BACKGROUND It is well-recognized that diabetes represents a powerful independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. However, very few studies have investigated the relationship between diabetes and risk of aortic dissection (AD). AIM The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate the association between diabetes and risk of AD in Chinese… (More)
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) is located near the western border of China. Xinjiang has a high frequency of dust storms, especially in late winter and early spring. Geostationary satellite remote sensing offers an ideal way to monitor the regional distribution and intensity of dust storms, which can impact the regional climate. In this… (More)
The hash symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark the keyword or topic in a tweet. It was created organically by users as a way to categorize messages. Hashtags also provide valuable information for many research applications such as sentiment classification and topic analysis. However, only a small number of tweets are manually annotated. Therefore, an… (More)
A grid-computing platform facilitates geocomputational workflow composition to process big geosciences data while fully using idle resources to accelerate processing speed. An experiment with aerosol optical depth retrieval from satellite data shows a 25 percent improvement in runtime over a single high-performance computer.