As part of a tri-lab consortium, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will develop tools and understanding necessary for designing new solid-state materials for storing hydrogen gas.
Sandia National Laboratories will lead a new tri-lab consortium to address unsolved scientific challenges in the development of viable solid-state materials for storage of hydrogen onboard vehicles. Better onboard hydrogen storage could lead to more reliable and economic hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers today announced an agreement made with Manchester University Press to transfer 10 of their journals to SAGE. The acquisition follows an earlier agreement to acquire two titles last year.
A company formed to commercialize graphene research conducted at the University of Houston's Center for Advanced Materials has been listed on the Chinese stock exchange, an important step in the company's capitalization and growth.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has unveiled the launch of its startup company Opsonix Inc. The announcement follows a worldwide licensing agreement between Harvard's Office of Technology Development and Opsonix Inc. enabling the company to ready the Wyss-designed sepsis therapy for clinical use.
A Toyohashi Tech researcher and the Anritsu Corporation have jointly developed a new measurement system to support the construction of highly efficient wireless power-transfer links. The system measures the kQ ('coupling coefficient k' and 'quality factor') product in real-time, to enable finding the maximum transmission efficiency by changing the power transmission and reception positions. This measurement system accelerates the realization of wireless power-transfer applications, such as contactless powering, battery-free electric vehicles, and energy harvesting.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered that a certain bed material improves the combustion efficiency of waste and biomass while decreasing operating and maintenance costs significantly. In collaboration with the energy supplier Eon, the researchers have proven the concept in today's commercial boilers. The findings make combined heat and power (CHP) technology highly interesting both from a profit and a climate perspective, and open up for smarter next generation designs.
Immunovia AB and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University formed a collaboration to confirm, validate and commercialize a blood test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Buffalo Automation Group, a robotics startup founded by three University at Buffalo undergraduate engineering students, is developing technology to create autonomous boats similar to Google's driverless cars. Since forming last year, the company has successfully tested its technology on a 16-foot catamaran, filed two provisional patent applications and secured thousands of dollars in funding.
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine's Rob Knight, PhD, and his team built a microbiome analysis platform called QIIME (pronounced 'chime' and short for 'Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology'). This software will now be more readily accessible to hundreds of thousands of researchers around the world through BaseSpace, a cloud-based app store offered by Illumina, a San Diego-based company that develops life science tools for the analysis of genetic variation.