NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission has successfully completed its development and commissioning phase and moved into the operations phase. The constellation of eight microsatellites -- the first engineered and fabricated by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) -- has now started on-orbit instrument calibration and validation and is on track to collect data for the 2017 hurricane season.
University of Washington security researchers have shown that Google's new tool that uses machine learning to automatically analyze and label video content can be deceived by inserting a photograph periodically into videos. After they inserted an image of a car into a video about animals, for instance, the system thought the video was about an Audi.
A major new decade-long experiment by scientists at the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands launches today.
In a new partnership between Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia and academic publisher Pensoft, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in South America, Zoologia joins Pensoft's portfolio of open access peer-reviewed journals. Zoologia is to be published on the innovative and technologically advanced ARPHA platform, developed by Pensoft, and follow its traditional format, providing modern design, intuitive interface, and a lot of high-tech perks for all authors, readers and editors.
Novogene Corporation, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise, today announced the order of 25 Illumina NovaSeq 6000 sequencers. Five of the sequencers will be located in the US, and 20 units purchased with funding provided by Nanjing Yangzi State Owned Investment Group will be located in Novogene's new Nanjing, China lab.
Crew members aboard the International Space Station will begin conducting research this week to improve the way we grow crystals on Earth.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will soon begin one of the nation's first full-scale Zika vaccine clinical trials testing the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) experimental DNA-based vaccine. As Miami-Dade County has been ground zero for the Zika virus outbreak in the U.S., testing the vaccine in an endemic region is critical to help determine the vaccine's safety, effective dosage and whether it can effectively prevent disease caused by Zika infection.
Vaccinations have begun in a multi-site Phase 2/2b clinical trial testing an experimental DNA vaccine designed to protect against disease caused by Zika infection. The vaccine was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)). NIAID is leading the trial, which aims to enroll healthy participants in areas of confirmed or potential active mosquito-transmitted Zika infection, including continental United States and Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico.
The American College of Rheumatology today announced its 2017 health policy priorities, providing detailed policy recommendations to improve access to care for rheumatology patients and address the national rheumatology workforce shortage. The policy prescriptions come in the wake of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing arthritis prevalence is at an all-time high.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course.