Largest study of Asia’s rivers unearths 800 years of paleoclimate patterns

The Mekong from Phou si. Credit: Wikipedia 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) produced after two years of research in order to better understand past climate patterns of the Asian […]

Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury — ScienceDaily

A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), comparing their brain activation patterns with those of healthy age-matched controls, and older healthy individuals. They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls. […]

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Largest study of Asia’s rivers unearths 800 years of paleoclimate patterns

IMAGE: Map of the Asian Monsoon region; river basins involved in this study are highlighted by subregion, rivers belonging to the world’s 30 biggest are shown with names indicated in blue…. view more  Credit: SUTD 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what […]

Anti-transpirant products unnecessary in cycad propagation

Benjamin Deloso holds a Zamia stem cutting that has successfully produced a healthy root system. In his recently published research, he found the use of anti-transpirants to neither help nor hinder successful propagation of cycads. Credit: University of Guam In a first-of-its-kind study within cycad horticulture literature, University of Guam researchers have found that the […]

US rivers are changing from blue to yellow and green, satellite images show

  A third of U.S. rivers have significantly changed color over the last 36 years, turning from blue to  yellow and green, striking new images reveal. Researchers analyzed 235,000 satellite images — taken over a 34-year period between 1984 and 2018 — from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat program. The changing hues […]

Development of fusion energy — ScienceDaily

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is collaborating with private industry on cutting-edge fusion research aimed at achieving commercial fusion energy. This work, enabled through a public-private DOE grant program, supports efforts to develop high-performance fusion grade plasmas. In one such project PPPL is working in coordination with MIT’s Plasma […]

2020 stunk. Here’s how to start 2021 with a fresh mindset

Hold on to that spark. 2020 is almost over. (Danil Aksenov / Unsplash/) When December comes around, it’s natural to hope for a fresh start and a new beginning. But if your year was as bad to you as 2020 has been to, well, everyone, chances are your problems, fears, and anxieties will still be […]

Novel public-private partnership facilitates development of fusion energy

IMAGE: PPPL physicist Gerrit Kramer with conceptual image of SPARC fusion reactor. view more  Credit: Collage and Kramer photo by Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications. SPARC image courtesy of Commonwealth Fusion Systems. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is collaborating with private industry on cutting-edge fusion research aimed at achieving commercial […]