Sensing what plants sense: Integrated framework helps scientists explain biology and predict crop performance

Scientists have invested great time and effort into making connections between a crop’s genotype and its phenotype. But environmental conditions play a role as well. Iowa State University researchers untangle those complex interactions with the help of advanced data analytics in a newly published study.

Institutional Impacts on Enrollment from Forthcoming Demographic Cliff Will Vary Widely

The “birth dearth” of the 2008 economic recession means fewer students will graduate from high school through at least 2032, draining college enrollments and revenues. Admissions research firm, Othot, published a report analyzing how this might affect 454 colleges and universities. As an example, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois – Chicago which are in the same region, will experience the national and regional declines differently because of where they recruit.

Many will update to iPhone 12 even if they can’t afford it

Smartphones vital to mental health for many during the COVID-19 pandemic The iPhone 12 was presented at Apple’s livestream keynote on Oct. 13 and will release on Oct. 23. People will purchase Apple’s new phone even if they can’t afford…

First-of-its-Kind Personalized ‘COVID-19 Risk Score’ Launches to Enable Safer Re-opening and Return to Work Plans

Coriell Life Sciences is rolling out a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: personalized COVID-19 Risk Scores designed to enable safer re-opening and return to work plans (especially given the recent release of the CDC guidelines for re-opening).

Hot climates to see more variability in tree leafing as temperatures rise

The researchers examined satellite imagery, air temperature data and phenology (plant life cycle) models for 85 large cities and their surrounding rural areas from 2001 through 2014 to better understand changes in tree leaf emergence, also called budburst, on a broad scale across the United States. The study can help scientists improve their modeling of the potential impacts of future warming.

CFN Staff Spotlight: Xiaohui Qu Bridges the Data Science-Materials Science Gap

As a staff member in the Theory and Computation Group at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Qu applies various approaches in artificial intelligence to analyze experimental and computational nanoscience data.