Scientists develop new land surface model to monitor global river water environment

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Climate change and human activities, including heat emission, nitrogen (N) emission and water management, are altering the hydrothermal condition and N transport in the soil and river systems, thereby affecting the global nitrogen cycle and water environment.

“We need to assess the impacts of these human activities on global river temperature and riverine N transport,” said Prof. Xie Zhenghui from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Quantitative assessment can not only improve our understanding of the material and energy cycle that occur in response to anthropogenic disturbances, but also contribute to protecting river ecosystems.”

Xie and his collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences incorporated the schemes of riverine dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) transport, river water temperature, and human activity into a land surface model, and thus developed a land surface model CAS-LSM. They applied the model to explore the impacts

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Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: Top-notch sound, stand-out style

Major companies are staking their claims to the audio market almost everywhere you look. Whether it’s new wireless earbuds or noise-cancelling headphones, everyone wants in. Some fail, but others like the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 hit on something special. Find out what we love and what can be improved for the next generation right here in our Surface Headphones 2 review.

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Signature Surface style and solid sound quality help to set Microsoft’s latest headphones apart from the competition. Grab your pair in light gray or matte black and save $100 over the best options from Sony and Bose

This Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review comes from the audio experts at our sister site SoundGuys. Check out their in-depth take on the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2.

Who is the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 for?

  • Bluetooth multipoint users: They offer a smooth switching experience between your
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World BMC to Launch CMMA Solid Surface Bath Accessories This Year

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World BMC is soon to introduce advanced CMMA Solid Surface bath accessories which promise luxury, lightweight, durable, germ-resistant and stain-resistant products at affordable rates

TORRANCE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / After their astounding success with marble-inspired CMMA Solid Surface designs last year, World BMC is soon to launch solid surface bath accessories in 2020. The newly developed accessories are shower corner caddy and corner shelf products which will be introduced in the market shortly. The CMMA accessories will be available in 8 different shades and a classy matte finish.

The FIRST-of-its-kind, CMMA (Compound Methyl MethAcrylate) Solid Surface is a revolutionary solid surface material which has pioneered a new era in the traditional solid surface industry that has been mostly dominated by Polyester or Acrylic. Essentially, CMMA Solid Surface

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Microsoft Pushes New Accessories To Complement Its Surface Line

Microsoft recently launched its new Surface Laptop Go, filling out its mid-range segment, and it’s got some new accessories to go with it. Or with any other Surface or non-surface set-up. The company reportedly says it is aiming expressly at the home office space with each of the new devices.

The new devices range from new keyboard and mouse add-ons to display accessories. And they range in price from just $24.99 to $69.99. But, regardless of what a user might need, there’s really something for everybody here.

The first of the new surface-ready accessories from Microsoft is, unsurprisingly, a full-size keyboard. Dubbed the Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard, the branding here really says it all. This is a “slim” and “elegant” keyboard add-on that operates on Bluetooth. And Microsoft indicates it can switch quickly between up to three devices.

With this gadget, the biggest seller might not be in the name

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Surface Laptop Go & 2020 Pro X: Your guide

Microsoft’s Surface line is known for its premium design, and up until now, with few exceptions, they’ve warranted premium prices. The Surface Laptop Go is the company’s latest laptop, and like its namesake, it exhibits the same design chops as the rest of the Surface line, but it starts at $549.

There are also some new Surface Pro X models featuring the same design but with a new platinum color and a new processor. And before we forget, there are also some new accessories for your Surface needs.

The Surface Laptop Go is available to order now starting at $549 and will begin shipping October 13. The upgraded Surface Pro X also ships on October 13 and is up for order now starting at $999.

There’s much more to the story, of course, so let’s take a closer look at both products, starting with the Laptop Go.

This isn’t the

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Surface Laptop Go is a cheaper, smaller Microsoft laptop with a premium style

A truly great budget laptop is a PC holy grail, but also about as hard to find. Laptops around the $500 mark tend to compromise on design, materials, performance or features, doing well in one area, but poorly in others. In 2020, it’s been even more difficult, as remote workers and students quickly snatch up any half-decent budget laptops, leaving many out of stock. 

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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface PC that, on paper at least, looks like a budget laptop that hits a lot of the marks. The Surface Laptop Go starts at $549 (£549, AU$999) and has a 12.4-inch touchscreen display, with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU. RAM and storage go up to 8GB and 256GB, but the entry-level model will have just 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, which is a bit Chromebook-y. 

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Microsoft’s Surface accessories include a keyboard with a dedicated ‘heart’ emoji key

In addition to the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go and enhanced Surface Pro X tablet, Microsoft has announced several new accessories to complement its Surface lineup, including new work-from-home hardware.

The additions include the $70 Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard, the $25 Microsoft Number Pad, the $70 Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter, the $50 Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse, and a new Sandstone color for the existing $30 Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse.

The most interesting new arrival may be the Designer Compact Keyboard. It has a “heart” key that (who knows?) may become a new signature key on Microsoft PCs.

Microsoft isn’t saying much about these new accessories, but here’s what we know:

The $70 Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard is characterized as a “slim, narrow, and elegant keyboard optimized for modern productivity.” As more Bluetooth PC peripherals seem to do these days, you have the option of switching among three different external

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