Known for pursuing seemingly impossible goals and thereby opening up opportunities that have not been thought possible, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a contract worth up to $23 million over five years with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University to help create the future of medicine in scenarios where necessary surgical and therapeutic interventions are not immediately available.
Pitt's Susan Fullerton received an NSF CAREER Award to develop the next generation of electronics based on materials that are the thickness of a molecule.
A new $1.6 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help piece together how circadian rhythms operate from a genetic perspective
Approximately €14.5 million as part of a thematically focused major instrumentation initiative.
Xin Jin, an associate professor in Salk's Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, has been selected as one of four scientists to receive the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience to study how the brain learns, remembers and executes actions. The award, which comprises $300,000 over three years, includes participation in the annual McKnight Conference on Neuroscience.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded major computer hours on three leading supercomputers, including the world's fastest, to a team led by C.S. Chang of the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
Southwest Research Institute has received a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an advanced pumped heat electricity storage (PHES) system. This system offers twice the energy density of a lithium ion battery and is based on an innovative thermodynamic cycle to store energy in hot and cold fluids.
John Quarles, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, has won a grant from the Intel Corporation to create an algorithm called Cyberwell that automatically reduces the negative side effects of virtual reality on the end user.
Wayne State University will collaborate with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on a nationwide effort to prevent and manage cardiovascular health and diabetes.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources tapped the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to lead a five year project to map and restore submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) across coastal Alabama. The project is one of two recently awarded to ADCNR by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.