The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA)(NYSE:JWB) and OhioLINK, a library consortium serving 118 libraries and 89 Ohio colleges and universities, announced today the signing of a Wiley Open Access Account agreement.
Huanglongbing, (HLB), also known as citrus greening, has devastated Florida's citrus farms. Although some growers in China and Brazil have been able to control the problem, California groves are now threatened, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Chemists and biologists are racing to develop strategies to contain the disease and, hopefully, find an antidote.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) coordinates an European research project, called E.T.PACK, whose objective is the development of a new system for deorbit space satellites without using on board power and fuel. For this purpose, a new experimental technology will be employed: a low work-function tether.
How can you work collaboratively in regions where there is no internet or electricity? Researchers (UNIGE) have developed the Beekee Box, that can generate a wireless network so users can log onto a learning platform without needing the internet or electricity. Anyone can connect to the Beekee Box's wireless network, accessing educational content or taking part in assessments. The box means that trainers can take their materials with them when they're overseas in war zones.
Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.
A partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso and the University at Albany (UAlbany) in New York will attempt to understand how neural circuits that encode learned responses to fear develop in mammalian brains.
With guidance from patient communities, rare disease experts, and advocacy organizations, the Rare As One Project will help communities of patients, researchers, and clinicians work together to advance progress against their diseases and scale these efforts through capacity-building services and up to $4.5 million in initial funding.
A Simon Fraser University mechatronic systems engineering doctoral researcher has designed 3D-printed robot 'fingers' that mimic the strength and tenderness of a human hand. For people with mobility challenges or limb differences, robots equipped with these flexible fingers could prove important companions or tools for independent living.
SU2C welcomed the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of alpelisib in combination with fulvestrant, the first and only new therapy for patients with a PIK3CA mutation in HR+/HER2- advanced metastatic breast cancer in both post-menopausal women and in men. Research by one of SU2C's inaugural Dream Teams, the SU2C PI3K Dream Team: 'Targeting The PI3K Pathway In Women's Cancers' contributed to the development of this treatment.