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New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands of thick-stemmed tall trees......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailJan 15th, 2021

Google Search may be showing featured snippets less often

The tool providers are noticing a decline in the number of featured snippets showing up in the Google search results. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Yelp puts trust and safety in the spotlight

Yelp released its very first trust and safety report this week, with the goal of explaining the work that it does to crack down on fraudulent and otherwise inaccurate or unhelpful content. With focus on local business reviews and information, you mig.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

With $62.5M in debt financing, Road Runner Media puts digital ads behind commercial vehicles

If Southern California-based Road Runner Media succeeds, you’ll start seeing a lot more ads while you’re driving. That’s because the startup is placing digital screens on the back of technicians’ vans, delivery vehicles, buses.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Using landscape connectivity to control deadly mosquito-borne viruses

A research team has developed a new method for tracking how the deadly yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment, a potentially critical tool for controlling the insect and the diseases it spreads......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Warming may promote spread of invasive blue catfish

A study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that continued warming of Atlantic coastal waters may enhance the spread of invasive blue catfish within the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries along the U.S. Ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Newness raises $3.5 million for its ‘Twitch for beauty streamers’

Newness, a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed at beauty creators and their fan communities. Though today’s creators are not without options wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

MyHeritage offers "creepy" deepfake tool to reanimate dead

Genealogy firm admits some might find the controversial technology "uncanny or creepy"......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

MyHeritage now lets you animate old family photos using deepfakery

AI-enabled synthetic media is being used as a tool for manipulating real emotions and capturing user data by genealogy service, MyHeritage, which has just launched a new feature — called ‘deep nostalgia‘ — that lets users uplo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Study reveals cause of 3-D asymmetry in inertial confinement fusion implosions

Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions require very high levels of symmetry in order to reach the high densities and temperatures required for fusion induced self-heating. Even percent-level deviations from perfect spherical symmetry can lead t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Sub-diffraction optical writing enables data storage at the nanoscale

The total amount of data generated worldwide is expected to reach 175 zettabytes (1 ZB equals 1 billion terabytes) by 2025. If 175 ZB were stored on Blu-ray disks, the stack would be 23 times the distance to the moon. There is an urgent need to devel.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Phison puts increased focus on non-CE apps

Phison Electronics, which specializes in flash storage devices and controller ICs, has put increased focus on enterprise, automotive and industrial applications while lowering sales generated from the consumer electronics sector as a proportion of co.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Taiwan 2021 economic growth may reach 5%, says TIER

Thanks to unexpected strong demand arising from the coronavirus pandemic and the US raising tariffs on China-made products, Taiwan's manufacturing industries, especially high-tech ones, have gained significant growth momentum, and Taiwan's 2021 GDP w.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Chip simplifies COVID-19 testing, delivers results on a phone

Programmed magnetic nanobeads paired with an off-the-shelf cellphone and plug-in diagnostic tool can diagnose COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

How to get Google Earth Pro for free

Despite its name, Google Earth Pro is free to download and use. Here's how to install the free desktop app and make use of the advanced 3D-mapping software......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Newsela, the replacement for textbooks, raises $100M and becomes a unicorn

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Did teenage "tyrants" outcompete other dinosaurs?

Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Southern California COVID-19 strain rapidly expands global reach

A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research. The strain now.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Forests" long-term capacity to store carbon is dropping in regions with extreme annual fires

More intense and frequent fires are reducing the size of tree communities in many regions of the world.Slower-growing tree species are better at surviving fires, but these may capture less atmospheric carbon and reduce nutrient availability in the so.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021