Lidar study suggests carbon storage losses greater than thought in Amazon due to losses at edge of forests

LiDAR study suggests carbon storage losses greater than thought in Amazon due to losses at edge of forests
Graphic summary of the main results found in the work. Credit: Celso H. L. Silva Junior

An international team of researchers has found that carbon sequestering losses in the Amazon basin have been undermeasured due to omission of data representing losses at the edges of forests. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes using lidar to estimate the carbon sequestering abilities of trees along the edges of Amazon forests.

Prior research has shown that when part of a forest in the Amazon basin is cut down, the trees that remain at the edges of the forest are not as robust as those that are situated farther in. This is because they are more exposed to pollution, pesticides, herbicides, etc. In this new effort, the researchers noticed that the reduced sequestering abilities of such trees are not included in studies of carbon sequestering losses in

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America’s innovation edge now in peril, says report

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A sweeping new report urges significant policy and funding action to ensure the United States does not lose the preeminent position in discovery and innovation it has built since the end of World War II.

“The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science and Engineering” was released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

“The United States became a world power—economically, militarily and culturally—in significant part by placing a high priority on innovation, fueled by advances in science and technology,” the report’s authors write. “This priority, in turn, required investing in R&D, especially fundamental research conducted in universities and national laboratories across the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.”

China is projected to become the world’s largest economy when measured by gross domestic product by 2030, according to the report. “By

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Versa Networks Has Been Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

With Thousands of Customers and Hundreds of Thousands of Sites, Versa Networks is Positioned as a Leader for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in Magic Quadrant

Versa Networks, the leader in Secure SD-WAN and SASE, today announced that Gartner has recognized it as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.1

According to Gartner, “By 2024 more than 60% of software-defined, wide-area network (SD-WAN) customers will have implemented a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, compared with about 35% in 2020.”1

The Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report evaluated 17 different vendors on 15 different critical criteria and positioned Versa Networks in the Leaders quadrant. Versa Networks was recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Gartner Leaders quadrant.

A complimentary copy of the full September 2020 report is available from the Versa Networks website at

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NVIDIA Just Gave Call Of Duty Gamers With GeForce Cards An Edge

One of the technologies NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang unveiled during the GeForce RTX 30-series launch event was NVIDIA Reflex. For those unfamiliar with it, NVIDIA Reflex is latency reduction technology that’s designed to minimize input lag, sometimes called input latency or end-to-end latency. That’s a fancy way of defining how long it takes for something to happen on-screen after a mouse click or keyboard input.

NVIDIA Reflex works by streamlining a few steps along the rendering pipeline to reduce overall latency. NVIDIA’s software tweaks to enable Reflex make more efficient use of available CPU and GPU resources and minimize driver overhead, which according to NVIDIA, can reduce latency by up to 50% in games that are updated to properly support the technology. That means when a gamer clicks their mouse button to fire a weapon or whips their mouse around to

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Why The COVID-19 Crisis Could Give The MENA’s Female Entrepreneurs An Edge

Around the globe, economies are beginning to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The world is surveying the rubble left behind by the pandemic, and is turning its attention towards how to rebuild. Some industries have been hit harder than others– the road to recovery for global tourism, for example, will be a long one. Others have, perhaps against expectations, thrived. Just look to the largely cash-dependent MENA region, which has seen a near unprecedented surge in the uptake of e-commerce, digital banking, and fintech more broadly as consumers adapted fast to life in lockdown and quarantine.

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Now increasingly, this world of social distancing, remote working, and even digital socializing has come to be referred to as “the new normal.” In other words, even if the pandemic really is beginning to fade, life will never return exactly to how it was. Even when the shopping malls

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Paper Edge Protectors Market 2020 Trends, Size and Share, Future Demands, Growth Factors, Emerging Technologies, Global Industry Forecast to 2023

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Sep 25, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Paper Edge Protectors Market”research provides actionable intelligence on major parameters impacting the market, analyses the market performance of key companies, market dynamics of key segments, outlines the market performance across global regions. The insights of the industry over the past 5 years and a forecast until 2023 is provided.

Our paper edge protectors market analysis considers sales from both angular paper edge protectors and round paper edge protectors. Our analysis also considers the sales of paper edge protectors in APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America. In 2018, the angular paper edge protectors segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as shock protection and superior resistance to high mechanical tension will play a significant role in the angular

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Windows 10 Nagging To Install Edge Is Getting Worse And Worse

Microsoft is stepping up its relentless campaign to encourage Windows 10 users to run its own Edge browser.

The company has used various tactics to persuade Windows users to run the revamped Edge, including pop-ups within the operating system and questionable prompts to use Microsoft’s “recommended” browser. Now the nagging is being stepped up a gear.

The soon-to-be-launched Windows 10 20H2 update, which is due for general release in early October, already installs Microsoft Edge by default and makes it irremovable.

On my test system, which is running an early preview of Windows 10 20H2, an Edge icon is placed as the first icon on the Taskbar and there’s another shortcut to Edge placed on the desktop, in case you missed that.

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