Six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association for the Environment and Safety in Aquitaine (APESA) and the Centre for the Application and Transformation of Agro-resources (CATAR-CRITT)- are participating in the European CYCLALG project to drive forward an algae-based biorefinery which aims to develop and validate technological processes designed to obtain biodiesel through algae cultivation.
New software is enabling ChemCam, the laser spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, to select rock targets autonomously -- the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.
While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., a VA and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researcher, is developing and validating a model to predict risk for colon cancer in those under 50 with no family history of the disease.
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
systemsDock is a new, free on-line resource that makes screening for drugs faster and more accurate.
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall signed a cooperation agreement for the PILOT mission which will map the direction and intensity of the Milky Way's magnetic field and gain new insights into the magnetic properties of interstellar dust grains.
The 1st International Symposium on Hyperloop has been held at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea to discuss future direction and current status of Hyperloop research.
The first free and openly available comprehensive data resource for international measures relating to patient experience and person-centered care has been launched, providing a 'one-stop' website for commissioners, health managers, researchers and others.
NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission is a first-of-its-kind project that aims to answer key questions about the consequences of climate change on the health of our oceans and their relationship with airborne particles and clouds. PACE will use a wide spectrum of wavelengths from an 'ocean color' instrument to provide scientists with this information.
UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55.