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Life Sciences Jul 16
A research team led by ANU has found the first proof that Antarctica is not isolated from the rest of the Earth, with the discovery that foreign kelp had drifted 20,000 kilometres before surfing to the continent's icy shores. Scientists had previously thought that Antarctic plants and animals were distinct from others around the world because they were isolated, but this new research indicates that these differences are almost entirely due to environmental extremes rather than isolation.
Astronomy Jul 16
Astronomy

Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.

Medicine Jul 16

Naftali Kaminski (right) is accelerating his lab's research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a disease that devastates the lungs, thanks to a gift from Three Lakes Partners, a venture philanthropy group whose mission is to conquer IPF.

Environment Jul 16

Preventing reservoir evaporation during droughts with floating balls may not help conserve water overall, due to the water needed to make the balls.

Environment Jul 16

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon.


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History / Archeology - 11:03
Glasgow hosts biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay Battle of Waterloo for charity
Glasgow hosts biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay Battle of Waterloo for charity
‌ ‌Glasgow will host the biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay the Battle of Waterloo, it was announced today (Monday 16 July 2018) Now organisers are looking for war gamers, s

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 09:02
Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA's call for ideas
Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas
ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services - to space, in space and returning from space. "The changing world we live in requires a space agency to anticipate. Now is the time for ESA to reach out to our citizens in the Member States and listen to their ideas and take them onboard Europe's greatest adventure," commented Jan Wörner, ESA Director General.

Careers / Employment - 09:00

Art and Design - 16.07.2018
New ANU book examines stardom in the music industry
  A new book produced by three academics from the ANU School of Music examines the notion of stardom since the dawn of the record industry and how it has morphed into our modern-day fame-obsessed preoccupation with YouTube and Internet stars.

Environment - Administration / Government - 16.07.2018
Poll shows consensus for climate policy remains strong
A new study shows that Americans overwhelmingly want a reduction in global warming and support renewable energy development. But according to the data, Americans don't realize how many people share their beliefs. While the United States is deeply divided on many issues, climate change stands out as one where there is remarkable consensus, according to Stanford research.

Politics - Administration / Government - 16.07.2018
How Iraqi citizens used rumors as resistance against Saddam Hussein’s regime
Using documents in the Hoover Institution archives, Stanford political scientist Lisa Blaydes examined life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, including how Iraqi citizens found creative ways to resist the Baath Party's authoritarian regime.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.07.2018
Sydney Analytical launches world-class facility for researchers
Sydney Analytical launches world-class facility for researchers
The University of Sydney unveils its newest core facility, Sydney Analytical, with capabilities in spectroscopy, x-ray analysis, chemical characterisation, training and access for industry. Need to investigate the remains inside a mummy's coffin, analyse microplastic pollution or characterise new drugs' We've got you covered.

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 16.07.2018

Event - Social Sciences - 16.07.2018
Young leaders tackle big ideas at ANU Future Shapers Forum
A waste-free event; sixty percent female delegates and speed dating for ideas - the tone of the Future Shapers Forum at the Australian National University (ANU) was set early on.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 13.07.2018
MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa
Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed. MeerKAT consists of 64 interconnected dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, that together form a single radio telescope. MeerKAT is an impressive South African achievement, assisted by a cohort of international scientists, including researchers from Oxford University and the Africa Oxford Initiative.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 13.07.2018
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation
MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a chip, which uses the constant, measurable rotation of molecules - when exposed to a certain frequency of electromagnetic radiation - to keep time. The chip could one day significantly improve the accuracy and performance of navigation on smartphones and other consumer devices.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 13.07.2018
Europe's next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5
Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5
Europe's next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.

Life Sciences - Environment - 13.07.2018
How Sussex's wild past could help shape it's future
How Sussex’s wild past could help shape it’s future
How Sussex's wild past could help shape it's future A University of Sussex scientist is hoping the exotic past of Britain's countryside will inspire young people to think bigger and bolder about its future through stunning artwork and a classic playground game.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.07.2018
Shanghai
ESA Space in Images The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth. As a significant global financial centre it is also the site of the world's busiest container ports because of its strategic location on the Yangtze River delta.

Media - 13.07.2018

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.07.2018
Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments
Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector with promising shortor medium-term perspectives.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 13.07.2018
Seeing how cells work as never before
(l-r): Yumei Wu, Xinran Liu, Pietro De Camilli, Derek Toomre, and Shirin Bahmanyar.

Business / Economics - 12.07.2018
When is the best time of day for executives to work on strategic tasks?
When is the best time of day for executives to work on strategic tasks? Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL While studies have shown how our biological clock and the time of day can affect the mood of Twitter users or the performance of doctors and judges, how does it work with executives' How might their choice of timing affect the company when it comes to communicating strategic information? Find out in the first research of its kind, conducted by Prof. Elizabeth Demers.

Business / Economics - Administration / Government - 12.07.2018
"Regulatory barriers likely to be contentious and most significant obstacles to UK-US trade"
"Regulatory barriers likely to be contentious and most significant obstacles to UK-US trade" Standards and technical regulations are likely to be the most significant - and potentially contentious - obstacles to a UK-US trade deal, according leading trade experts.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 12.07.2018
Seeing isn’t always believing: The Impossible Garden
The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena.

Administration / Government - Law / Forensics - 12.07.2018
Justice and Jurisdiction project provides important and timely insights
Research being carried out at Cardiff University will help policymakers decide on the future of the Welsh justice system.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 12.07.2018
Artificial intelligence helps design an ultra-aerodynamic bike
Thanks to software developed by Neural Concept, an EPFL spin-off, bicycle engineers can quickly calculate the most aerodynamic shape for a bike. The software - which is being presented in Stockholm today at the International Conference on Machine Learning - applies artificial intelligence to a set of user-defined specifications.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 12.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 12.07.2018

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.07.2018
Bacteria is likely to aid global livestock feed challenge
Farmers could soon turn to microbial protein to feed their livestock - a move researchers say could reduce land use, greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2018
«Smart» polymers transform electrical
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in stack construction: As an actuator, this converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an «integrated» sensor function.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 11.07.2018
Surgery allows young woman paralyzed in fall 10 years ago to walk again
Surgery allows young woman paralyzed in fall 10 years ago to walk again
At 16, Yadira Perdomo of Bogotá, Colombia, was often taunted by other students at her high school for her small-town accent and her taste in music.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment - 11.07.2018
A champion of health care fairness: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
Marcella Nunez-Smith learned through experiences during her training that delivering the best health care is not possible where inequality reigns.

Environment - Media - 11.07.2018
Arctic bound to take micropollutant samples
This summer Joëlle Perreten, who has just completed her Bachelor's degree at EPFL, will collect permafrost samples in the Arctic as part of the Swiss Arctic Project.

Careers / Employment - Media - 11.07.2018
How one question led to new Stanford archive
A new archive at the Stanford University Libraries chronicles the work of successful multiracial designer and diversity advocate Cheryl D. Miller.

Pedagogy - Careers / Employment - 11.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 11.07.2018
Close the gap for vision: Jean McCaughey Oration 2018
Close the gap for vision: Jean McCaughey Oration 2018
Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor will use the fourth Jean McCaughey Oration to outline a reduction in adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blindness rates from six to three times the non-Indigenous population.

Environment - Business / Economics - 10.07.2018
Cambridge partners with industry leaders to fund research on global sustainability challenges
The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme represents a multi-million-pound commitment from the private sector to accelerate progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 10.07.2018
Stanford expands alternative worksite location to Newark
The success of Stanford's pilot worksite in San Jose has influenced the launch of an alternative worksite in the East Bay and exploration of an additional site later this fall.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.07.2018
Making sense of cancer's 'big data' problem to revolutionise patient care
Making sense of cancer’s ’big data’ problem to revolutionise patient care
A new institute at the University of Cambridge aims to revolutionise cancer care by using cutting edge analytics to maximize the use of big data sets collected from patients.

Life Sciences - 10.07.2018
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Campus Biotech joined forces with La Nuit de la Science for the first time and welcomed visitors onto campus for the duration of the two-day event The Wyss Center team showcased a new virtual reality

Astronomy / Space Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.07.2018
Tricorder
ESA Space in Images This gadget looks like a precursor to the devices medical officers use to scan patients in science fiction, and it is not far off.

Administration / Government - 10.07.2018
Independent Commission on Referendums calls for wholesale reform of the referendum process
The referendum process in the UK requires wholesale reform according to a report by the Independent Commission on Referendums, established by the UCL Constitution Unit.

Event - Careers / Employment - 10.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.07.2018
New gift will spur stem cell research
At the signing ceremony that made Luye Life Sciences Group's gift official, (l-r): Peter Schiffer, Yale vice provost for research; Tim Maguire, director of business development, Luye Boston R&D, LLC; Sean Fu, president of Luye Boston R&D, LLC; Dean Robert J. Alpern, and Haifan Lin.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 10.07.2018

Environment - Physics / Materials Science - 10.07.2018
Finding the pulse of the polar vortex
A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth's atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models.

Pedagogy - 10.07.2018
How well-meaning statements can spread stereotypes unintentionally
New Stanford research shows that sentences that frame one gender as the standard for the other can unintentionally perpetuate biases. A Stanford study shows that comparisons of boys and girls in math ability can imply subtle biases. (Image credit: Ridofranz / Getty Images) Although well-meaning, the statement commonly expressed by parents and teachers can subtly perpetuate the stereotypes they are trying to debunk, said Stanford scholars Eleanor Chestnut and Ellen Markman in a new paper published in Cognitive Science .

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 10.07.2018
Sydney's Q-CTRL wins backing from global technology funds
Sydney’s Q-CTRL wins backing from global technology funds
Multimillion dollar investment in Professor Michael Biercuk's company shows the quantum economy is emerging right here, right now at the University of Sydney and related entities.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.07.2018
Helping babies avoid getting a flat head
Babies who acquire a flat spot on their skull tend to have less developed head control, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 09.07.2018
World’s oldest colours
The bright pink pigments are the molecular fossils of chlorophyll that were produced by ancient photosynthetic organisms inhabiting an ancient ocean that has long since vanished.
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