From 211 candidates, Building Global Innovators has selected 10 ventures to join the seventh edition of the accelerator, nine of which already have a prototype developed that is ready to pilot.
A top engineer from the city of Los Angeles visited Cornell University this month as researchers tested a new earthquake-resilient pipeline designed to better protect southern California's water utility network from natural disasters. 'It surpassed expectations,' said Tom O'Rourke, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University and the project's principal investigator.
New sentiment analysis algorithms developed by researchers at the University of Salamanca are able to monitor the social network Twitter in search of violent groups. The system analyzes both the messages these individuals share and how their relationships develop. Spanish law enforcement authorities have already expressed interest in the tool.
Addressing a strong demand within the STEM community for meaningful and accessible education tools -- especially around complex topics, the project will offer valuable teaching and learning resources to schools and universities teaching biomedical science.
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.
BrightFocus Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative, AnthroTronix, and Mindoula, have launched Phase II of the Health-eBrain Study, investigating the impact the Alzheimer's caregiving experience has on brain and behavioral health. The announcement will be made at the Global Alliance for Women's Brain Health Luncheon at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto on July 26, 2016.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to near-Earth asteroid Bennu to sample surface material and return it to Earth for study. Ideally, the sample will come from a region in which the building blocks of life may be found.
Princeton University and the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are participating in the accelerated development of a modern high-performance computing code, or software package. Supporting this development is the Intel Parallel Computing Center Program, which provides funding to universities and laboratories to improve high-performance software capabilities for a wide range of disciplines.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of REACH -- Reviews in Human Space Exploration. The journal will cover overviews of the science of human and robotic space exploration, life sciences research in space, and beneficial terrestrial applications that are derived from spaceflight. It is the official human space exploration review journal of the International Academy of Astronautics and of the International Astronautical Federation.
According to the recent white paper, Space Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Widening the horizon of space exploration, the UK space sector and R&D community possess strong expertise and test facilities, taking leadership in current and future missions that involve robots (like the rover, arm and drill) as well as technologies in sensing, perception and autonomy. Emerging technologies powering the future of space RAS will also provide significant benefits to areas such as healthcare, emergency services, mining, water, agriculture and nuclear decommissioning.