On February 15th, Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), and its Japanese subsidiary Input Output Japan (IOJP), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) created the Input Output Cryptocurrency Collaborative Research Chair within the Tokyo Tech School of Computing.
A robot under development at the University of Illinois automates the labor-intensive process of crop phenotyping, enabling scientists to scan crops and match genetic data with the highest-yielding plants. The TERRA-Mobile Energy-crop Phenotyping Platform robot is funded by the US Dept. of Energy.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been granted a patent for the world's first mouse cell line authentication method using short tandem repeat (STR) markers, tiny repeating segments of DNA found between genes. The method can be used to verify that a cell line is derived from a particular mouse in the same way forensic experts can confirm the identify of a person using DNA evidence.
AAAS, the world's largest general scientific organization, announced Thursday that it will partner with the March for Science, a nonpartisan set of activities that aim to promote science education and the use of scientific evidence to inform policy.
A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed by researchers working for the National Institute of Standards and Technology could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney failure.
In just two years' time, a team of NASA engineers accomplished what some thought impossible: the group created a smaller, more capable 'brain' for smaller spacecraft.
Parents can now follow their tots' vaccinations via the Kasvuseula online service, which provides analytical data on the child's growth.
A free online tool developed at the University of Delaware with support from the US Department of Agriculture will help lima bean growers assess the risk of having their fields hit with downy mildew.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) applauds Tuesday's decision by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a Maryland ban on assault weapons. The Maryland law bans 45 types of assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. The court ruled that Second Amendment protections did not apply to 'weapons of war.'
A Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety and tolerability of an investigational vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has begun at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The trial also will assess the vaccine's ability to prompt an immune response in healthy adult participants. The investigational vaccine was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH.