Algorithm Predicts Groups at Highest Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization After Vaccination
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported on findings on the vaccinated people who are at greatest risk from severe Covid-19 leading to hospitalisation or death from 14 days post the second dose vaccination, when substantial immunity should be expected.
Future Impact of Climate Change May Be Underestimated Due to Missing Wind
Climate models may be underestimating the impact climate change will have on the UK, North America and other extratropical regions due to a crucial missing element, new research has shown.
Afraid of Spiders? This Augmented Reality App May Help
Researchers have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself to be effective in a clinical trial, with subjects experiencing less fear of real spiders after completing just a few training units with the app at home.
Easing the Future of Plastic Waste Chemical Recycling
Chemical recycling is used to break plastic down into the smaller molecules it was originally produced from. New research aims to ease this process.
Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Leukemia
Researchers at the University of Bonn have shown how machine learning improves the evaluation of blood analysis data, helping increase the speed and objectivity of lymphoma and leukemia diagnoses.
AI Method Improves Detection of Rare Whale Calls
The North Atlantic Right whale is one of the most endangered whale species in the world with only about 368 remaining off the east coast of North America. Researchers have now used artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods to develop a new and much more accurate method of detecting Right whale up-calls.
Finding a Fix for Archeology's Dating Problem
Archaeologists have long had a dating problem. The radiocarbon analysis typically used to reconstruct past human demographic changes relies on a method easily skewed by radiocarbon calibration curves and measurement uncertainty. And there’s never been a statistical fix that works — until now.
Including Isotope Data Could Improve Weather Forecasting
Researchers reports that weather forecast accuracy can be improved if satellite observations of water vapor isotope compositions are incorporated into a general circulation model.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Animal-Based Foods Double That of Plant-Based Foods
A new model has been created that provides researchers and policymakers with a database to estimate location-specific emissions for all greenhouse gases related to the plant- and animal-based human food industries.
Hunter-Gatherer Population Sizes Restricted by Meat-Heavy Diet
A new study establishes that the population density of hunter-gatherer groups was reduced where they depended heavily on meat to survive. The research reveals important links between growing season length, diet composition and population density.