Sandia National Laboratories has developed a fog chamber -- one of the world's largest -- that creates a controlled environment to more easily test security cameras, sensors or other equipment.
The Liberia-US clinical research partnership known as PREVAIL has launched a study of people in Liberia who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) within the past two years. The clinical trial investigators hope to better understand the long-term health consequences of EVD, determine if survivors develop immunity that will protect them from future Ebola infection, and assess whether previously EVD-infected individuals can transmit infection to close contacts and sexual partners.
A 24-hour global Climathon is set to coincide with the much anticipated environmental encyclical by Pope Francis on June 18. The hackathon-style event will bring together citizens across six continents to find local climate change solutions.
KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) leads groundbreaking large-scale pre-pregnancy study involving 1,000 local couples. The study, called 'S-PRESTO,' is short for Singapore PREconception Study of long-Term maternal and child Outcomes and it aims to define the critical development pathways and mechanisms that link maternal and perinatal health and nutrition to child development, with the longer term goal of developing more effective approaches to intervention and prevention of metabolic diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders.
A Queensland University of Technology-led workplace intervention program which saw a 15 percent drop in drivers self-reporting their BMI as obese, has helped truckies eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight.
Northwestern University professor Doug Downey and collaborators developed a new search engine that goes beyond responding to queries by helping people explore new concepts and ideas.
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy.
A team of scientists have shown that two species of silver flies from the Pacific Northwest will attack and eat hemlock woolly adelgid, the pest responsible for killing millions of hemlock trees in 17 East Coast states. The team has released the flies, from Washington State, in experiments in Tennessee and New York, and early results look promising. If their experiment succeeds, these flies could help protect threatened eastern and Carolina hemlock trees.
The SAMT project of the European Union will work together with leading industrial actors from the cement, oil, metal, water, waste and chemical industries and review the latest scientific developments within the field of sustainability assessment.
BioMed Central is pleased to partner with the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society in publishing the open-access journal Genes and Environment.