Thursday, June 20, 2019 Headlines & Global News


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New AI system Manages Road Infrastructure Via Google Street View

Jun 19, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

Geospatial scientists have developed a new program to monitor street signs needing replacement or repair by tapping into Google Street View images.

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Record-low Fertility Rates Linked to Decline in Stable Manufacturing Jobs

Jun 19, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

MADISON - As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S. households, American families experienced another steep decline -- they had fewer children.

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New Evidence Shows Rapid response in the West Greenland landscape to Arctic Climate Shifts

Jun 19, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

New evidence shows that Arctic ecosystems undergo rapid, strong and pervasive environmental changes in response to climate shifts, even those of moderate magnitude, according to an international research team led by the University of Maine.

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Now Your Phone Can Become a Robot that Does the Boring Work

Jun 18, 2019 02:33 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- If any factory worker could program low-cost robots, then more factories could actually use robotics to increase worker productivity.

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New Study Shows Gender Pay Gap is Still Issue for Airline Staff

Jun 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

High-flying careers in the airline industry don't mean sky-high salaries for women, according to new research by Swansea University.

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Climate Change had Significant Impact on Amazon Communities Before Arrival of Europeans

Jun 18, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

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American football: The First Quarter is Crucial

Jun 14, 2019 04:13 PM EDT

Researchers from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found evidence that players born in the first quarter of the year are more likely to play in the National Football League.

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What Drives Yellowstone's Massive Elk Migrations?

Jun 14, 2019 04:06 PM EDT

Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow a wave of green growth up onto the high plateaus in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where they spend the summer calving and fattening on fresh grass. And every fall, the massive herds migrate back down into the surrounding valleys and plains, where lower elevations provide respite from harsh winters.

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The Challenges of North American Specialty Cut Flowers

Jun 14, 2019 04:03 PM EDT

Across the United States and Canada, demand for local specialty cut flowers is increasing, and production has correspondingly jumped. To accurately assess the needs of the industry, John Dole, Cristian Loyola, and Rebecca Dunning electronically surveyed 1098 cut flower producers and handlers regarding their current cut flower production and postharvest problems and customer issues.

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NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

Jun 12, 2019 04:19 PM EDT

Catastrophic flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring has caused billions of dollars in damage and wreaked havoc with crops after rain tipped off a mass melting of snow. Seven years of California drought so debilitating that it led to water rationing came to a close after a wet and snowy winter capped off several years of slow rebound and replenished the vital mountain snowpack.

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Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars

Jun 12, 2019 04:15 PM EDT

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has set its gaze on 531 stars in search of new planets. The team, led by Stanford University, is now releasing initial findings from the first half of the survey, published June 12 in The Astronomical Journal.

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Why Fears Over Smartphone 'Addiction' are Based on Flawed Evidence

Jun 12, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say, researchers. Surveys are often used to understand how people use their smartphone, but these are poorly related to actual smartphone use when measured with an app.

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Electric Electric Vehicles Would be a Breath of Fresh Air for Houston

Jun 11, 2019 02:34 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report.

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NASA Takes Tropical Cyclone's Vayu's Temperature

Jun 11, 2019 02:29 PM EDT

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and took the temperature of Tropical Cyclone Vayu as it moved northward in the Arabian Sea. NASA found the storm intensifying/ Warnings are now in effect for India's Gujarat coast.

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Marine oil Snow

Jun 11, 2019 02:23 PM EDT

If you were able to stand on the bottom of the seafloor and look up, you would see flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down the water column like snowflakes in a phenomenon known as marine snow.

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