John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.
A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with young-onset Parkinson's disease -- which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition.
The American Gastroenterological Association is pleased to welcome a new member to its family of journals: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology will showcase cutting-edge digestive biology research in a digital open-access format.
The next generation ultra-fast Internet or ground-breaking electronic circuits powered by light instead of electricity could very well be built on research done at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). NTU Singapore is partnering the University of Southampton, UK to set up the new institute.
In a field test in downtown Chicago, Sandia National Laboratories' mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER) system identified the exact location of a sealed laboratory radiation source through shielding and at a distance. MINER detects fast neutrons that emanate from special nuclear material and can discriminate the device signature from background radiation and to measure the spectrum of neutrons emitted by it.
A new effort by the National Institutes of Health will facilitate communication among scientists, clinicians, and the public to reframe mental health research, from diagnosis to treatment. The Research Domain Criteria unit was recently established by the National Institute of Mental Health, part of NIH, to support the development of the institute's RDoC initiative.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., would like to congratulate all of the 2014 Nobel laureates and is proud to have published work by nine of the laureates. To celebrate their achievements Wiley has made a selection of content from the 2014 winners free to access until the end of the year.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, in collaboration with General Atomics and the University of Arizona, have developed an infrared and visible camera viewing system that's able to produce wide-angle, tangential views of full poloidal (north-south direction of the magnetic field) cross-sections inside the tokamak. The camera's images provide researchers with data about the interior conditions of the DIII-D, which was built under contract for the Department of Energy. DOE provides funding for its operation.
Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature -- and additionally allows about 10,000-times faster projection rates. Researchers will be presenting their technology Nov. 4-6 at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart.
The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment -- from vibrations, for instance. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the economical production of piezoelectric materials.