The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $21 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Srinivas Rangarajan, assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received a research grant from The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) in September 2017.
Vassilis Athitsos, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working with Macnica Americas to evaluate existing deep learning methods for face detection and facial recognition to determine how the company could improve performance or reduce computational load and make better technology available to the company's customers.
Equipped with a $750,000 NSF grant, Michigan State University researchers hope to save more lives with more efficient underwater search-and-rescue missions through the joint efforts of humans and robots.
The Cornell Center for Materials Research - which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels -- has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation.
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, GAC is developing an integrated 'entrycraft' design that can decelerate and gently land on the surface of Pluto from a speed of over 30,000 mph using only drag from Pluto's ultra-thin atmosphere and just a few pounds of propellant. Once at the surface, the vehicle can switch to 'hopper' mode to hop around the surface, tens or hundreds of kilometers at a time, investigating surface features of interest.
The Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering has been awarded $4 million from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale devices to improve human health, including fighting cancer.
An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an 'organ-on-chip' model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new drug treatments.