When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight ...

World's first handmade cloned transgenic sheep born in China

Chinese scientists from BGI together with the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Shihezi University, Xinjiang province, made a significant breakthrough in animal cloning. ...

Rescuing endangered wild orchids from a man-made flood

You may have heard stories about emergency rescues of plants or animals from habitats facing imminent destruction. This is one of those stories, except that the scope of the rescue is unprecedented and the transplantation ...

A new system for forecasting the GDP of autonomous regions

A study coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid proposes a new methodology to carry out quarterly forecasts of GDP evolution in all autonomous regions. This forecast should be related to the budget tightening plans ...