Supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research — ScienceDaily

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. Using powerful supercomputers […]

How to can your favorite foods without dying

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Arctic Ocean sediments reveal permafrost thawing during past climate warming

IMAGE: Rigging gravity corer on the deck of icebreaker Oden on SWERUS-C3 expedition 2014. view more  Credit: Björn Eriksson Sea floor sediments of the Arctic Ocean can help scientists understand how permafrost responds to climate warming. A multidisciplinary team from Stockholm University has found evidence of past permafrost thawing during climate warming events at the end […]

Pakistan foils attempt to smuggle endangered falcons

Customs officials seized 75 falcons and a houbara bustard at locations around Karachi Pakistani authorities said Saturday they had foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of endangered falcons worth more than one million dollars out of the country. Wildlife traffickers catch falcons in Pakistan’s mountainous north, often to sell them for lucrative profits in the […]

What if all humans on Earth had albinism?

The series “Imaginary Earths” speculates what the world might be like if one key aspect of life changed, be it related to the planet or with humanity itself. What might Earth be like if it had rings, or if everyone could photosynthesize like plants? Albinism, from the Latin “albus,” meaning “white,” is a group of […]

Existing medications may fight coronavirus infection — ScienceDaily

University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. “The gist of it is we think we found a drug that is on par with remdesivir and is much cheaper,” said Tudor […]

Narrow desks that can turn any corner into a comfortable workspace

The best desks for narrow spaces. (Georgie Cobbs via Unsplash/) If you live in a cramped city apartment or crowded house, you know how difficult yet necessary it is to carve out personal space to work. Narrow desks are compact, portable, and easy to set up anywhere in your home. Make just the right amount […]

Results from the TARGET FFR study reported at TCT Connect

NEW YORK – October 16, 2020 – Results from the randomized controlled TARGET FFR trial show that while a physiology-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) optimization strategy did not achieve a significant increase in the proportion of patients with final FFR ?0.90, it reduced the proportion of patients with a residual FFR ?0.80 following PCI. Findings […]

A controllable membrane to pull carbon dioxide out of exhaust streams

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new system developed by chemical engineers at MIT could provide a way of continuously removing carbon dioxide from a stream of waste gases, or even from the air. The key component is an electrochemically assisted membrane whose permeability to gas can be switched on and off at will, using no […]

Blastoff! Cosmonaut snaps amazing photos of Soyuz rocket launch from space

Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner photographed a Soyuz rocket launching three colleagues to space on Oct. 14, 2020. (Image credit: Roscosmos) A cosmonaut in orbit caught stunning photos of three astronauts launching on a record-setting jaunt to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner has been in orbit since April, one of three astronauts living […]