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Fisheries sustainability linked to gender roles among traders

Tue, 26 Sep 17 00:09:10 -0700

A new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries.

NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past Earth

Fri, 22 Sep 17 00:07:40 -0700

NASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.

NASA gets a dramatic 3-D view of Typhoon Talim's large eye

Fri, 15 Sep 17 00:12:50 -0700

NASA created a dramatic 3-D image of powerful Typhoon Talim using data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite. Talim's large eye really made the storm stand out as it moved toward landfall.

Cassini's legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan (video)

Fri, 15 Sep 17 00:14:20 -0700

The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15. The mission has told us a great deal about the unique and unexpected chemistry of Saturn's moon Titan, and it has changed the way we think about our own planet and the entire solar system. Learn how in this video from Speaking of Chemistry:

NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance

Thu, 14 Sep 17 00:01:50 -0700

Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcome these changes to perform critical mission tasks on a journey to Mars. Comparing One-Year Mission preliminary results to six-month data yielded similar findings. Tasks that challenged postural stability, or balance control systems, changed the most as a result of spaceflight.

MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancers

Thu, 14 Sep 17 00:00:00 -0700

Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Talim threatening islands of Japan

Wed, 13 Sep 17 00:11:50 -0700

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the heavy rainfall occurring in Typhoon Talim in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

New gravity map suggests Mars has a porous crust

Wed, 13 Sep 17 00:15:50 -0700

NASA scientists have found evidence that Mars' crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the Red Planet's interior structure and evolution.

NASA flights map summer melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

Fri, 08 Sep 17 00:16:30 -0700

Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the summer from the ice sheet. The flights, which began on Aug. 25 and will go on until Sept. 21, repeat paths flown this spring and aim to monitor seasonal changes in the elevation of the ice sheet.

Does the organic material of comets predate our solar system?

Wed, 06 Sep 17 00:12:00 -0700

The Rosetta space probe discovered a large amount of organic material in the nucleus of comet 'Chury.' In an article published by MNRAS on Aug. 31, 2017, two French researchers advance the theory that this matter has its origin in interstellar space and predates the birth of the solar system.

Equatorial jet in Venusian atmosphere discovered by Akatsuki

Fri, 01 Sep 17 00:02:40 -0700

Observations by Japan's Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet's atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.

AJR study: Musculoskeletal extremity imaging use among Medicare population climbs sharply

Fri, 01 Sep 17 00:04:10 -0700

Utilization rates among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries for the four most common musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities -- radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT -- increased significantly between 1994 and 2013, according to an article published ahead of print in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

NASA's Webb Telescope will study our solar system's 'ocean worlds'

Thu, 24 Aug 17 00:12:20 -0700

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the

NASA looks at rainfall in Tropical Storm Harvey

Fri, 18 Aug 17 00:08:50 -0700

Tropical Storm Harvey is now moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea. NASA's GPM core satellite examined the soaking rainfall the new tropical storm was generating along its path.

Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life

Wed, 16 Aug 17 00:01:20 -0700

NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scientist, Dr Ken Williford. The 2020 mission will make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or biosignatures - in their original spatial context. These techniques, known as 'spatially resolved biosignature analysis' derive from geochemical analysis of early life on Earth.

RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energy

Wed, 09 Aug 17 00:06:10 -0700

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.

Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit

Mon, 07 Aug 17 00:01:20 -0700

In a paper published in EPJ Plus, Marco Tantardini and Enrico Flamini from the Italian Space Agency (ASI) make the case for taking part in the robotic phase of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). In addition to taking manned spaceflights deeper into space than ever before, the proposed mission would also bring some benefit for planetary science.

Lifelike 3-D cinematic imaging promises numerous medical uses

Tue, 01 Aug 17 00:14:50 -0700

Newly developed 'cinematic rendering' technology can produce photorealistic 3-D images from traditional CT and MRI data, with potential applications in medical education, communication with patients and physicians, and early disease detection, according to an article published in the August 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

NASA continues to study pulsars, 50 years after their chance discovery

Tue, 01 Aug 17 00:15:50 -0700

These rotating 'lighthouse' neutron stars begin their lives as stars between about seven and 20 times the mass of our sun. Some are found to spin hundreds of times per second, faster than the blades of a household blender, and they possess enormously strong magnetic fields.

Aalto-1 satellite sends first image -- the camera developed by VTT

Mon, 31 Jul 17 00:02:50 -0700

The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera.

Using latest technology, MRI provides 'one-stop-shop' to evaluate potential liver donors

Thu, 27 Jul 17 00:03:40 -0700

Using the latest techniques, MRI can provide a 'one-stop-shop' method for evaluation of potential living liver donors, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

As more adults are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, radiologists look for patterns

Wed, 26 Jul 17 00:15:40 -0700

Marked improvements have been made over the past few decades in managing cystic fibrosis, but as more adults are diagnosed with the disease radiologists can do more to monitor the wide spectrum of CF in adults, including nonclassic imaging findings, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

Improved imaging of neonatal soft-tissue tumors can help radiologists improve patient care

Tue, 25 Jul 17 00:13:40 -0700

Better understanding of practical imaging techniques with regard to neonatal soft-tissue tumors can improve patient care, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Mon, 24 Jul 17 00:05:00 -0700

Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.

Fernanda weakens to Tropical Storm

Thu, 20 Jul 17 00:09:10 -0700

As of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Goodbye HERA, hello sleep

Wed, 19 Jul 17 00:06:50 -0700

After 45 days in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), the four-man crew can hardly hold their eyes open. This mission was the first of its kind to last 45 days, as well as incorporate sleep reduction for research purposes.

27 Phase III and 8 Phase II Alzheimer's drugs on track to launch in next 5 years

Tue, 18 Jul 17 00:09:30 -0700

Twenty-seven Alzheimer's drugs in Phase III clinical trials and eight drugs in Phase II clinical trials may launch in the next five years, according to a revised Alzheimer's pipeline analysis presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) by ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer's (RA2), an UsAgainstAlzheimer's network.

NASA Neutron star mission begins science operations

Mon, 17 Jul 17 00:01:20 -0700

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, payload completed commissioning and calibration and all systems are working as expected.

NASA analyzes US midwest heavy rainfall, severe storms

Fri, 14 Jul 17 00:02:20 -0700

Heavy rain resulted in significant flooding in the U.S. Midwest over the week of July 7 to 14, 2017. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the amount of rain that fell over those areas and used satellite data to create 3-D imagery of severe storms.

NASA finds rainfall diminishing in a weakening Tropical Storm Eugene

Wed, 12 Jul 17 00:06:30 -0700

Tropical Storm Eugene has been moving over cooler sea surface temperatures that have been sapping its strength. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite passed over Eugene and measured its decreasing rainfall rates.

Can satellites be used as an early warning system for landslides?

Tue, 04 Jul 17 00:06:40 -0700

Researchers from Newcastle University (UK), Chengdu University of Technology, Tongji University, China Academy of Space Technology and Wuhan University (China) have been tracking the massive landslide which struck Xinmo Village, Maoxian County, Sichuan Province in China.

Study: World Heritage Convention can play critical role in protecting wilderness

Mon, 03 Jul 17 00:08:20 -0700

A new WCS and University of Queensland (UQ)-led study urges the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas through designation of Natural World Heritage Sites (NWHS).

Mid-infrared images from the Subaru telescope extend Juno spacecraft discoveries

Fri, 30 Jun 17 00:16:30 -0700

Subaru Telescope images reveal weather in Jupiter's atmosphere in the mid-infrared. High-resolution thermal imaging of Jupiter by the COoled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) mounted on the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea is providing information that extends and enhances the information that the Juno mission is gathering in its unprecedented mission to probe that planet's interior and deep atmospheric structure together with details of the magnetosphere and its auroral interactions with the planet.

Study calls for urgent need for improved human-wildlife conflict management across India

Tue, 27 Jun 17 00:09:20 -0700

There is an urgent need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India, as up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in this nation of 1 billion people, according to a recent study published in the July 2017 edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at Mars

Fri, 16 Jun 17 00:09:20 -0700

Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to microbial life into a barren desert world.

Icy moons, galaxy clusters, and distant worlds selected targets for Webb Telescope

Thu, 15 Jun 17 00:13:00 -0700

Mission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope's four instruments.

NASA looks at extreme Florida rainfall by satellite

Thu, 08 Jun 17 00:06:10 -0700

Extremely heavy rain has recently fallen over Florida and the Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite looked at that some of that rainfall on June 7. Rainfall records were broken on that date as the GPM satellite passed overhead from space.

Study: Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risks for Mars astronauts

Mon, 05 Jun 17 00:01:40 -0700

The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a UNLV study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to the red planet or on long-term missions outside the protection of Earth's magnetic field. New predictive model, published in May issue of Scientific Reports shows radiation from cosmic rays extends from damaged to otherwise healthy 'bystander' cells.

UQ physicist builds on Einstein and Galileo's work

Fri, 02 Jun 17 00:06:50 -0700

Sixteenth century scientist Galileo Galilei threw two spheres of different mass from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to establish a scientific principle. Now nearly four centuries later, a team of Italian physicists has applied the same principle to quantum objects using a novel scientific method proposed by UQ physicist Dr. Magdalena Zych, reported today in Nature Communications.

NASA sees Cyclone Mora still packing punch after landfall

Wed, 31 May 17 00:08:20 -0700

Satellite data showed heavy rain and high cloud tops in Tropical Cyclone Mora after the storm came ashore in Bangladesh.

Peek into your genes: NASA 1-year mission investigators identify links to vision problems

Wed, 31 May 17 00:04:30 -0700

Coinciding with May -- Healthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues.

NASA observes heavy monsoon rainfall in Sri Lanka

Tue, 30 May 17 00:12:40 -0700

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite constellation provided rainfall data after the monsoon generated large amounts of precipitation in Sri Lanka that caused landslides over the week of May 22. The monsoon continued to affect the island on May 30 when a weather advisory was issued for strong winds.

Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by NASA's GPM satellite

Fri, 26 May 17 00:04:40 -0700

On Wednesday May 24, 2017, severe weather affected a large area of the eastern United States. That's when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the area and found extremely heavy rainfall and towering clouds in the system.

Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Fri, 26 May 17 00:03:50 -0700

Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping our understanding of chemistry.

First Juno science results supported by University of Leicester's Jupiter 'forecast'

Thu, 25 May 17 00:13:10 -0700

Astronomers publish predictions of planetary phenomena on Jupiter that informed spacecraft's arrival.

SwRI-led Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results

Thu, 25 May 17 00:10:20 -0700

NASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops.

NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of Bengal

Tue, 23 May 17 00:09:30 -0700

Storms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal were analyzed by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite.

NASA adds up record Australia rainfall

Mon, 22 May 17 00:02:10 -0700

Over the week of May 15, extreme rainfall drenched northeastern Australia and NASA data provided a look at the record totals.

News from WCS: Tiger breakthrough: Camera trap time stamps provide valuable data for conservationist

Wed, 17 May 17 00:10:50 -0700

Spatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study led by Dr. Robert Dorazio of the United States Geological Survey, and co-authored by WCS's Dr.Ullas Karanth, however, finds that dates and times of animal detections are often not factored into the analysis. This is despite the fact that this data is available when using 'continuous-time' recorders such as camera-traps.

Tea-time means leopard-time in India

Wed, 17 May 17 00:11:50 -0700

A new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.