The New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation announced that public and private researchers and businesses in New York State have nearly 150 million CPU hours of free access on one of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Scientists at the University of South Australia have discovered a simple way to remove bacteria and other contaminants from water using tiny particles of pure silica coated with an active nano-material.
By combining gasification with high-tech nanoscale porous catalysts, researchers hope to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including distiller's grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage.
In joint experimental work, physicists have combined unusual techniques to make real-time movies that show exactly how a 50-nanometer-thick membrane notifies the cell it encloses that a hostile alien presence - an antigen - has made a landing.
Half a dozen eye hospitals in India are collaborating with a research centre here to create the inner layer of the cornea, the vital window of the human eye. It may allow 14,000 eye transplants a year.
In a new article co-authored by University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute associate professor Jennifer Kuzma titled 'An Integrated Approach to Oversight Assessment for Emerging Technologies,' she and her colleagues offer a detailed analysis of oversight and regulation procedures designed to protect the user.
Mechanical engineers over the next two decades will be called upon to develop technologies that foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable global environment. According to the ASME report, 2028 Vision for Mechanical Engineering, mechanical engineers will need to collaborate with partners worldwide in order to apply innovative solutions and best practices to improve quality of life for all people.