Nano-scientists develop a molecular tool to change the structure of a metal surface — ScienceDaily

The surface of metals plays a key role in many technologically relevant areas, such as catalysis, sensor technology and battery research. For example, the large-scale production of many chemical compounds takes place on metal surfaces, whose atomic structure determines if and how molecules react with one another. At the same time, the surface structure of a metal influences its electronic properties. This is particularly important for the efficiency of electronic components in batteries. Researchers worldwide are therefore working intensively on developing new kinds of methods to tailor the structure of metal surfaces at the atomic level.

A team of researchers at the University of Münster, consisting of physicists and chemists and led by Dr. Saeed Amirjalayer, has now developed a molecular tool which makes it possible, at the atomic level, to change the structure of a metal surface. Using computer simulations, it was possible to predict that the restructuring of

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NASA imagery reveals Tropical Storm Chan-hom’s skewed structure

NASA imagery reveals Tropical Storm Chan-hom's skewed structure
On Oct. 5, 2020, NASA’s Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Chan-hom several hundred miles northwest of Guam (lower right). Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Chan-hom as it continued moving though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The imagery revealed that the center of circulation was exposed and its strongest storms were south of the center.


Tropical Depression 16W formed on Oct. 4 and strengthened into a tropical storm on Oct 5. Once it reached tropical storm strength, it was re-named Chan-hom. Laos submitted the name Chan-hom to the World Meteorological Organization list. The name is a type of tree in Laos.

NASA satellite view: Chan-hom’s organization

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Chan-hom on Oct. 5 that showed

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Conserved meaning despite different structure over the years

Woodpeckers' drumming: Conserved meaning despite different structure over the years
Great spotted woodpecker during the field experiment. Credit: Alain Blanc, ENES team

Animal acoustic signals are amazingly diverse. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University of Saint-Etienne, together with French, American and Dutch collaborators, explored the function and diversification of animal acoustic signals and the mechanisms underlying the evolution of animal communication systems.


To this end, they used Shannon and Weaver’s “Mathematical Theory of Communication,” originally applied to telecommunications in 1949, which has transformed the scientific understanding of animal communication. This theory allows the amount of information in a signal to be quantified. The researchers were the first to use this framework within an evolutionary perspective to explore the biological information encoded in an animal signal.

How drumming structure evolves over time

In deciding which biological model to choose, the researchers selected the woodpeckers’ drumming as their ideal candidate. This bird family is known for rapidly striking their

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Can Dark Matter Really Explain The Universe’s Structure?

One of the most puzzling components of the Universe has to be dark matter. Although we have extraordinary astrophysical evidence that the normal matter in the Universe — the stuff made out of known particles in the Standard Model — cannot account for the majority of the gravitational effects we observe, all of that evidence is indirect. We still have yet to obtain a shred of repeatable, verifiable direct evidence for whatever particle might be responsible for dark matter. The total evidence places very tight constraints on any non-gravitational interactions

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Sirius Group Enhances Its Global Business Technology Team; Creates New Global Leadership Structure

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:SG) (“Sirius Group” or the “Company”) today announced that it has enhanced its Global Business Technology (GBT) team through the enhancement and realignment of its global management structure. This expansion will enable the firm to advance innovative solutions for its customers, improve operational efficiencies and further reduce costs and redundancies.

This restructuring is the final phase in Sirius Group’s GBT transformation which began in late 2019 when Beth Boucher, Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), was hired to provide strategic IT leadership and direction for Sirius Group and its global business segments with the focus on delivering technology solutions to drive innovation throughout the firm.

“Since Beth joined Sirius Group last fall, she has been leading an initiative to undertake a thorough review of the firm’s global business technology capabilities with the goal to maximize innovation and operational

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Filter Press Market 2020 – 2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure

Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery.

Latham International Ltd., M.W. Watermark LLC, Micronics Filtration LLC, Parker Hannifin Corp., and Siemens AG will emerge as major filter press market participants during 2020-2024.

The filter press market is expected to grow by USD 218.59 million during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the filter press market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Filter Press Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The filter press market will witness Neutral and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Decrease as compared to 2019.

Enterprises will go through Respond, Recover and

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Automotive Stereo Camera Market 2020 – 2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure

Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery.

Ricoh Co. Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Veoneer Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and ZMP Inc. will emerge as major automotive stereo camera market participants during 2020-2024.

The automotive stereo camera market is expected to grow by USD 425.68 million during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the automotive stereo camera market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200923005568/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Automotive Stereo Camera Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The automotive stereo camera market will witness Negative and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Decrease as compared to 2019.

Enterprises will go

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