NEWS RELEASES - via EurekAlert!
( Queensland University of Technology) An international project has developed a free and open public resource that will bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world of gene patenting.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013 and made into a movie.
( New Jersey Institute of Technology) The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1 million grant to a team of environmental experts at NJIT who offer technical assistance to communities working to transform contaminated properties into clean and productive land.
( Linguistic Society of America) Hundreds of linguistics scholars from across the US and around the world will convene in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America this Jan. Members of the news media are invited to observe and report on the proceedings. The meeting is scheduled for Jan. 2-5, 2014, at the Minneapolis Hilton. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge research focused on the scientific study of language.
( Stanford University) An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided visible and infrared satellite imagery to forecasters helping confirm the birth of the sixth tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's infrared instrument called AIRS that flies aboard the Aqua satellite gave scientists another look at the clouds and convection happening in a non-tropical low pressure area that's struggling to organize into a sub-tropical or tropical cyclone.
( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other medical conditions.
( American Institute of Physics) To technology insiders, graphene is a certified big deal. The one-atom thick carbon-based material elicits rhapsodic descriptions as the strongest, thinnest material known. It also is light, flexible, and able to conduct electricity as well as copper. Graphene-based electronics promise advances such as faster internet speeds, cheaper solar cells, novel sensors, space suits spun from graphene yarn, and more. Now a research team at NIST may help bring graphene's promise closer to reality.
( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Two UK research teams have won a share of £1million funding designed to help Sir Bobby Charlton to reach his goal of ridding the world of landmines.The winners were unveiled at the Find A Better Way £1 million Awards Dinner held at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London, on 28th November 2013.
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