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Tweets prove to be reliable indicator of air quality conditions during wildfires — ScienceDaily

Tweets originating in California during the state’s 2015 wildfire season suggest that social media can improve predictions of air quality impacts from smoke resulting from wildfires and have the potential to improve rescue and relief efforts, according to research by two USDA Forest Service scientists. The study by Sonya Sachdeva of the Forest Service’s Northern […]

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Facebook stock price: Why Facebook’s shares are plummeting, after hours stock drop after earnings report

Facebook shares opened sharply lower after posting disappointing results on Wednesday. The social media giant’s stock slid more than 18 percent in early trade after losing as much as $150 billion in market value on Thursday following a second-quarter earnings report that showed slowing growth.  The slide is set to be the largest market-cap drop […]

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How Russian agents allegedly financed and carried out the Clinton campaign hack

Turns out, hacking a democracy is relatively cheap and simple. “That’s what freaks me out,” says Karl Holmqvist, CEO of cyber-defense firm Lastwall. “Russia is a nation-state with potent offensive capabilities. [The process] detailed in Mueller’s indictment might seem simple, but the attack was sophisticated.” The digital footsteps left behind by the Russian intelligence operatives […]

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New particles are formed also in the polluted air of major cities — ScienceDaily

According to current theories, nanometre-sized particles are not formed in polluted areas. Observations show that new particles are formed in large, comparatively polluted cities, such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing. A mechanism that reveals what molecules have a part in the formation of nanometre-sized ultrafine particles was discovered in a study conducted together with researchers […]

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