Nearly 40 years after taking his first aircraft measurements of clouds off the California coast, University of Miami Professor Bruce Albrecht has returned again this month equipped with new state-of-the-art technologies to understand the effects of low-lying clouds on global climate.
A 700-mile-long, 40-mile-wide airspace that stretches north from Alaska nearly to the North Pole has been put under the stewardship of Sandia National Laboratories to create safer conditions for climate studies of clouds, retreating sea ice, and search-and-rescue missions. Initial participants include the Coast Guard, a major oil company, and unmanned aircraft manufacturers.
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are now working on a new, low-altitude traffic management system to keep autonomous aerial vehicles safer as they cruise through increasingly crowded skies.
SAGE today announces that it has begun publishing Dose-Response, the official journal of the International Dose-Response Society. The quarterly journal publishes research that measures the ecological, psychological and biological responses to substances in various quantities.
With the 70th-year commemoration of the end of World War II, the Hiroshima Archive is being launched globally. The Hiroshima Archive was designed to convey beyond the limits of time and place Hiroshima's yearning for peace, as a city devastated by the atomic bomb. This digital archive contains vast records and resources on the history of the A-bomb, presented using the latest technology.
Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ is to publish the Journal of Investigative Medicine, which is owned by the prestigious American Federation for Medical Research, the company has announced.
Just as transformative ideas and discoveries often arise from unexpected places, innovators and entrepreneurs are as likely to come from a small town in Ohio as Silicon Valley. To help give a more diverse group of inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers the tools they need to bring bold science and engineering ideas to the marketplace, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed new public and private partnerships to give a larger community of innovators access to its successful Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program.
Every day, invasive species threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands, from plants like the fast-growing kudzu vine to animals like the pernicious red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops. The US Department of Agriculture estimates invasives to be a $120 billion problem annually. Now there is a new tool to help in the fight against these non-native pests, developed by three college students during their summer research program at NIMBioS.
University of Washington researchers have released new guidelines to make MakerSpaces more accessible to people with disabilities, as these communal spaces with soldering irons, 3-D printers, sewing machines and other 'making' tools pop up nationwide.
Neon is among 49 innovative global companies involved in the design, development and deployment of new and proven technologies that the WEF predicts will have a significant impact on business and society. Neon uses models derived from cognitive neuroscience research to increase viewer engagement with online images and videos.