Open science publishing platform F1000Research is working in partnership with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) to create a dedicated, digital, open publishing solution for INCF's members and the expanding neuroinformatics community. The new INCF Community Journal will provide an affordable, open publishing channel to capture research from the INCF Neuroinformatics Congress and workshops, plus research articles from the neuroinformatics field.
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle. On top of this come natural substances from the environment. A single environmentally relevant water sample contains up to several thousand different organic molecules. But what are these substances? Over 8,000 molecule profiles have already been stored in a public database for future analysis. This preventative water screening system is now being expanded internationally and harmonized with further strategies in the 'FOR-IDENT' project.
Washing machine, smoke detector, burglar alarm and refrigerator -- all of those and many appliances more could in future be connected to the Internet. To ensure that the connected home does not turn into a security hazard, IT researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed new protection technologies for the 'Internet of Things,' which they are now getting ready for the market.
Future Science Group today announced the relaunch of Oncology Central, the information hub designed exclusively for medical professionals in the field of oncology. Oncology is a fast-moving, multidisciplinary field at the forefront of medical research and Oncology Central unites all aspects to support multilateral progression in the field.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) have signed an agreement to establish the HMS Cancer Biology and Therapeutics training program (HMS-CBT), to be launched in Doha. The agreement supports specialized training that promotes a deeper understanding of cancer biology, cancer screening, diagnosis and personalized treatments.
An international Earth-observing mission launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed its primary three-year mission in November 2014.
Developed at Northwestern University, AppT tracks, monitors, and analyzes mobile device usage patterns, recording how long, when, and where you use each application.
Sandia National Laboratories has developed a fog chamber -- one of the world's largest -- that creates a controlled environment to more easily test security cameras, sensors or other equipment.
The Liberia-US clinical research partnership known as PREVAIL has launched a study of people in Liberia who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) within the past two years. The clinical trial investigators hope to better understand the long-term health consequences of EVD, determine if survivors develop immunity that will protect them from future Ebola infection, and assess whether previously EVD-infected individuals can transmit infection to close contacts and sexual partners.
A 24-hour global Climathon is set to coincide with the much anticipated environmental encyclical by Pope Francis on June 18. The hackathon-style event will bring together citizens across six continents to find local climate change solutions.