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Life Sciences - Aug 17
17 August 2018 Bristol Vet School has been awarded two Innovate UK grants totalling nearly £160k for studies that aim to further our progress towards sustainable livestock production and improve broiler chicken welfare.
Medicine - Aug 17

Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women being conducted by researchers at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and in China.

Life Sciences - Aug 17
Life Sciences

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), of which INRA is a leading member, published the first wheat genome reference sequence in Science , on 17 August 2018.

Medicine - Aug 17

Ryan Hatoum Children with severe disabilities, serious cognitive impairments and medically complex situations require more specialized health care during their lifetimes.

Astronomy - Aug 17

Some of the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first that formed in our Universe, physicists have found.


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Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 18.08.2018
Investigating Earth's earliest life
Investigating Earth’s earliest life
In the second grade, Kelsey Moore became acquainted with geologic time. Her teachers instructed the class to unroll a giant strip of felt down a long hallway in the school.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.08.2018
Aeolus teams ready for space
Aeolus teams ready for space
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 17 August 2018 The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch 'dress rehearsa

Art and Design - Environment - 17.08.2018

Social Sciences - Careers / Employment - 17.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Chemistry - 17.08.2018
University spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes
University spin-out Ziylo acquired by global healthcare company in $800m deal which could transform the treatment of diabetes
17 August 2018 University of Bristol spin-out company Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800 million.

Business / Economics - Social Sciences - 17.08.2018

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 17.08.2018
Shen’s Spectacular Supersolder
Carnegie Mellon University's Sheng Shen has created a solder-like material called supersolder, with twice the thermal conductivity of conventional solders and a compliance higher by two to three orders of magnitude.

Environment - Transport - 17.08.2018
Researchers Suggest "Modal Shift" in Freight Industry To Reduce Emissions
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are studying the environmental benefits of shifting the transportation of freight from highways to waterways and railways.

Physics / Materials Science - 17.08.2018
American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics
American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics
The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Psychology - 17.08.2018
Yale School of Nursing responds to the overdose crisis in New Haven
Statement from Yale School of Nursing It is with deep concern that we observe the situation unfolding in New Haven over the last 24 hours with close to one hundred people having overdosed from a synthetic form of marijuana called K2.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 17.08.2018

Innovation / Technology - Mathematics - 17.08.2018
New AI camera could revolutionize autonomous vehicles
Stanford engineers combine two types of computers to create a faster and less energy-intensive image processor for use in autonomous vehicles, security cameras and medical devices.

Environment - Careers / Employment - 17.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 17.08.2018

Environment - Transport - 17.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.08.2018
New treatment for iron overload on trial
A world-first trial of a treatment for Australia's most common genetic disorder is being led by a University of Queensland researcher.

Innovation / Technology - Event - 17.08.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Medicine / Pharmacology - 17.08.2018
More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning
More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning
A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 16.08.2018

Academic Rankings - Physics / Materials Science - 16.08.2018

Careers / Employment - 16.08.2018
Interactive data explorer offers in-depth look at California's low-wage workforce
Interactive data explorer offers in-depth look at California’s low-wage workforce
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) A new interactive data explorer from the Labor Center at UC Berkeley offers an in-depth look at the people who make up California's low-wage workforce.

Academic Rankings - Mathematics - 16.08.2018
TUM among world's top-50 universities
TUM among world’s top-50 universities
TUM in Rankings In this year's Shanghai Ranking, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is ranked 48th.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.08.2018
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Each year, #CMUatSXSW shows Austin and the world how the work happening at Carnegie Mellon University is shaping the future.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 16.08.2018
Overcoming the Human Bottleneck with Autonomy
On a blisteringly hot Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, thousands of people gathered in a giant, windowless auditorium and closely watched lights flicker on seven supercomputers.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.08.2018
The Wheat Genome Is Five Times Bigger than the Human Genome
Scientists at the University of Zurich, together with international research partners, have been able to sequence the complete genome of common wheat for the first time. The information will enable more effective measures to be taken to combat pests and climate stress in wheat. Wheat is the one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world and the most common type of grain grown in Switzerland, where more than 70,000 hectares are planted every year.

Event - Careers / Employment - 16.08.2018
Young UQ curators light up artist's hidden histories
Young UQ curators light up artist’s hidden histories
Emerging UQ Art Museum curators have collaborated with prolific Brisbane-based artist Judy Watson to create a thought-provoking exhibition will run from Saturday 18 August.

Environment - Physics / Materials Science - 16.08.2018
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Annelen Kahl, a post-doc in environmental sciences and engineering at EPFL, will oversee a group of four EPFL students during a three-week stint at a high-tech research station on a Siberian island.

Religions - Administration - 16.08.2018
Trump's assertiveness vs Rouhani's resistance
Trump’s assertiveness vs Rouhani’s resistance
President Donald Trump has acted to diminish the Iranian Islamic regime over its nuclear program, missile industry and regional influence.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 16.08.2018
Former ’Mars czar’ reviews latest news on the red planet
Discoveries of complex molecules and a liquid water lake, a birthday for one rover and concern for another have brought Mars a lot of attention this summer.

Innovation / Technology - 16.08.2018

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.08.2018
New research predicts landslide boundaries two weeks before they happen
University of Melbourne researchers have  developed a software tool  that uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to predict the boundary of where a landslide will occur, two weeks in advance.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 16.08.2018

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 16.08.2018
What Paris shows us about the history of photography
What Paris shows us about the history of photography
Imagine a photo of Paris you've seen before, whether it's the Eiffel Tower or an urchin carrying a baguette.

Literature / Linguistics - History / Archeology - 15.08.2018

Careers / Employment - Administration - 15.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 15.08.2018
Investigating use of new HIV prevention strategy
Wales is about to become one of the first countries to robustly examine the use of a new HIV prevention strategy that has been rolled out across the world.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Event - 15.08.2018

Careers / Employment - Innovation / Technology - 15.08.2018

History / Archeology - 15.08.2018

History / Archeology - Administration - 15.08.2018
NOAA-funded Project Recover Discovers Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer off Remote Alaskan Island
For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark surface of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol.
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