A prototype for the first 3D-printed, sensor-operated prosthetic arm designed for toddlers under two years-old has been developed by UK engineers.
Public health efforts successfully stopped human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus in West Africa in 2016 after the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Pursuing and intensifying efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccination strategy against Ebola virus disease, with durable protection in all populations, including children, is vital.
NUS researchers have developed an 'add-on' to wearable health monitoring gadgets that can tell users about the condition of their health from their sweat. The pH Watch comprises a novel color-changing pH sensor which can be integrated into existing fitness trackers or smartwatches at low cost. It is able to continuously measure and monitor the acidity or alkalinity level of a user's sweat along with heart rate and oxygen concentration.
sphingotec launches a CE-marked point-of-care IVD assay for Proenkephalin (penKid®), the company's proprietary biomarker for real-time assessment of kidney function in critical care settings
DGIST startup N-Side will participate in the world's largest trade show 'CES 2020' in Las Vegas, US for four days from Tuesday, January 7th. Highly recognized for its communion-type smart pet necklace, N-Side has been invited to CES 2020 and will hold an exhibition for four days.
A collaboration between computer scientists at the University of Bristol and nine major media companies, including ITV and BBC, will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital content.
The Department of Energy announced that it has taken the next step toward construction of an Electron Ion Collider (EIC) in the United States. DOE announced on Thursday that the collider will be sited at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. In addition, DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will be a major partner in realizing the EIC, providing key support to build this next new collider, which will be the most advanced particle collider of its type ever built.
A new study explored the impact of the shutdown of roughly half of the nuclear power plants in Germany after the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan. The study found that the resulting reductions in nuclear power were replaced primarily by production from coal-fired sources and reductions in net electricity exports. The authors show that the switch to fossil fuel-fired power resulted in considerable increases in pollution at an estimated annual social cost of about $12 billion.
Scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago launched a new testbed for quantum communication experiments from Argonne last week.
'The labor market's continuing strength seems to be benefiting workers with disabilities,' said John O'Neill, Ph.D., director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. 'This gain in the employment-to-population ratio is similar to what we saw last month. In the new year, we hope to see a return to the positive pattern of 2016-2017, when there was steady improvement in the employment situation for people with disabilities.'