An $800,000 grant from the US Department of Energy will allow Penn State researchers to investigate a new approach for removing rare-earth fission products from the molten salt baths where used nuclear fuel is electro-refined to recycle uranium and minimize nuclear waste.
Virginia Tech and Colorado State University researchers have been awarded a $1.52 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new algorithms and mathematical models with the goal of predicting the effects of novel combinations of gene mutations in living cells. They will apply this computational framework to models of cell growth and division in budding yeast.
A UTA civil engineering soil researcher is using multiple-year, $600,000 grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation regional center and the Texas Department of Transportation that will employ geopolymers for soil modification and sustainable cement materials to strengthen highway embankments in the Paris, Texas, district.
Husband-and-wife doctors have been awarded more than $1.8 million for their effort to improve radiation therapy and breast surgery for patients with early-stage breast cancer.
A Kansas State University biologist is using a $650,000 US Department of Defense grant to study the differences between men and women and how their hormones affect the ways they respond to medication and surgery after a traumatic event.
Computer scientists develop algorithms that control everything from unmanned aerial vehicles to desktop computers to the cellphones in our pockets. But it can be complicated to match the code they develop to hardware systems that vary so widely. Researcher Ali Akoglu of the University of Arizona is on a team creating a 'domain-focused advanced software-reconfigurable heterogeneous system on a chip' -- a device with a big name to solve a big problem.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million in a 5-year grant to understand the root causes of asthma in Puerto Rico, where asthma prevalence and deaths are among the highest in the world. The team will follow 4,000 children from birth through early childhood to study how genes and viral infections affect respiratory disease.
The Optical Society Foundation (OSAF) and Coherent, Inc. have created the Bernard J. Couillaud Prize, a merit-based award to support early-career OSA members who are engaged in ultrafast photonics research and application development.
Being supported by mega-grant from Russian Science Foundation (RSF), researchers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), have revealed about 6,900 hydrobionts species in the Russian Far Eastern basin. The Sea of Japan turned out to be especially rich, approximately 42 percent of all Far Eastern species inhabit here. The large-scale research program was carried out from 2014 to 2018.
The next generation of 'smart' factories, which use advanced digital technology to improve efficiency, are the focus of a new collaboration between a leading packaging manufacturer, Crown Holdings Inc., and Swansea University, funded by an EPSRC grant. Dr. Cinzia Giannetti, from the College of Engineering at Swansea University, working with Crown's R&D center in the UK, will be using new data analytics techniques and digital technologies to improve production efficiency.