The Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology is China's first national-level marine science lab. Integrating almost all of China's top marine research power, it is located in the coastal city of Qingdao, in the eastern province of Shandong.
Saint Louis University's vaccine center has been tapped by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a human clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects in babies
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of Health Equity, a new peer-reviewed open access journal that will address the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations. Content will range from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness toward the goal of optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all.
A new virtual reality simulator described as 'a giant video game controller' will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles.
The shiny silver material of the five-layer sunshield that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is a complex and innovative feat of material science and engineering. Each layer is made from a unique composite material, each has a specific thickness and size, and they must be precisely separated in space. There are even special seams and reinforcements to limit meteorite damage.
The grimsel electric racing car broke the world record for acceleration by an electric car today. The vehicle accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds over a distance of less than 30 m. The record-breaking car was developed by students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
The University of Houston School of Nursing is one of 191 nursing schools with advanced practice registered nursing programs joining an American Association of Colleges of Nursing initiative, pledging to educate future nurse practitioners on new CDC guidelines for safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
A one-of-a-kind communications device developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is now orbiting the Earth as a central component of a microsatellite launched in Sriharikota, India on Tuesday to test new technologies in space. The product of several years of work and refinement, the compact, sophisticated antenna for identifying and managing marine traffic is built into a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) satellite that is about the size of a household dishwasher.
Lehigh University professor Cameron Wesson and Niall Sharples, professor of archaeology at Cardiff University in Wales in the United Kingdom, are taking a team of students on a four-week archaeological expedition this summer in South Uist island off the west coast of Scotland. Among the team's goals will be to piece together what happened when the Vikings arrived on the island more than 1,300 years ago. The South Uist dig represents the first phase of a three- to five-year collaboration with Sharples to search for commonalities between the Viking occupation and the European colonization in parts of the American South.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the world's largest association of musculoskeletal specialists, is participating in the development of the Perioperative Surgical Home model of care together with the American Society of Anesthesiologists.