond to climate change? It might depend on where they grew up

How will sharks respond to climate change? It might depend on where they grew up
The smaller egg to the left is from Port Jackson sharks near Adelaide, while the right egg is from sharks in Jervis Bay. Credit: Connor Gervais, Author provided

They may have been around for hundreds of millions of years—long before trees—but today sharks and rays are are among the most threatened animals in the world, largely because of overfishing and habitat loss.

Climate change adds another overarching stressor to the mix. So how will sharks cope as the ocean heats up?

Our new research looked at Port Jackson sharks to find out. We found individual sharks adapt in different ways, depending where they came from.

Port Jackson sharks from cooler waters in the Great Australian Bight found it harder to cope with rising temperatures than those living in the warmer water from Jervis Bay in New South Wales.

This is important because it goes against the general assumption that species

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County Fire Department Acquires New Tech To Prepare And Respond To Wildfires

Following an unprecedented fire season, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has acquired new technologies to improve wildfire and emergency response and preparedness.

“This is the worst fire season ever…and the use of technology is one way the fire service has adapted to better combat these wildfires today,” Fire Chief Tony Bowden said.

The county received three new pieces of high-tech equipment as well as grant funding to expand three data platforms from the state — nearly all funded by the state.

These additions put the Bay Area and Santa Clara County at the forefront for firefighter response and technology, Assemblymember Evan Low said.

“We in the Bay Area are front and center in regards to wildfires and we have seen and know that we are at war with wildfires and the devastation that continues to occur,” Low said.

The new technology will especially help monitor wildfires and thus strengthen

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Vape news: Microsoft forced to respond to viral videos of smoke billowing out of Xbox Series X

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Anytime a company has to start a tweet with “We can’t believe we have to say this,” you just know you’re in for some real 2020-level nonsense. Microsoft’s Xbox division did just that on Wednesday in response to viral videos that show smoke coming out of the top of its newly released Xbox Series X.

The tech giant waded into a meme-filled mess apparently started by internet trolls who hoped to make it look like Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console was catching fire. In actuality, it seems like users are blowing vape smoke into the $500 console and recording the effect as smoke billows from the top of the black tower above the device’s internal fan.

At least one video on Twitter has attracted millions of views — and a whole host of replies ranging from hilarious to horrible.

“Please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series

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Semicon Light, a company possessing the original technology of silver free-flip chip LED, will actively respond to patents

YOUNGIN-SI, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Semicon Light plans to actively respond to the patents to protect the original technology, “Silver- Free Flip Chip LED”.

Semicon Light, a company specializing in manufacturing flip-chip LEDs, developed the silver-free flip-chip technology for the first time and holds original patents related to the flip-chip LEDs’ reflective layer. It is a Korean LED chip manufacturer listed on the KOSDAQ market in 2015, and has about 250 flip chip LED-related patents registered in Korea and other countries such as the United States and China.

Semicon Light’s silver-free flip chip is a new type of flip chip instead of the existing horizontal LED chip, and adopts a method of inverting the LED chip and directly fusing it onto the substrate without separate wire bonding. It is a technology that can realize ultra-high reflectance and high reliability through the oxide matirials(DBR, Distributed

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The Invisible Threat: Building Cyber Resilience to Respond to the Rise in Third Party Cyberthreats

Last year, the number of targeted attacks — which often seek the crown jewels of sensitive, critical data — reported by the average federal agency soared from 211 to 320, a 53% increase. This is according to Accenture’s recent report, “State of Cyber Resilience – Federal Edition,” which surveys the threat landscape faced by federal agencies and the responses effective in quashing those threats. 

The good news is federal agencies are getting more adept about protecting their IT infrastructures and successfully thwarting traditional data breach methods, slashing the number of data breaches by 43% last year, according to the report. 

Even still, a new threat is looming: Increasingly, hackers, cyber criminals and other threat actors are finding new ways to infiltrate government systems through indirect attacks on suppliers, contractors and other third parties. Adversaries are shifting their target from an agency’s direct perimeter to the diffuse network of suppliers and

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SAIC Launches R3 Solution Suite to Help Government Agencies Respond to New Demands Presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Company announces portfolio of six solutions to help customers Respond, Recover, and Restructure in light of new work methods and requirements

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today announced the availability of the SAIC R3 portfolio of solutions designed to help federal government customers meet new work challenges and opportunities related to remote work, resiliency, and digital government services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SAIC R3 solutions – available now – are designed to help the government Respond, Recover, and Restructure by addressing the life cycle of challenges that organizations now face. The solutions can help agencies create intelligent and resilient workplaces of the future; seamlessly and securely enable remote workers; rapidly apply digital technology to overcome legacy constraints; quickly deploy mobile emergency operations to ensure continuity: build reliable supply chains and improve logistics to address critical needs; and focus on their most important assets – their people.


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