University of Rochester researchers have been awarded $1.5 million to develop a technology that could reduce the cost of electricity from solar power. The technology would replace the area that needs to be covered with expensive solar panels with less expensive, plastic solar concentrators and fewer solar cells.
As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multiyear field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats. Two University of Montana professors will contribute to the study.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of nearly $4.5 million -- with the possibility of up to $10 million including outsourced studies -- from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to complete preclinical studies on a new anti-migraine drug candidate.
A pair of philosophy researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Chicago has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of human life and society.
We call them 'hunches,' 'snap judgments' and 'gut feelings,' these notions we're barely conscious of that can nevertheless inform countless decisions we make each day. But what we call our solid intuitions are often the results of error-prone cognitive biases that we don't even know we have.
The National Science Foundation has awarded full and final funding to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State. That funding will total $35.26 million over 10 years. Center leaders say the program has quickly built a legacy of innovation in research, technology-led entrepreneurship and education.
Data scientists at the University of Warwick are starting a new project using innovative visualization techniques, which they believe could transform how evidence is used to inform climate change adaptation initiatives.
The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd's Register Foundation to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.
The University of Manchester has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop breakthrough applications for two-dimensional materials.
UT Arlington biologist Matthew Walsh hopes to bridge the gap between ecology and evolution through his study of zooplankton in more than 20 lakes in Alaska and Wisconsin.