Visible from NASA’s Aqua satellite revealed the extent of Tropical Storm Xavier into western Mexico from its position just off-shore from Mexico’s Jalisco state.
The largest ever study of the mosquito evolutionary tree, going back 195 million years, suggests that present-day climate change could result in the spread and return of dangerous mosquito-borne diseases to new places or areas where they had previously been eradicated, scientists are warning.
Some of the most useful and versatile materials today are the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). MOFs are a class of materials demonstrating structural versatility, high porosity, fascinating optical and electronic properties, all of which makes them promising candidates for a variety of applications, including gas capture and separation, sensors, and photocatalysis.
Water shortages are hitting some areas of the world hard, and with increasing global temperatures, more regions may be experiencing drought conditions.
Two highly motivated academics – Professors Gail Fraser, in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, and Angela Carter, a political scientist at the University of Waterloo – joined forces to press for changes in the offshore oil industry after their study showed that a lack of regulatory action places seabirds’ lives at risk due to their attraction to lighting on oil rigs.
Video games and a robotic glove that help stroke survivors regain dexterity in their hands and arms. A robot named Casper that assists older adults with everything from fixing a tuna sandwich to communicating with loved ones.
Last year’s flu season was the worst in decades, leading to more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.
Serotonin (3A) receptors are common drug targets in the treatment of pain, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, and mood disorders yet little is known about their three-dimensional structure. Details about serotonin receptor structures could provide important clues to designing better drugs with less side effects. Now, a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have used high-powered microscopes to view serotonin activating its receptor for the first time. Images published in Nature reveal molecular details about the receptor that could improve drug design to treat a multitude of diseases.
Mongolia has secured funding from the Asian Development Bank and other sources to build a 41-megawatt distributed renewable energy system that will provide clean electricity to about 260,000 people living in remote areas in the western part of the country, according to CNBC. The system will be the first large-scale, combined wind and solar energy project in Mongolia, a country that currently gets 80 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants.
Once a Super Typhoon, now a ghost of its former self, Tropical Depression Yutu was fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov.2 when NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead.
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