Model predicts global threat of sinking land will affect 635 million people worldwide

A new analysis suggests that, by 2040, 19% of the world’s population – accounting for 21% of the global Gross Domestic Product – will be impacted by subsidence, the sinking of the ground’s surface, a phenomenon often caused by human activities such as groundwater removal, and by natural causes as well. The results, reported in […]

Army research leads to more effective training model for robots

IMAGE: New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, especially ground robots. These learning components will permit… view more  Credit: (Photo illustration / U.S. Army) ADELPHI, Md. — Multi-domain operations, the Army’s future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to […]

More effective training model for robots — ScienceDaily

Multi-domain operations, the Army’s future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to operate alongside the warfighter. New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, especially ground robots. These learning components will permit autonomous agents to reason and adapt to […]

Archaeologists create 3-D model of part of the Tepsei archaeological site

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Archeologists from Kemerovo State University are exploring the Tepsei site of Minusinsk Basin, located in Krasnoturansky district (Krasnoyarsk region). Their research objective is to describe the culture and history of the site, covering over 27 square kilometers. The territory includes Mount Tepsei (630 m high) and the river valley below. The […]

Mayo Clinic Model of Care and Research leads to favorable outcomes for patients with COVID-19

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with COVID-19 who received care at Mayo Clinic, whether in the hospital or at home, had outcomes that compared favorably to those reported nationally and internationally. These results demonstrate the value of an integrated, team-based approach to patient care and monitoring, according to a retrospective study of all patients with COVID-19 […]

Model predicts where ticks, Lyme disease will appear next in Midwest states

Entomology professor Brian Allan and his colleagues built a model that can accurately predict future occurrences of black-legged ticks in the Midwest. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer By drawing from decades of studies, scientists created a timeline marking the arrival of black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, in hundreds of counties across 10 Midwestern states. […]

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. […]

High-speed model for the fight against SARS-CoV2

Four spike proteins on the membrane surface of sars-CoV-2. If these proteins bind to ACE2 receptors on the cell surface, the virus can enter the cells and replicate. Credit: MPI f. Biophysics/ von Bülow, Sikora, Hummer To contain the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus and slow the spread of infections and the rising death toll, researchers and health […]

Young people embrace new model of teaching sexual consent, study finds

IMAGE: Consent Image view more  Credit: Taylor & Francis: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681811.2020.1840343 Sexual health charity Brook has adopted these latest research findings in its teaching methods A new nuanced way of teaching young people about consent that is based on their real-life experiences helps them develop a better understanding of sexual rights and ethics, a new study suggests. […]