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Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
24.04.2014
Probing the sound of a quantum dot
24 April 2014 Physicists at the University of Sydney have discovered a method of using microwaves to probe the sounds of a quantum dot, a promising platform for building a quantum computer. A quantum dot consists of a small number of electrons trapped in zero dimensions inside a solid. The quantum mechanical properties of these electrons can be used to store and manipulate quantum data for revolutionary applications in computing, communication, sensing and bio-medical diagnostic applications.
Business/Economics
24.04.2014
Dr Lis Kirkby, our 93-year-old graduate
Dr Lis Kirkby, our 93-year-old graduate
She was the state leader of a major political party, played a lead role in a primetime television drama, fought for social change and ran a radio station in a newly decolonised Malaysia.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
23.04.2014
Invasive vines swallow up New York's natural areas
Invasive vines swallow up New York's natural areas
Related to milkweeds, each swallow-wort plant produces hundreds of seeds from pods; feathery filaments attached to seeds help disperse them far distances.
Environmental Sciences
23.04.2014
Expert cautions: 'Nature never forgets nor forgives'
Expert cautions: 'Nature never forgets nor forgives'
In the 1930s the Dust Bowl ravaged the Great Plains, sending clouds of black dust into the sky and displacing tens of thousands of families.
Chemistry
23.04.2014
Wearable technologies flourish as functional fashion
Wearable technologies flourish as functional fashion
In the heat of competition, these sporty clothes help keep you cool.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
23.04.2014
UHealth: Leader in Breakthrough Technology
Becomes the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci Xi(TM) Surgical System MIAMI, Fla.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environmental Sciences
23.04.2014
New dean to lead Faculty of ALES into its second century April 23, 2014 Stanford Blade, CEO of Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions, named dean of Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences effective Aug. 1
New dean to lead Faculty of ALES into its second century April 23, 2014 Stanford Blade, CEO of Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions, named dean of Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences effective Aug. 1
Stanford Blade, CEO of Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions, named dean of Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences effective Aug.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.04.2014
A holistic approach to targeting cancer
The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff has increased its research capabilities with the appointments of two more Research Fellows.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
23.04.2014
Tracing the history of pity
Press release issued: 23 April 2014 In his latest book, The Literature of Pity, Professor David Punter of the Department of English traces an entire history of pity, as an emotion and as an element in the arts.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
23.04.2014
An 18th century lesson for the budding musicians of today
A fascinating documentary on how musicians were trained in the 18th century and how their methods might help children learning music today is being aired on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.04.2014
Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out raising awareness of the skin condition psoriasis
23 Apr 2014 Patients, researchers, doctors and nurses are teaming up to organise a fashion show, poetry evening and flash mob dance as part of a series of events around Greater Manchester to raise awareness of the skin condition psoriasis.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.04.2014
Fundraisers go behind the scenes at University cancer research labs
Fundraisers go behind the scenes at University cancer research labs
Volunteers at the coal face of fundraising for cancer research came face-to-face with researchers to see how their hard-earned cash is being put to good use.
Computer Science/Telecom
23.04.2014
A Key To Enjoying Massive Online Photo Files May Be Giving Up Some Control, Researchers Say
Press Release: A Key To Enjoying Massive Online Photo Files May Be Giving Up Some Control, Researchers Say-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research Explore Slow Technology : Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu PITTSBURGH—The ability of individuals to store and instantly access thousands of their photos online has become a commonplace luxury, but the sheer size of these archives can be intimidating.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
23.04.2014
Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data
Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data
Paul Waddell, a city planning professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his "big urban data," is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
23.04.2014
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
ANN ARBOR-About a third of India's electricity is lost each year. It just never gets billed. Some is stolen or disappears because of technical problems. It's enough power to light up all of Italy for a year. The problem gets especially bad during elections when electricity is used to win votes, a new University of Michigan study shows.
Literature/Linguistics
23.04.2014
A library’s labour of love for the Bard’s birthday
A priceless First Folio of Shakespeare's plays is now available online, following months of painstaking digitization work at the University of Leeds.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.04.2014
Planning permission granted for Factory 2050
Planning permission granted for Factory 2050
£43 million building will combine a range of state-of-the-art technology Factory 2050 will make Sheffield the heart of manufacturing in the UK and on the global stage Plans to create a cent
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.04.2014
Micro-3D printing among '10 Breakthrough Technologies'
The magazine Technology Review today announced its annual list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies that "mark true milestones" and "solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology." Gracing the list is a sophisticated microscale 3D printing technique developed by Jennifer A. Lewis , Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Social Sciences
23.04.2014
Serious violence in England and Wales drops 12% in 2013
  Numbers of people injured in serious violence dropped by 12% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to an England and Wales study by Cardiff University.
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
23.04.2014
Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots. The findings will enable researchers to assess more accurately the amount of carbon each tree can store.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.04.2014
Norovirus in food outlets to be mapped for first time
  It is not clear what proportion of norovirus infections come from food itself, or from the people and environment involved in bringing it to the plate The University of Liverpool is leading a £2 m
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.04.2014
New data at AAN to confirm efficacy of Novartis’ Gilenya across four key measures of MS disease activity, including brain volume loss
Gilenya reduced relapse rates, new MRI lesion counts, brain volume loss and disability progression in previously-treated MS patients with high disease activity Data at AAN showed significantly more Gilenya-treated patients (vs.
Social Sciences
22.04.2014
Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Johanna Greeson , an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to reform the child welfare system for children who, between the ages of 18-21, are aging out of foster care.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
22.04.2014
Penn Bioinformatics Profiling Identifies a New Mammalian Clock Gene
Penn Bioinformatics Profiling Identifies a New Mammalian Clock Gene
Over the last few decades researchers have characterized a set of clock genes that drive daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in all types of species, from flies to humans. Over 15 mammalian clock proteins have been identified, but researchers surmise there are more. A team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania wondered if big-data approaches could find them.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
22.04.2014
'A rarity most beloved': Shakespeare folios on display
For one day only, Cornell University Library is putting all four of its 17th-century folio editions of William Shakespeare's plays on display to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth.
Life Sciences
22.04.2014
New alfalfa variety resists ravenous local pest
New alfalfa variety resists ravenous local pest
Cornell plant breeders have released a new alfalfa variety with some resistance against the alfalfa snout beetle, which has ravaged alfalfa fields in nine northern New York counties and across the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.04.2014
Scientists observe brain activity in real time
A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases. Two Stanford scientists have worked together to create tools for observing nerves in living animals that signal between themselves in real time.
Arts and Design - Administration/Government
22.04.2014
Innocent landscape or coded message? Artists under suspicion in the First World War
During the First World War artists were widely believed to be spies and, around much of the country, painting became illegal.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.04.2014
Exhibit explores the art and science of bones found on the Green
Science, art, and history come together in the exhibition "Nothing Is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green," opening Wednesday, April 30 at the New Haven Museum.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
22.04.2014
Doug Underwood scouts border between fiction, journalism in new book
University of Washington Doug Underwood is a University of Washington professor of communication. He answered a few questions about his latest book, " The Undeclared War between Fiction and Journalism: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History.” Q: What is the concept behind this book, and the meaning of its intriguing title? A: The book is about journalist-literary figures who have written both fiction and nonfiction, which have been in competition in the Western writing world since the beginnings of the modern newspaper and the modern novel in the 18th century.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.04.2014
University partners up with free scheme for abuse victims
University partners up with free scheme for abuse victims
22 Apr 2014 Women who have suffered domestic abuse will now be able to access free counselling support, thanks to a collaboration between The University of Manchester and Stockport Without Abuse.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.04.2014
Commonly available blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury
Commonly available blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury
Between 10 and 20 percent of all cases of epilepsy result from severe head injury, but a new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and may forestall further brain damage caused by seizures in those who already have epilepsy. A team of researchers from UC Berkeley, Ben-Gurion University in Israel and Charité-University Medicine in Germany reports in the current issue of the journal Annals of Neurology that a commonly used hypertension drug prevents a majority of cases of post-traumatic epilepsy in a rodent model of the disease.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.04.2014
Acting out dreams while asleep could be warning sign of brain disorder
Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. &ld
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.04.2014
Grant could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's
A team of scientists led by researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has received a grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) for work which could lead to new and effective therapies for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement.
Event
22.04.2014
Plymouth University awarded NERC grant to investigate storm damage at Lyme Bay
Scientists at Plymouth University have launched an investigation into the impact upon the country’s first coastal marine protected area caused by the unprecedented sequence of storms this winter.
Astronomy - Social Sciences
22.04.2014
X-raying the cosmos
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Environmental Sciences
22.04.2014
Careers/Employment
22.04.2014
How professional service firms can increase revenue, partner diversity
Female and minority junior partners in professional service firms may benefit from using different clientele-building strategies than their white male counterparts according to recent research co-authored by Forrest Briscoe of the Penn State Smeal College of Business. By encouraging and supporting these varying strategies, firms could increase both revenue and diversity among senior partners.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2014
Study Clarifies Action of Potential New Class of Pain Relievers that May Benefit, not Hurt, the Heart
Study Clarifies Action of Potential New Class of Pain Relievers that May Benefit, not Hurt, the Heart
Nonsteroidal antinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) that block an enzyme called COX-2 relieve pain and inflammation but can cause heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac death. This has prompted a decade-plus search for safer, but still effective, alternatives to these commonly prescribed, pain-relieving drugs.
Law/Forensics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
21.04.2014
Panel tackles lessons of Rwanda genocide
Panel tackles lessons of Rwanda genocide
As world leaders gathered in Kigali last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, Adama Dieng, the United Nations secretary-general's special adviser for the prevention of genocide, reflected on the tragedy in a roundtable discussion on campus April 18.
Agronomy/Food Science - Social Sciences
21.04.2014
Childhood obesity survey finds creative solutions
Ask public officials, as Cornell social scientists did: What's to be done about childhood obesity? Creative solutions, as it turns out, outnumber lame excuses.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
21.04.2014
Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders
Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders
After a dry season that decimated livestock, Kenyan herders recently received some welcome relief familiar to American farmers but far less common in Africa - insurance compensation for their losses.
Life Sciences
21.04.2014
Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control
Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first large-scale investigation into the evolution of self-control, defined in the study as the ability to inhibit powerful but ultimately counter-productive behavior.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
21.04.2014
Bangladesh takes center stage with Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center
Bangladesh takes center stage with Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center
Bangladesh may be known mostly for its poverty, environmental vulnerability and deadly factory fires, but the new Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of Californ
Earth Sciences
21.04.2014
In Mediterranean marble, secrets of the global carbon cycle
Scientists at Yale University have clarified how carbon dioxide escapes minerals deep inside Earth and seeps into the planet's atmosphere, a significant step in the planet's natural carbon cycle. Deeper insight into the cycle helps scientists more accurately assess how humans are altering carbon's movement and affecting the planet's climate.
Law/Forensics - Pedagogy/Education Science
21.04.2014
Penn Law Professor Harry Reicher Named to USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Penn Law Professor Harry Reicher Named to USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Harry Reicher of the University of Pennsylvania Law School has been named as the recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education's inaugural Rutman Teaching Fellowship.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
21.04.2014
First Size-based Chromatography Technique for the Study of Living Cells
First Size-based Chromatography Technique for the Study of Living Cells
Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique physical approach to probing cellular membrane structures can reveal information critical to whether a cell lives or dies, remains normal or turns cancerous, that can't be obtained through conventional microscopy.
Study of Religions - History/Archeology
18.04.2014
Imagined Jewish Homeland in New York
Researchers Share How Augmented Reality Technology Animates Unrealized Plans for a City of Refuge for the Jews.
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
18.04.2014
Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!
Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!
Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n -dimensional space have to do with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division? Yet there remains within mathematics one vibrant field of study that makes constant reference to basic arithmetic: number theory.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.04.2014
Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'
Kevin Houser, Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, sorts tiles in a light box in the departments illuminating engineering lab for observation under several light sources.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
17.04.2014
Zero-hours contracts are ’tip of the iceberg’ of damaging shift work, say researchers
New report shows that zero-hours contracts are only one of a wide number of flexible employment practices that are abused by managers - leading to financial insecurity, anxiety and stress in the workforce.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
17.04.2014
Zero hour contracts are ’tip of the iceberg’ of damaging shift work, say researchers
New report shows that zero hour contracts are only one of a wide number of flexible employment practices that are abused by managers - leading to financial insecurity, anxiety and stress in the workforce.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
New program aims to improve care for children with life-threatening illnesses
Researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) hope to improve palliative and end-of-life care for children all across Canada, with a new program backed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
17.04.2014
U-M appoints next dean of College of Pharmacy
ANN ARBOR-A former professor of pharmaceutical chemistry who now is leading research and development efforts in the pharmaceutical industry has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Study recalculates cost of combination vaccines
Study recalculates cost of combination vaccines
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers.
Business/Economics - Astronomy
17.04.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life
Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life
Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right. According to a new study published in Science this week from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, lack of sleep in young fruit flies profoundly diminishes their ability to do one thing they do really, really well - make more flies.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
17.04.2014
Pollution top concern for U.S. and Canadian citizens around Great Lakes
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Chemistry - Careers/Employment
17.04.2014
College of Liberal and Professional Studies Launches New Degree in Chemical Sciences
On April 1, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at the University of Pennsylvania officially opened applications for its newest master degree: the Master of Chemical Sciences.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Re-thinking the use of adrenaline after a heart attack
Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Most Canadians support screening newborns for specific genetic conditions, sequencing genomes
Researchers say 94 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate in public health programs that screen newborns for a specific number of genetic conditions.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks
Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks
Place cells in the hippocampus provide a neuronal code for specific locations in space. Place cells codes represent upcoming locations at some times and reflect recently visited locations at other times.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2014
Krauthammer: Obamacare is a 'clumsy beast'
Sweeping political reforms in the United States like Social Security, civil rights, Medicare and Medicaid historically have found support from both political parties, said psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative political commentator Charles Krauthammer at Cornell April 16.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
17.04.2014
Tour outlines shared challenges to San Francisquito Creek watershed
Tour outlines shared challenges to San Francisquito Creek watershed
Stanford faculty and staff recently participated in an educational tour of the San Francisquito Creek that emphasized the complexity of shared challenges created by human intervention in the historic waterway and suggested the need for coordinated solutions.
Environmental Sciences
17.04.2014
Male monkey filmed caring for dying mate
Press release issued: 17 April 2014 A wild male marmoset has been filmed embracing and caring for his dying partner after she accidentally fell from a tree in the forests of Brazil.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
17.04.2014
Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance
Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators.
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
17.04.2014
Driving a harpoon deep into the floating carcass of Humbug
In his latest book, Professor Jim Secord explores seven scientific books that made a lasting historical impact.  Visions of Science concentrates on the 1830s, an era that witnessed an often passionate
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.04.2014
Researchers aim to improve health of children in Ghana
A team led by Prof. Grace Marquis, of McGill University's School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, will receive a grant of close to $3.5 million for an innovative project aimed at improving the
Physics/Materials Science
17.04.2014
Made-in-Wisconsin atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth
Thomas Kelly, who was a professor of material science and engineering at UW-Madison for 18 years, demonstrates the atom probe his company built, which helped date a 4.4 billion-year-old zircon - the oldest existing bit of earth.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
17.04.2014
Cybersecurity science aims to disarm digital threats
Patrick McDaniel, professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, is program manager for the Cyber Security Collaborative Research Alliance.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.04.2014
Deaths from viral hepatitis surpasses HIV/AIDS as a preventable cause of deaths in Australia
Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
16.04.2014
Chocolate milk ban riles schoolchildren
To health-minded PTA parents, it must have seemed a good idea at the time: Reduce sugar and milk fat in kids' diets by banning chocolate milk from elementary schools and substituting skim.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.04.2014
Firm targets 3D printing synthetic tissues, organs
Firm targets 3D printing synthetic tissues, organs
A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery.
Astronomy
16.04.2014
Sentinel-1 first images
Brussels from Sentinel-1A Acquired on 12 April 2014 at 17:18 GMT (19:18 CEST), just nine days after launch, this first image from Sentinel-1A captures Brussels and surrounds in Belgium.
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
16.04.2014
First radar vision for Copernicus
16 April 2014 Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth.
Psychology - Life Sciences
16.04.2014
Inhibited children become anxious adults
Three little girls sit together in a room, playing with the toys surrounding them. One of the girls - "Emma" - has clearly taken charge of the group, and the others happily go along with her.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
16.04.2014
Imperial receives £2.5 million funding to boost metamaterials research
Imperial receives £2.5 million funding to boost metamaterials research
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has invested £2.5 million to advance metamaterial development. Metamaterials are man-made materials that have unusual properties not seen in natural materials, that could have potentially transformative impacts. Using metamaterials in optics has already produced the possibility of an invisibility cloak.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
16.04.2014
Atkinson Center launches postdoc fellowships
To help solve the world's significant environmental problems, Cornell's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future announces new Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Environmental Sciences
16.04.2014
Elephant expert shares calls, images from the wild
Scientists are trained to resist applying meticulous, tedious, detailed animal research to human behavior.
Environmental Sciences
16.04.2014
Book offers simplified guide to shale gas extraction
The new book, "Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale," attempts to offer a reader-friendly, unbiased, scientific guide needed to make well-informed decisions regarding energy use and, more specifically, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Marcellus Shale.
History/Archeology - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
16.04.2014
Columbia Professors Help Illuminate the Crisis in Ukraine
For months the crisis in Ukraine has left the media scrambling to explain newsworthy developments that seem to unfold on a daily if not hourly basis.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
16.04.2014
Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production
Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production
AUSTIN, Texas -The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
16.04.2014
Making our water safer April 16, 2014 Researcher awarded $4.2M provincial research chair to find better ways of managing one of the world’s most vital resources
Researcher awarded $4.2M provincial research chair to find better ways of managing one of the world's most vital resources.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.04.2014
Crowd-sourcing Britain’s Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts
A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.04.2014
Concordia calling
16 April 2014 Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world's most isolated places: Concordia research station in Antarctica.
Law/Forensics
16.04.2014
New book explores role of restorative justice in combating hate crime
New book explores role of restorative justice in combating hate crime
New book explores role of restorative justice in combating hate crime Meeting perpetrators face-to-face helps victims of hate crime to heal, according to new research findings published today (Wednesday 16 April) in a Sussex academic's new book. Addressing the causes and consequences of hate crime via mediation stops it occurring in most ongoing cases and often helps to repair the harm it causes, found Dr Mark Walters , Lecturer in Law at Sussex and Co-Director of the International Network for Hate Studies.
Social Sciences
16.04.2014
Life Sciences
16.04.2014
For Cells, Internal Stress Leads to Unique Shapes
For Cells, Internal Stress Leads to Unique Shapes
From far away, the top of a leaf looks like one seamless surface; however, up close, that smooth exterior is actually made up of a patchwork of cells in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Astronomy - Social Sciences
16.04.2014
Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids
Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids
Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible substance that can't be directly detected but which exerts a gravitational pull on surrounding objects. Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
16.04.2014
Experts call for higher exam pass marks to close performance gap between international and UK medical graduates
Experts call for higher exam pass marks to close performance gap between international and UK medical graduates
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Literature/Linguistics
16.04.2014
Leeds signs Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Sports University
The University of Leeds has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Sports University, China's leading higher education institution for sport.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.04.2014
Multiple births don’t have to be an inevitable result of fertility treatments
While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
16.04.2014
Funding boost for world's most powerful telescope
Funding boost for world’s most powerful telescope
16 Apr 2014 The University of Manchester has been awarded more than £6 million towards its part in the design work for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
15.04.2014
Smart technology gives a voice to Latin American migrants
More than 180,000 Latin Americans are living in the UK today. They contribute economically and culturally to the shaping of British society — yet remain unrecognised officially as an ethnic minority.
Agronomy/Food Science
15.04.2014
Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity
Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
History/Archeology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.04.2014
Probing Question: How were the Egyptian pyramids built?
The Aztecs, Mayans, and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.04.2014
Researchers raise doubt about morning sickness drug
The most commonly prescribed drug for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness in their first trimester does not prevent birth defects even though drug safety data says it does, new research has found. The drug pyridoxine-doxylamine is so popular that it has been prescribed in 33 million women worldwide and is used in half of Canadian pregnancies that result in live births.
Astronomy - Mathematics
15.04.2014
3D printing, in depth
15 April 2014 This close-up shows a titanium ball manufactured by 3D printing. ESA is investigating the potential of this promising new technology to transform the way space missions are put together.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.04.2014
First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016
Press release issued: 15 April 2014 The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years, as part of a long-term research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.04.2014
Penn Medicine First to Investigate Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology
Penn Medicine First to Investigate Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology
Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal Cancer .
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
15.04.2014
Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life
Astronomers: ‘Tilt-a-worlds’ could harbor life
University of Washington A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps. That's because such "tilt-a-worlds,” as astronomers sometimes call them - turned from their orbital plane by the influence of companion planets - are less likely than fixed-spin planets to freeze over, as heat from their host star is more evenly distributed.
Administration/Government - Event
15.04.2014
Eradicating poverty
A new programme of work, led by the Public Policy Institute for Wales based at the University, has been launched which will help guide latest thinking on how to tackle poverty in Wales and the wider United Kingdom.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.04.2014
UW graduate's lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope
UW graduate’s lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope
University of Washington Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
15.04.2014
Making 'bucky-balls' in spin-out's sights
Making ’bucky-balls’ in spin-out’s sights
A new Oxford spin-out firm is targeting the difficult challenge of manufacturing fullerenes, known as 'bucky-balls' because of their spherical shape, a type of carbon nanomaterial which, like
Architecture - Environmental Sciences
15.04.2014
Future heat waves pose risk for population of Greater London
A study led by Oxford University has modelled the effects of future heat waves on people living in Greater London in 2050 and concludes that the risk of heat-related deaths could be significantly reduced if buildings were adapted properly for climate change.
Astronomy
15.04.2014
Astronaut credits programs with helping her soar
Astronaut credits programs with helping her soar
Decades ago, NASA rejected many underrepresented astronaut hopefuls each year. After antidiscrimination laws passed, minorities and women still felt deterred from the application process.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.04.2014
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
Research has discovered way of getting thousands of robots to cluster together and carry out tasks Until now, robotic swarms have required complex programming. These robots would be simple and cheap Robot swarms could be used to monitor pollution levels or carry out hazardous tasks A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.
Environmental Sciences
15.04.2014
SPRU researcher’s work on ’rebound effects’ cited in latest IPCC report
SPRU researcher's work on 'rebound effects' cited in latest IPCC report The work of Dr Steve Sorrell , Senior Lecturer in SPRU , Co-director of the Sussex Energy Group and Director of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand , has been repeatedly cited in the latest report from Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Physics/Materials Science
15.04.2014
MacArthur grant funds Reppy Institute research
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a two-year, $370,000 award to Cornell for research on strategic stability in the face of nuclear weapons reductions.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
15.04.2014
Ten Faculty Members Receive Guggenheim Fellowships
Several full-time and adjunct professors at Columbia and Barnard, in disciplines ranging from dance to history to writing, were awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 2014, based on their distinguished achievement and exceptional future promise.
Event - Administration/Government
14.04.2014
Environmental Sciences - Architecture
14.04.2014
Berkeley Lab Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project at New FLEXLAB Testing Facility
Berkeley Lab Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project at New FLEXLAB Testing Facility
FLEXLAB(TM), the Facility for Low Energy experiments in Buildings, run by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab) Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD), has partnered with construction firm Webcor to test building energy performance. The testing will allow Webcor's engineers to predict and improve the energy performance for a new building constructed for biotech company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
14.04.2014
Performing arts project triggers social change
Performing arts project triggers social change
From villagers in Cameroon, West Africa, to war veterans in Ithaca, a Cornell-affiliated project uses theater to help empower people to express themselves and stage their stories.
Environmental Sciences
14.04.2014
At parched delta, prologue of ecological tale begins
At parched delta, prologue of ecological tale begins
Once flowing with trillions of gallons of water, the Colorado River Delta has dried up thanks to all the dams upstream that divert its water.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
14.04.2014
Children's cancer expert backs Lord Saatchi Cancer Bill
PA 100/14 A pioneering children's cancer expert at The University of Nottingham is adding his weight to Lord Maurice Saatchi's campaign to give doctors more freedom to try new ways to treat rare and terminal cancers.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Administration/Government
14.04.2014
Helmet research top of mind for CFI funding April 14, 2014 High-speed camera system to test impacts one of eight UAlberta projects receiving $946,000 from Canada Foundation for Innovation
High-speed camera system to test impacts one of eight UAlberta projects receiving $946,000 from Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.04.2014
Pushy neighbors force stellar twins to diverge
Much like an environment influences people, so too do cosmic communities affect even giant dazzling stars: Peering deep into the Milky Way galaxy's center from a high-flying observatory, Cornell astronomers have discovered identical, rare stars whose diverging dusty and gaseous garb are strictly influenced by an intrusive cluster of neighbors.
Business/Economics
14.04.2014
Buy lunch, pay with your hand
Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
14.04.2014
New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions
Press release issued: 14 April 2014 A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Business/Economics - Physics/Materials Science
14.04.2014
From red Mars to green Earth
14 April 2014 How can a sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before.
Social Sciences - Psychology
14.04.2014
Babies prefer fairness - but only if it benefits them - in choosing a playmate
University of Washington A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd. The 15-month-old infants in her experiments seemed to be playing favorites among the researchers on her team, being more inclined to share toys or play with some researchers than others.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.04.2014
Watching the hand washers
Watching the hand washers
Stanford researchers pioneer use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior. One of the best defenses against infectious disease is one of the most simple – hand washing. Still, despite years of global public awareness campaigns, hand washing rates remain low. Caregivers of young children in low-income, developing world settings are found to wash their hands only 17 percent of the time after using the toilet.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
14.04.2014
Cultivating happiness often misunderstood, says Stanford researcher
Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds that pursuing concrete "giving" goals rather than abstract ones leads to greater satisfaction. The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says. So how does one find happiness? Effective ways exist, according to new research.
Environmental Sciences - Architecture
14.04.2014
Scientists See Urgent Need for Reducing Emissions
The bad news: a major transformation of our current energy supply system is needed in order to avoid a dangerous increase in global temperatures. The good news: the technologies needed to get there are mostly readily available. These are some of the main conclusions reached by experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and their Working Group III co-authors on the Fifth Assessment Report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.04.2014
Research team to search for new antibiotics from untapped microbes
Facing an imminent global public health crisis, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has been awarded up to $16 million from the National Institutes of Health to find new sources of antibiotics to combat the rising number of deadly antibiotic-resistant infections. “The inability to mine novel natural resources for antimicrobials is a major bottleneck for attacking the drug-resistance crisis.” - David Andes “The number of antibiotic-resistant strains has increased while the discovery of new antibiotics has slowed to a crawl.
Physics/Materials Science - Earth Sciences
14.04.2014
Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon
Puget Sound’s rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon
University of Washington The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are able to support so many shellfish, salmon runs and even the occasional pod of whales.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.04.2014
First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016
The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years, as part of a long-term research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
14.04.2014
Yale affiliates named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows
Yale affiliates named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows
Two Yale faculty members - Jun Korenaga and Steven Pincus - and 10 alumni have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows "on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
Life Sciences
14.04.2014
Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have published research in the leading academic journal Science that challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved. Dr Matt Loose and Dr Andrew Johnson who are experts in genetics and cell development in the School of Life Sciences carried out the research, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Astronomy
14.04.2014
A tadpole’s tale
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Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
14.04.2014
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Life Sciences
14.04.2014
University’s robotics research showcased in London
The University of Leeds is joining forces with Universities UK in June to celebrate how research is improving lives, focusing on the extraordinary contribution that robots are making to society.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
14.04.2014
Technology reveals ancient cultural secrets from beneath the jungle canopy
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. As a grad student, Tim Murtha loved trekking through the rain forest deep in the heart of Mesoamerica.
Environmental Sciences
13.04.2014
Scientist contributes to latest IPCC report
Press release issued: 13 April 2014 Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the F
History/Archeology
12.04.2014
Naughty money: clippers and coiners in 16th-century England
In 2017 a new £1 coin will appear in our pockets with a design extremely difficult to forge.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
11.04.2014
Free online course on food security
A new free “massive” online course explores how we can feed an extra two billion people by 2050.
Study of Religions
11.04.2014
Comment: Noah film is more accurate than most children’s Bible stories
" Perhaps what makes the film unpalatable is that it's so different from the re-tellings of the biblical flood story with which we're familiar " Dr Katie Edwards, Lecturer in the Bible in Contempo
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.04.2014
Neuroscience and art collide in new Imperial exhibition
Neuroscience and art collide in new Imperial exhibition
Imperial neuroscientist Professor David Dexter talks about his work with artist Susan Aldworth for Transcience - an exhibition at the Blyth Gallery.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
11.04.2014
Green space keeps you from feeling blue
If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling. “Across neighborhoods of Wisconsin, from the North Woods to the cities, the results are striking,” says Dr. Kristen Malecki , assistant professor of population health sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
11.04.2014
Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has received $2.1 million from the federal government, universities and partners in the first year of a four-year, $5 million grant award to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts in the state.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
11.04.2014
Wesley Trimpi, professor emeritus of English at Stanford, dead at 85
An expert in English Renaissance lyric poetry and ancient classical literature, Trimpi will be remembered as a scholar, educator and poet who challenged and engaged students and colleagues with his intellectual rigor.
Event - Social Sciences
11.04.2014
Food glorious food
Press release issued: 11 April 2014 The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 - 11 May this year and the University of Bristol will host a series of events.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
11.04.2014
World leading scientists develop new approach to bird conservation
Scientists produce list of the world's 100 most unique and most endangered birds New approach will help prioritise which endangered birds need particular attention A new approach to species conservation which could change how we protect the world's most endangered birds has been developed by a team of the world's leading scientists, including the University of Sheffield.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
11.04.2014
Rocks and salt
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History/Archeology - Arts and Design
11.04.2014
Event - Psychology
11.04.2014
How far away do you think that finish line is?
Why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Why does the café 50 metres ahead of you feel closer than the one 50 metres behind you? New research from the University of Toronto Scarborough and U of T's Rotman School of Management shows the answer has to do with how you're physically oriented in space.
Computer Science/Telecom
11.04.2014
Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future
Press release issued: 11 April 2014 A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
10.04.2014
’Body hack’ app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery
ANN ARBOR-A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released today by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.
Physics/Materials Science
10.04.2014
£1.7m Leverhulme award for Bristol-Durham knot theory collaboration
10 April 2014 The Leverhulme Trust has awarded one of its prestigious Research Programme Grants to a collaboration between the Universities of Durham and Bristol for 'SPOCK: Scientific Properties of Complex Knots'.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
10.04.2014
Wind power and a low carbon future
A Lancaster University professor has contributed to a key report published by The Royal Academy of Engineering into the future of wind energy in the UK.
Life Sciences
10.04.2014
Fruit flies, fighter jets use similar nimble tactics when under attack
Fruit flies, fighter jets use similar nimble tactics when under attack
University of Washington When startled by predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets - employing screaming-fast banked turns to evade attacks. Researchers at the University of Washington used an array of high-speed video cameras operating at 7,500 frames a second to capture the wing and body motion of flies after they encountered a looming image of an approaching predator.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.04.2014
Penn Medicine: New Cell Models for Tracking Body Clock Gene Function will Help Find Novel Meds
The consequences of modern life - shift work, cell phone addiction, and travel across time zones - all disturb internal clocks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.04.2014
Penn Medicine Receives $1.45 Million to Speed Research for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases
Two Penn Medicine research teams have received a total of $1,450,000 in funding commitments from CurePSP , the Foundation for PSP CBD and Related Brain Diseases, to study rare neurodegenerative disorders that cause motor, balance and cognitive impairment. The team of John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, will leverage recent work uncovering how tau, an essential protein of nerve cell structure, becomes toxic and spreads from cell-to-cell in diseased brains.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.04.2014
Researchers Determine Mechanism by Which Lung Function is Regulated in Rare Disease Known As Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome
Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, skin and kidneys. Folliculin's absence or mutated state has a cascading effect that leads to deteriorated lung integrity and an impairment of lung function, as reported in their findings in Cell Reports .
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.04.2014
Tamiflu: an analysis of all the data
Was the government right to spend half a billion pounds in stockpiling the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza in preparation for a flu pandemic? These drugs were handed out via a phoneline during the swine flu pandemic of 2009 as part of a wider public health strategy. Professor Carl Heneghan of Oxford University's Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and colleagues in the independent Cochrane Collaboration are clear that the money was wasted.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
10.04.2014
Lancaster University and Booths' team up to encourage greener eating
Lancaster University and Booths’ team up to encourage greener eating
Academics at Lancaster University are working with regional retailer Booths to try to reduce shoppers' carbon footprints.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
10.04.2014
Princeton and PPPL share in $25 million nuclear arms-control project
Princeton and PPPL share in $25 million nuclear arms-control project
Princeton and PPPL share in $25 million nuclear arms-control project Posted April 10, 2014; 01:00 p.m. by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory The National Nuclear S
Arts and Design - Philosophy
10.04.2014
Stanford scholar studies ancient Greek dance performances from the viewers' perspective
Stanford scholar studies ancient Greek dance performances from the viewers’ perspective
Stanford classics Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi discovers how dance challenged both the imagination and the intelligence of ancient audiences.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
10.04.2014
Beauty from chaos
10 April 2014 Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
10.04.2014
Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.04.2014
Developing new anti-cancer medicines
  The prospect of four new cancer medicines becoming a reality for patients has taken a huge step forward with the announcement of a £34M investment by a European private biotech company in University research. ProTide is a platform developed by Professor Chris McGuigan and his team at Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.04.2014
Cambridge heads for Hay
A host of Cambridge academics, including Nobel Laureate Sir John Gurdon, will be speaking on subjects ranging from stem cell technology and Alzheimer's to the future of North Korea and the history of conspiracy theories at this year's Hay Festival.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
10.04.2014
Communicating #climatechange on Twitter
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 's (IPCC) report published last September was the first comprehensive assessment of physical climate science in six years. As such, it was a significant event within the often contentious climate change debate. Researchers from The University of Nottingham have analysed how climate change and the report were discussed on Twitter around the time of its publication.
Social Sciences
10.04.2014
Connected vehicles: Concerns about security, privacy
ANN ARBOR-A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
10.04.2014
Invasive species ’hitchhiking’ on water sports kit
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mussel and American signal crayfish have already caused extensive environmental damage and millions of pounds of economic costs.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
10.04.2014
Taste-makers for the nation: Britain’s fine-dining revolution
Frequently derided as stuck-up and exclusive, haute cuisine has dropped its posh image and is appealing to a wider range of customers than ever before, transforming the way we think about food in the process, according to new research.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
09.04.2014
Security barriers affect movement of animals
Press release issued: 9 April 2014 Security barriers in national parks on the US/Mexican border which aim to deter illegal migrants are affecting the movements of some native animal species while not necessarily restricting the movement of humans, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLoS ONE.
Business/Economics
09.04.2014
Bulgarian ambassador assesses Ukraine, Russia
Bulgarian ambassador assesses Ukraine, Russia
As leaders around the world work to address the situation in Ukraine, they are faced with a difficult question: How do they reshape international relations in the face of a crisis that everyone was unprepared for?
Administration/Government - Careers/Employment
09.04.2014
UK’s youth unemployment blackspots revealed
The UK's youth unemployment crisis continues to leave almost one in five young people unable to find a job according to a report from Lancaster University's The Work Foundation.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.04.2014
Engaging the public in minimally invasive surgery
Engaging the public in minimally invasive surgery
Professor Roger Kneebone and Dr Fernando Bello demonstrated simulations of keyhole surgery in a sold out event on 2 April at the Royal Institution.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
09.04.2014
Imperial Podcast: UK knowledge economy performance and climate change report
In the latest edition, we discuss the latest IPPC report on climate change impacts with an Imperial climate change policy expert.
Event - Pedagogy/Education Science
09.04.2014
Kids' earliest memories might be earlier than they think
What girls remember In this study, as in another published by Wang in 2013, a gender-related difference was noted: "Females generally, although not always, exhibit superior retention of episodic memories than males," Wang and Peterson wrote in the 2014 report.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.04.2014
Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law
Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law
If an insect drew a line as it chased its next meal, the resulting pattern would be a tangled mess. But there's method to that mess, says Jane Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and physics, who tries to find simple physical explanations for complex, hardwired animal behaviors. It turns out the tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does an optimal reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding speeds.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
09.04.2014
Supermarket vouchers improve completion of Hep B vaccination with drug users
Supermarket vouchers improve completion of Hep B vaccination with drug users
The first UK trial of incentivising drug users to complete a hepatitis B vaccination course has had promising results. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects about 22 per cent of injecting drug users in the UK and it is estimated that about 15 to 25 per cent of people with untreated chronic HBV die of liver disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.04.2014
New drug offers hope for devastating childhood disease
Press release issued: 9 April 2014 A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett syndrome is on the horizon thanks to a funding injection of £180,000.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
09.04.2014
Novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature. Courtesy Matthew Kanan Stanford's Matthew Kanan, an assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored a study on producing liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide.
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
09.04.2014
Scientists model a win-win situation: crops on photovoltaic farms
Scientists model a win-win situation: crops on photovoltaic farms
A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar energy.
Computer Science/Telecom
09.04.2014
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software
University of Washington It's a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute. University of Washington researchers have developed software that automatically generates images of a young child's face as it ages through a lifetime.
Administration/Government
09.04.2014
Comment: Dear Maria Miller, it really wasn’t all your fault
Professor Matthew Flinders from the University of Sheffield, Director of the University of Sheffield's Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics comments on Maria Miller's resignation as Culture Secretary.
Event
09.04.2014
Fiber science takes center stage at fashion show April 12
Fiber science takes center stage at fashion show April 12
Now in its 30th year, the Cornell Fashion Collective (CFC) runway show - one of the university's oldest and biggest student-run events - is getting a makeover.
Law/Forensics - Agronomy/Food Science
09.04.2014
Weight discrimination: Public supports disability and civil rights legal protection
Public support for policies that prohibit weight discrimination and even provide disability and civil rights protection for obese individuals has grown in the past few years, according to a new study by researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
Education/Continuing Education - Environmental Sciences
09.04.2014
Joint Brazilian/U.S. Project to Study Formation of Rain in the Amazon Rainforest
Using tethered balloons and instruments placed in towers, the GoAmazon team will study amounts and types of aerosols influencing the formation of clouds that produce torrential rains in the tropics.
Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
09.04.2014
Happy birthday, solar cell
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
09.04.2014
Novartis appoints Jeff George as Division Head, Alcon as Kevin Buehler retires; Richard Francis named as new Division Head, Sandoz
Basel, April 9, 2014 - Novartis announced today the appointment of Jeff George as Division Head of Alcon, effective May 1, 2014.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
09.04.2014
Groundbreaking research highlights little support for shark culling
9 April 2014 In the wake of yet another fatal shark bite in Australia, groundbreaking new research released today by the SEA LIFE Conservation Fund has found little support for the Government on
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
09.04.2014
Report reveals adoption breakdown rate and the experiences of adoptive families in crisis
Press release issued: 9 April 2014 The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families. Researchers from the University of Bristol analysed national data on 37,335 adoptions over a 12 year period to show that 3.2 per cent of children – around three in 100 - move out of their adoptive home prematurely, known as a ‘disruption'.
Administration/Government
09.04.2014
New research puts conventional theories about Titanic disaster on ice
Titanic not unlucky for sailing in a year with an exceptional number of icebergs, study finds Risk of icebergs higher now than in 1912 - the year of the world's most famous maritime disaster Academics at the University of Sheffield have dispelled a long-held theory that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year with an exceptional number of icebergs and say the risk of icebergs is actually higher now.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
09.04.2014
Parents need to be listened to after loss of baby to improve care
An independent study giving a national picture of the NHS care experienced by parents of babies who died before or during birth, or as newborns, has been undertaken by Oxford University researchers, working in conjunction with the charities Sands and Bliss.
Administration/Government
09.04.2014
Use celebrities wisely, Professor urges charities
Use celebrities wisely, Professor urges charities
09 Apr 2014 Celebrities working with international charities are at their most useful when they work behind the scenes speaking to movers and shakers, rather than filling column inches of newspapers, according to new research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
09.04.2014
North West's first Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair appointed
North West’s first Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair appointed
09 Apr 2014 Patients in Manchester are to benefit from a new Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research to follow the celebrated social reformer's role reviewing and developing evidence to deliver the highest quality care to patients. The appointment made by the Florence Nightingale Foundation in partnership with The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will see Professor Angela Tod become the first Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research in the North West.
Education/Continuing Education - Environmental Sciences
09.04.2014
Joint Brazilian/U.S. project to study rormation of rain in the Amazon rainforest
Using tethered balloons and instruments placed in towers, the GoAmazon team will study amounts and types of aerosols influencing the formation of clouds that produce torrential rains in the tropics.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
08.04.2014
Unequal treatment of Twin Cities communities of color in mortgage lending continues
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/09/2014) —A 2009 study by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO, formerly the Institute on Race and Poverty) at the University of Minnesota Law School show
Astronomy
08.04.2014
Space wash
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
08.04.2014
Nano-sized drug particles to expand HIV treatment further
Dr Paul L. Domanico: "This project partners two substantial organisations committed to transforming the treatment of disease for patients in low resource settings” Research at the Univer
History/Archeology
08.04.2014
Archaeologist reveals sustainable practices of the Haudenosaunee
Archaeologist reveals sustainable practices of the Haudenosaunee
Every longhouse hearth - every reworked brass kettle and fractured deer bone unearthed by Cornell archaeologist Kurt Jordan and his student diggers in 18th century Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) villages - tells a very different story.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
08.04.2014
Cornell's ERL research supports new X-ray laser
For more than a decade, Cornell scientists have been developing a groundbreaking new synchrotron X-ray technology called the Energy Recovery Linac (ERL).
Chemistry
08.04.2014
Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set
Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5.