Federal research funding up in FY 2015
NCSES reported that within the R&D total, research obligations -- a category of transactions including orders placed, contracts awarded and services received -- increased by 1 percent to $63.6 billion.
Patient moves paralyzed legs with help from electrical stimulation of spinal cord
Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and intense physical therapy have been used by Mayo Clinic researchers to help Jared Chinnock intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand, and make steplike motions for the first time in three years.
This contact lens could someday measure blood glucose and other signs of disease
Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and many other telltale signs of disease from teardops without invasive tests, according to Oregon State University chemical engineering professor Gregory S. Herman, Ph.D.
Bill to Improve Weather Forecasts Heads to President's Desk
The National Weather Service would have to boost research -- including some from private companies -- to improve forecasts and storm warnings under a bill headed to the president's desk.
R&D Funding in the First Year of Trump's Administration
Some have reacted to President Trump’s proposed budget by claiming that it severely reduces funding for science, yet the net impact isn’t likely to dramatically change the overall level of research and development (R&D) funding.
Travelers to Mars risk leukemia cancer, weakened immune function from radiation, NASA-funded study finds
Radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia cancer in humans traveling to Mars, NASA-funded researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have found, using mice transplanted with human stem cells.
Musk launches company to pursue 'neural lace' brain-interface technology
Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming “house cats” to AI, he suggests. “I think one of the solutions that seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer,” Musk hinted at the Code Conference last year.
Apple Says to Add Two More R&D Centers in China
Apple will set up two new research and development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday.
A biocompatible stretchable material for brain implants and 'electronic skin'
Stanford chemical engineers have developed a soft, flexible plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires - ideal for brain interfaces and other implantable electronics, they report in an open-access March 10 paper in Science Advances.
5G and beyond: National Science Foundation plunks down $6 million for advanced wireless research
The National Science Foundation today announced that it would hand out a total of $6.1 million in research funding for Northeastern University and US Ignite, Inc in a partnership designed to hasten the development of advanced wireless technologies.