Tag Archives: Stanford University

IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods. IARPA selected HRL Laboratories, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary and the University of Southern California to conduct research on hybrid forecasting systems under the HFC program, the …

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2 NASA-Backed Research Institutes Aim to Develop Space Tech Platforms for Long-Duration Missions

NASA has picked two proposals to establish research institutes that will work on space technology platforms designed to extend human presence in long-duration exploration missions. The agency will award each Space Technology Research Institute up to $15 million in funds over five years to develop technology platforms in the areas of …

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Students Complete General Atomics’ DOE-Sponsored Science Undergraduate Lab Internship Program

A new batch of General Atomics summer interns has completed the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program that the Energy Department‘s office of science has financed as a program sponsor. The company said Friday 10 interns worked at its DIII-D magnetic fusion energy facility and inertial fusion technologies program to support the advancement of fusion …

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NASA Selects 8 Universities to Participate in Small Spacecraft Projects

NASA has chosen eight university teams to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists on two-year projects to develop new small spacecraft technologies. The space agency said Saturday these collaborations aim to create small, lightweight spacecraft that could support science, exploration and space operations. NASA chose from a variety of submitted proposals …

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USAID Chooses 21 Innovation Proposals to Help Fight Zika Virus

The U.S. Agency for International Development has released the initial list of funding recipients under a $30 million competition that seeks to develop methods and tools for counter-Zika virus efforts. USAID said Tuesday it received almost 900 proposals worldwide for its Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development and chose only 21 submissions …

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Lpath Receives DoD Grant to Study Potential Traumatic Brain Injury Pain Treatment

California-based biotechnology firm Lpath has secured a two-year, $1.45 million grant from the Defense Department to examine the use of a monoclonal antibody drug as a potential treatment for neuropathic pain associated with traumatic brain injury. Lpath said Monday it will conduct preclinical studies to assess the effect of the company’s experimental drug Lpathomab on pain that follows neurotrauma as …

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KPMG Launches Leadership Initiative for Women; Names Condoleezza Rice as Ambassador

KPMG has inaugurated a new college scholarship, mentoring and leadership development program for female high school seniors in the U.S. and appointed former state secretary Condoleezza Rice as the ambassador. The professional service firm said Wednesday 16 scholars have been chosen for the first batch of its KPMG Future Leaders Program. KPMG added the recipients …

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Intel Clones NIST Measurement System for Nanoscale Magnetic Devices; Tom Silva Comments

Intel Corp. has reproduced a measurement system the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed to quantify how nanoscale magnetic devices perform in an effort to assess whether the tiny structure applies to future computing. Scientists from Intel and Stanford University have released the results of the ferromagnetic resonance spectrometer …

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NIST, Stanford University Enter Partnership to Foster Biotech Measurement Infrastructure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will collaborate with Stanford University to develop measurement units for biotechnology products and services in sectors such as healthcare, energy and electronics. NIST said Friday the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology looks to engage academia, industry and government in the development of tools that would …

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SRI to Help BARDA Screen for Radiation Exposure; David Cooper Comments

SRI International has received a $12.2 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to extend the company’s work on the development of a screening device for radiation exposure. David Cooper, director of the sensor systems laboratory at SRI, worked with DCN Diagnostics, Evolve Manufacturing and Stanford University's School of …

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