The great ambition of the networked society is to connect everything, everywhere, all the time. But the ideal of seamless communications poses fundamental challenges to legacy networks that the new 5G communication networks currently under development need to solve. One of such challenges is supporting the significant growth of traffic demands. Next generation services such as mobile cloud service, gaming, social-networking applications and 3-D immersive applications require massive capacity and higher data rates than current 4G networks are unable to sustain.
Project DEAL representatives from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and representatives of publishing house Wiley announced their continued negotiations on a future-oriented model for the publishing and reading of scientific literature.
QUT researchers have produced Australia's first lithium-ion battery after establishing the country's only facility capable of such manufacturing.
The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance will provide high-quality research on the flow of capital into sustainability-oriented projects and sustainable companies.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Atypon announced today a joint initiative to develop Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr), a community server for the open dissemination of Earth and space science preprints and rich conference presentations.
Attendees at a workshop on Future Space-Based Ultraviolet-Optical-Infrared Telescopes have recommended that astronomers worldwide intensify their activities to explore the possibilities for science with a large UV, optical and infrared space mission.
Springer and Graz University Press have signed a new co-publishing agreement to publish co-branded books in English. Through this cooperation, the University of Graz Press will be able to provide its authors with international distribution via SpringerLink, where all content is made available electronically in a digital format. Springer will benefit from the addition of further influential titles to its comprehensive book program.
The first time a young surgeon threads a wire into a stroke victim's chest and neck and fishes a blood clot out of the brain may be one of the most harrowing moments in her career. Using brain scans and a 3-D printer, a UConn Health radiologist and a medical physicist made a life-size model of the arteries and will make the pattern freely available to any doctor who requests.
The US Army Research Laboratory's university partner -- the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, in collaboration with the Aerospace Corporation and Department of Homeland Security, created a three-dimensional reconstruction of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to help ensure the safety of its visitors.
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating a new approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas by combining two immunotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to stimulate the immune system to destroy the main tumor as well as leftover microscopic cancer cells that may seed other tumors.