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Pause in fieldwork hurts scientists’ plans for research, futures

Pause in fieldwork hurts scientists’ plans for research, futures

While the pause in field research has allowed scientists to spend more time on data analysis and reading academic papers, experts say that fieldwork is an important part of research in some fields, and the cancellation of this research could delay some students’ completion of their PhD programs.

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Pause in fieldwork hurts scientists’ plans for research, futures

While the pause in field research has allowed scientists to spend more time on data analysis and reading academic papers, experts say that fieldwork is an important part of research in some fields, and the cancellation of this research could delay some students’ completion of their PhD programs.

New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate’s power shortage

The Iraqi governorate of Duhok signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) earlier this month to set up the district’s first solar energy park. The project comes amid pressure on Iraq to diversify its energy sources and lessen its dependence on Iran. 

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Shortage of Drone Pilots Leads to Health Issues Among Air Force Personnel, GAO Report Says

Since 9/11, there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for trained personnel to operate the Air Force’s drones because they have become increasing important in providing intelligence and 24-hour surveillance for national security. But the Air Force does not have enough pilots and operators to meet its staffing targets for unmanned aircrafts, causing mental and physical health problems for existing personnel, a Government Accountability Office report said.

Five burn-in’ questions on the ‘real robotic revolution’

A future where artificial intelligence controls Washington D.C. may not be far off, according to a new book from Peter Singer and August Cole: “Burn-In, a Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.” Like the authors’ previous book, “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World...

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Why a Sanders presidency has some people worried

Bernie Sanders’ presidency has some people worried. Four democratic party candidates – Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren – have dropped out of the democratic race for president. Yet none of them have endorsed Bernie Sanders.

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Sex education at Albany area schools remains an ongoing conversation

Young people engage in risky sexual behavior whenever they have free time, according to Children’s Aid Society’s director of family planning and pregnancy prevention programs Pascale Saintonge Austin. Learn more about how Albany schools are teaching sex education during the pandemic.

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Nation’s medical experts plan for a vaccine by 2021

The heads of the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee health subcommittee to explain their efforts to produce and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, which they are calling Operation Warp Speed.

Pandemic may lead more to become nurses

While the heroism of nurses who have been treating COVID-19 patients could lead more people to pursue a career in that profession, some nursing students say the dangeres may mean a leveling off of nursing school applications.

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