Last week, a team of Australian researchers successfully completed 'Astronomical Verification' of a critical sub-system of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) -- the forthcoming radio telescope that will be the largest and most sensitive on Earth.
The 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting drew to a close today with a panel discussion on the future of scientific education. The traditional boat trip across Lake Constance was again hosted by the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, President of the Council, took farewell of the delegates from 80 countries. Thirty Nobel Laureates and some 400 selected young scientists had spent the week in Lindau discussing central topics from the field of physics.
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) will share faculty expertise in clean energy innovation as an academic and research collaborator in the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which President Barack Obama announced last week will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop smart technologies and systems for use in advanced manufacturing with $70 million in support from the US Department of Energy and $140 million in public-private investment.
Researchers are testing whether a new smartphone app and computer game can change behaviors.
Each winter, large white sharks leave the California coast and swim halfway to Hawaii, congregating in an area known as the 'White Shark Café.' By attaching a miniature video camera tag to a white shark's fin, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) hope to collect video footage that shows -- for the first time ever -- exactly what the sharks are doing out there.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a program to create new viral vectors to find quicker and better treatments for an array of diseases. James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Orphan Disease Center, will lead an interdisciplinary team of over 30 scientists.
Scheduled for launch on Sept. 8, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will travel to an asteroid, study it and return a sample to Earth for analysis. All of these goals depend on accurate mapping of the target, Bennu, so the team is gearing up for the challenges of cartography of an asteroid.
Mars, Incorporated today announced the extension of its partnership with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings -- a scientific forum recognized internationally for connecting the best scientists across generations.
Recently launched Genomic Data Commons will get a dramatic increase in the power and utility of its resources with the announcement today of the signing of a data sharing agreement between the National Cancer Institute and Foundation Medicine Inc., a molecular information company that has generated genomic profiles of people with cancer.
NeuroVision Imaging LLC has raised a Series B financing round led by a $5 million investment from Wildcat Capital Management, the family office of TPG co-founder David Bonderman. A portion of the Series B financing has been reserved for strategic investors. Wildcat is providing support for NeuroVision as it seeks advanced validation and regulatory approval for its retinal imaging technology in connection with the early detection and monitoring of amyloid pathology related to Alzheimer's disease.