Site Upgraded to latest version. If any issues please contact us

Technology

AAAS and Sigma Xi Forge Alliance to Promote and Advance Science

alt

AAAS and Sigma Xi Forge Alliance to Promote and Advance Science

Two leading broad-based scientific organizations have launched a collaboration to extend the global pair’s ability to advance, enhance and safeguard the scientific enterprise for both individual scientists and the role of science in society. Rush Holt, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society with members in more than 91 countries, and Jamie Vernon, executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society with more than 500 chapters in North America and around the globe, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday laying out the terms of the alliance during a meeting at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C..


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

 

Penetrating Protein Battles Drug-Resistant Bacteria

alt

Penetrating Protein Battles Drug-Resistant Bacteria

A new antibacterial agent could be a promising addition to humanity's arsenal in the ongoing battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In findings published January 10 in Science Translational Medicine, the new compound even eradicated stubborn pathogens growing together in tough-to-treat microbial mats called biofilms, which are complex communities that can be 10 to 1,000 times more tolerant to antibiotics than free-living bacteria.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

 

Scallop Eyes Mirror Reflecting Telescopes

alt

Scallop Eyes Mirror Reflecting Telescopes

The visual systems of scallops boast a sophisticated arrangement of up to 200 eyes, each of which is strikingly similar to a reflecting telescope or a large radio telescope, say researchers studying the features. The scallop's eye could inspire new optical devices such as medical diagnostic cameras or wide-view surveillance imaging, just as compound eyes of thousands of small lenses joined together in lobsters and other animals have informed telescope design, Benjamin Palmer of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and colleagues note in the December 1 issue of Science. .


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.