NSF supports declaration of International Brain Initiative
The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins with other U.S.
U.S. Lifts Moratorium on Funding Controversial, High-Risk Virus Research
The federal government announced on Tuesday that it is lifting a three-year moratorium on funding controversial research that involves genetically altering viruses in ways that could make them more contagious, more deadly, or both--and that critics say risks triggering a catastrophic pandemic.
A new low-cost, simple way to measure medical vital signs with radio waves
Replacing devices based on 19th-century technology* and still in use, Cornell University engineers have developed a simple method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate, and breath rate from multiple patients simultaneously.
US scientists find potential therapy for Ebola virus infection
Scientists from SRI International and Collaborations Pharmaceuticals in the US have identified a potential new inhibitor, tilorone dihydrochloride, for infection by Ebola virus.
New technology allows robots to visualize their own future
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.
US is losing ground on technology superiority
A long-held military maxim is to take the high ground and hold it. That may be outdated in today’s electronic and high-tech battlefields, but that notion still holds true for scientific research and engineering.
How Best to Promote Research and Development
Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California.
International researchers join forces to build bridges through science
To build a better world through science, researchers joined forces on a new initiative called ‘The Science Bridge’. So far, it has received endorsements from over 200 eminent scientists from around the world, including 29 Nobel Laureates.
This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash
The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security.