Nature is full of countless miracles. The more we research and discover, the more there is to learn. Here are 3 surprising facts about nature and how scientific translation services play a critical role in helping scientists uncover its mysteries.
Ensuring Accurate Scientific Translation Services
The depths of the ocean are full of mysteries. You might be surprised to know that phytoplankton, tiny sea-dwelling creatures, produce about 50 – 85 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere. They live in the upper layers of water and, like plants, use photosynthesis to convert sunlight into energy, producing oxygen as a byproduct.
Huge scientific discoveries like this need to be shared around the world in order to for the global scientific community to build on the initial findings. To ensure accurate translation, scientists must work with skilled translator, who are fluent in both the source and target languages and understand the scientific terminology involved.
New Terminology And Scientific Translation Services
Walking through the neighborhood during a rainstorm allows people to appreciate the unique scent rain produces.. known as “petrichor”, a term coined by an Australian scientist. What might be surprising about this is that rain does not actually have its own scent. The scent is produced by molecules called geosmin, soil-dwelling bacteria. When rain falls, it creates “air pockets“ which contain geosmin. Rain traps and releases these air pockets, releasing geosmin into the air through evaporation and producing its distinctive scent.
New terminologies and complex biological processes are often introduced by scientists in their research papers. As a result, it can become difficult for life science translation services to adapt new words for different target languages. A text that cannot be translated into other languages is referred to as a lacuna (a Latin word meaning “lexical gap”). Therefore, working with skilled translators who know how to convey scientific content to global readers is very important.
How Localization Can Help Educate The Public
Did you know that the world’s largest desert, Sahara, fertilizes the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest? Each year, nutrient-rich Sahara dust is transported by wind across the Atlantic Ocean and deposited in the Amazon basin. This dust serves as a natural fertilizer that nourishes the rainforest with the iron and phosphorus minerals it needs. The Amazon rainforest plays an important role in limiting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and eliminates almost 340 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. As a result, deforestation of the Amazon poses a major threat to the climate.
Raising awareness of important scientific issues does not just require linguists who are subject-matter experts.. Organizations involved in global advocacy for issues for climate change should also consider the importance of conveying their ideas simply enough for the general public to understand. This often necessitates investment in professional localization services, who specialize in adapting content for it to be digested in different cultural contexts. With the help of localization specialists and international development translation services, international organizations can create global campaigns that conform to the stylistic preferences, cultural sensibilities, and legal requirements of different countries to raise public awareness of important scientific issues.
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