The American College of Cardiology will add to its family of journals with the launch of JACC: Basic Translational Research in December 2015. Douglas L. Mann, M.D., FACC, has been named Editor-in-Chief of the new journal, which will be published monthly as an open access journal.
A vision of using artificial fractal-based implants to restore sight to the blind -- part of a far-reaching concept that won an innovation award for University of Oregon physicist Richard Taylor this year from the White House -- is now covered under a broad US patent.
In October 2014 NASA delivered high-definition, 3-D footage of astronauts living and working on the International Space Station to the Internet, posting video of astronauts exploring water tension in microgravity. The same engineers who sent high-definition cameras and then 3-D cameras to the space station have now delivered a new camera capable of recording images with six times more detail than either of the previous cameras.
Practical measures to aid landslip prevention and enhance track stability are among the improvements pinpointed by recent research that will mean rail passengers face fewer speed restrictions, delays and cancellations in future -- and will help the UK rail industry achieve multi-million-pound savings.
Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with the European Society for Medical Oncology, with the aim of publishing a new open access cancer journal from next year, the company has announced.
Sandia National Laboratories recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Red and White Fleet to design, build and operate a high-speed hydrogen fuel cell passenger ferry and hydrogen refueling station.
UC San Diego Health, with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology designed to deepen existing collaborative relationships, boost basic research of diseases of the immune system and more quickly introduce new clinical treatments and therapies.
In a bid to boost photonics manufacturing and bring more skilled, high-tech jobs to the country, as well as push the boundaries of energy efficiency and performance in computing and telecommunications, the Obama administration announced today that it has selected the American Institute for Manufacturing of Photonics (AIM Photonics) to lead research and manufacturing of integrated photonic technology and create jobs in this important area.
The University of Rochester is a key partner in a consortium that has won a national competition to advance US photonics manufacturing capability. The new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, and will bring the nation's leading talent from companies, universities, and federal research institutions together under one entity to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.
As part of the National Research Program 'Energy Turnaround' NRP 70 the Swiss National Science Foundation is supporting the interdisciplinary research project 'THRIVE'. With IBM Research -- Zurich and the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil as leading houses, scientists from Empa, ETH Zurich, HEIG-VD and PSI will be teaming up with industrial partners until 2017 to develop a heat pump that is powered by waste heat.