The Advances in Brain Sciences conference was jointly hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan.
The Peruvian Ministry of Education has adopted the 'Blue Planet' education module, developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces.
Empa and the University Hospital Zurich have joined forces to develop a sensor that gages the blood sugar through skin contact. And best of all: No blood samples are necessary, not even to calibrate the sensor. 'Glucolight' is initially to be used in premature babies to avoid hypoglycemia and subsequent brain damage.
A new compact transistor model was developed and the framework for realizing a faster design support process and product development for integrated circuits in the ultra-low voltage category was established. This new compact model, HiSIM-SOTB (Hiroshima University STARC IGFET Model Silicon-on-Thin BOX), was selected as an international industry standard during a meeting in Washington D.C., which was held by the Compact Modeling Coalition of the Silicon Integration Initiative.
Future Science Group has launched Future Science Open, the publisher's first fully open-access journal. Each month, Future Science Open will publish research in all areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are relevant to human health.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will embark on the first joint US-Russian one-year mission, underscoring the 'international' in International Space Station as the partners exemplify multilateral cooperation with regard to science.
The NISTAR instrument that will fly aboard NOAA's space weather-observing spacecraft called the Deep Space Climate Observatory, is going to measure the Earth's radiation budget.
The recently published results of the Research Excellence Framework show that the impact of research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has been both deep and long lasting. Of the case studies covering engineering and physical sciences, 85 percent of them involved EPSRC-supported researchers.
The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.