Time constraints and the competition determine a hunter’s decision to shoot

What prompts a hunter to shoot an animal after it is spotted? Wageningen and Norwegian researchers studied more than 180,000 choice situations where hunters had spotted an animal and had to decide whether or not to shoot. They found that competition among hunters and the season coming to an end led to an increased likelihood of pulling the trigger. The research team published an article this week in the scientific journal PNAS in which they recommend that future wildlife management should take into account the social conditions surrounding hunting.

Panasonic develops first IPS liquid crystal panel with contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1

Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, today announced it has developed a new model of its IPS liquid crystal panel that achieves a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1, which is 600 times that of conventional liquid crystal panels. With Panasonic's unique IPS liquid crystal technologies that feature wide viewing angles, high brightness, and high reliability, the new IPS panel has achieved a high contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1 by integrating newly developed light-modulating cells that permit pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity. This achieves a faithful and high-grade video display, ranging from dazzling light to pitch-black.

Progress on deep meridional overturning circulation in the South China Sea

The MOC is the meridional-vertical circulation that affects redistribution of energy and global materials like fresh water, carbon, etc. Related studies show that MOC has strong implications for the long-term variation of ENSO, the position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone and the marine ecosystem, and further impacts long-term climate change. Deep SCS MOC is a good indication of the characteristics of deep circulation and is closely related to the freshwater and heat balance, and the sediment transport.