The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program.
Springer will publish the new official journal of the Italian Economic Association, the Italian Economic Journal. Articles have already been published online on SpringerLink; the first print issue will be compiled in March 2015. The journal has been formed through a merger between the association's former publication Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and the Giornale degli Economisti from the renowned Bocconi University.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center announced an innovative partnership with the US Geological Survey and the US Department of Agriculture to catalyze actionable, data-intensive research at the water and food systems nexus. The 'Data to Motivate Synthesis' Program for early career scientists will facilitate new collaborations and computational capacities amongst social and environmental scientists to address critical questions of water quantity and quality and agricultural productivity in the face of a changing climate.
Three cardiac surgeons from the Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. Yoan Lamarche, Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy and Dr. Philippe Demers, are behind Aorta, a free app that provides specialists with patient-specific recommendations for aortic replacement surgery based on the latest scientific guidelines.
A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.
Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
Bayer HealthCare and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative have signed an agreement under which Bayer will provide the active ingredient emodepside to support DNDi in its effort to develop a new oral drug to treat river blindness (or onchocerciasis). The world's second leading infectious cause of blindness, river blindness is a neglected tropical disease caused by a filarial worm.
A coalition of 18 food organizations today announced the formation of a new Back to Balance Coalition aimed at promoting balanced, practical and achievable dietary guidance. The Coalition formed in response to public policy efforts occurring at the local, state and national levels to malign and restrict certain foods when both scientific research and the nutrition community say such efforts are unlikely to work.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: Extreme Mechanics Letters.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, a new open access, online-only journal dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality case reports related to all aspects of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases, including the placement and maintenance of arterio-venous dialysis access, with an emphasis on the practicing clinician.