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Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas

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 Over the past decades, floods in the Metropolitan City of Venice during heavy rainfall events have highlighted the inadequacy of sewer and drainage systems in this highly urbanized area.Given the future climate scenarios and the urbanization rate, worsening conditions and extreme events are expected in the next decades, posing rising threats ...
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One in seven deepwater sharks and rays at risk of extinction

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 One in seven species of deepwater sharks and rays are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, according to a new eight-year study released today in the journal Science.Specifically, the analysis found that sharks and rays are caught as incidental bycatch in fisheries targeting more commercially valuable species. However, they are kept ...
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Shall develop new methods to fill the gaps in Africa's climate history

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 NMBU has received funding for a project where the researchers will develop digital methods to analyze annual rings in tropical trees. The goal is to revolutionize the way we conduct climate research in the tropics.NMBU researcher Medley Mekonen Rannestad has received funding from The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization f...
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Data-driven and high-tech innovations

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 Self-learning devices that identify possible food contamination and food fraud at an early stage. Smart software that allows consumers to make food choices that are healthiest in their situation. Analyzing robots in agriculture and horticulture that give animals and plants exactly the right treatment at the right time.Wageningen Universi...
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SOLAR & SPACE PHYSICS Peak of Research Excellence

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Northumbria is home to the North East Space Skills and Technology Centre (NESST). This £50million state-of-the-art building is a UK-wide space asset and trains the next generation of space-related engineers. Our Solar and Space Physics researchers work to understand the physics of the Sun, the solar-terrestrial connection, and all aspects of space ...
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Seagrass

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 Edith Cowan University's ground-breaking marine science research will inform global climate change policy for years to come.Seagrass research key to fighting climate changeEdith Cowan University's ground-breaking marine science research will inform global climate change policy for years to come.An international research team led by ECU invest...
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GammaDelta Therapeutics

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 Takeda and Abingworth commit up to $100 million to accelerate GammaDelta Therapeutics-led Research and DevelopmentTakeda and GammaDelta Therapeutics collaborate to advance tissue-derived gamma delta (γδ) T cells'The pioneering research developed by Professor Adrian Hayday and Dr. Oliver Nussbaumer at King's College London and the Francis Cric...
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Generating Buzz: Climate Change Takes Center Stage

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 April is Earth Month, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2023 was the warmest year on record for our planet. As the global conversation around the climate and humans' effect on it continues, Georgia Tech researchers are taking a leading role in quantifying the issues posed by climate change and crafting solu...
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Tour de force: Western Space researchers chart Orion Nebula like never before

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 Els Peeters, Jan Cami and collaborators among first scientists to use James Webb telescope for studying star formationStar and planet formation is a messy affair. It starts with the gravitational collapse of a gigantic cloud of gas and dust, which simultaneously produces massive stars, whose intense radiation field creates a harsh environment...
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Florida State University scientists describe and name new species of coral in French Polynesia

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 Scientists from the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University have described and named a new species of coral in the waters of French Polynesia.Postdoctoral researcher Erika Johnston and Scott Burgess, associate professor of Biological Science, described Pocillopora tuahiniensis by studying the coral's genome and examining ...
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Every breath you take: the journey of inhaled plastic particles

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 With recent studies having established the presence of nano and microplastic particles in the respiratory systems of both human and bird populations, a new University of Technology Sydney (UTS) study has modelled what happens when people breathe in different kinds of plastic particles and where they end up.Led by Senior Lecturer of Mechanical...
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The Next Great Tech Revolution

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 Angela Wilkins, until recently the executive director of Rice's Ken Kennedy Institute, is definitely pro-artificial intelligence. Even over our Zoom call, her enthusiasm about it is uplifting, and it's entirely with that kind of positive energy — not distrust or anxiety — that she says AI has "seeped into everything.""It's in every field now....
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Future technologies and the digital world

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 Digitality and new technologies and materials change our world every day and challenge the way we think and act. The scale extends from the small structural parts of matter all the way to the phenomena of space. Artificial intelligence makes it possible to use different amounts of data more widely and more efficiently. Digitality opens up new...
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Drones and AI systems developed to detect natural disasters

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 More reliable and efficient systems will spot unfolding threatsA new early-warning system using drones and artificial intelligence will be developed to detect a selection of natural disasters in a project led by Manchester Metropolitan University.Natural disasters – including earthquakes, floods and fires – not only pose a threat to human lif...
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Research highlights new ways to tackle outlaw motorcycle gangs

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 Key points:Deakin Criminology experts have examined the inner workings within and between rival outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) clubs.The analysis reveals how senior members use lower ranked members to commit crimes, and how OMCG clubs work with rival clubs to carry out offences.The research can provide a blueprint for law enforcement to target...
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Widespread population collapse of African raptors

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 An international team of researchers has found that Africa's birds of prey are facing an extinction crisis.The report, co-led by researchers from the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews and The Peregrine Fund and published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution (Wednesday 4 January 2024), warns of declines among nearly 90...
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Things that go buzz in the night - there really are more insects out after dark

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Have you ever wondered if there are more insects out at night than during the day?We set out to answer this question by combing through the scientific literature. We searched for meaningful comparisons of insect activity by day and by night. It turns out only about 100 studies have ever attempted the daunting and rigorous fieldwork required – so we...
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Boilermakers have changed the way the world eats

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 Food innovations instigate progress, from farming to product packagingIt's difficult to picture what grocery stores, restaurant menus and dinner plates would look like without innovations from Boilermakers. Industries have stemmed from the inventions and improvements established by these leaders taking giant leaps in food science."It's chemis...
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Enhancing the resilience of urban public transport systems through greater network interconnectedness

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Various cities are fortifying the resilience of their urban infrastructure networks to tackle potential unforeseen disruptions, particularly due to extreme weather resulting from climate change. Recently, researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) used the Hong Kong public transport system as a case study to reveal the crucial role of in...
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The Conversation: How agroecology can be part of a ‘just transition’ for Canada’s food system

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As reported in The Conversation and co-written by Jessie MacInnis, PhD Candidate, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources and the Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba:Problems in Canada's food system are being felt from field to fork — and they are increasingly hard to swallow.After a year of skyro...
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