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Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly, by using machine learning that is supported by the cyberinfrastructure of the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) over the California Research and Education Network (CENIC). Wearable gadgets,… Continue Reading →

Pinpointing air pollution from space

For the first time, air pollution from individual cities and built-up areas can be detected from space. The new service, that pinpoints sources of pollution precisely and analyses global pollutant distributions, is based on measurements from the European Sentinel-5 Precursor Earth observation… Continue Reading →

Supporting sustainable water management in Central Asia

Central Asia’s growing population, arid lowland ecosystems, agriculture and hydropower are dependent on headwaters of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers. Concerns related to climate change, epitomised by glacier retreat and precipitation fluctuations, as well as to the cumulative… Continue Reading →

Monitoring dust storms to give asthma sufferers a breather

Just last Wednesday, a ‘freak’ dust storm ripped through northern India, killing over 100 people, toppling homes and trees and leaving hundreds without electricity. Besides causing injury and death through falling trees or debris or through mass motorway pile-ups, dust… Continue Reading →

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