Carbon dioxide in remote parts of the world's oceans will be measured by a new instrument being developed by scientists.
Engineer Tingyi Gu is developing thin two-dimensional materials, made atomic layer by atomic layer, that may enable communications at higher speed and lower power consumption than previously realized.
Michigan State University is establishing an Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship program to address a national shortage in accelerator scientists and engineers. The US Department of Energy Office of Science Office of High Energy Physics has awarded MSU a $990,000 accelerator science and engineering traineeship grant to develop the program.
Through its award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society has announced 12 new grants to nonprofit organizations exploring and implementing new methods for helping America's wildlife and people adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.
Permafrost makes up a quarter of the landmass in the Northern Hemisphere. A large EU project, coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, is now exploring the consequences for the global climate and for the people living in the Arctic.
The Baden-Württemberg state government has decided to fund the project 'Plant Engineering for the Production of Stators by Hairpin Technology -- AnStaHa' with about €1.2 million. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer Project Group for New Drive Systems (NAS) in Karlsruhe plan to develop plants for series- and type-flexible production of electric motors for vehicles. In this way, medium-sized enterprises are enabled to quickly use innovative technologies and remain viable.
The Morse project, which began in the autumn, will improve the products, business operations and competitiveness, as well as the energy and raw material efficiency, of the European steel industry.
Bing Yao, Ph.D., has been awarded a $560,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to study the association between cognitive fatigue and brain iron concentration, as estimated by MRI susceptibility contrast imaging. Dr. Yao, a medical physicist, is the manager of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, which is dedicated solely to rehabilitation research. This grant funds the first study of its kind, 'Investigating cognitive fatigue and brain iron deposition in basal ganglia in multiple sclerosis.'
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded Kessler Foundation a $2.23 million, five-year grant to fund the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS) The NNJTBIS is a comprehensive system of clinical care, research, information and resource dissemination aimed at improving quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The NNJTBIS is a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and five area trauma centers.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $57 million to fund 14 new comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies. The funds will support studies of a range of conditions and problems that impose high burdens on patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.