Solder isn't the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a point of failure, Sandia National Laboratories has developed and refined computer models to predict their performance and reliability.
A unique study that combines genome information with digital health care data has been launched in Finland. The FinnGen study plans to analyze up to 500,000 unique blood samples collected by a nationwide network of Finnish biobanks. The goal is to deepen our understanding about the origins of diseases and their treatment. The project is expected to continue for six years, with a current budget of €59 million.
Oncotarget launches a series of podcasts that will allow scientists to delve deeper into a variety of research contributions found in the journal.
The latest resupply mission to the International Space Station delivered hundreds of seeds to the spacefaring research lab Sunday, Dec. 17, to test how plants grow in the stressful environment of zero gravity.
On this 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which occurred in December 1967, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for patients suffering with heart failure.
A first-of-its-kind advanced insulin delivery system could help type 1 diabetes patients manage their condition without continuously adjusting insulin doses on their own.
The unique barriers faced by women in maintaining good sleep health are often misunderstood or overlooked, according to a new resource 'Women & Sleep: A Guide for Better Health' developed by the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR®) Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep. The Sleep Network also partnered with patients from MyApnea.org to develop 'Women & Sleep Apnea,' to raise awareness on a disorder that is widely perceived as a 'man's disease.'
A researcher at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre has developed two types of invisibility cloak. One of them is useful in concealing sensors and antennas and thus eliminating interference, which would improve the performance of communications systems. The other can be applied in diffuse mediums such as human tissue, which is of interest for biology and medicine. This research is based on metamaterials, which are artificial structures designed to display characteristics not found in nature.
Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities.
CMAC (Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation), a pre-competitive consortium led by the University of Strathclyde to accelerate progress in pharmaceutical manufacturing, announces that Pfizer Inc has joined as a strategic member, alongside GSK, AZ, Novartis, Bayer, Takeda, Lilly and Roche.