Physicists want to use ultracold gases in space to measure the Earth's gravitational field, to subject Einstein's Equivalence Principle to an accurate test, and to detect gravitational waves. The first flight in a sounding rocket made it now possible to test the necessary technologies and experimental steps required for measurements of this nature. In doing so, the group generated a Bose-Einstein condensate and was able to examine its properties in space for the first time.
A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises -- collectively known as cetaceans -- end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. Could severe solar storms, which affect Earth's magnetic fields, be confusing their internal compasses and causing them to lose their way?
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is concerned that the recent US executive order on immigration could limit scientific exchange, delay patient care and impair medical training.
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce its partnership with the Society for the Study of Reproduction to publish Biology of Reproduction.
The NIH plans to expand its ENCODE Project, a fundamental genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease. Funded by NHGRI, the ENCODE Project strives to catalog all the genes and regulatory elements -- the parts of the genome that control whether genes are active or not -- in humans and select model organisms. With four years of additional support, NHGRI builds on a long-standing commitment to developing freely available genomics resources for use by the scientific community.
The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when getting from point A to B in Seattle. The team is also developing pedestrian accessibility standards to expand the effort to other cities.
An Albuquerque company founded by a Sandia National Laboratories scientist-turned-entrepreneur has received a license for a 'home-grown' technology that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
MAPP, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes launched on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Sheffield. MAPP is a £20 million research hub led by the University of Sheffield and brings together expertise from the Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, and Imperial College London, together with 17 industry partners and the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) today announced the launch of a new joint publication, IFAC Journal of Systems and Control. The journal will publish research papers on generalizable, extensible and transferable innovations across all aspects of the field of control and automation.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are collaborating to find innovative ways to counter cyber threats. The aim of this joint research project, called the Bio-Inspired Agile Cyber Security Assurance Framework (BICSAF), is to develop innovative technologies for tackling Advanced Persistent Threats.