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Streetlights to Satellites: Addressing Light Pollution with the United Nations The United Nations’ Office of Outer Space Affairs is considering issues of light pollution spanning from streetlights to satellites. BY: MONICA YOUNG OCTOBER 22, 2021 The statistics are stunning: More than 80% of the world’s population (and more than 99% of those in the U.S. and Europe)...
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Muhamad Syazwan Faid, Mohd Nawawi, M. S. A. ., & Mohd Paidi Norman. (2021). Issue Of Sustainability On Light Pollution From The Perspective Of Maqasid Shariah. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 26(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.33102/jfatwa.vol26no2.390 ABSTRACT In the growing tension of discussing human development, sustainability is endorsed as the answer to providing a just and balanced resolution....
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ScienceDaily, 5 January 2021. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210105104832.htm First direct observation of magnetic field affecting autofluorescence of flavins in living cells. Summary: New research shows how X-Men villain Magneto’s super powers could really work. Researchers have made the first observations of biological magnetoreception – live, unaltered cells responding to a magnetic field in real time. This discovery is...
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Published: June 9, 2020https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230038 Abstract Background There is a rapid development in technologies that generate weak static magnetic fields (SMF) including high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines, systems operating with batteries, such as electric cars, and devices using permanent magnets. However, few reviews on the effects of such fields on biological systems have been prepared and...
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A short video seeks to stem the rising tide of light pollution, which is robbing Earth of its dark night skies. Light pollution doesn’t just make it more difficult for professional and backyard astronomers to observe the heavens, according to the 6.5-minute film, which is called “Losing the Dark.” The loss of darkness also disrupts...
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Taton, A., Erikson, C., Yang, Y. et al. The circadian clock and darkness control natural competence in cyanobacteria. Nat Commun 11, 1688 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15384-9 Abstract The cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus is a model organism for the study of circadian rhythms. It is naturally competent for transformation—that is, it takes up DNA from the environment, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here,...
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Hardell L: [Comment] Notes on parliament hearing in Tallinn, Estonia June 4, 2019 as regards the deployment of the fifth generation, 5G, of wireless communication. World Acad Sci J 1: 275-282, 2019 Abstract The fifth generation (5G) for wireless communication is about to be deployed worldwide in spite of no thorough studies being made on...
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by Elise McGlashan, PhD & Parisa Vidafar, PhD on November 5th 2019 in Clocks in the Spotlight Humans evolved in an environment with only very bright (sun) or very dim (moon or fire) sources of light. Today, artificial lighting enables us to spend hours per day at intermediate light levels. Our recent study shows that the response of the...
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PNAS June 11, 2019 116 (24) 12019-12024; first published May 28, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1901824116 Significance: Electric lighting has fundamentally altered how the human circadian clock synchronizes to the day/night cycle. Exposure to light after dusk is pervasive in the modern world. We examined group-level sensitivity of the circadian system to evening light and the degree to which sensitivity varies between individuals. We...
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