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What’s going on up there?

Polar bears, reindeer, and Arctic foxes roam the glaciers and frozen tundra of Svalbard, a 23,000-square-mile archipelago halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Wildlife shares this domain with 2,500 human residents — people likely to be found in one of four communities. Scientists far outnumber the year-round residents. Currently,  6,431 of them participate in […]

Resiliency means better traction for the rough roads ahead

Earth’s atmosphere is warming faster than ever before. The atmospheric co2 concentration today exceeds 370 ppm; 28% higher than a half century ago.[1] As a heavier greenhouse gas blanket traps heat, the storms, fires, floods, extreme temperatures that once were 100-year events have become today’s news. Hazards that are more frequent and more severe bring […]

How data science serves climate science

As storms rage, cities flood, and wildfires persist, climate change impact is here and now. Looking down from space, the consequences of atmospheric greenhouse gases are seen on every continent and from pole to pole. The death toll from 21st century extreme weather events exceed 495,000 lives. More than $3.5 trillion in material damages and […]

Using more data, from more places

Knowledge graphs are based on many kinds of data from many places, shared by computing and bioinformatics experts worldwide. NewsCenter.LBL.GOV — The Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory, managed by the University of California Subscribe to Workplace Wellness Minutes:

Genetics-based vaccines

Most of the more than 120 candidate vaccines now being developed use modified DNA and RNA molecules. This article at the Scientific American website has more information. NEJM.org — Preliminary report in the New England Journal of Medicine Subscribe to Workplace Wellness Minutes:

UV light disinfection

Although UV light can damage skin, systems now available can safely be used overnight in an occupied building. Portable systems can be rolled-in to more quickly disinfect any unoccupied room. PuroLighting.com — Disinfection from above Subscribe to Workplace Wellness Minutes:

When is Coronavirus infectuous?

Recent reports describe an infectious period two days before any symptoms. The risk continues during the first week or more of symptoms. A London newspaper reported findings about the COVID-19 infectious period. Also, the CDC has provided this guidance for businesses and workplaces. Subscribe to Workplace Wellness Minutes: