South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented, for the first time, the whole genome sequence and analyses of the Myotis rufoniger.
A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application to help farmers. It allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area. This could allow them to better plan for the current year.
A new tool for computational design allows users to turn any 3-D shape into a collapsible telescoping structure. New mathematical methods developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University capture the complex and diverse properties of such structures, which are valuable for a variety of applications in 3-D fabrication and robotics -- particularly where mechanisms must be compact in size and easily deployable.
Technology and Innovation 19.1 zeroes in on innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on what universities are currently doing to foster growth in those areas both for their success and the success of the communities and regions to which they are connected. Novel educational programs, innovation-driving business accelerators, and ingenious makerspaces that allow users to manufacture their own objects are among the tools being employed by universities to support the entrepreneurial activities so crucial for our economy and our nation.
QUT has produced Ugandan bananas high in pro-vitamin A. Cooking bananas are the staple food in rural Uganda Worldwide 650 000 - 750 000 children die from vitamin A deficiency. Ugandan farmers will be growing pro-vitamin A rich bananas in 2021. A humanitarian project backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Researchers developed a new type of smart window: a self-powered version that promises to be inexpensive and easy to apply to existing windows, with potential to save heating and cooling costs. The window powers itself with a transparent solar cell that harvests near-ultraviolet light.
Vanderbilt engineers have designed a 'granular jamming cap' filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated 'GPS' system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy and will mean low energy bills for consumers.
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors. Their findings appeared in the the prestigious journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
The group lead by Prof. Mario Lanza develops a resistive random access memory device using only 2-D materials (graphene electrodes and hexagonal boron nitride insulators), and develop a complete theoretical model to describe its functioning.