Boeing Co. said on Tuesday that its Tapestry Solutions unit received a $59 million contract to run training exercises for the U.S. Army in Europe.The five-year contract calls for Tapestry Solutions to design, plan, and run exercises including Army unit-level activities as well as large-scale...
UK researchers have built a type of logic gate called an “AND gate” from E. coli bacteria, which is normally found in the lower intestine. The team altered the E. Coli with modified DNA, which reprogrammed it to perform the same switching on-and-off process as its electronic equivalent when stimulated by chemicals.
For 35 years Tom Roberts at Florida State University has studied the means by which amorphous single cells propel themselves throughout the body without the use of muscles, bones or brains. Human cells are especially difficult to study, but he and his team have found a new and bizarre way to emulate this movement.
Until now, scientists have been unable to determine the structure of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) proteoglycan, or have even agreed whether these complex molecules have well-defined structures. The recent breakthrough should help research into certain types of cancers and may enable certain drug development pathways.
The European Union Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published annually by the European Commission, tracks the world’s top 1,400 companies and ranks their investments in R&D. The report shows global R&D investment increased by 4%, but some regions are lagging behind others in investment growth.
Single-wall carbon nanotubes produced by SouthWest NanoTechnologies are being used by researchers in China for promising photothermal therapy to suppress tumor growth in breast cancer. Recent experiments with the nanotubes have minimized tumor growth with little damage to surrounding tissue.
As per the deal, which mainly covers the utilization of nanostructures in biosensors, QuantuMDx has received exclusive global rights to nanomaterials for DNA sequencing and determining disease-specific nucleic acid biomarkers. Nanosys has secured downstream royalty payments and a direct license fee.
Tests on five tennis-court sized sunshield layers designed to protect NASA's James Webb Space Telescope mirrors and instruments from the heat of the sun will tell Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, Va.) engineers how the full-size sunshield layers will behave in orbit.
Thirteen 12-m antennas manufactured by General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies have been installed at the 16,500-foot-high Chajnanator plateau in Chile, home to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) astronomical observatory.
Boeing and Lion Air, the largest private carrier in Indonesia, pioneered precision navigation technology in South Asia with the introduction of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight operations.
In July, Lufthansa launched the first daily commercial passenger flights using biofuel—50% Hydro-processed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA)—flying four daily flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt on an Airbus A321.
Propelled by funding and pure scientific interest, research on carbon nanostructures—in all of its forms—is rapidly giving way to practical applications.
As materials science researchers look to drive new product innovations, they inspire—and are aided by—sophisticated analytical and imaging instruments.
As R&D laboratories put tough economic times behind, more flexible, energy-efficient labs may be on the horizon.