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Finite Earth at Northwestern

Finite Earth at Northwestern

I’ll start shoveling. You guys are going to do some gardening. I am a seismologist, and I use seismological data from all over the world to try and figure out the dynamics of the Earth’s interior. There is not a treasure buried in here. But it’s our seismometer, which is our treasure. But then I …

Social Media Intelligence and Learning Environment (SMILE) Overview

Social Media Intelligence and Learning Environment (SMILE) Overview

SMILE, the Social Media Intelligence and Learning Environment, lets researchers create Twitter and Reddit data sets, and analyze the data for Natural Language Processing, Sentiment analysis, and Network analysis. First, let’s create a data set using SMILE’s search tool. You can retrieve tweet or user data directly from Twitter, or from the Macroscope’s streamed tweets …

Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future

Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future

Around the world, governments have begun to acknowledge a powerful movement that has been dubbed the climate emergency. But when issues are so varied, and of such magnitude, many are left wondering how to effectively respond. Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, is tackling the issue head-on by launching a new masters course in environment …

Low Pollution Causing Low Wheat Yield

Low Pollution Causing Low Wheat Yield

Sulfur deficiency has become a big problem for wheat production in the Southern Great Plains. Over time there has been much less sulfur deposition in the rainfall. We have less pollution going out in the air and therefore we have less sulfur coming back to the crop. First it does cause yield losses but not …