Researchers create first global map of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede
(Phys.org) —Scientists, including Brown University geologists and students, have completed the first global geological map of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon and the largest in the solar system.
Study finds heat key factor in population growth of some urban insect pests
(Phys.org) —New research from North Carolina State University finds that higher temperatures found in urban environments are a key contributor to higher populations of insect pests called scale insects ...
First-of-its-kind fluorescence map offers a new view of the world's land plants
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have produced groundbreaking global maps of land plant fluorescence, a difficult-to-detect reddish glow that leaves emit ...
New NASA map reveals patterns of tropical forest carbon storage
A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests. The data are ...
Review: Technology helps golfers fine-tune game
(AP) -- Golf is a constant quest for improvement, which is why new clubs, balls, training aids and other gadgets are introduced each year. If gadgets were truly the answer, of course, there would be more ...
Carbon mapping breakthrough
By integrating satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, with colleagues from the World Wildlife ...
Nokia to offer free mobile navigation services
(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Thursday it will offer free navigation services globally for users of its smart phones, in a drive to counter a similar move by Google Inc.
GPS shoes for Alzheimer's patients
A shoe-maker and a technology company are teaming up to develop footwear with a built-in GPS device that could help track down "wandering" seniors suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
Airborne ecologists help balance delicate African ecosystem
The African savanna is world famous for its wildlife, especially the iconic large herbivores such as elephants, zebras, and giraffes. But managing these ecosystems and balancing the interests of the large ...
The Mediterranean Sea classified as the sixth highest region for the accumulation of plastic debris on the planet
The amounts of plastic debris in the Mediterranean are comparable to those reported for the great accumulation areas located in the centres of the oceans
Nokia turns to Q1 profit but networks division is a concern
Buoyed by strong overall sales, Nokia made a net profit of 177 million euros ($195 million) in the first quarter from a loss a year earlier, but its shares plummeted more than 10 percent Thursday over a weak performance at ...
FLEX mission could identify invisible stress in vegetation
Field experiments have shown how ESA's potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.
Students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change
An innovative project led by Stanford students harnesses the power of first-person and local news stories – presented in an interactive online map – to help people grasp the science of global environmental impacts on their communities. ...
What is it really like under the Indian Ocean?
Not long after the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was declared missing, the world's attention was focused on a remote, poorly known area of the Eastern Indian Ocean as the possible location of the lost aircraft.