BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations and Latin American countries are generally the main sources of reactive nitrogen emissions in the form of ammonia and nitrous oxide, among others, due to fossil fuel burning, the use of nitrogen fertilizer, and untreated sewage. The impact of these emissions on the environment, climate and health has not been monitored, however.
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.
Today, BioPontis Alliance for Rare Diseases, a unique international nonprofit organization, and VIB, an excellence-based Life Science Research Institute in Belgium, announced a strategic partnership in rare diseases. The first program is aimed at developing a treatment for one type of Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT), a rare, progressive and invalidating neuropathy. There are no therapies available for CMT patients today, although it affects 1/2,500 worldwide.
Sailors, pilots, military service men and women deployed around the world, and government officials who make national security decisions all rely on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide them with timely geospatial information. The University of Missouri College of Engineering was awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program to train the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the US Intelligence Community.
McMaster University Electrical and Computer Engineering professor and Director of the McMaster eHealth Program Tom Doyle is among a team of experts working with NASA to determine what medial training and technology astronauts need to save a life in space.
Georgia State University's Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy and the French company ALPAO have signed a contract for the development of an adaptive optics upgrade for the CHARA Array, the largest optical interferometer array in the world.
A new crystallization plate, developed and tested at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, or CHESS, hitched a ride to outer space and is helping a major drugmaker learn about protein structure.
Scientists operating research aircraft over West Africa have detected organic materials in the atmosphere over a number of urban areas, contributing to concerns of the rise in pollution across the region.
Jerôme Waldispühl, who teaches computer science at McGill University, led the group that created a new game called Colony B that is designed to help scientists better understand how particular microbes may be linked to our habits and ultimately our health.
A Google search for heart conditions will now prominently display important questions patients should ask their doctor based on clinical guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology.