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Plane travel destroys polar bear habitat

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

We all know we should fly less as a way to reduce our individual and collective effect on the global climate. But transforming that vague understanding into concrete reasons for action can be difficult -- until now.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST

Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Internet Trends, Mathematics, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies, and improving U.S. energy security.

Channels: All Journal News, Biotech, Energy, Environmental Science, Technology,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Institute

Wistar announces today that they are part of a team to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected hundreds in China and other countries, including the U.S., and resulted in numerous deaths to date. Wistar is part of a collaboration funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Channels: Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, China News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing

Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of quantum researchers from ORNL have conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical applications in cybersecurity and other areas.

Channels: All Journal News, DOE Science News, Quantum Mechanics, Supercomputing, Technology, Cybersecurity, DOE Science News,

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23-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Former PPPL intern honored for outstanding machine learning poster

Former PPPL intern honored for outstanding machine learning poster

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The American Physical Society (APS) has recognized a former PPPL summer intern for producing an outstanding research poster at the world-wide APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) gathering last October. The student used machine learning to accelerate a leading PPPL computer code known as XGC.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Fusion, In the Workplace, Physics, DOE Science News,

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23-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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