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(University of British Columbia) Researchers from the University of British Columbia and McMaster University have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance from plant cellulose that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone.
(University of New Haven) Chong Qiu, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Earns National Science Foundation's Early Career Award; Joins Recipients from Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and NYU
(University of Kent) A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius. The research team found that annual disinfection of parakeet nest sites prior to the breeding season, intended to reduce the spread of infectious disease in endangered parrot species, didn't have the impact conservationists expected leading to recommendation for a different approach.
(University of Warwick) Guinness World Records have independently certified an astrolabe excavated from the wreck site of a Portuguese Armada Ship that was part of Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India in 1502-1503 as the oldest in the world, and have separately certified a ship's bell (dated 1498) recovered from the same wreck site also as the oldest in the world.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed 03W that formed near the island of Yap in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
(IMDEA Networks Institute) An innovative new Spanish technology start-up company, Celling 5G, has become the latest collaborator to join the 5TONIC co-creation laboratory in Madrid. The company will immediately begin a new research project to test their breakthrough solution for small cell deployment in cooperation with several other 5TONIC members.
(National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) NIMS, the University of Tokyo, Niigata University and RIKEN jointly designed a multilayered metamaterial that realizes ultra-narrowband wavelength-selective thermal emission by combining the machine learning (Bayesian optimization) and thermal emission properties calculations (electromagnetic calculation). The joint team then experimentally fabricated the designed metamaterial and verified the performance. These results may facilitate the development of highly efficient energy devices.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Idai was approaching landfall in Mozambique when NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the cloud top temperatures to determine the strongest parts of the storm.
(NSF International) Building Water Systems ? The Sustainability & Public Health Nexus. The second annual Legionella Conference, hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), will bring together thought leaders and experts to explore the complex relationship between water conservation and microbial contamination prevention in building water systems.
(Princeton University, Engineering School) Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized egg in its first few steps of growth.
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Rosa Maria Rojas went from resenting the mining industry as a teenager (her parents moved her to a small town in the middle of high school for their jobs in the industry) to excelling in positions at BHP, Freeport McMoRan and the University of Arizona. The industry recognized her achievements with an award at a recent conference.