Science & Environment

New quantum thermometer can measure a fever in a tiny worm

Sept. 11 (UPI) — Scientists have successfully outfitted an optical microscope with quantum sensors, creating a precise microscope-based thermometer, capable of sensing a “fever” in tiny nematode worms. Quantum systems are extremely sensitive to their surrounding environs, making them ideal for measuring in vivo temperature changes. Optical microscopes allow scientists to image microscopic structures in […]

Science & Environment

US wildfires fuelled by climate change, California governor says

The deadly wildfires sweeping through US West Coast states show that the debate around climate change is “over”, California Governor Gavin Newsom says. “Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own eyes,” he told reporters from a charred mountainside. Fires have been raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks. […]