New launch date set for ISS delivery vessel
A robot ship will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, after a five-day delay on July 29 to deliver provisions to the International Space Station, space transport firm Arianespace said Tuesday.
First national model for Bovine TB calls for more focus on cattle
In a study published in Nature this week, a team of researchers based at the University of Warwick has produced the first national model to investigate the bovine TB spread.
Researchers develop new tool to characterise disease epidemics in trees
A University of Otago researcher and overseas colleagues have developed an innovative approach to modelling outbreaks of citrus greening, a devastating bacterial disease that has caused more than US$4.5 billion ...
EU farmers want S.Africa fruit imports suspended due to disease
A European farmers' union called for the suspension of South African citrus fruit imports Thursday in fear they may spread highly contagious "Black Spot" disease.
Express tool for graphene quality control
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene ...
I can see clearly now: A new method for rapid detection and identification of downy mildew in basil
Downy mildew (Pernospora belbahrii Thines) is a relatively new disease to North America. First reported in 1933 in Uganda, downy mildew has spread rapidly across the globe. Early detection of downy mildew ...
Border control leaves undocumented migrants displaced, says historian
During a period when circular migration between Mexico and the United States declined, border militarization led to an increase in illegal immigration, says Stanford scholar Ana Raquel Minian.
Southern California ozone pollution declining in recent decades
Many studies have documented the decline in ozone pollution and its precursors in the Los Angeles air basin over the past several decades.
Research brings novel perspective to measuring marketing performance
Marketing performance is a multidimensional phenomenon, the control of which requires simultaneous use of multiple performance indicators. In practice, the sets of marketing metrics and control systems used by companies differ ...
Fruit-damaging fly could hit record population in Northwest this year
The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
Can you predict how a disease will spread in a population?
How, when and where a pathogen is transmitted between two individuals in a population is crucial in understanding and predicting how a disease will spread. New research has laid the foundation for a new generation of zoonotic ...
Cornell offers only U.S. salmonella dublin test for cattle
Salmonella can cause serious disease on cattle farms, killing calves, causing cows to abort, contaminating raw milk and harming humans along the way. As the cattle-adapted strain salmonella dublin creeps ...
New Renesas ultra-low power consumption MCUs to be used in variety of auto applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the RH850/F1x Series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive body applications as the first products to be released in the RH850 Family of automotive ...
Old herbicides enlisted in new 'war on the weeds'
The emergence of weeds resistant to the most widely used herbicide is fostering a new arms race in the war against these menaces, which cost society billions of dollars annually in control measures and lost agricultural production. ...