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R&D cuts

Pfizer to cut jobs at Cambridge research center

Drug giant Pfizer said on Tuesday that it plans to pare an unspecified number of jobs at its Cambridge research center, opened last June, as part a broader cutback across its research operations. In a public statement Pfizer said they would make "select headcount reductions in certain areas of R&D" Leer ms

It may boost survival,

Frequent saunas good the health, study suggests

Research tracking 2,000 Finnish men for decades suggests regular use gives protection from heart attacks, strokes and other conditions. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Leer ms

Investment Plan and the European

European universities urges Juncker and MEPs not to u-turn on research

EUAs campaign on the Investment Plan and the European Commissions proposed cuts to Horizon 2020 entered a crucial second phase last week. Through an open letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker EUA urged the Commission not to u-turn on its previous commitments to European research. Leer ms

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble gets best view of circumstellar debris disk distorted by planet

Astronomers have used NASAs Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed edge on picture to date of a large disk of gas and dust encircling the 20 million-year-old star Beta Pictoris. Leer ms

Goethite fibers

Scientists discover hardest biological material in the world

Researchers believe its even stronger than silk spiders use to make webs Scientists look at teeth of limpets which cling to rocks around UK shores Fibres of goethite mineral in them have evolved to form strong structures. The study examined the small-scale mechanical behavior of these teeth using atomic force microscopy, a method used to pull apart materials all the way down to the level of the atom. The sample that was tested was actually 100 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair. Leer ms

Geolocating videos

New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

Researchers from the Ramn Llull University (Spain) have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database. In the future this could help to find people who have gone missing after posting images on social networks, or even to recognise locations of terrorist executions. Leer ms

Discrepancy between European and American indices

The Suns activity in the 18th century was similar to that now, scientists find

Counting sunspots over time helps in knowing the activity of our star but the two indices used by scientists disagree on dates prior to 1885. Now an international team of researchers has tried to standardise the historical results and has discovered that, contrary to what one may think, the solar activity of our times is very similar to that of other times. Leer ms

Powder Technology Group

Researchers find a method to understand steel fracturing to improve the automobile industry

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have visualized step-by-step and on a microscopic level how certain steels fracture when extreme loads are applied to them. This could help to improve these materials, which are used in the automobile industry. Leer ms

University of Edinburgh

Scientists discover how Europes biggest waterfall was formed

Research from the University of Edinburgh has found that one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe was created in a matter of days. According to scientists at the University of Edinburgh the Dettifoss waterfall in Iceland was formed in just a few days by extreme flooding. Leer ms

European Research Council (ERC)

"Proof of Concept" grants for 59 researchers in Europe

With the support of the European Research Council (ERC) "Proof of Concept" grants, 59 researchers in Europe will now get the chance to turn their inventions into viable products. Among these mould-breaking ideas are such innovations as a simple blood test to diagnose breast cancer, a timber wood tracking device to help prevent illegal deforestation, and artificial veins modelled on marine sponges.  Leer ms

ELISA test

Researcher create an HIV test through the smartphone

A team of researcher at Columbia Engineering, Have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. Leer ms

Optical Projection Tomography

Researchers find new technique to captures real-time diagnostic 3-D images

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other institutions are developing a technique which makes it possible to obtain diagnostic, three-dimensional images in real time. This enables scientists to instantly discover all types of processes ranging from how a fruit fly develops to whether a biopsy was correctly performed. Leer ms

Four purchases to identify an individual

Study finds it is easy to spot almost all of us just through our card spending

According to a study released in the journal Science, a crafty user has a 94 percent chance of tracking all of your purchases with three pieces of extra information one receipt, an Instagram of your lunch, a Tweet about the new shoes you bought or Facebook post tagging the bar where you went for happy hour. Leer ms

App Improves the Safety of Blind Pedestrians in Cities

A new system helps blind and visually impaired people walk safely through cities

In future, the blind and visually impaired will be able to make their way through city traffic more safely with the aid of smartphones. Siemens has deveAn accessible app and an online route planner have been especially developed to provide the blind and visually. Leer ms

Determining what they remember

Study finds that memory is far more selective than previously thought

Findings from the Pennsylvania State study indicate that memory is far more selective than previously thought, according to researchers. The studys findings suggests that peoples expectations play an important role in determining what they remember, even for information they are specifically using, according to the researchers. Leer ms

European innovative enterprises drop 50%Community Innovation Survey 2012

European innovative enterprises drop 50%

In the EU28, just under half (48.9%) of enterprises of 10 employees or more reported innovation activity during the period 2010-2012. The proportion of innovative enterprises in the EU dropped in 2010-2012 compared with both 2006-2008 (51.5% innovative enterprises) and the peak recorded in 2008-2010 (52.8%). This pattern was observed in the majority of Member States. Leer ms

At least two unknown planets could exist

Trans-Neptunian objects suggest that there are more planets in the solar system

There could be at least two unknown planets hidden well beyond Pluto, whose gravitational influence determines the orbits and strange distribution of objects observed beyond Neptune. This has been revealed by numerical calculations made by researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge. If confirmed, this hypothesis would revolutionise solar system models. Leer ms

Under the EUs Horizon 2020 programme

The European Research Council grants top researchers with 485 million

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 328 first-class scientists toreceive its prestigious Starting Grants, worth up to 2 million each. This first Starting Grant competition under the EUs Horizon 2020 programme, and the seventh to date, awards 485 million to early-career talent to develop their ambitious high-risk, highgain research projects in any field. Leer ms

Research on dinosaurs over the past two decades

Study finds how dinosaurs died in Europe

According to a new study, dinosaurs once flourished in Europe but when an asteroid hit 66 million years ago, they died quickly. That an asteroid killed off the dinosaurs is widely held, but until recently dinosaur fossils from the late Cretaceous, the final period of dinosaur evolution, were almost exclusively found in North America. Leer ms

Future of Life Institute

Scientists sign a letter warning about artificial intelligence risks

Scientists including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have signed a letter pledging to ensure artificial intelligence (AI) research benefits mankind. The open letter backed by a number of big names warns that humans need to be aware of the risks associated with uncontrolled AI development.  Leer ms

Future of Research

Young scientists protest agaisnt tight research budgets

The youngest scientists are increasingly losing research grants and are leaving the academic biomedical workforce according to an article published this week by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels. Leer ms

NASA Rover finds organic chemistry on MarsSample Analysis at Mars (SAM)

NASA Rover finds organic chemistry on Mars

NASAs Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratorys drill. This finding could be product of past or present life on Mars Leer ms

European Research Area.

Science Europe warns that Horizon 2020 cuts will have a negative impact on development

Science Europe calls on the institutions and Member States of the European Union to safeguard Horizon 2020, the EUs programme for research and innovation. According to the research association the damage caused by reducing funding for research, including basic research, will have a severe negative impact on future development, and private investment cannot compensate for this. Leer ms

Computer Security Lab

New simulator provides training in cybersecurity for police and military forces

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Mlaga (UMA) have collaborated with the consulting and technology company Indra on the development of a new advanced simulator of training in cybersecurity, a system that teaches users how to carry out computer forensics, prevent cyber attacks and learn techniques of cyber defense. Leer ms

Grants awarded to researchers of 38 nationalities

EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with 485 million

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 328 first class scientists to receive its prestigious Starting Grants, worth up to 2 million each. The awarded 485 million contributes to supporting a new generation of top scientists in Europe developing so-called "blue sky research": ambitious high-risk, high-gain research projects in any field.  Leer ms
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