USC ISI research shows bright future for animal-like computer vision – USC Viterbi | Naval Monitor

Grafissimo/Getty Images When you pull out your smartphone to snap a picture of a magical sunset or a loved one’s smile, your camera freezes what you see in an instant forever. Even though a camera lens can capture powerful colors, textures, and remarkable detail with a single click, it will still fall short of the … Read more

Digging into the Past: Genealogical Research in Fauquier County and Beyond | Warrenton lifestyle | Naval Monitor

Forty years ago, my sister and I started researching our family tree. Most of our efforts have taken place in cemeteries, courthouses and church offices. As we walked among the tombstones, we carefully noted the dates of birth and death. By going through the parish registers, we learned when the marriages had taken place and … Read more

Global Quantum Technology Experts and Researchers Gather at U of T to Discuss ‘Growing and Maturing Field’ | Naval Monitor

More than 100 leading experts, postdoctoral researchers and students from around the world recently visited the University of Toronto to share their quantum research. The ninth biennial conference of the Center for Quantum Information & Quantum Control (CQIQC), a week-long gathering that ended earlier this month, was held at the Fields Institute on the St. … Read more

What is the cost of government support for fossil fuel subsidies to our economy and our environment? | Naval Monitor

What would the world look like if all government subsidies supporting fossil fuel companies suddenly ended? For Ian Parry, that’s an easy answer. “It would certainly help level the playing field between fossil fuel technologies, which have significant environmental costs, and renewable technologies, which don’t,” he told ABC RN’s Future Tense. Indeed, without subsidies, fossil … Read more

White House pressures Israel to sever research ties with China over dual-use concerns | Naval Monitor

Chinese and Israeli flags hung together at an event in 2017. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Pool/Getty Images) TEL AVIV — The United States is quietly pressuring Israel to limit its academic and research ties with China over concerns that Beijing could gain access to military technology through “dual-use” research efforts, say sources here at Breaking Defense. … Read more

Is plant-based meat better for the environment? | Naval Monitor

Do you remember when the skies were clearer and the stars shone brightly? Do you remember when we were content to drink natural spring water rather than chasing packaged mineral water? Nope? Neither can we, in fact. This is because over time we have become unaware that our luxurious lifestyle has a high cost to … Read more

Australia: ‘It was a perfect storm’: How 13 rabbits caused the biggest biological invasion in history | Company | Naval Monitor

On Christmas Eve 1859, 24 rabbits arrived at Thomas Austin’s hunting estate near Sydney in eastern Australia. Just two months earlier, his brother William Austin had sent him 13 rabbits from the south of England. Three years later, the local press reported that there were already thousands of European leporidae in the country. Thomas himself … Read more

Sam Ridgway, ‘Dolphin Doctor’ and pioneer in marine mammal research, dies | Naval Monitor

In a career spanning more than 60 years, Dr. Sam Ridgway has created a legacy as a pioneer in marine mammal medicine and science and a foundation for their conservation, particularly with his discoveries about bottlenose dolphins. . Known affectionately by his colleagues as the “Dolphin Doctor” and as the father of modern marine mammal … Read more

Paychex releases its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report | Naval Monitor

ROCHESTER, NY, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Paychex, Inc. announced the release of its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. The report details the steps taken by the company, a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits and insurance services, in an effort to “Work for … Read more