An innovative device designed to stop patients accidentally spreading coronavirus to ear, nose and throat surgeons is rolling out free to NHS clinics across the UK.
In "Thoughts About Cover Crops," a freely available webcast, Extension specialists Tyson B. Raper (an agronomist), Heather M. Kelly (a plant pathologist), and Scott D. Stewart (an entomologist) share their perspectives on integrating cover crops into the production system and the benefits and drawbacks of doing so. Many farmers opt to use cover crops for weed control, and weed suppression does increase with higher levels of biomass, but there are many concerns when introducing large quantities of biomass.
A wealth of data has been collected over the years about cotton growth and development. By using models to correlate mileposts of development, growers can more accurately estimate crop status, improve the efficiency of inputs, and improve the overall efficiency of their operations. In the presentation "Tracking Cotton Growth and Development," Randy Norton addresses how to use available data in making management decisions for individual production systems.
What are the essential nutrients for cotton? Why should growers apply nutrients via foliar feeding? Does the foliar fertilization of cotton pay off? Hunter Frame addresses these questions in his presentation "Foliar Fertilization of Cotton: Is It a Waste?"
Forecasting the water levels, temperatures, and currents of the Great Lakes is important because conditions on the lakes affect commerce, recreation, and community well-being. These forecasts comprise the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS), an automated model-based prediction system operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Michigan Tech helps NOAA improve the GLOFS model.
TACC's Stampede1 was one of the most powerful supercomputers in the U.S. for open science research from 2013 to 2017. In 2018, 20 racks were donated to UT Dallas through the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure initiative and became Ganymede, a resource for campus researchers. Through efforts by campus facilitators, the number of HPC users at UT Dallas grew from a few dozen to several hundred.
This year marks a decade since the official end of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which leaked up to 5 million barrels of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, scientists have studied the incident's environmental and public health impacts. A new story in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, describes some of the lessons learned from this disaster and how to address future incidents.
Open access (OA) books are reaching more countries and have greater usage and higher citation numbers than non-OA books. A new analysis collaboratively produced by Springer Nature and COARD (Collaborative Open Access Research & Development) presents these and other key findings in a new white paper that explores how OA affects the geographical diversity of readers.
Care Mentor AI data scientists used Skoltech's Zhores supercomputer to enhance pathology detection accuracy on chest scans. The first energy-efficient petaflops supercomputer in Russia, Zhores is designed specifically for machine learning (ML) and data-based modeling tasks. Researchers estimated the percentage of lung damage caused by COVID-19 with 86% accuracy, detect cancers in CT images with 95% accuracy and calculate the foot arch angle to diagnose flat feet with 99% accuracy.
The Horizon2020 funded Coordinating and Support Action EU-STANDS4PM developed a new harmonized Data Access Agreement (hDAA) for Controlled Access Data. This new hDAA aims at (1) the harmonisation of DAAs across on-going collaborative research projects as well as (2) rolling out a standardized DAA for future EU projects. The EU-STANDS4PM hDAA is fully compliant with the new regulation regarding handling of personal data, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).