Neon is among 49 innovative global companies involved in the design, development and deployment of new and proven technologies that the WEF predicts will have a significant impact on business and society. Neon uses models derived from cognitive neuroscience research to increase viewer engagement with online images and videos.
The Alan Turing Institute has marked its first few days of operations with the announcement of its new director, the confirmation of £10 million of research funding from Lloyd's Register Foundation, a research partnership with GCHQ, a collaboration with Cray Inc. and EPSRC, and its first research activities.
A new tomato that combines the nostalgia-inducing flavor of an heirloom with the durability of supermarket varieties is Rutgers' answer to anyone who wonders what happened to the flavorful Jersey tomatoes of the past. Now as the university's 250th anniversary approaches, a team of researchers are working to create a new and improved Rutgers tomato, reviving a variety that was thought to be lost to history. They have narrowed their search down to three possibilities.
The University of Wyoming will receive research and development funding from the National Water Center in exchange for the center harnessing a University of Wyoming researcher's water management model,
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the International Journal of Surgery Open, a new open access journal covering all areas of surgery. This peer-reviewed, online-only journal will make significant contributions to knowledge in clinical surgery, experimental surgery, and surgical education and history widely available to the global surgical community. The journal began accepting submissions in March 2015 and will begin publishing articles in August 2015.
The ECOAL-MGT project, designed to minimize the environmental problems caused by coal waste piles beside forests, has successfully been completed following tests carried out in San Pedro da Cova, Portugal. This was the conclusion expressed by the lead researchers during the final workshop held at the end of June in the Portuguese locality of Gondomar.
Experts in DPR Korea intend to restore the quality of forest lands, alleviate wide-spread food insecurity and reduce the frequency of natural disasters in the country through an ambitious program of agroforestry -- 'the use of trees on farms and in the landscape.' The The National Agroforestry Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2024 was drafted by the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and with scientific input from the World Agroforestry Centre.
A Brazilian company has increased the shelf life of grade A pasteurized fresh whole milk from seven to 15 days. This feat was achieved by incorporating silver-based microparticles with bactericidal, antimicrobial and self-sterilizing properties into the rigid plastic bottles used as packaging for the milk. The microparticles are included as a powder in the polyethylene preform that is used to make plastic bottles by blow or injection molding.
Today's explorers cross miles of space with no hope of finding an island with food and nutrients along the way. All nutritional needs must be met aboard. 'Nutrition is vital to the mission,' Scott M. Smith, Ph.D., NASA Nutritionist said. 'Without proper nutrition for the astronauts, the mission will fail. It's that simple.'
Zurich will host the first Cybathlon in autumn 2016, bringing together physically impaired people from all over the world to compete against each other using the latest assistive technologies. ETH Zurich welcomed 30 of the participating teams from 15 countries to complete a practice session at the Swiss Arena in Kloten.