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Meadow restoration studied for potential to build carbon credits in California

Turning meadow restoration into cleaner air is the goal of researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Soil Science Laboratory at the University recently partnered with the Earthwatch Institute, an international citizen science research organization, to better understand how restoration and plant communities relate to the soil carbon in Sierra Nevada mountain meadows.

New approach may open up speech recognition to more languages

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the Neural Information Processing Systems conference this week, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are presenting a new approach to training speech-recognition systems that doesn't depend on transcription. Show More Summary

Performance metrics: Forge a clearer path for technical careers

yesterdayAcademics : Nature

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) surveyed more than 800 technicians and laboratory assistants about their roles, careers and professional recognition (see go.nature.com/2fs6icb). The results reveal opportunities for change in the current ill-defined status of technical staff.These non-faculty members professed

'Pulling' bacteria out of blood

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. This involves the blood of patients being mixed with magnetic iron particles, which bind the bacteria to them after which they are removed from the blood using magnets. Show More Summary

MIT simulation system allows you design any configuration of drone (and know it will work)

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From MIT: A new system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is the first to allow users to design, simulate, and build their own custom drone. Users…

An Alarming Tweet From the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Karen James (@kejames on Twitter) a staff scientist at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine.  Her work is at the intersection of research, education, and outreach to adapt DNA-assisted species identification (DNA barcoding and related techniques) for use in projects involving public participation in scientific research […]

Europe's 2020 Mars ExoMars mission gets official funding

Andrew Coates, Professor of Physics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL,London, explains what ESA will have to do to succeed in the second part of its mission.

Neir Eshel wins Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Neir Eshel, an MD-PhD graduate from Harvard Medical School and a former member of the Uchida Lab, was named the grand prize winner of an essay contest sponsored by the journal Science, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Eshel was also the 2016 winner of the Larry Katz Memorial Prize Lecture contest.

OIST researchers awarded grant to create new startup company

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A START grant will enable the transfer of energy-producing wastewater treatment technology from the laboratory to industry.

Seven ORNL researchers elected AAAS fellows

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Seven researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Five Berkeley lab scientists named AAAS fellows

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Five scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Edison T. Liu of The Jackson Laboratory named 2016 AAAS Fellow

(Jackson Laboratory) Edison T. Liu, M.D. of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal

A group of scientists from The University of Manchester, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the UK's synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, has completed research into radioactively contaminated material to gain further understanding around the issue, crucial for the safe and more efficient completion of future decommissioning projects.

Why Become a Medical Laboratory Scientist

Medical laboratory science professionals, often referred to as medical laboratory scientists are essentially healthcare detectives who uncover and provide...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL, Tourassi's team applied deep learning to extract useful information from cancer pathology reports, a foundational element of cancer surveillance. Show More Summary

Empa Innovation Award for new flame retardant

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) The Empa Innovation Award 2016 went to chemist Sabyasachi Gaan and his team. The researchers were recognized for the development of new, non-toxic and environmentally...Show More Summary

MIT rolls out driverless scooter

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Make way autonomous cars, because now there are autonomous scooters. A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a self-driving mobility scooter using algorithms that not only allow users to sit back and enjoy the ride, but could be applied across a spectrum of different vehicles. Show More Summary

Indian forensic agency will soon get the technology to unlock any mobile phone

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar, the country’s premier forensic facility, will be buying the technology from Cellebrite.

System opens up high-performance programming to nonexperts

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new system that allows users to describe what they want their programs to do in very general terms. Show More Summary

ORNL wins 7 R&D 100 Awards

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received seven R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology.

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