The Lehigh University College of Health Institute for Indigenous Studies has been awarded nearly $1.8 million from the American Cancer Society. The grant will support the researchers as they test the efficacy of a culturally tailored program aimed at reducing American Indian smokeless tobacco use.
For the first time an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones' limitations.
- Science Robotics
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced David Williams, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Gold Medal Award. Williams was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR held on July 21-24, 2021.
- 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
A new CABI-led worldwide programme - PlantwisePlus - has been launched to help support low and lower-middle income countries to predict, prepare themselves for and prevent plant health threats in a changing climate reducing crop losses and empowering farmers to increase income, food security and food safety by producing more and higher quality food.
- the UK Foreign, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), for the Plan, Netherlands), Commonwealth & Development Office (FDCO), CABI gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS
Every year, Santa Ana Winds drive some of the largest wildfires in Southern California during autumn and winter, and a new analysis of 71 years of data suggests that the total amount of land burned is determined more by wind speed and power line ignitions than by temperature and precipitation. The findings suggest that maintaining utility lines and carefully planning
- Science Advances
A new analysis of global datasets shows low-income countries are significantly more likely to be impacted by both toxic pollution and climate change--and provides a list of at-risk countries most (and least) able to immediately begin direct efforts toward pollution risk reduction, according to a study published July 7, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Richard Marcantonio from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, and colleagues.
- PLoS ONE