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Clark Labs of Clark University receives grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to research coastal habitats at risk for shrimp farm conversion in Southeast Asia

Clark Labs has received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a baseline map of coastal habitats and the distribution of shrimp mariculture in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The analysis is based on a digital classification of LANDSAT 8 remotely sensed imagery and will also provide ...
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Eliminating preventable harm in academic medical centers: the Libretto Consortium and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

By Loren Pogir Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog March 18, 2014
Imagine a health care system where medical harms no longer occur. Where technology is connected and systems talk to each other. Where doctors, nurses, patients, and families work as a team, and decisions about health care are shared. Imagine a health care system that is so finely tuned that it ...

Big Bang waves offer "staggering" evidence of rapid expansion

By Cynthia Eller Caltech March 17, 2014

Thanks in part to Moore-funded research conducted by Caltech (grant #1128), scientists have made an extraordinary advance in cosmology by discovering what many consider the “smoking gun” evidence for the “cosmic inflation.” Cosmic inflation signifies a period of extremely rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big ...

Cosmic inflation: "spectacular" discovery hailed

By Jonathan Amos BBC News March 17, 2014

Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

Read the full article here.

See the related news story from Caltech here.

Billionaires with big ideas are privatizing American science

By William J. Broad The New York Times March 16, 2014
Last April, President Obama assembled some of the nation’s most august scientific dignitaries in the East Room of the White House. Joking that his grades in physics made him a dubious candidate for “scientist in chief,” he spoke of using technological innovation “to grow our economy” and unveiled “the next ...
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Up for Debate: Response to "Making Conservation Finance Investable"

By Susan Phinney Silver, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Stanford Social Innovation Review March 14, 2014
Government and donor funding alone will not be able to take on the environmental and climate change challenges we face today, so it is a promising development that “impact investing” is embracing environmental investments.

Read the full letter here

The original article, "Making Conservation Finance Investable," can be found ...

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Engineering a smarter ICU

Johns Hopkins Winter 2014 Engineering Magazine

America’s intensive care units (ICUs) are supposed to showcase the lifesaving potential of modern medicine. They are equipped with the latest technology, staffed with the most skilled staff, and centered in the best hospitals. Yet statistics show that ICUs are failing miserably: One out of ...

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Competence gaps among unemployed new nursing graduates entering a community-based, transition-to-practice program

By Audrey Berman, PhD, RN; Brandy Beazley, MS, RN; Judith Karshmer, PhD, RN; Susan Prion, EdD, RN, CNE; Paulina Van, PhD, RN; Jonalyn Wallace, MSN, RN and Nikki West, MPH Nurse Educator March 13, 2014

Multiple reports document competence gaps among employed new registered nurse (RN) graduates, yet there is little known and published about the competence and confidence among new RN graduates who are not yet employed.

As part of an academic/practice partnership model, four collaboratives provide transition-to-practice programs for newly graduated and licensed, ...

The $1 origami microscope

MIT Technology Review March 11, 2014

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has evolved considerably since it appeared in the western world over a century ago. Folding is simple, easy and cheap. So it’s no wonder that scientists and engineers have begun to exploit it in all kinds of innovative ways. They now use origami ...

Without these ancient cells, you wouldn’t be here

By Rebecca Jacobson PBS Newshour March 6, 2014

With a “billion billion billion” Prochlorococci in the ocean — that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 — you would think they’d be easy to find. But 25 years ago, no one knew this microscopic organism existed.

And it’s a good thing they do. Without their ancestors, we wouldn’t be breathing, says Penny Chisholm, ...