Chemistry & Physics
On January 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to tackle climate challenges at home and abroad, which both elevates and frames climate concerns within a national security perspective. Responding swiftly, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) launched the Climate and Security Network, connecting NPS faculty with relevant expertise across campus together, along with staff, students and even alumni, ready to collaborate on important research and support related educational efforts.
<b>Smart assistant devices often need to perform speech translation, which does not always produce the desired voice identity due to drawbacks in the conventional voice conversion (VC) model. In a new study, researchers from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology designed a VC model that mimics and controls speaker voice identity during speech translation using two deep learning based training frameworks, opening doors to voice modification, voice restoring, and voice cloning applications. </b>
- IEEE Access
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, , National Institute of Informatics-Center for Robust Intelligence and Social Technology
Summer is the ozone season: The harmful gas forms at ground level on hot, sunny days. In recent years, however, the rise in ozone levels over the summer months has not been as pronounced in Germany as it was previously. According to a new study, this is primarily due to a reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. This trend can be observed across Germany's southwestern regions in particular, while Berlin lags behind.
- Atmospheric Environment
A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers finds that new mothers who receive opioids after uncomplicated vaginal births face an increased risk of serious opioid-related events regardless of the opioid dosage, a finding that could significantly impact care delivery.
A team around deep-sea scientist Antje Boetius has now discovered that sponges leave trails on the sea floor in the Arctic deep sea.
- Current Biology
Corn is America's top agricultural crop, and also one of its most wasteful. About half the harvest--stalks, leaves, husks, and cobs-- remains as waste after the kernels have been stripped from the cobs. These leftovers, known as corn stover, have few commercial or industrial uses aside from burning. A new paper by engineers at UC Riverside describes an energy-efficient way to put corn stover back into the economy by transforming it into activated carbon for use in water treatment.
- ACS Omega