On Veteran's Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within seven years, and an entire limb within 15 years. This major international research undertaking, called The HEAL Project, stands for Hartford Engineering a Limb. It is the brainchild of UConn Health's Cato T. Laurencin, a leading surgeon-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and the new field of regenerative engineering. His laboratory research successes include the growth of bone and knee ligaments.
From Nov. 10-Dec. 21, NASA and university scientists are taking to the field to study wet winter weather near Seattle, Wash.
NASA scientist Phillip Chamberlin and his team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., now are developing a formation-flying CubeSat mission to study the sun's atmosphere or corona.
Researchers believe that call data records from millions of people can help provide an unparalleled look at communities lacking access to food, health care and other human necessities. This could help provide aid organizations and government a quick and cost-efficient tool to prescribe policy solutions for specific regions or groups of people often marginalized, such as women or the elderly.
Peru's government designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range as a national park. This conservation victory is the culmination of a ten-year effort by Chicago's Field Museum and numerous other organizations.
Air pollution is making city living detrimental to health at an increasing speed. Now a new company with roots at the University of Copenhagen wants to develop clean air solutions for urbanites with graying lungs.
Spin-off company Dispelix Oy will commercialize a new display -- developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland -- which brings visual information directly into the user's field of vision, as a high-definition image on an eyeglass lens
The American College of Physicians today released a position paper exploring the factors driving the growth of 'concierge' and other 'direct patient contracting practices' (DPCPs) and the 'limited' evidence on their impact on patient care. A summary of the paper, Assessing the Policy and Patient Care Implications of 'Concierge' and Other Direct Patient Contracting Practices, is in today's Annals of Internal Medicine online edition, with a link to the full paper.
The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network.
Simon Fraser University and Hanhai Zihye Investment Management Group (Hanhai) and their corporate partners have signed a memorandum of understanding towards the Hanhai-SFU China-Canada Commercialization & Acceleration Network (C2-CAN). It will support commercialization of advanced technologies from China and Canada and aid technology innovators and entrepreneurial leaders in accelerating venture growth in both countries.