Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering activities in Fiscal Year 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.
As from now, the livestock sector has a piece of innovative software enabling farmers to make an accurate environmental assessment of their farms. The computing tool known as Batfarm has been developed jointly by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia, INTIA, IRSTEA, TEAGASC, the Higher Institute of Agronomy of Portugal, and Glasgow Caledonian University.
The same technology used by the entertainment industry to animate characters such as Gollum in 'The Lord of The Rings' films, will be used to help train elite athletes, for medical diagnosis and even to help improve prosthetic limb development, in a new research center at the University of Bath launched today.
The Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, located at Stanford, will bring together academic, government and industrial scientists to improve the measurement techniques, or metrology, of molecular products and processes to facilitate advances in the increasingly important bio-economy.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, with Parkinson's UK and the Critical Path Institute, announce that MJFF has joined the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium.
On May 15, 2016, Austin, Texas, held a Zika Hackathon. More than 50 data scientists, engineers, and UT Austin students gathered to use big data to help fight the spread of the mosquito-borne disease Zika. The US Centers for Disease Control is now ramping up collection of data that tracks Zika spread. But big gaps exist in linking different kinds of data, which the Austin Zika Hackathon addressed.
The recent NAS report on genetically engineered crops aligns with statements from Agronomy and Crop Societies: Scientific research overwhelmingly shows GE crops are safe and pose no significant health or environmental risks.
Immunology -- and the idea that many diseases can best be addressed by boosting the body's own immune response -- is one of the hottest areas in medical research and clinical treatment. University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Chiba University School of Medicine in Japan have announced a new collaborative research center to investigate the most promising aspects of immunology, especially the area of mucosal immunology, and to speed development of clinical applications.
Cyber and electronic warfare, shrinking defense budgets, and critical international science and technology partnerships were some of the key concerns for seven military leaders from around the world who met this week at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum for lightweight cars and other multi-material high-end products could become less expensive because of an ORNL method that harnesses a laser's power and precision.