Monthly Archives: October 2015

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research celebrates ‘Green Visionaries’ from around the world in Berlin

The 7th “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” culminated in a festive awards ceremony on October 30, 2015.

Asia’s coasts to experience most extreme weather

Unbearable heat waves, typhoons of unprecedented speeds and flash floods have been an increasing occurrence globally.

Decibel Therapeutics Gets Funding to Develop Hearing-loss Therapies

Decibel Therapeutics received $52 million in Series A financing from Third Rock Ventures and Glaxo, to develop and discover new medicines to protect, repair and restore hearing.

Caught in the act: New wasp species emerging

A new study from biologists at Rice University finds that ongoing evolutionary changes in one fruit fly species are having a domino effect on at least three species of predatory wasps.

Scientists: Harnessing microbes could help solve hunger, health, chemical and energy problems

A Unified Microbiome Initiative could help collect and process enormous amounts of information about dozens or hundreds or thousands of types of microbes that are born, eat, excrete, fight, die and evolve together – all the while making a fundamental difference in the environment they inhabit.

MIT’s Koch Institute & Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center receive $20m challenge gift

MIT News– The Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research has pledged $20 million to the Bridge Project, a collaborative research program of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), to accelerate the translation of interdisciplinary cancer solutions toward the clinic.

Galapagos tortoise species ID’d from specimen in UW museum

MADISON – A new species of giant Galapagos tortoise, revealed this week in a study conducted by scientists at Yale University, also happened to be lurking in the collections of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zoological Museum, it turns out.

LHC luminosity upgrade project moving to next phase

Geneva, 29 October–. This week more than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world met at CERN to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC – a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will increase the accelerator’s discovery potential from 2025.

Metal defects can be eliminated by cyclic loading

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–It’s a well-known characteristic of metals that repeated bending in the same place can cause the material to weaken and eventually break; this phenomenon, known as metal fatigue, can cause serious damage to metal components subjected to repeated stress.

Triggered earthquakes give insight into changes below Earth’s surface

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It is well known that an earthquake in one part of the world can trigger others thousands of kilometers away.

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