333 articles from WEDNESDAY 2.9.2020

Go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most advanced genomics labs

For the first time ever, EmTech MIT, our flagship event on emerging technologies and trends, will be held virtually. Going virtual has given us the opportunity to offer the MIT Inside Track, which includes these exciting new interactive experiences:  Meet the Researcher– MIT’s Computer and Artificial Intelligence Lab: Chat with researchers inside MIT’s world-class research lab and...

Innovator of the Decade Marc Benioff at EmTech MIT

Marc Benioff is a true pioneer of cloud computing; under his leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software globally. Benioff has been named Innovator of the Decade by Forbes, one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review, and one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune.   Hear directly from the CEO of Salesforce at EmTech...

Our world has hit an inflection point

Now is the time to reset, rethink, and rebuild. Join us virtually at EmTech MIT, our annual flagship event on technology strategies for leadership in a changed world.  This year’s program focuses on the road ahead for the technology that underpins our lives and businesses, including AI, biomedicine, cloud, and cybersecurity. We’ll also examine the forces of change altering the...

Satellites See Fires Burning Across California

In August 2020, California is facing several major fires, including the LNU Lightning Complex Fire which grew into the second-largest wildfire in California history. The state's heat waves, droughts, and lightning all played a role in the devastating fire season. Learn more Video Links: SVS Goddard Media...

International Space Station Research on Tiny Colloid Particles Yields Big Results

Portal origin URL: International Space Station Research on Tiny Colloid Particles Yields Big ResultsPortal origin nid: 464140Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 14:25Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers have used the International Space Station for almost 20 years to better understand the behavior of colloids – both to improve products...

Novel technology for the selection of single photosynthetic cells

You might need a microscope to witness the next agricultural revolution. New research, published in the journal Science Advances, demonstrates how microfluidic technologies can be used to identify, isolate and propagate specific single photosynthetically active cells for fundamental industry applications and improved ecosystem understanding.

Political ads have little persuasive power: study

Every four years, U.S. presidential campaigns collectively spend billions of dollars flooding TV screens across the country with political ads. But a new study co-authored by Yale political scientist Alexander Coppock shows that, regardless of content, context, or audience, those pricey commercials do little to persuade voters.

Has Earth's oxygen rusted the Moon for billions of years?

To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on the Moon, according to a study published today in Science Advances led by Shuai Li, assistant researcher at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) in the UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

The Guardian view on local lockdowns: devolve power, trust people | Editorial

Downing Street’s pandemic response is a toxic combination of control-freakery and incompetenceNot much about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic looks effective with hindsight, but once the decision to go into a full national lockdown was taken, the instruction was at least delivered efficiently. “Stay at home” was a message clearly understood.Some Conservatives even...

More children diagnosed with mental illness amid Victoria’s second Covid wave

Exclusive: Data analysis of 3m patients also shows near eradication of flu and gastroThere has been a significant increase in anxiety, depression and eating disorders in young people aged up to 14 years old since Victoria’s second coronavirus wave began, data analysis of 3 million patients across general practices in Victoria and New South Wales has found.The study was led by Monash University,...

Coronavirus tracing apps can save lives even with low adoption rates

Here’s a life-or-death question: Do apps that notify people of potential exposure to the coronavirus help save lives, or are they a waste of precious time and money?  A new study from Oxford University and Google says contact tracing apps reduce infections, hospitalizations, and deaths at almost any level of adoption, showing that the technology can act as a complement to other...

Why naming neurons can help cure brain disease

A group of 74 scientists proposed the use of single-cell RNA sequencing as the skeleton for a unified classification of cortical neurons. The 'Copenhagen Classification' came out of an international meeting on cortical neurons two years ago.

Exclusive: EU draft plan targets free carbon credit cut for most industries

Most industries covered by the European Union's carbon market would see free credits cut by the highest possible rate over the next five years under draft plans, potentially costing some of the biggest polluters millions of euros. The carbon market is the EU's main policy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, by forcing power plants and factories to buy credits to cover their emissions....