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Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

(Iowa State University) Machine learning could lead to automated processes that would allow soybean producers to diagnose crop stresses more efficiently. A multi-disciplinary team at Iowa State University recently received a grant to develop the technology, which could lead to unmanned aerial vehicles surveying fields and automatically analyzing crop images.

2020 Dem Candidates Need A Dose Of Ice-Cold Reality

CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate bore-athon. That climate cataclysms are real and already devastating our planet was not open to discussion. So host Wolf Blitzer and ten Democrat presidential contenders vied to make the most extravagant claims about how…

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New wildfire models to predict how wildfires will burn in next 20 minutes

While it’s impossible to predict just where the next wildfire will start, new researc is getting into the microscopic details of how fires initiate to provide more insight into how wildfires burn through wildland fuels.

Today’s global warming is unlike the last 2000 years of climate shifts – Science News for Students

Temperatures across 98 percent of Earth’s surface were hotter at the end of the 20th century than at any time in the previous 2,000 years. Such nearly universal warming occurred in lockstep across the planet. And it is unique to…

New climate model for the IPCC

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute now, for the first time, feed the results from their global models directly into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change database.

Using artificial intelligence to track birds’ dark-of-night migrations

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Cornell University have unveiled a machine learning system called ‘MistNet’ to extract bird data from the radar record and to take advantage of the treasure trove of bird migration information in the decades-long radar data archives.

What Does ’12 Years to Act on Climate Change’ (Now 11 Years) Really Mean? – InsideClimate News

We’ve been hearing variations of the phrase “the world only has 12 years to deal with climate change” a lot lately. Sen. Bernie Sanders put a version of it front and center of his presidential campaign last week, saying we now have…

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High-precision technique stores cellular ‘memory’ in DNA

Researchers have created a technology called DOMINO to store complex ‘memories’ in the DNA of living cells, including human cells. This memory storage capacity can form the foundation of complex circuits that trigger a cellular event, such as producing a fluorescent protein, when a specific event or sequence of events occurs.