Press Releases from AAAS
Stories in this feed are from the American Association for the Advancement of Science's EurekAlert! service.
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) In a warming 21st century, tropical forests will be at risk from a variety of threats, especially the conversion to cropland to sustain a growing population.
(University of Edinburgh) Vulnerable communities in the developing world will be better placed to cope with the effects of climate change thanks to an initiative coordinated by the University of Edinburgh.
LLNL contributes computational technologies for building energy efficiency to Philadelphia Innovation Cluster
(DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's expertise in integrated multiphysics modeling will be an integral part of a new national effort in energy efficient building research.
(Arizona State University) What does it take to save a species in the 21st century? The specter of climate change, with predicted losses to biodiversity as high as 35 percent, has some scientists and managers considering taking their conservation strategies on the road.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer. Likewise, a string of exceptionally warm days in July in the eastern United States strained power grids, forced nursing home evacuations, and slowed transit systems.
(Washington University in St. Louis) Academic leaders from some of the worlds premier universities will gather at Washington University in St. Louis Oct. 1-5 to discuss the worlds energy future at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium: Global Energy Future.
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Instead of the conventional long piece of metal or dipole antenna, electronic devices of tomorrow could incorporate an antenna no bigger than a gnat. Wireless sensors that alert steel mill operators to abnormal temperatures and vibrations that foretell wasted energy and imminent failure are expected to pay big dividends.
(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma research team has been awarded a $580,000 grant from the Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for the development of new interband cascade photovoltaic cells with important applications for more efficient use of solar energy and waste-heat recovery.
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The Arava Group, initiated by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Eilat-Elot municipality, recently won a tender from the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor to establish and operate a technology center for renewable energy in the south of the country.
(The Kavli Foundation) At the 2010 Kavli Prize Science Forum, John Holdren, Science Advisor to US President Barack Obama, detailed the need and efforts to mitigate "global climate disruption." The complete presentation, as well as a transcript of the address, is available at www.kavlifoundation.org.