Award winning open access publisher PeerJ today announces the launch of PeerJ Computer Science, a cross-disciplinary open access journal publishing articles across all fields of computer science. The journal will start accepting preprints on Tuesday February 3rd and peer-review articles on Thursday Feb. 12th, which is also PeerJ's two-year anniversary of publishing in the biological and medical sciences.
Nanyang Technological University students have built Singapore's first urban solar electric car with an innovative 3-D printed body shell that has 150 parts.
A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods. The Texas Soil Observation Network, run by the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, is connected to NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, which was launched Jan. 31.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Zebrafish Muscle investigation observes the effects of microgravity on the zebrafish, Danio rerio, a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family.
Mechanical assisted circulation is the most rapidly developing area of cardiology, but until now, there was no journal dedicated to papers in this area.
Since metallic raw materials are scarce in Germany, it is reliant on imports. Yet some of these valuable materials are lying around unnoticed in dumps. Fraunhofer researchers are now compiling a Germany-wide registry of these resources, which reveals where these deposits are located and what metals they contain.
Although electric cars meet current trends, driving axles are still too heavy, too expensive and too large for them. To address this situation, Fraunhofer researchers joined forces with partners to design an optimized axle module for commercial vehicles. It is powerful, lightweight, compact and cost-effective.
In medical research, animal-based experiments have thus far been a necessary evil. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a highly promising alternative, however: They are developing a mini-organism inside a chip. This way, complex metabolic processes within the human body can be analyzed realistically.
Food industry co-streams which could be upgraded to more valuable products than the original ones ending up as animal feed.
A large clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of two experimental vaccines to prevent Ebola virus infection is now open to volunteers in Liberia. The trial is being led by a recently formed Liberia-US clinical research partnership and is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH.