Hundreds of people from six nations worked on unmanned underwater vehicles and mine countermeasures at the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Pax River technology demonstrations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
A Southwest Research Institute proposal to study primitive asteroids orbiting near Jupiter that could give insights into the origins of the solar system is one of five science investigations selected as a possible future NASA mission.
A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that empowers surgeons with new technologies such as eye-tracking and haptics, allowing them eye-control of the camera and touch sensation during surgery. Hospitals will be able to use the most advanced technology while running low operational costs, as the system can use current surgical instruments.
The SYLTAG study, which includes 184 patients with a baseline IOP greater than or equal to 23 mm Hg, evaluates the efficacy and safety of four doses 0.375 percent (150 micrograms); 0.75 percent (300 micrograms); 1.125 percent (450 micrograms) y 1.5 percent (600 micrograms) given once a day for 28 days. The comparator group received timolol (0.5 percent), given twice a day.
The National University of Singapore launched a new research initiative called the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation to further develop research capacity and capabilities in the emerging and fast-growing field, which has the potential to be the next engine for economic growth for technologically advanced countries, including Singapore.
The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma was recently selected as one of only five universities in the nation to participate in a special Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity program. The diversity program selected the school to help support and continue its ongoing efforts to attract and retain women and underrepresented minority students and faculty.
By partnering with CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States), OSA enables an option for readers and agencies to easily discover federally funded articles published by OSA and to then access the full-text of these articles directly on OSA's platform, OSA Publishing.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a smart rollator prototype that supports independent living among the elderly.
A spin-off of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Sensia Solutions, has developed a new low-cost infrared camera that makes it possible to quickly and efficiently detect gas leaks that can occur in different industrial facilities.
IOP Publishing and Research Information Network (RIN) release new report on information practices in the physical sciences. While cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaborations are breaking down subject siloes across the physical sciences, a culture of traditional and DIY information practices still holds sway among scientists when it comes to the curation, management and publication of formal research findings.