Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S. east coast, taking the lives of 34 New Jersey residents, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, and causing over $62 billion in damage. The NJIT community responded to the disaster with immediate assistance and farsighted planning for the future.
A prototype of a nanostructured ultra-thin pressure sensor (tensiometer) has been created at the Laboratory of Self-Organized High-Temperature Nanostructures at the Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). The scientists used a completely new technology based on vacuum coating, which will cut production costs drastically.
A new EU project will promote the environmentally friendly production of complex molecules for medicine and industry.
Ushering in winds of change in clean energy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has deployed the nation's first long-span wind turbine at Semakau Landfill, which is one of several to be installed in Singapore's drive towards sustainable energy solutions.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, now enables journal authors to share code through its new partnership with Code Ocean, an open platform that improves transparency and computational reproducibility to advance scientific research and invention. Authors use the simple interface to upload code where it is assigned a DOI to support correct attribution and citation. Articles include a link enabling users to access and run the code on the Code Ocean platform.
Sanford Health is launching its second adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial -- this one to focus on non-healing leg wounds.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope mission is releasing its version of the popular Messier catalog, featuring some of Hubble's best images of these celestial objects that were once noted for looking like comets but turned out not to be.
The R2R WATCH (Rim-to-Rim Wearables at the Canyon for Health) study, a collaborative project between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
The Spanish Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence. The alliance's target is to internationally promote and strengthen the Spanish centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.
Sylentis, a Pharmaceutical Company of PharmaMar Group (MCE: PHM), pioneer in the development of new compounds based on genetic silencing technology through RNA interference (RNAi), has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has given its approval, as disclosed in paragraph 7 of the International Nonproprietary Name in Pharmaceutical Substances (INN) selection procedure.