Tech & Engineering
For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well. The Sustainable Agriculture Matrix, or SAM, provides independent and transparent measurements of agricultural sustainability at a national level that can help governments and organizations to evaluate progress, encourage accountability, identify priorities for improvement, and inform national policies and actions towards sustainable agriculture around the globe.
- One Earth
On September 22 – 23, 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Child’s Play Charity are hosting the first annual virtual gathering of organizations and individuals to discuss best practices and the future of the rapidly growing fields of gaming technology and extended realities within the realm of pediatric healthcare.
European experts and policy makers will join forces between 27-30 September within the 2021 EU Pollinator Week to discuss a new EU deal for pollinators.
According to the authors of “Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition in the 21st Century: A Report from the 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium,” “there are vast opportunities to ensure that food systems produce healthy and safe food in equitable ways that promote environmental sustainability, especially if the world can come together at the UN Food Systems Summit in late 2021 and make strong and binding commitments towards food system transformation.”
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
New Western Australian research is using high-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism.
- Autism Research
Researchers have demonstrated an antibiotic coating that can be applied to orthopedic implants minutes before surgery and eliminates the chances of infection in experimental animals. In early trials, the coating prevented all infections, even without infusions of antibiotics into the bloodstream. After 20 days, the coating did not reduce the bone’s ability to fuse with the implant and was completely absorbed by the body.
- Nature Communications
- NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases