PPPL launches project to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center

The US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) moved forward with plans to build the Princeton Plasma Innovation Center (PPIC), a new state-of-the-art office and laboratory building and the first new building on campus in 50 years . The project kicked off during a meeting with architects on July 8. Credit: Photo by … Read more

New findings reveal how neurons build and maintain their capacity to communicate

The nervous system works because neurons communicate across connections called synapses. They “talk” when calcium ions flow through channels into “active zones” that are loaded with vesicles carrying molecular messages. The electrically charged calcium causes vesicles to “fuse” to the outer membrane of presynaptic neurons, releasing their communicative chemical cargo to the postsynaptic cell. In … Read more

Salk Research Professor Todd Michael receives $2 million to build a genome repository for the cassava plant – BIOENGINEER.ORG

LA JOLLA–– (July 1, 2022) Research Professor Todd Michael will receive nearly $ 2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to sequence the genomes of multiple lineages of the cassava plant, a large starchy root vegetable also known as yuca root consumed in more than 80 countries around the world. A better understanding … Read more

Led by Columbia Engineering, researchers build longest, highly conductive molecular nanowire  – BIOENGINEER.ORG

New York, NY — July 7, 2022 — As our devices get smaller and smaller, the use of molecules as the main components in electronic circuitry is becoming ever more critical. Over the past 10 years, researchers have been trying to use single molecules as conducting wires because of their small scale, distinct electronic characteristics, … Read more

UK’s first Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build a more resilient economy

Critical Minerals Intelligence Center to boost UK resilience and growth by providing up to date data and analysis on supply of critical minerals critical minerals like cobalt, lithium and graphite are essential to manufacturing products such as electric vehicle batteries, wind turbines and fighter jets Center to be run by the British Geological Survey in … Read more

AGFC fisheries biologists build their own ‘trees’ for Lake Hamilton habitat

The sinking of trees cut from a lake’s nearby shoreline has become a popular Arkansas Game and Fish Commission method for boosting a fishery and helping the anglers using it, but some bodies of water like Lake Hamilton don’t offer the luxury of such handy habitat tools . Lake Hamilton, which doesn’t have much, if … Read more

Finland has become the first country to build a complete underground geological storage facility for its spent nuclear waste

The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the New York City Housing Authority do not immediately communicate the idea of ​​innovation. The largest landlord in the city, housing nearly 1 in 16 New Yorkers, NYCHA has seen its buildings literally crumble after decades of deferred maintenance and … Read more

Disease ecologist awarded $3.5 million to build revolutionary epidemiological platform – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Mathematical modeling — which combines math, statistics, computing and data — is a critical tool for public health professionals, who use it to study how diseases spread, predict the future course of outbreaks and evaluate strategies for controlling epidemics. Mathematical modeling — which combines math, statistics, computing and data — is a critical tool for … Read more