Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps

New technologies have made the world smaller. A professor of interior architecture asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for displaced people.

Better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets: Experts weigh in

Using a technique called structured expert judgment, researchers asked 22 ice sheet experts to estimate plausible ranges for future sea level rise due to...

Hyperspectral camera captures wealth of data in an instant

Scientists and engineers develop a portable spectrometer able to capture far more data much quicker than other fiber-based systems. The TuLIPSS camera will be...

Counter-intuitive climate change solution

A seemingly counterintuitive approach -- converting one greenhouse gas into another -- holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a...

Preparing low-income communities for hurricanes begins with outreach

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to...

How Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting

New research paints an intricate picture of Earth's mantle as a geochemically diverse mosaic, far different from the relatively uniform lavas that eventually reach...

The return of the wolves

Researchers examine global strategies for dealing with predators.

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating the...

How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting...

New method to predict the vulnerability of ecosystems

The susceptibility of ecosystems to disruption depends on a lot of factors that can't all be grasped. A new method provides good results with...

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