Springer Nature is launching a new collection of educational, standalone, peer-reviewed videos on its online content platform SpringerLink. Available from July, the videos cover a wide range of content from demonstrations of surgical techniques to tailored lecture series and interviews with researchers. Content for the videos is created by academics and practitioners, many of whom have previously published in Springer Nature's journal and book portfolios.
Dr. Kee-hoon Kim's team at the Center for Intelligent & Interactive Robotics of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Byung-gwon Lee) developed a way of teaching 'impedance-controlled robots' through human demonstrations using surface electromyograms (sEMG) of muscles and succeeded in teaching a robot to trap a dropped ball like a soccer player.
Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter had an unexpected chemical makeup. And a specialized X-ray technique in use at Berkeley Lab confirmed the sample's uniqueness and paved the way for its formal recognition as a newly discovered mineral: ognitite.
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to capture new information about DNA and RNA molecules and enable more accurate computer simulations of how they interact with everything from proteins to viruses.
Acoustic emission unit is designed for continuous monitoring of the grain size of aluminum for foundries. The invention will help prevent production defects and simplify the production of alloys with high technological properties.
Optimal materials for cutting tools of tunnel boring machines (TBM) were developed in the recently finished three-year long project 'Innovative polycrystalline diamond (PDC) drag bit for soft ground tunnel boring machines' by TalTech materials scientists from the tribology and recycling group.
What role can households play in the energy transition? The European ENERGISE project, led by UNIGE in Switzerland, carried out an experiment to reduce energy consumption. The goal was to lower room temperatures to 18°C and to halve the amount of washing cycles. The results indicated that the changes did result in low energy consumption by up to 6%, as well as 13 million m3 of water saved -- without any significant impacts on comfort levels.
World Scientific and Shanghai International Studies University School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) jointly publish an open-access journal on policy and theory in international studies. It aims to facilitate exchange of ideas between China and the world.
The Pittsburgh Collaboratory on Water Research, Education, Outreach, has released the white paper 'Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management: Knowledge Gaps and Approaches.' The paper proposes methods to comprehensively study stormwater management and green infrastructure projects underway in local governments throughout Allegheny County.
Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida birth defect in a nearly 23-week-old fetus.