Throughout late July and August, a multi-agency, multidisciplinary team led by Colorado State University scientists will travel to Boise, Idaho, to conduct 15 to 20 smoke-observation flights. The project is called the Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption and Nitrogen, or WE-CAN, and is primarily supported by the National Science Foundation.
Pilot study in The FASEB Journal suggests novel nutrient supplement bar improves lung function in obese adolescents with poorly controlled asthma.
Princeton astrophysicist David McComas will be the principal investigator for a $492 million science mission to sample, analyze and map particles from the sun and from the edges of interstellar space. He is presenting the mission's goals and status at the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) meeting today in Pasadena, California. Slated to launch in 2024, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission will investigate the heliosphere, which surrounds and protects our solar system.
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM)--the flagship publication of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)--has again been ranked among the top medical imaging journals worldwide, according to new data released in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports© published by Clarivate Analytics. JNM's impact factor went up from 6.646 (2016) to 7.439 (2017).
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have built a scaled test assembly that mimics a dry cask storage container for spent nuclear fuel to study how fuel temperatures change during storage and how the fuel's peak temperatures affect the integrity of the metal cladding surrounding the spent fuel. Regulators could use the data to help verify computer simulations that show whether nuclear power utilities are complying with regulations that specify how much heat a dry cask can safely handle.
When buying a new outfit, most people don't consider the process that went into tinting that vivid red shirt or colorfully patterned dress. But dyeing clothes requires massive amounts of water, energy and chemicals. So companies are working on new ways to color textiles that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective, reports an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
A new blueprint produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), "Science Breakthroughs 2030," lays out how research can transform the fields of agriculture and food production. Drawn from an extensive process that incorporated the voices of 146 scientists in dozens of fields, the report highlights potential 'breakthroughs' through five critical initiatives of agricultural research that need to be prioritized--microbiomes, gene editing, data analysis, sensors and biosensors, and transdisciplinary collaborations.
A new NASA-sponsored CubeSat mission called HaloSat will help scientists search for the universe's missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding the Milky Way galaxy.
A who's who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry -- including Google DeepMind, the XPRIZE Foundation and Elon Musk -- have signed a pledge to 'neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons'.
Insilico Medicine announced a research collaboration agreement with A2A Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The two parties agreed to create a new company called 'Consortium.AI', which will apply the latest advances in AI to discovery of novel small molecules for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and other rare orphan diseases.