AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts — ScienceDaily

Today’s weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast’s combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers. The future could take a radically different approach. […]

New serological assay provides rapid, accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

IMAGE: Rebecca Dubois in her lab at UC Santa Cruz. view more  Credit: Carolyn Lagattuta Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a novel serological assay for the detection of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Rebecca DuBois, associate professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, said the new method her team developed […]

Integrated anemia-SCD test demonstrates accurate results in study at 2020 ASH meeting

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University presented research today in which Hemex Health’s Gazelle platform diagnostic technology successfully tested 46 patients with 100% sensitivity and over 92.3% specificity for anemia and with 100% accuracy for hemoglobin variants. The preliminary study included blood samples collected from Cleveland-area patients studied for anemia and sickle cell disease. The […]

Most accurate map of our galaxy pinpoints 1.8 billion cosmic objects

Astronomers were hit Thursday (Dec. 3) with a huge wave of data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia space observatory. Those researchers can now explore the best-yet map of the Milky Way, with detailed information on the positions, distances and motion of 1.8 billion cosmic objects, to help us better understand our place in the […]

Astrophysics team lights the way for more accurate model of the universe — ScienceDaily

Light from distant galaxies reveals important information about the nature of the universe and allows scientists to develop high-precision models of the history, evolution and structure of the cosmos. The gravity associated with massive pockets of dark matter that lie between Earth and these galaxies, however, plays havoc with those galactic light signals. Gravity distorts […]