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Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 13.06.2018
Soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics
Soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics
Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to UC Berkeley scientists. In a paper appearing June 13 in the journal Nature , the researchers report sequencing the genomes of every microbe in a teaspoon of soil - so-called metagenomic sequencing - and turning up hundreds of genes for complex and potentially useful molecules that would not have been found otherwise because the microbes cannot be grown in a petri dish.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Careers / Employment - 13.06.2018
British mammals' fight for survival
British mammals’ fight for survival
British mammals' fight for survival Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by the Mammal Society and Natural England.

Microtechnics / Electroengineering - 13.06.2018

Astronomy - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2018
First UZH Space Hub Research Flight Campaign
First UZH Space Hub Research Flight Campaign
This year the newly opened Innovation Park Zurich repurposed old hangars on the military airfield in Dübendorf into office space, creating a novel combination of airfield and laboratory. This site is now where the UZH Space Hub carries out joint research projects of the University of Zurich and its partners from air and space travel.

Media - Politics - 13.06.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - Transport - 13.06.2018
"In research, you need a sense of daring"
Doris Leuthard, head of Switzerland's Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, takes a hands-on approach.

Astronomy - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2018
Mapping the threat of small near-Earth asteroids
Mapping the threat of small near-Earth asteroids
Research news Just a few days ago, a small asteroid lit up the sky over Botswana - having been discovered mere hours before it hit the Earth.

Life Sciences - 13.06.2018
Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent
Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent
New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London has revealed that bumblebees can tell flowers apart by patterns of scent. Flowers have lots of different patterns on their surfaces that help to guide bees and other pollinators towards the flower's nectar, speeding up pollination.

Sport Sciences - Business / Economics - 13.06.2018

Philosophy - 13.06.2018
Morals more important than success in a role model
People choose role models who have achieved success in ways that are in line with their own moral values, according to University of Queensland research.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 13.06.2018

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 12.06.2018
Anthropology professor focuses book on the bonds between humans, animals
Radhika's Govindrajan's book "Animal Intimacies” started attracting attention before it was even available to readers.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 12.06.2018
Fair and Square
The concept of fairness in financial lending is thorny, with banks frequently accused of using deceptive or abusive practices.

Literature / Linguistics - 12.06.2018
University of Nottingham acquires personal archive of DH Lawrence
The University of Nottingham has acquired a unique archive of treasures linked to Nottingham's most famous literary son, DH Lawrence.

Art and Design - 12.06.2018

Life Sciences - 12.06.2018
How to slow down Ebola: virologists use genetic trees to evaluate intervention strategies
The phylogenetic tree of the Ebola epidemic of 2013-2016 doesn't just tell us how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down the spreading of the virus. Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.

Environment / Sustainable Development - 12.06.2018
Urban planning: Green spaces for a better climate
Research news Climate change will bring with it changes to our living conditions, particularly in densely populated areas.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 12.06.2018

Microtechnics / Electroengineering - Careers / Employment - 11.06.2018
Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
Today, more than 8 billion devices are connected around the world, forming an "internet of things" that includes medical devices, wearables, vehicles, and smart household and city technologies.

Innovation / Technology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 11.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2018
Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand
Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand
In 2014, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the Direct On-Chip Digital Optical Synthesizer (DODOS) program, with the goal of finding a way to synthesize optical frequencies with the same exactness as radio and microwave frequencies.

Administration / Government - Event - 11.06.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 11.06.2018
MIT announces leadership of its Quest for Intelligence
MIT announces leadership of its Quest for Intelligence
Antonio Torralba has been named the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, effective immediately, Provost Martin Schmidt announced today in an email to the MIT community.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 11.06.2018
Straight to the heart
What if drugs and other therapies to treat diseased or scarred tissues could be repeatedly delivered directly to their targets without the need for multiple procedures?

Medicine / Pharmacology - 11.06.2018
Parents gain insights into child healthcare services from simulation
A group of parents from the White City area saw first hand the impact of using and accessing child healthcare services at an Imperial event.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 11.06.2018
Personalities of men and women in leadership roles barely differ
Introduction: UAntwerp and Hudson researched the personality profiles of more than 500 leaders. The idea that women in leadership roles are fundamentally different to their male colleagues is widespread.

Astronomy - 11.06.2018
Carving the cosmos
Carving the cosmos
ESA Space in Images This turbulent celestial palette of purple and yellow shows a bubble of gas named NGC 3199, blown by a star known as WR18 (Wolf-Rayet 18).

Environment / Sustainable Development - 11.06.2018
Volvo Trucks backs new research to turn old diesel engines into green energy storage machines
A pioneering project aims to convert air-polluting diesel engines due for scrap into renewable power storage units that can charge electric bus and lorry fleets.

Business / Economics - Environment / Sustainable Development - 11.06.2018

Event - Architecture - 09.06.2018

Astronomy - 08.06.2018

Earth Sciences - 08.06.2018

Astronomy - Innovation / Technology - 08.06.2018

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 08.06.2018
Sheryl Sandberg's Commencement address
Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement address
Below is the text of the Commencement address delivered by Facebook COO and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg for the Institute's President, esteemed faculty, proud parents, devoted friends, squirming siblings - but especially Class of 2018: Congratulations - you made it! It wasn't always easy.

Innovation / Technology - Microtechnics / Electroengineering - 08.06.2018
New system recovers fresh water from power plants
New system recovers fresh water from power plants
A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs.

Chemistry - Innovation / Technology - 08.06.2018
In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air
In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air
Last October, a UC Berkeley team headed down to the Arizona desert, plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract home and started sucking water out of the air without any power other than sunlight. In desert trials, UC Berkeley scientists demonstrated that their next-generation water harvester can collect drinkable water from desert air each day/night cycle, using a MOF that absorbs water during the night and, through solar heating during the day, releases it to be condensed and collected.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Pedagogy / Education Science - 08.06.2018
Childhood poverty worse in school holidays
The summer holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time for school children but the reality is they are often stressful for children from low income families.

Environment / Sustainable Development - 08.06.2018

Social Sciences - 08.06.2018
Netflix and Facebook helping reduce youth crime
Young people are spending less time in unsupervised environments where opportunistic offending may be more attractive, such as 'hanging out' on the streets.

Business / Economics - Medicine / Pharmacology - 08.06.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 08.06.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 08.06.2018
AIDS and aging focus of research study
By Neuro Staff When the general public thinks of HIV, they do not think of a neurological disease, yet people living with HIV infection know they need to worry about their brain health.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Life Sciences - 08.06.2018
UQ #1 in Australia in influential Nature Index
The University of Queensland is the top-ranked institution in Australia in this year's Nature Index of high-quality research outputs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 07.06.2018
Novartis announces JCO publication of Lutathera NETTER-1 data showing significantly longer time to deterioration of key quality of life measures in patients with progressive midgut NETs
Novartis announces JCO publication of Lutathera NETTER-1 data showing significantly longer time to deterioration of key quality of life measures in patients with progressive midgut NETs Patients repor

Academic Rankings - Careers / Employment - 07.06.2018

Administration / Government - 07.06.2018
Key takeaways from California's primary election
Key takeaways from California’s primary election
Californians voting in this week's primary election weighed in on state propositions, cast votes for local leaders and determined who would appear on the November general election ballot.