Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Planing hulls are like those used on a speedboat -- they're designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide on top of the water, skimming more quickly over its surface. At higher speeds, 'wave slam' become a problem.
Researchers in the US and Germany will take a unique look at diabetes complications by studying Pima Indians, a population heavily impacted by kidney damage caused by diabetes.
SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has today announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The sale was announced jointly by Chairman of Pion, David Cohen and Stephen Barr, President SAGE International.
RAPTOR, a turbulent combustion code developed by Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Joseph Oefelein, was selected as one of 13 partnership projects for the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR). CAAR is a US Department of Energy program located at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility focused on optimizing computer codes for the next generation of supercomputers.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona today announced it has signed a two-year partnership agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of Japan to study the potential role of several gene regulatory proteins as targets for the treatment of heart failure. Based on research conducted in Sanford-Burnham laboratories, the collaborating scientists will screen and develop molecules that have the potential to improve the metabolism and function of the failing heart.
FACETS -- a new multidisciplinary open access journal led by Dr. Jules Blais and published by Canadian Science Publishing -- will encompass a broad range of scientific areas and provide a high-quality, affordable Canadian open access option that well serves the publishing and dissemination needs of researchers in Canada and beyond.
Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 272 million board feet in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of nearly 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. During this same period, west coast lumber exports declined 4 percent in volume to 162 million board feet.
Two Southwest Research Institute instruments have been selected for a NASA mission to Europa, which will launch in the 2020s to study this large, potentially habitable Jovian moon. The MAss Spectrometer for Planetary EXploration and Ultraviolet Spectrograph were selected from 33 candidate instruments for the yet-to-be named mission.
NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three Arizona State University scientists are involved with the mission's instruments.
A University of Colorado Boulder instrument has been selected to fly on a NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, which is believed to harbor a subsurface ocean that may provide conditions suitable for life.