A team of scientists using NASA satellite data designed an automated system to quickly identify landslides that often go undetected and unreported.
The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research effort designed to find better ways to prevent and treat disease based on lifestyle, environment and genetics.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance are partnering to help protect birds on private lands. The goal of the new Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative and associated website (birdtrust.org) is to improve conservation for declining species by pairing the bird conservation community with land trusts, which collectively protect more than 24 million acres of private land nationwide.
Springer and the Swedish library consortium for universities and research institutes (Bibsam) have finalized a broad agreement for Springer Compact running through December 2018. Springer Compact is a transitional deal combining reading access and open access publishing in one payment scheme. Specifically, participating consortium members' researchers gain access to over 2,000 Springer journals and also the right to publish their research via the open access model in more than 1,650 Springer hybrid journals.
Combining forces, two EU projects, EuMon and EU BON, are set to compile the largest data collection on biodiversity monitoring activities in Europe to date. Using existing biodiversity data and metadata collected by the two projects, the initiative is a stepping stone in completing a comprehensive European Biodiversity Portal. The projects now call out to monitoring programs across the Old Continent and beyond, to join in, provide information about their schemes and share their expertise.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers and technicians at the company DAM will soon put into operation an experimental plant at the Rubí-Valldoreix wastewater treatment plant, with the objective of making the wastewater treatment process generate more energy than it consumes.
The American Heart Association today announces a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc., a leading cloud computing infrastructure, to enable and advance discoveries in cardiovascular science and medicine using cloud technology.
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have invented a new type of nanofilter that could reduce the energy needed to treat wastewater by up to five times.
Marie Kerbeshian, vice president of technology commercialization at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., announced details about the 2015-2016 fiscal year licensing agreements.
Global Aerospace Corporation announced today that, in collaboration with Northrop Grumman, it will be developing a new exploration vehicle for Saturn's moon, Titan. Under a 2016 Phase I NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, the team will develop the Titan Winged Aerobot (TWA) concept and produce a proof-of-concept prototype for Earth-based testing. TWA, inspired by Northrop Grumman's Titan Lifting-Entry Atmospheric Flight platform, incorporates features such as ultra-low power requirements and extended vertical range.