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Astronomy
28.03.2015
Galileo eight
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Astronomy
28.03.2015
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Astronomy
28.03.2015
Galileo separation
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo Soyuz Launch Live from Kourou - Part 2 Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyr
Astronomy
27.03.2015
Launch replay
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo Soyuz Launch Live from Kourou - Part 1 Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyr
Astronomy
27.03.2015
Galileo lifts off
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo liftoff replay Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespa
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.03.2015
U of M Board of Regents to provide strict oversight of improvements to human subjects research program
The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents today pledged to provide an open and collaborative action planning process and oversight and monitoring of the University's efforts to strengthen human subjects research practices.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
27.03.2015
University of Sheffield supports city regeneration project
University of Sheffield supports city regeneration project
The first phase of an exciting and inventive project to help regenerate area is about to get underway.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
27.03.2015
Earth shifts in colour
Greenland ice streams This image combines two Sentinel-1A radar scans from 3 and 15 January 2015 to show ice velocities on outlet glaciers of Greenland's west coast. Sentinel-1 offers excellent capabilities for observing the velocities of Greenland's outlet glaciers with unprecedented temporal resolution at complete spatial coverage, extending and enhancing the time series of ice-velocity maps available from previous satellite sensors.
Physics/Materials Science
27.03.2015
ESA’s spaceplane back on dry land
ESA's recovered IXV spaceplane arrived at the Port of Livorno in Italy yesterday and is set to be taken to Turin for final analysis.
Physics/Materials Science - Literature/Linguistics
27.03.2015
Author provides inside look at Argonne National Laboratory’s efforts to build a ’super battery’
So secretive were efforts to create the first self-sustained nuclear reaction in 1942 that physicist Enrico Fermi and his Manhattan Project team quietly toiled beneath the stands of Stagg Field and communicated with each other in code.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.03.2015
Warwick wins over £600,000 to research crucial sheep disease
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's (BBSRC) Animal Health Research Club (ARC) has today, Friday 27 th March 2015, announced a range of new research projects to improve the health of livestock.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
27.03.2015
Orwell Prize once again lists University of Warwick Human Rights Centre
It has just been announced that Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi from the Centre for Human Rights in Practice at the University of Warwick has been long-listed for her work by the prestigious George Orwell Prize for Journalism.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2015
NIH grant will support central venous catheter insertion training
Scarlett Miller (right), assistant professor, demonstrates how a surgical resident would use the haptic robotic training.
Literature/Linguistics
27.03.2015
Long-lost photographs offer insight into famous art critic John Ruskin
Long-lost photographs offer insight into famous art critic John Ruskin
A Lancaster researcher has helped to shed light on long-lost John Ruskin photographs.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
27.03.2015
New project aims to use clouds to bring big data to small businesses
New project aims to use clouds to bring big data to small businesses
Harnessing the power of cloud computing to enable smaller companies to use big data and grow their business is the focus of a new project.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2015
Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications
Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn't know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn't prevent fluid buildup.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
27.03.2015
Most NFL Players with Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action, Penn Medicine Study Finds
Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Social Sciences
27.03.2015
Teenagers shape each other's views on how risky a situation is
Teenagers shape each other’s views on how risky a situation is
Young adolescents' judgements on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults' views, finds new UCL research.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
27.03.2015
Funding boost for nuclear physics research partnership
Funding boost for nuclear physics research partnership
Nuclear physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in a £7m investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Social Sciences
27.03.2015
Consumers spring ahead in 2015
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism reached a 10-year peak of 95.5 in 1st quarter 2015-its highest level since 3rd quarter 2004, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Philosophy - Careers/Employment
27.03.2015
Moral stigma spreads down from the top in organizations
Moral suspicion trickles down social hierarchies, making a top leader's ethical transgressions especially damaging for the careers and reputations of colleagues and subordinates, according to new Stanford research. Nearly a decade after the collapse of Enron, as the researchers point out, many of that company's former employees continue to feel the weight of the scandal, believing that the public views them as corrupt even though they never engaged in the type of unethical behavior practiced by Enron's top managers that eventually bankrupted the firm in 2001.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2015
Schmidt fund awards promote new technologies in computation and health
Schmidt fund awards promote new technologies in computation and health
Schmidt fund awards promote new technologies in computation and health Posted March 27, 2015; 12:00 p.m. Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Literature/Linguistics
27.03.2015
First volume of the selected letters of Edwin Morgan published
The first published collection of the selected letters of one of the most influential figures in Scotland's twentieth century literary history will be launched today (27 March). ‘Edwin Morgan, The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence, 1950 – 2010' (Carcanet Press), compiles a unique selection of letters written by Scotland's first national poet.
Business/Economics
27.03.2015
Psychedelic seabed
ESA Space in Images Title Aral Sea Released 27/03/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus data (2014/2015)/ESA Description This multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image shows the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The Aral Sea is a striking example of humankind's impact on the environment and natural resources.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Business/Economics
27.03.2015
£4.2 million for world’s most adaptable driving simulator to research driverless cars
WMG at the University of Warwick have been awarded £3.2 million by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create one of the world's most adaptable and advanced driving simulators. Support from industry including a further £1 million of funding has been gained to begin research projects with the new technology led by research students embedded in JLR, bringing the total cost of the simulator and its research programme to £4.2 million.
Law/Forensics
27.03.2015
Strong support to remove race from constitution: ANU Poll »
A large majority of Australians says they would support changes to the Constitution to remove clauses that discriminate on the basis of race A major new poll of Australian attitudes on Indigenous issues has found overwhelming support to change the Constitution to remove of references to race.
Literature/Linguistics
27.03.2015
Mellon funds U-M Press collaboration to create new ecosystem for digital scholarship
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally-enriched humanities monographs.
Architecture - Environmental Sciences
27.03.2015
Bristol explored: new book highlights city’s rich architectural heritage
A new book by Timothy Mowl, Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol, reveals secrets of the city's diverse architectural heritage, its maritime past and rich social history, describing twelve walks that showcase Bristol's fascinating built environment.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.03.2015
University of Sydney shows strong leadership in new national academy
News Events Podcasts Videos Researchers from the University of Sydney feature prominently in the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences , which was launched this week by Federal Health Minister, the Hon Sussan Ley MP.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
27.03.2015
Solar research facility a game-changer for industry
Video and photos can be ed here Sunshine is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland's Gatton campus , where the state's largest solar array was switched on today.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2015
Grants support vital research in epilepsy, cancer and malaria
Patients suffering from cancer, neurological conditions and infectious diseases will benefit significantly from the most recent round of research funding from the Federal Government's National Health
Life Sciences
26.03.2015
Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. The research, published in Current Biology, used a variation on an established pain experiment, known as the "thermal grill illusion".
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
26.03.2015
A new view of Jupiter's northern lights
A new view of Jupiter’s northern lights
Observations of Jupiter made by Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope are being analysed by Dr Sarah Badman at Lancaster University.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.03.2015
Huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter
Huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. Huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter Dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, narrowing down the options for what this mysterious substance might be, according to new research involving Durham University.
Business/Economics - Event
26.03.2015
Charter Day panelist preview: economist Christopher Barrett
Register for Charter Day Charter Day: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination, part of Cornell's sesquicentennial celebration, runs April 24-27.
Life Sciences
26.03.2015
Bats obey ‘traffic rules’ when trawling for food
Foraging bats obey their own set of 'traffic rules', chasing, turning and avoiding collisions at high speed, new research from the University of Bristol has found. Dr Marc Holderied of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences studied pairs of Daubenton's bats ( Myotis daubentonii ) foraging low over water for stranded insects at a site near the village of Barrow Gurney in Somerset.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
Scuttling satellites to save space
It takes a lot of ingenuity - not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force - to get satellites into orbit.
Agronomy/Food Science
26.03.2015
Project aims to grow local farms, shrink childhood obesity
Cornell nutritional scientists, supported by a grant announced March 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plan to test a recipe to lower childhood obesity while boosting the bottom line for farmers.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
Galileo launch
Construction of Europe's navigation satellite constellation resumes on Friday, 27 March with the launch of the seventh and eighth Galileo satellites.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection
HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection - a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts more than 35 million people. Within two years of infection, a genetically distinct version of HIV replicates in the brains of as many as one in four patients, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and University of North Carolina (UNC) report March 26 in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
History/Archeology
26.03.2015
T. Bentley Duncan, historian and Latin American Studies center director, 1929-2015
Thomas Bentley Duncan drew upon his native Brazil often throughout his 30-plus-year scholarly career as a historian of Latin America and colonial Portugal.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase 67 percent by 2030
Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase 67 percent by 2030
Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase 67 percent by 2030 Posted March 26, 2015; 02:30 p.m. by Andrea White for the Princeton Environmental Institute Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans, according to researchers from Princeton University, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy.
Physics/Materials Science
26.03.2015
Using magnetic fields to understand high-temperature superconductivity
Using magnetic fields to understand high-temperature superconductivity
The eventual goal of the research would be to create a superconductor that operates at room temperature and needs no cooling at all "High magnetic-field measurements of doped copper-oxide superconductors are paving the way to a new theory of superconductivity," said Brad Ramshaw.
Social Sciences
26.03.2015
Comment: British voters don’t care and Americans hate each other: is there any hope for either?
Dr Todd Hartman, Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the University of Sheffield, comments on issues with British and American politics.
Administration/Government
26.03.2015
University renews commitment to local affordable housing
University renews commitment to local affordable housing
Partnering with Tompkins County and the city of Ithaca, the university has renewed its commitment to the Tompkins County Housing Fund, which assists development of safe and affordable housing for lowto moderate-income working families, including Cornell employees.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.03.2015
Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates
An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described today (March 26, 2015) , was developed by a group led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka , a University of Wisconsin-Madison expert on avian influenza, Ebola and other viruses of medical importance.
Environmental Sciences - Careers/Employment
26.03.2015
Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture
Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
26.03.2015
Stanford historian looks to the U.S. Postal Service to map the boom and bust of 19th-century American West
Stanford historian looks to the U.S. Postal Service to map the boom and bust of 19th-century American West
The history of the settlement of the American West comes to life with Geography of the Post, a digital mapping platform that creates visualizations of where and when post offices operated.
Social Sciences - Psychology
26.03.2015
Disrespect toward people based on group may cause anti-social behavior
Stanford researchers found that when people feel disrespected simply because they belong to a particular gender, race or other group, they are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviors like stealing, cheating and lying. When people feel that others do not value them due to their group affiliations – like race or gender – they may be more inclined toward anti-social behavior, a new Stanford study found.
Environmental Sciences
26.03.2015
Most coastal Connecticut residents underestimate storm threat
Most coastal Connecticut residents underestimate storm threat
Most residents living along the Connecticut coast underestimate the physical and economic threats posed by major coastal storms, sometimes despite advanced notice and exceptionally accurate weather forecasts, according to a new report by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.03.2015
Big data dive: A Yale economist probes the high cost of health care
Big data dive: A Yale economist probes the high cost of health care
When Zack Cooper arrived at Yale as assistant professor of public health and economics, he gained access to a first-of-its-kind dataset.
Chemistry - Life Sciences
26.03.2015
Bioethics Commission Chaired by Penn's Gutmann Focuses on Critical Neuroscience Issues
Bioethics Commission Chaired by Penn’s Gutmann Focuses on Critical Neuroscience Issues
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn't know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn't prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called "living fluids," those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures.
Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
26.03.2015
Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is "one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and th
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.03.2015
How the work of Weizmann is inspiring scientists today thanks to Lord Alliance
How the work of Weizmann is inspiring scientists today thanks to Lord Alliance
Exactly 100 years after the first President of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, made his vital discovery about acetone at The University of Manchester, the institution is celebrating his legacy through new sc
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics
A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. The team found that when done correctly, there are no significant differences between the two approaches - "locked plating" and "non-locked plating" - in terms of healing rates, need for corrective surgery, or hardware failure.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
The colours of orbit
ESA Space in Images Title The colours of orbit Released 25/03/2015 9:50 am Copyright ESA/NASA Description ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took these images from the International Space Station during her six-month mission.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.03.2015
U-M Mobility Transformation Center launches Affiliates Program
ANN ARBOR-U-M's Mobility Transformation Center-a major research partnership of industry, government and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automa
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
26.03.2015
Do government technology investments pay off?
ANN ARBOR-Studies confirm that IT investments in companies improve productivity and efficiency. University of Michigan professor M.S. Krishnan wondered if the same was true for government.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
U-M research on lifetime risk of ovarian cancer may help women make informed decisions
ANN ARBOR-Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines this week for her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a means to prevent ovarian cancer.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.03.2015
Kamat heading to German research internship program
Amar Kamat, a doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics, will participate in a research internship at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany, this summer.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
Olli Kallioniemi is the new Director for SciLifeLa b
The board of Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) has appointed Professor Olli Kallioniemi as new Director, starting July 1, 2015.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.03.2015
Nation’s best and globally excellent for science: it’s in UQ’s Nature
The University of Queensland leads Australia and excels globally in two critical measures of science research excellence associated with the prestigious journal Nature .
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
Obese grandmothers increase risk for children
The grandchildren of obese women face a heightened risk of being born and raised to a life of obesity, University of Queensland researchers have found.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
Ebola more deadly for young children
Ebola more deadly for young children
Ebola progresses more quickly and is more likely to be fatal for children under five, according to new research. An international group of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analysed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, comparing them to cases in adults.
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Recognition for Lancaster professor
Professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, is recognised for her “high calibre” research and role as advisor to the Scottish Government Professor Louise Heathwaite is
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
For most children with HIV and low immune cell count, cells rebound after treatment
Most children with HIV who have low levels of a key immune cell eventually recover levels of this cell after they begin treatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at UCLA and other institutions in the U.S. and Brazil.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
25.03.2015
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives $20.6 million grant
The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant.
Administration/Government
25.03.2015
If Nick Clegg falls, who will lead what’s left of the Lib Dems?
Dr Katharine Dommett, Research Fellow in British Governance and Politics at the University of Sheffield, comments on the future leadership of the Lib Dems.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
£1.1m study to reduce cognitive problems in people with MS
Experts in Nottingham are leading a major new study into how people with multiple sclerosis (MS) could overcome problems with attention and memory associated to their condition. The Cognitive Rehabilitation for Attention and Memory in people with Multiple Sclerosis (CRAMMS) trial will evaluate the effectiveness of new strategies to improve and compensate for these difficulties and aims to improve the quality of life for the patient.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.03.2015
Emotion, values called valid in cancer-treatment decisions
The doctor says: "We offer two kinds of surgery for your cancer. Both procedures have 80 percent cure rates.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Lancaster University in China-UK dialogue on science, policy and food security
In order to ensure food security for its sizeable population, China needs to find ways of overcoming pressing environmental challenges and developing a science to policy interface.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Antarctic flow
ESA Space in Images Title Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A's radar Released 25/03/2015 3:26 pm Copyright Copernicus data (2015)/ESA/A. Hogg/University of Leeds
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Stargazing’s shaky finish
ESA Space in Images Title Electrodynamic Shaker on BBC Stargazing Live Released 25/03/2015 1:12 pm Copyright BBC Description The normally shuttered doors of ESA'
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
25.03.2015
Book: Science, Society, and the Environment
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
Digital Pathology facility named Centre of Excellence
The University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have received international recognition by being named a Centre of Excellence for Digital Pathology.
Astronomy - Social Sciences
25.03.2015
SpaceUp Cologne
"Welcome, do you want to talk?" asks SpaceUp organiser Jan Svoboda, pointing at the session grid, a whiteboard depicting all speaker slots for the first day of SpaceUp Cologne.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.03.2015
Researchers help create 'gold standard' method for measuring a key early sign of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers help create ’gold standard’ method for measuring a key early sign of Alzheimer’s disease
After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease — the atrophy of the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. The finding marks the final step in an international consortium's successful effort to develop a unified and reliable approach to assessing signs of Alzheimer's-related neurodegeneration through structural imaging tests, a staple in the diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
25.03.2015
History of the human-animal relationship is key to nature preservation, Stanford scholar says
A detail from the edition of Pliny's Naturalis historia printed in 1582.
Physics/Materials Science
25.03.2015
Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
25.03.2015
University of Warwick wins £14,500,000 to create Advanced Steel Research Hub
The University of Warwick has been awarded £14,500,000 for WMG to bring together researchers to work with industry in an Advanced Steel Research Hub.
Administration/Government
25.03.2015
Study suggests coalition alliances should be declared before general election
New research offers insight into how electorate can maximise influence of their vote Political leaders should be forced into declaring which coalitions their parties are willing to form in the
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Cluster satellite catches up
One of the four Cluster satellites has shifted its orbit to ensure a safe reentry when the time comes, as well as providing a rare opportunity to study how a satellite's exhaust plume interacts with the solar wind.
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch
Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe's Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were glimpsed by human eyes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.03.2015
UC Berkeley first university to house a center for Bangladesh studies
Bangladesh Studies fellow Caitlin Cook, left, in a lab at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, in Dhaka.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.03.2015
Researchers aim to broaden understanding of how toxins affect the body
Even in an era in which there is increased emphasis on living "green," humans are constantly exposed to a wide range of toxins in everything from our air, food and water to the goods we buy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.03.2015
2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award goes to Dr. Janet Rossant
University Professor Janet Rossant is the winner of the 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award – one of the most prestigious medical research awards in Canada.
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
25.03.2015
Neuroscience researchers showcase their work at London's Science Museum
Neuroscience researchers showcase their work at London’s Science Museum
Neuroscience researchers showcase their work at London's Science Museum University of Sussex psychologists are taking part in a free festival at London's Science Museum this week that explores the biotechnological future of the human body. The festival, You have Been Upgraded , opens today (Wednesday 25 March) and includes Professor Anil Seth and colleagues from the University's Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science talking and demonstrating about what is known – and not known – when it comes to how the brain generates our conscious world.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
UQ’s medical stars light up new Academy
RESEARCHERS from The University of Queensland feature prominently in the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences , launched this evening in Canberra.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
ANN ARBOR-Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher. In a follow-up to a series of reports released over the past two years, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute examined recent trends in fuel consumption by cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans in the U.S. fleet from 1984 to 2013.
Philosophy
25.03.2015
Justification for arming rebels in Ukraine and Syria under the spotlight
An expert on the ethics of war from The University of Manchester is leading a debate on the ethical issues surrounding the arming of rebels in territories like the Ukraine and Syria (25 March).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.03.2015
Too much of a bad thing can be good in brain tumors
DNA mutations can cause cancer but in some cases, more mutations may mean a better prognosis for patients. A Yale-led comprehensive genomic analysis of more than 700 brain tumors has revealed one such subtype of the most malignant brain tumor, called glioblastoma, or GBM. This subtype possesses thousands of tumor-specific DNA errors or mutations instead of dozens observed in most glioblastoma cases.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
Report on UK alcohol industry’s “billion units pledge” is flawed
In 2012, the UK government announced an industry pledge to remove a billion units of alcohol from the market by December 2015 Sheffield Alcohol Research Group raise concerns over analysis and que
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
UQ medical stars light up new Academy
RESEARCHERS from The University of Queensland feature prominently in the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences , launched this evening in Canberra.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
25.03.2015
King's and Ericsson collaborate to realize the potential of 5G
King's College London and Ericsson today announced collaboration on 5G research which will address both technical implications and societal challenges towards the development of a tactile internet.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
25.03.2015
Robots on reins could be the 'eyes' of firefighters
Researchers at King's College London have developed revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs, which could enable that firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
Cane toads potentially lucrative export in cancer fight
Wait before you whack that toad. Not only is it frowned upon to kill cane toads inhumanely, but the amphibian's venom could be worth a bucket-load.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.03.2015
$8 million for musculoskeletal research
University of Queensland-led research into solutions for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and osteoarthritis has attracted more than $8 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
25.03.2015
Building shape inspires new material discovery »
Alex Slobozhanyuk (L) and Andrey Miroshnichenko with models of the material structures, in front of the Nishi building that inspired them. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light.
Business/Economics
25.03.2015
Food focus for new UQP children's book
Food focus for new UQP children’s book
A Curry for Murray, the latest children's offering from University of Queensland Press, is a heart-warming picture book about neighbours, generosity and food.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Ecologist Tracks Tick-Borne Diseases Beyond Their Usual Borders
As spring blooms, people in the Northeast and Midwest look forward to spending more time outdoors—which also means plotting ways to avoid the disease carrying black-legged deer tick. This year new research shows that people outside of these areas may also want to take precautions. Black-legged ticks are rapidly growing in number, expanding geographically and carrying pathogens that can lead to ailments like Lyme disease and babesiosis into places where they were relatively unknown.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2015
Formula or cow's milk - what's really best for toddlers?
Formula or cow’s milk - what’s really best for toddlers?
A University of Queensland research team is seeking Brisbane toddlers for a study to find out if toddler formulas really offer improved health benefits. The Growing Up Milk “Lite” ( GUMLi ) study by researchers at the Children's Nutrition Research Centre in UQ's School of Medicine aims to determine if growing-up milk formulas can improve the body composition, nutrition, brain development and general health of toddlers, compared with normal cows' milk.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.03.2015
Robot & Gran – renowned robotics expert advises UK government on robot care
One of the world's leading experts on artificial intelligence and robotics is addressing a parliamentary symposium this week (24 March 2015) to highlight the impact and implications of robots caring for humans in old age.
Astronomy
24.03.2015
Earthlike planets focus of March 26 Research Unplugged
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Astronomy and astrophysics professor Eric Ford will present "Exoplanets: The Search for Habitable Worlds" at this week's Research Unplugged talk, at 12:30 p.m. on March 26  in Schlow Centre Region Library.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
24.03.2015
Law professor takes on international misogyny in keynote
Law professor takes on international misogyny in keynote
"By show of hands, how many people know that in December 2012 a woman was raped by local men on a bus in Delhi and later died from her wounds?" Sital Kalantry asked her audience, all of whom raised their hands.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
24.03.2015
Berkeley Lab Director Announces Intention to Step Down
Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos today announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the Lab.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.03.2015
Preventive cancer surgery to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes: Yale experts provide insight
Two years after actress Angelina Jolie's preventive double mastectomy, her doctors removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes when a blood test showed early signs of ovarian cancer. For women with the same genetic mutations considering a similar surgery, a personalized approach that examines age and other factors should be considered, according to Yale ovarian cancer experts.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
24.03.2015
Game Changer Chicago Design Lab awarded $1 million MacArthur Foundation grant
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is again lending its support to the innovative use of gameplay and design to engage youth in lessons of health and life.
Environmental Sciences - Study of Religions
24.03.2015
Saperstein sermon winner: Let's get back to nature
Saperstein sermon winner: Let's get back to nature
Nine of the 10 warmest years occurred since 2000. Climate change has been shown to cause heat waves, downpours, sea acidification, drought, insect outbreaks, wildfires and more.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
24.03.2015
New Stanford manufacturing process could yield better solar cells, faster chips
Silicon isn't the only chip-making material under the sun, just the cheapest. But a new process could make the alternative material, gallium arsenide, more cost effective.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.03.2015
Los Alamos computer simulation improves offshore drill rig safety
Los Alamos computer simulation improves offshore drill rig safety
Researchers focused on the motion of the floating structure resulting from complex fluid-structure interaction and vortex shedding from sea currents.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
24.03.2015
Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy
Artist's impression of the full Square Kilometer Array at night. The SKA, consisting of several thousand dishes located in the deserts of South Africa and Australia, is expected to start full operation about 2025.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
24.03.2015
Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production
Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels.
Life Sciences
24.03.2015
Lassie go home. You've been replaced by a digital dog
Lassie go home. You’ve been replaced by a digital dog
Lassie go home. You've been replaced by a digital dog Every dog has its day – but not so much in the film world any more, according to a University of Sussex film studies lecturer.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.03.2015
New kind of "tandem" solar cell developed
Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy. The development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than those currently used in solar-power installations, the researchers say.
Life Sciences
24.03.2015
'Most attractive' male birds don't have the best genes
’Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species' genome.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.03.2015
'Robobarista' can figure out your new coffee machine
In the near future we may have household robots to handle cooking, cleaning and other menial tasks. They will be teachable: Show the robot how to operate your coffee machine, and it will take over from there.
Social Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
24.03.2015
Educating China’s elderly to fight obesity in the young
Academics from the University of Birmingham are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
24.03.2015
Better debugger
Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs - not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
24.03.2015
Cancer patients to benefit from UQ exercise program
A free six-week exercise program for people recently diagnosed with cancer or undergoing treatment will begin at The University of Queensland next month.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.03.2015
Global Health Information Infrastructure: $100m Philanthropic Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies
A new paradigm for aid programs is being realised today with the announcement by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government of the $100m Data for Health initiative.
Earth Sciences
23.03.2015
Campi Flegrei rising
ESA Space in Images Title Campi Flegrei monitored by Sentinel-1 Released 23/03/2015 4:12 pm Copyright Copernicus data (2015)/ESA/DLR Microwaves and Radar Institute/ING
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
23.03.2015
Slight surface movements on the radar
Scientists are making advances in the use of satellite radar data - such as those from the Sentinel-1 mission - to monitor Earth's changing surface.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.03.2015
Health-conscious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.03.2015
Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament
By Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 / jhduffy [a] andrew.cmu (p) edu An audience in front of legislators is often a privilege reserved for seasoned experts in a field of study. And in some cases it's an honor for rising stars like Euan Wielewski. A former Carnegie Mellon University post-doc, Wielewski, now a faculty member at the University of Glasgow, was one of 210 early career researchers invited to present to the British Parliament as part of SET for Britain, a poster competition in the House of Commons.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.03.2015
Carnegie Mellon’s Snake Robots Learn To Turn By Following the Lead of Real Sidewinders
Research With Georgia Tech, Zoo Atlanta, Provides Insight Into Snake Motion By Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop sn
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.03.2015
UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser - using the thinnest semiconductor available today - that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
23.03.2015
Pupils stage performance based on undocumented migrants’ experiences
Pupils at a secondary school in London put on a performance about the real-life stories of undocumented migrants, based on's carried out by Oxford University researchers at COMPAS.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
23.03.2015
Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to fi
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.03.2015
Health-concious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
23.03.2015
Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths
Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths
Long before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, it seems that the inner solar system may have harbored a number of super-Earths-planets larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
23.03.2015
Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass - the materials at the heart of some electronic displays, light-emitting diodes and solar cells - a team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
23.03.2015
First light for a "made in Canada" search for extraterrestrial intelligence
On PI Day, March 14 2015, a team of astronomers expanded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm when they made their first observation, known as “first-light”, with a ground-breaking instrument.
Earth Sciences
23.03.2015
Volcanologist inspires a generation with new book
An environmental scientist at Lancaster University has published a book about his career as part of the "Coolest Jobs on the Planet" book series. Dr Hugh Tuffen of the Lancaster Environment Centre describes the incredible life of a volcanologist in the book which is aimed at young people who are looking for interesting and adventurous careers.
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
23.03.2015
Stanford collaborates on research to help online groups organize themselves
Stanford collaborates on research to help online groups organize themselves
Making decisions and taking actions require leadership tools to minimize infighting and focus the energy on action.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Life Sciences
23.03.2015
Engineer helps crack mystery of bird flight
A team lead by mechanical engineer David Lentink has identified the design qualities that make bird wings famously efficient over a wide range of flight styles. The research could lead to improved aircraft design. It has taken more than a million fine samples of aerodynamic force and airflow combined to determine what makes a hummingbird's wings so adept at hovering.
Environmental Sciences
23.03.2015
Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations
Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations
Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown. A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire found that England's most common bumblebee species saw significant population growth where targeted, bee-friendly planting schemes were in place.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
23.03.2015
Catching and releasing tiny molecules
Employing an ingenious microfluidic design that combines chemical and mechanical properties, a team of Harvard scientists has demonstrated a new way of detecting and extracting biomolecules from fluid mixtures. The approach requires fewer steps, uses less energy, and achieves better performance than several techniques currently in use and could lead to better technologies for medical diagnostics and chemical purification.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
23.03.2015
Have a say in the national direction of womb cancer research
Have a say in the national direction of womb cancer research
A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer, with a survey launched today (23 March 2015).
Computer Science/Telecom
23.03.2015
People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information
Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Message That Grabs Attention: "Your Location Has Been Shared 5,398 Times” By Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs.
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
23.03.2015
Andreea Deciu Ritivoi To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s Department of English
By Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu Andreea Deciu Ritivoi has been selected to lead Carnegie Mellon University's Department of English , a renowned leader in professional, technical and creative writing as well as rhetoric and literary and cultural studies.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
23.03.2015
Porpoise or penguin?
ESA Space in Images Title Porpoise or penguin? Released 23/03/2015 10:46 am Copyright NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Description What do you see in t
Architecture - Environmental Sciences
23.03.2015
Tools for resilient communities - Made in Sliperiet
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.03.2015
Penn Medicine: Genomewide Screen of Learning in Zebrafish Identifies Enzyme Important in Neural Circuit
Penn Medicine: Genomewide Screen of Learning in Zebrafish Identifies Enzyme Important in Neural Circuit
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania describe the first set of genes important in learning in a zebrafish model in the journal Neuron this week. "Using an in-depth analysis of one of these genes, we have already revealed an important relevant signaling pathway," says senior author Michael Granato, PhD , a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
23.03.2015
Lean business approach helps hospitals run more efficiently
When hospitals are at or exceed capacity, admitted patients may be kept in the ED or "boarding," elective and urgent care may be delayed or patients may be referred to another hospital that can accommodate them.
Astronomy
23.03.2015
Want to snag a satellite? Try a net
One of humanity's oldest technologies, the humble fishing net, may yet find a new role in space: bringing down dead satellites. The behaviour of nets in orbit was recently checked on an aircraft flying parabolic arcs to create brief periods of weightlessness. "We shot nets out of a compressed air ejector at a scale-model satellite," explains ESA engineer Kjetil Wormnes.
Pedagogy/Education Science
23.03.2015
Project to reduce violence in Panama City with improved parenting
Project to reduce violence in Panama City with improved parenting
University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world. University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.03.2015
New grant seeks to identify how JC virus causes fatal brain disease
A two-year grant from the PML Consortium awarded to scientists in the Eberly College of Science aims to unravel sequence variations within the JC virus genome that could case the development of a rare fatal brain disease.
Administration/Government
23.03.2015
The real corporate tax scandal
Western governments have finally begun to pay close attention to tax avoidance by multinational corporations in rich countries.
Chemistry
23.03.2015
New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently
Researchers from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with CSIRO, have developed new membranes or micro-filters that will result in clean water in a much more energy efficient manner.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
23.03.2015
New study to examine Aussie English - Do we sound the same? »
A new study of Australian English is trying to find out if Australians all sound the same, or if people speak differently in the country compared to cities or across the states. PhD researcher Sydney Kingstone from the  School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is conducting a nation-wide survey to find out what Australians think about their English.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
23.03.2015
Satellite imagery can aid development projects
Projects that target aid toward villages and rural areas in the developing world often face time-consuming challenges, even at the most basic level of figuring out where the most appropriate sites ar
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
23.03.2015
World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia »
A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia. The crater from the impact millions of years ago has long disappeared. But a team of geophysicists has found the twin scars of the impacts - the largest impact zone ever found on Earth - hidden deep in the earth's crust.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
23.03.2015
United Nations urged to ensure open plant genomes »
A plant scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably intensify world food production.
Life Sciences
23.03.2015
Elusive mouse edges close to extinction
Elusive mouse edges close to extinction
A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than previously thought. UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences Ecology Lecturer and PhD candidate Rebecca Diete said population estimates of some of Australia's most elusive native animals often relied on indirect and potentially inaccurate measures.
History/Archeology
22.03.2015
Wrestler Gabe Dean wins NCAA title; four are All-Americans
Wrestler Gabe Dean wins NCAA title; four are All-Americans
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Sophomore Gabe Dean became the 17th NCAA champion in Cornell wrestling history to lead four All-Americans en route to a fifth-place team finish with 71.5 team points.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.03.2015
Novartis’ Cosentyx(TM) two-year data shows sustained effect and favorable safety profile in psoriasis patients
After two full years of therapy with Cosentyx 300 mg, almost 9 out of 10 psoriasis patients sustained their PASI 75 response New data at AAD shows 7 out of 10 psoriasis patients, who were PASI 75 responders at 52 Weeks, had almost clear to clear skin (PASI 90 to PASI 100) after two years of Cosentyx 300 mg treatment Cosentyx is the first and only IL-17A inhibitor approved in Europe, the US, Japan, Canada and Switzerland for moderate
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
21.03.2015
Poisons, plants and Palaeolithic hunters
Dozens of common plants are toxic.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.03.2015
£1.4m award for research into childhood congenital heart disease
Professor Massimo Caputo in the School of Clinical Sciences has been awarded £1.4 million by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust to investigate the use of stem cell therapy for the repair of congenital heart abnormalities in very young children.
Astronomy
20.03.2015
Astronaut plus Proba minisats snap solar eclipse
As today's partial solar eclipse crossed Europe, it was also visible from space. ESA's Proba-2 captured a near-total eclipse from orbit, at the same time as its sister minisatellite Proba-V peered down to snap the shadow of the eclipse on Earth.
Mathematics - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2015
Solving the world's hardest unsolved maths problems
Mathematicians at the Universities of Nottingham and Oxford have won one of the largest ever pure maths research grants awarded in the EU — £2.3m to work on solutions of some of the most famous unsolved maths problems. The Millennium problems are seven mathematical questions which were chosen by a committee of world-leading mathematicians and proposed by the Clay Mathematics Institute in the United States in the year 2000.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.03.2015
New Novartis data shows Cosentyx(TM) is significantly superior to Stelara and clears skin (PASI 90) in nearly 80% of psoriasis patients
CLEAR study at AAD showed over 21% more psoriasis patients achieved clear to almost clear skin (PASI 90) with Cosentyx (TM) compared to Stelara at Week 16 Cosentyx showed greater improvements to Stelara across all study endpoints up to Week 16, including PASI 100 and onset of action PASI 90 and PASI 100 are both considered important measures of treatment success for psoriasis patients, demonstrating clear to almost clear skin ,
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2015
Lancaster University helps to develop an ‘Ebola-proof' tablet device
Lancaster University helps to develop an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device
A Lancaster University designer has helped create the software for a tablet device which supports medics treating patients with Ebola. The device can be washed in chlorine solution, and can be used wearing gloves and in adverse weather conditions and high humidity. It comes after Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a charity which delivers emergency medical aid, called for an Ebola-proof tablet to help teams record patient information.
Administration/Government
20.03.2015
Comment: The Liberal Democrats’ local foundations are crumbling
Katharine Dommett, Research Fellow in British Governance and Politics at University of Sheffield, says the decline of political party membership has major consequences for campaigning.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.03.2015
'Extreme sleepover #15' - keeping the lights on in rural Uganda
Stephanie Hirmer travelled to Moyo in northern Uganda to ask which possessions the villagers most value and why.
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.03.2015
Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways
Researchers Show Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University By Tara Moore / 412-268-9673 / trmoore [a] andrew.cmu (p) edu A team of researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering found that forest fragmentation from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is caused by gathering lines, the smaller pipelines that carry extracted natural gas to the main distribution pipes.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.03.2015
Research into plasmonics receives £4.8 million boost
Research into plasmonics receives £4.8 million boost
Researchers will explore how to unlock the potential of a technology known as plasmonics with a new £4.8 million grant, announced this week.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2015
ESA views the eclipse
Proba-2 view of Europe's solar eclipse As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Study of Religions
20.03.2015
UCLA public health researchers go to church to promote hepatitis B screening
A team from the Fielding School of Public Health held small group discussions in more than 50 Los Angeles-area Korean churches Dan Gordon/School of Public Health magazine To reach a vulnera
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
20.03.2015
Argonne research meteorologist Doug Sisterson addresses climate change
Climate change is real. The only uncertainty about it is the timing and magnitude of the coming changes.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2015
Here comes HAWC: New observatory to seek out gamma rays
HAWC has unique capabilities to detect the highest-energy electromagnetic radiation and complements other gamma ray observatories around the world.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2015
HAWC Observatory to study universe's most energetic phenomena
HAWC Observatory to study universe’s most energetic phenomena
Inaugural ceremony to mark completion of powerful system to detect gamma rays and cosmic rays "HAWC will be more than 10 times more sensitive than Milagro was, and it will detect many new astrophysical accelerators.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
20.03.2015
Lack of government data-sharing hindering social mobility research
Lack of government data-sharing hindering social mobility research
Better sharing of routinely collected data could accelerate progress towards improving social mobility and reducing child poverty, as well as generate significant financial savings, according to a new UCL report published today.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
20.03.2015
Oxford and UK Govt to lead research to improve global water supply
A global research project led by the University of Oxford and backed by the British Government will help hundreds of millions of people in Africa and South Asia to have reliable access to water.
Study of Religions
20.03.2015
Israeli election results reflect deep divisions in that society, say Stanford scholars
Israeli election results reflect deep divisions in that society, say Stanford scholars
Stanford faculty experts say that security concerns were the dominant factor in the outcome of Israel's election this week.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
20.03.2015
Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns
Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns
Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns and opens new avenues for research in computer vision. Cornell graduate student Jason Yosinski and colleagues at the University of Wyoming Evolving Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created images that look to humans like white noise or random geometric patterns but which computers identify with great confidence as common objects.
Astronomy
20.03.2015
Proba-2 views eclipse
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (1.72 MB) SOURCE M4V (7.71 MB) Title Europe's solar eclipse seen from Proba-2 Released 20/03/2015 L
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
20.03.2015
Comment: How should we remember violence? Lessons from the Tokyo sarin attack
Dr Mark Pendleton, Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield comments on lessons learnt from the Tokyo sarin attack 20 years on.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
20.03.2015
Ulan Bator
ESA Space in Images Title Ulan Bator, Mongolia Released 20/03/2015 10:00 am Copyright USGS/ESA Description The Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator is captured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2015
Life-saving treatments learnt from war being missed
Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Philosophy - Literature/Linguistics
20.03.2015
Philosopher Robert Stalnaker solves problems the MIT way
While working in a famously esoteric field, MIT philosopher Robert Stalnaker has focused his career on thinking about real-world concerns - including the fundamental nature of speech, thought, and decision-making. In so doing, he has catalyzed and provided the underpinnings for new research in many other areas, such as game theory, linguistics, decision theory, and economics.  In all these research areas, Stalnaker's influence has been widesp
Careers/Employment
20.03.2015
Earth Sciences
19.03.2015
UW geologist, engineer reflect back one year later on nation's deadliest landslide
UW geologist, engineer reflect back one year later on nation’s deadliest landslide
On March 22, 2014, the deadliest landslide in U.S. history struck Oso, Washington. The year since then has been relentless for University of Washington researchers who helped answer questions, survey the aftermath and address issues raised by the disaster that killed 43 people.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
19.03.2015
Protecting Earth from space weather
This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
19.03.2015
U Commits to Improve Human Subjects Research Program
Today University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler outlined specific and decisive steps the University will take to improve its human subjects research practices so they meet the highest standards of ethics and science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.03.2015
Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you?
ANN ARBOR-If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent?
Life Sciences - Chemistry
19.03.2015
Sir Venki Ramakrishnan confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society
Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society.
Psychology - Social Sciences
19.03.2015
Men's Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots
Men’s Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots
AUSTIN, Texas - A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences. The study, published online in Evolution and Human Behavior , investigated men's mate preference for women with a "theoretically optimal angle of lumbar curvature," a 45.5 degree curve from back to buttocks allowing ancestral women to better support, provide for, and carry out multiple pregnancies.
Literature/Linguistics
19.03.2015
Chicago City Council unanimously approves South Side park plan for Obama Presidential Library
The Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a measure to make a section of Jackson Park or Washington Park available for the Obama Presidential Library, providing important support for the University of Chicago-led proposal to bring the presidential library to the South Side.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.03.2015
Advanced Propulsion Centre to create Power Electronics Spoke at The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham has been selected to host the Power Electronics ‘Spoke' for the UK's Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.03.2015
New Approach to Promote Regeneration of Heart Tissue
New Approach to Promote Regeneration of Heart Tissue
The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability to reactivate a cardiac muscle cell and proliferation program.
Literature/Linguistics
19.03.2015
Collection highlights JRR Tolkien’s time at the University of Leeds
A collection of letters, poems and prose by The Hobbit creator JRR Tolkien has been acquired by the University of Leeds, where he taught in the 1920s.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.03.2015
Milky Way's center unveils supernova 'dust factory'
Peering into the center of the Milky Way galaxy, in this false color image, contour lines reveal the dusty area of Sagittarius A East - an ancient supernova remnant. Sifting through the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have made the first direct observations - using an infrared telescope aboard a modified Boeing 747 - of cosmic building-block dust resulting from an ancient supernova.
History/Archeology
19.03.2015
A delectable look at history and heritage of chocolate
Interested in the history and culture of Latin America? Have a sweet tooth? You can combine those pleasures at an upcoming community lecture on the history of chocolate in Highland Park on Sunday,
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
19.03.2015
More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth
More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth
More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The new report, Attitudes, Behaviours and Children's Dental Health, reveals for the first time how children aged 12 and 15 feel about their dental health.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.03.2015
Meals on Wheels benefits deliverers and recipients alike
Meals on Wheels benefits deliverers and recipients alike
As a lunch and dinner door checker, scanning Cornell ID cards at North Star Dining for nearly a decade, Ai-Ling Chen cannot go home to check on and make dinner for her parents, who have lived with her since November.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
19.03.2015
Sussex sociologist advises government inquiry on access to medical technologies
Sussex sociologist advises government inquiry on access to medical technologies
Sussex sociologist advises government inquiry on access to medical technologies The Welsh government is appraising options for the commissioning and evaluation of medical devices for NHS Wales, following an inquiry that involved a Sussex sociologist as Expert Advisor.
Business/Economics - Mathematics
19.03.2015
Lancaster experts to lead new drive to unlock airport capacity and tackle congestion
A major £2.8 million project is to find ways to address the UK's airport congestion - without relying solely on new airport building and expansion.