A new Cochrane systematic review of 182 studies shows that only about half of patients on chronic medications take them as prescribed. The same review finds little evidence to support strategies to address the issue.
Earlier this year a company made headlines with their crowdfunding campaign for “solar freakin’ roadways.” Now a Dutch company has beat them to the punch, sort of, by building a solar bike path. The project is likely to increase, rather than resolve, the controversy surrounding the idea.
A meta-analysis of 147 GMO studies finds that the adoption of herbicide-tolerant (HT) soybean, maize, and cotton, and insect-resistant (IR) maize and cotton has resulted in a 22% increase in average yields, a 37% overall decrease in pesticide use, and a 68% increase in farmer profits.
A new study published in the journal Nature finds that growing grasses in a complementary mixture can have higher yields than growing in a monoculture – growing only a single cultivar.
Graphics chip maker, Nvidia, has produced a clever marketing campaign in which they use their Maxwell architecture based chips to render the lighting of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. They produced a video that shows in detail how they accounted for the behavior of light in the classic photo of Buzz Aldrin as he descended the ladder of the lunar lander.