NASA Statement on Space Technology Meetings in Europe [NASA]
The following is a statement from NASA's associate administrator for space technology, Michael Gazarik, about his meetings this week in Europe to discuss potential cooperation on development of space technologies that will enable NASA's future missions. These include the asteroid initiative announced in the president's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.
NSF Invests in Science and Engineering Infrastructure in Key Areas Across the Nation [NSF]
Five research projects aimed at deploying a world-class combination of research resources for the academic community have received awards from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
Each award recipient, representing a statewide collaboration of academic, private-sector, and state institutions, will receive $20 million during a five-year period to bolster its science and engineering ...
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NIH scientists discover molecule triggers sensation of itch [NIH]
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope Reveals the Ring Nebula's True Shape [NASA]
The Ring Nebula's distinctive shape makes it a popular illustration for astronomy books. But new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star reveal a new twist.
NASA Education Offers Summer of Innovation 'Mini-Awards' [NASA]
NASA's Summer of Innovation project is accepting proposals through Monday, June 10, from organizations that want to offer students science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational experiences this summer.
Taming suspect gene reverses schizophrenia-like abnormalities in mice [NIH]
Scientists have reversed behavioral and brain abnormalities in adult mice that resemble some features of schizophrenia by restoring normal expression to a suspect gene that is over-expressed in humans with the illness. Targeting expression of the gene Neuregulin1, which makes a protein important for brain development, may hold promise for treating at least some patients with the brain disorder, say researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.
NIH researchers conduct first genomic survey of human skin fungal diversity [NIH]
While humans have harnessed the power of yeast to ferment bread and beer, the function of yeast or other types of fungi that live in and on the human body is not well understood. In the first study of human fungal skin diversity, National Institutes of Health researchers sequenced the DNA of fungi at skin sites of healthy adults to define the normal populations across the skin and to provide a framework for investigating fungal skin conditions.
NASA Hosts Google+ Hangout with Recently Returned Space Station Astronauts [NASA]
NASA will host a Google+ Hangout with the three recently returned International Space Station astronauts from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23.
NSF and SRC to Fund Research to Create Failure-Resistant Systems and Circuits for Tomorrows Computing Applications [NSF]
National Science Foundation-Funded Researchers Present Commercial-Ready Technologies to Industry [NSF]
For the first time in a national showcase setting, a group of National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees--who are funded through the Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) program--presented to industry representatives various technologies they believe are ready for commercialization.
On May 14 in Baltimore, Md., 10 investigators, whose research support came from the NSF Engineering Directorate's AIR Technology Translation program, introduced a system that uses ionic liquids to ...
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Two-month Time-lapse Video of Antarctic Ice Goes Viral [NSF]
Cassandra Brooks is a Stanford University doctoral student with the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources.
She spent two months in 2013 aboard the National Science Foundation-operated icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer as part of a research cruise investigating the role of dissolved organic carbon in the Ross Sea ecosystem.
She--and a video she produced on the voyage--became ...
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Faculty-student project develops emotion-reading technology [RIT]
Teraisa Chloros made faces at her laptop computer. Her mock expressions appeared on the overhead screen with labels identifying her emotions-happy, sad, surprised, angry, disgusted or scared-based on the position of her facial muscles.
Chloros '11 (medical informatics) illustrated the FaceReader software by Noldus Information Technology to mental health professionals in...
Imaging science giant Schott to retire from teaching [RIT]
John Schott likes to take on big projects. During his 33 years at RIT, Schott helped form the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and built the university's first Ph.D. program. He won initial research funding in 1981 in support of NASA's Landsat program of Earth-orbiting satellites that monitor global...
The end of an era for the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science [RIT]
John Schott likes to take on big projects at work and at home.
During his 33 years at RIT, Schott helped form the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and built the first Ph.D. program. He won the university's initial research funding in 1981 in support of NASA's Landsat program of...
Experiencing the future [RIT]
The crowds cheered, the music blared and an eclectic group of child-sized cars raced around Simone Circle Saturday morning as the E-Durance Challenge launched the 2013 Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.
At stake: the chance to win $1,000 or one of President Bill Destler's prized antique banjos. Perhaps even more importantly,...