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Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Independent review of run-of-river hydro projects in British Columbia and their potential impacts on salmonid species- an update

Pacific Salmon Foundation October 29, 2013

In October 2012, Clean Energy BC (CEBC) approached the Pacific Salmon Foundation to commission an independent, scientific review of run-of-river hydroelectric projects, with a specific focus on their potential impacts on salmonids. Given its mandate around the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia and its scientific ...

Gold mining ravages Perú

The Carnegie Institution for Science released the following announcement about new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The project, which mapped the damage due to gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon, used two technologies supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ...

Techbridge fires up girls to tackle tech

By Annie Sciacca San Francisco Business Times October 25, 2013

People sometimes ask Linda Kekelis why she wants resources devoted to helping girls get involved with science, technology, engineering and math—STEM. Girls would do it if they were interested in it, they say.

But according to Kekelis, that’s simply not true.

Instead, gender stereotypes, bad information given to families and ...

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 ...