Scientists urgently need to agree on universal criteria for monitoring and assessing land degradation around the world, according to a report.
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On Wednesday Intel shifted its Tera-scale Computing Research Program into second gear by demonstrating a 48-core x86 processor. The company is intending to use the new chip as a research platform for the purpose of lighting a fire under manycore computing.
Combining satellite data with mobile phones offers cheap and effective tools for managing fires, says South African scientist Philip Frost.
South Africa, like much of the continent, is home to fiery landscapes that frequently burn. Many of these fires are not 'disasters' as such — indeed they are a necessary part of the ecosyste
An anti-toxin that protects against ricin poisoning is to move into production for the first time. It is the result of eight years of work by researchers at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory based at Porton Down in Wiltshire.
European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system and said on Monday they believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets.
U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu.