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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New initiative focuses on people, conservation

University of California September 24, 2013

UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) has joined with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to form Science for Nature and People (SNAP), an initiative aimed at addressing modern conservation and economic development in ways that will benefit humankind, especially ...

Julie Huber to lead research expedition to deep-sea volcano

Marine Biological Laboratory September 19, 2013

MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) microbial oceanographer Julie Huber will lead a national team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition to Axial Seamount, an active volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast. The researchers are seeking to better understand the vast diversity of marine microbial communities that dominate the oceans and ...

New grant advances ASU microscopy imaging research initiative

By Richard Harth Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University August 6, 2013

Peering through a homemade instrument—toy-like by today's standards—the Dutch tradesman Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) first observed a dizzying menagerie of lifeforms, invisible to the naked eye. Since then, scientists have steadily refined the field of microscopy, achieving spectacular results at ever-tinier scales.

At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Nongjian (NJ) ...