The 2020 European Research Council Synergy Grant (ERC) is only one of 34 proposals that received funding out of more than 440 proposals submitted awarded for ambitious, collaborative projects. The grant will enable the teams to develop fundamentally novel thermodynamic measurement methods, They will investigate phenomena in quantum electronic devices.
The University of Arizona College of Engineering and its Department of Materials Science and Engineering are playing a key role in a $100 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense to establish a national University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics, led by Texas A&M.
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and partner institutions have developed an implant device that aims to generate a rough perception of sight for people with blindness. The device will be tested in a small clinical trial.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have begun building a quantum-enhanced x-ray microscope at the National Synchrotron Light Source II. This groundbreaking microscope, supported by the Biological and Environmental Research progam at DOE's Office of Science, will enable researchers to image biomolecules like never before.
Scientists at ChristianaCare's Gene Editing Institute have received a $1 million grant from the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation to develop a novel gene therapy for inherited blood disorders including sickle cell disease, offering hope to nearly 100,000 Americans suffering from the disease who are disproportionately African American.
A multi-disciplinary project based at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to filter anti-microbial resistance from the Nairobi River was one of 18 awarded funding under the UKRI-GCRF 'Clusters Awards' announced on 20 November.
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the causes of spina bifida, the most common structural defect of the central nervous system.
How is the future of fusion power shaping up? It could boil down to a question of apples versus donuts. Lehigh University's Plasma Control Group has been awarded more than $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Energy to conduct research at the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U). The work will help answer key questions about the spherical ("apple-shaped") tokamak concept and contribute to the eventual design of a compact, efficient fusion reactor.
Scientists at Swansea University are extracting carbon atoms found in waste plastics and turning them into a nanotube format that can be used for the transmission of electricity. They are producing plastic electric cables without the copper wire inside them, which can be used in residential and industrial construction. The Welsh government is investing in the plastics upscaling project, which has the potential to create highly-skilled jobs in Wales.
The disease quickly obliterates boxwoods, the most common evergreen shrub in the United States, and staples of modern and historic gardens alike, while also causing lasting damage to the infected areas.