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Revealing the secrets of microscopic marine life

UTS-led research using novel technologies to unlock the oceans' microbial secrets has received a US$3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the world's top 20 philanthropic organisations.

It is the largest grant (grant GBMF3801) awarded by the Foundation to date to an Australian institution for ...

NIST physicists 'entangle' microscopic drum's beat with electrical signals

NIST Tech Beat October 22, 2013
Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "entangled"—linked the properties of—a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals.

The results confirm that NIST's micro-drum could be used as a quantum memory in future quantum ...

Remote Sonoma County landscape offers microscopic peek at life's beginnings

By Mary Callahan The Press Democrat October 19, 2013

Scientists looking for clues to the origins of life on Earth have discovered new life forms right here in Sonoma County that may shed light on how life evolved — and how it might be detected elsewhere in the universe.

A three-year study of alkaline ponds at The Cedars, a ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Ecologists uncover 'hyperdominant' tree species in the Amazon

University of Leeds October 18, 2013

Dr. Oliver Phillips, a professor at the University of Leeds School of Geography whose work in the Amazon has been partially funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, has contributed to new research published in Science this month. The research was led by Hans ter Steege of the Naturalis Biodiversity ...

Environmental Defense Fund launches toolkit to help fishermen and managers

Environmental Defense Fund October 17, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today launched the world’s most comprehensive toolkit for designing and implementing management systems that can restore the resiliency, sustainability and profitability of fisheries around the world.

“Global overfishing is a 21st century problem that people have been trying to fix with 20th century ...

Competition challenges Americans to reimagine the chemistry set

October 16, 2013

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, in collaboration with Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced the launch of a new competition focused on creating the equivalent of the chemistry set for the 21st Century. The Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition challenges participants to generate ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy

By Brian Eastwood CIO.com October 14, 2013

When Dr. Ken Ong, now chief medical information officer (CMIO) for New York Hospital Queens, began his medical career, he was treating infectious diseases. It was the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic and, he states flatly, "We knew nothing." Only by working closely with patients could Ong and his ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Fisheries Innovation Fund seeks proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the implementation of sustainable fisheries in the U.S.  NFWF anticipates awarding $1 million through this solicitation.

NFWF seeks proposals to develop innovative approaches to:

  • Build capacity of ...

The most trusted profession in America readies itself to take on critical challenges in health care

October 2, 2013

Nursing, the most trusted profession in America as well as the largest in health care, plays an essential role in advancing safety and providing better outcomes for patients. Yet, the nursing workforce is facing significant challenges that may impede future health care. Certain regions in the U.S., particularly ...

Q&A with Steve McCormick: Dialogues on the environment

By Mark Tercek Huffington Post October 2, 2013
Foundation president Steve McCormick talks with Mark Tercek, Huffington Post blogger and President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy, about the greatest environmental challenges we face today and what the environmental movement can do to better address those challenges. 

Read the full article here.