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Jul 5, 2020

A Decade of Sun

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This

Jul 4, 2020

Electric plane’s ‘milestone’ first UK test flight at Cranfield

A six-seater electric plane, said to be Europe’s largest emission-free aircraft, has completed its first UK test flight. Powered by hydrogen, the Piper Malibu flew several short journeys from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, as part of a project funded by the UK government. Manufacturer ZeroAvia said it hoped to have a version with

Jul 3, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Is Experiencing Growing Pains

AI works great in the labs, but is it ready for prime time? Is artificial intelligence ready to move out of the labs and proofs of concept and into the mainstreams of enterprises? Leading industry observers say yes, it’s ready — but organizations may still need some preparation. “We’ve moved beyond the phase

Jun 28, 2020

Study on PM2.5 pollution and the mortality due to lung cancer in China

BackgroundPM2.5 has become a major component of air pollution in China and has led to a series of health problems. The mortality rate caused by lung cancer has reached the point where it cannot be ignored in China. Air pollution is becoming more and more serious in China, which is increasingly affecting people’s

Jun 26, 2020

Preventing a plague: Fighting Kenya’s locusts

There are increasing fears for food security in East Africa, with mounting evidence of a new wave of desert locusts. Earlier in the year, billions of the insects destroyed crops across the region – with the UN warning a second generation would be even more destructive. Now, despite international efforts, those fears appear