One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The sensor, known as EHIS, was successfully tested using the hospital's proton accelerator and deemed to be in good working order.
Recently, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US Air Force, Alaska Army National Guard and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used a portable weather station, developed with support from the Office of Naval Research, to monitor conditions at a 1952 crash site of a military transport aircraft.
SAGE today announces the launch of Educational Neuroscience, an open-access journal that explores developing brain-behavior relationships and their implications for the science of learning, academic skill acquisition, and education practice at multiple levels of the educational systems from early childhood to higher education.
The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society today announced the forthcoming 2016 publication of ACS Sensors, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary research journal to be devoted to the dissemination of original research findings from across all areas of modern sensor science. J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D., Scientia professor and founding co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at The University of New South Wales, will serve as the journal's inaugural editor-in-chief.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named a site for one of two new Genome Characterization Centers funded through the National Cancer Institute.
The American College of Cardiology has announced that Boehringer Ingelheim is the newest industry sponsor of The Diabetes Collaborative Registry, an interdisciplinary effort led by the College in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Joslin Diabetes Center.
The process of fitting dentures hasn't significantly changed in 100 years. Now, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's BioDesign: Medical Innovation program has developed the first holography scanning device for intraoral 3-D modeling, which shortens the time it takes to get dentures from 30 days to 30 minutes and makes the procedure far more comfortable for patients. The technology addresses a market of $500 million in the United States alone.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its bedside data-acquisition software will be commercialized by a recently formed startup company, MediCollector LLC. The announcement follows a worldwide license agreement between Harvard's Office of Technology Development and MediCollector.
Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube's web, desktop and mobile applications.
EAF steel dust is in terms of volume the greatest hazardous solid waste produced by the steel industry. Managing it entails a very high cost for steel plants as it is classified as hazardous waste and cannot be deposited in landfills unless it has been treated in advance. DIGIMET allows EAF steel dust to be treated in the plant itself and separately from the production process, thus maximizing the retrieval of recoverable materials and without producing waste.