Month: February 2020

Several free online resources can help young scientists to find funding opportunities.Credit: JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado/Getty Early-career researchers worldwide are are availing themselves of an important but formerly obscure resource: three downloadable databases of hundreds of global funding opportunities and fellowships. The databases ’ one for graduate students, one for postdoctoral researchers and one for junior
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The award is for a new program named MOSSAIC, short for maintenance of space situational awareness integrated capabilities. WASHINGTON — L3Harris has been awarded a 10-year $1.2 billion contract by the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to maintain and modernize the military’s network of space surveillance sensors. The award is for a
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The Massachusetts biotechnology firm, Moderna, Inc. has developed a potential coronavirus vaccine and shipped its first sample vials to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for human testing. The experimental vaccine will be tested on 20 to 25 healthy volunteers by April to test if it is safe and if it produces
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Chinese institutions have been told to stop paying researchers bonuses for publishing in journals, as part of a new national policy to cut perverse incentives that encourage scientists to publish lots of papers rather than focus on high-impact work. In an order released last week, China’s science and education ministries also say that institutions must
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