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NASA is learning the best way to grow food in space

The Voorhes<p>Space<p>Can gardens help astronauts go farther?<p><b>“Our plants aren’t looking too good,”</b> astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space Station on December 27, 2015. He was right: The attached picture showed four baby zinnias bathed in magenta light. Three of the four leafy stalks …

Middle School

Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification

Altmetric: 124<p>More detail<p>Review Article | Published: 14 June 2018<p>Laura Vang Rasmussen,<br>• Brendan Coolsaet,<br>• Adrian Martin,<br>• Ole Mertz,<br>• Unai Pascual ORCID: …

Google Scholar

New human gene tally reignites debate

NEWS<p>Some fifteen years after the human genome was sequenced, researchers still can’t agree on how many genes it contains.<p>Cassandra Willyard<p>Search for …

Genetics

It’s time to rein in the data barons - MIT Technology Review

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress earlier this year to discuss how the now-defunct political-data company Cambridge Analytica acquired …

Pew Research Center

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

David Mindell, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future<p>June 4, 2018 | EmTech Next | 165 Views<p>David Mindell, of Humatics and MIT, on bringing state of …

Robotics

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Biofuel

Messi Walks Better Than Most Players Run

In the 12 years since he became the youngest Argentine to score a World Cup goal, Lionel Messi has won more Ballon d’Or trophies, awarded to the …

Soccer

Making data matter: Voxel printing for the digital fabrication of data across scales and domains

Abstract<p>We present a multimaterial voxel-printing method that enables the physical visualization of data sets commonly associated with scientific …

Fabrication

Sheryl Sandberg's Speech to MIT Grads Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

The most difficult problems and the greatest opportunities we will face are not technical or about technology alone. They are human.<p>By now, you've probably caught wind of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's commencement speech to this year's graduating class at the Massachusetts Institute of …

Sheryl Sandberg

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Botany

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Graphic Design

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Plum uses AI to hire people ‘that never would have been discovered through a traditional hiring process’

Recruiters have a bias problem. A 2017 meta study from Northwestern, Harvard, and the Institute of Social Research in Norway found that hiring prejudice against black candidates hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, and that Latinos have only seen a “moderate” drop. It is not just races and …

Human Resources

The Brilliant Vigilance of Seattle's Gargantuan New Tunnel

Say there’s a fire. A fire caused by a car crash, inside a 2.5-mile tunnel under a major American city. It’s a terrifying idea, but if you want that …

Washington State

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning

Bringing Collective Intelligence to The Industrial Internet of Things Makes Devices Compute

Since the advent of computers, the languages have been designed to facilitate communications between people and computers. But the landscape has changed and in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that approach simply doesn’t cut it. What is now required is a software language that …

Internet of Things

Scientists are harvesting water by building fog harps and zapping the air

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink<p>The Earth is 70 percent water, but almost all of that liquid is seawater us humans can’t drink. Already, California is besieged by drought, while citizens in South Africa’s Cape Town try to push back Day Zero, the day the city runs out of water. As our …

UC Berkeley

Criminals can be identified from the microbes they leave behind

The sneakiest burglars slip by unnoticed, but they leave millions of their own witnesses at every crime scene. Researchers have found that it may be …

Microbiology

Data

Hello hello!<p>This week saw the release of our <i>Build your own weather station</i> guide, one of your most requested projects! Whether you’re interested in …

Microcontroller

The Biotech Boom: By The Numbers

There are well over 250 biotech companies in Cambridge, according to one tally, with a significant portion in and around Kendall Square.

Biotechnology

Climate change a massive threat to food security, agriculture

Climate change will threaten Australia's food security and drive up the prices of foods, a report out today says.<p>The Climate Council’s report, <i>Feeding</i> …

Climate Change

Multiple communication mechanisms between sensor kinases are crucial for virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Altmetric: 21<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open | Published: 07 June 2018<p>Vanessa I. Francis,<br>• Elaine M. Waters,<br>• Sutharsan E. Finton-James,<br>• Andrea Gori,<br>• Aras …

Google Scholar

Chemical warfare between leafcutter ant symbionts and a co-evolved pathogen

Altmetric: 101<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open | Published: 07 June 2018<p>Daniel Heine,<br>• Neil A. Holmes ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4979-9680,<br>• Sarah F. Worsley …

Biology

Microsoft's latest data center houses 864 servers underwater

As a major player in the cloud infrastructure market, Microsoft is keen on figuring out better ways to store and power its machinery. To that end, it’s now deployed a data center on the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland.<p>The idea is part of Project Natick, an initiative to identify …

Virginia Beach

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

Management

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

Discovery of DNA Structure and Function: Watson and Crick | Learn Science at Scitable

The First Piece of the Puzzle: Miescher Discovers DNA<p>Laying the Groundwork: Levene Investigates the Structure of DNA<p>Meanwhile, even as Miescher's …

Genetics