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The oldest feathers known to date have been found in archosaurs capable to fly. However, some of them (scansoriopterygids) flied by the use of a membrane rather than feathers. We therefore propose a new mechanism for the origin of avian flight by the use of membranous...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27213v1
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EnviDat is the institutional research data portal of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL. The portal is designed to provide solutions for efficient, unified and managed access to the WSL’s comprehensive reservoir of monitoring and research...

["Data Science","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27211v1
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This paper shows our experience at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), in Brazil, developing and using the E-Foto software, one of the main achievements of the E-Foto project that aims to built-up a software tool for teaching digital photogrammetry and...

["Computer Education","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27210v1
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In a previous report, we explored the serverless OpenHealth approach to the Web as a Global Compute space. That approach relies on the modern browser full stack, and, in particular, its configuration for application assembly by code injection. The opportunity,...

["Bioinformatics","Epidemiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27209v1
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This article presents the development and application to a set of French urban agglomerations of a method for Local Climate Zones (LCZ) attribution using the open-source language R. The LCZs classify the urban fabric at high spatial scale (such as a block of houses)...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27208v1
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Birds are unique among extant tetrapods in having pneumatic diverticula of the lungs and air sacs that pass among the viscera and muscles, under the skin, and into the skeleton. In addition, some birds also have supramedullary diverticula inside the neural canal,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27201v2
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This paper presents a platform aiming the ease of the debate between citizens. In the early 2010’ies, governments are seeking new ways to be more accountable and transparent towards their citizens; marking a renewal in public participation. In return, citizens...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Emerging Technologies","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27207v1
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The authors introduce the GRASS GIS add-on module g.citation. The module extends the existing citation capabilities of GRASS GIS, which until now only provide for automated citation of the software project as a whole, authored by the GRASS Development Team, without...

["Digital Libraries","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27206v1
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Background. Geographic variation in body size and condition can reveal differential local adaptation to resource availability or climatic factors. Body size and condition are related to fitness in garter snakes (Thamnophis), thus good body condition may increase...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27205v1
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Smapshot is a web-based participatory virtual globe where users can georeference historical images of the landscape by clicking a minimum of six well identifiable correspondence points between the image and a 3D virtual globe. The images database is expected to...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Vision","Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27204v1
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At the ITC faculty of the University of Twente, we have been teaching cartography for more then 60 years. Throughout this period, the technology of mapping has undergone spectacular changes and nowadays most students do not draw their maps any more, but use software...

["Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27203v1
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Withdrawal Notice: The University of Tulsa Research Misconduct Investigating Committee has found that Dr. Gad improperly submitted the manuscript “Bacteria from hypersaline environments: a bioactivity reservoir of anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus”...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2910v2
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Complete mitochondrial genomes of Indian tent turtle, Pangshura tentoria was sequenced and annotated as 16,657 bp in length. This first assembly was encoded by 37 genes: 13 protein coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA (tRNAs), two ribosomal RNA (rRNAs) as similar...

["Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27202v1
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Butterflies can directly absorb heat from the sun via their wings to facilitate autonomous flight. However, how is the heat absorbed by the butterfly from sunlight stored and transmitted in the wing? The scientifc question remains unclear. Thus, in this study,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27200v1
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The public participation in scientific projects (citizen science) is significantly increasing specially with technology developments in recent years. Volunteers play an essential role in citizen science projects, therefore understanding their motivations, and understanding...

["Bioinformatics","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27198v1
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