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energy physics

High energy physics research in the U.S.

The work of the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Energy Physics (HEP) work is placed under the spotlight here, focussing on their support for high energy physics research and the nature of dark matter.
introduction to earthquakes

An introduction to earthquakes in the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) introduces what an earthquake is and what causes them to happen, plus the depth at which they occur.
alcohol use by children, children's behaviour

More intense alcohol use by children with lenient parents

Researchers found that children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking.
job roles, retirement

What job roles could you find yourself in after retirement?

With many elderly citizens across the US either getting ready for or already experiencing their retirement, Acorn Stairlifts has advised on some job roles which perfectly cater for the elderly.
power transmission

China, India and US will drive global power transmission and distribution conductors markets

China, India and the U.S. will be the driving forces for the global power transmission and distribution conductors markets over the next four years, according to GlobalData
early-stage lung cancer

New operating procedure gives hope to early-stage lung cancer

An innovative new surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the treatment.
rural households

Rural households spend much more of their income on energy bills than others

Rural households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report r the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition
therapies for Huntington’s disease

Sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease

Leora Fox, Jennifer Simpson and George Yohrling from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America explore the sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD).
Hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing?-Not so fast, says United Nations review

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, the divisive method of extracting natural gas from shale formations, should be approached with caution by countries seeking ways to increase access to energy, says a new UNCTAD report on shale gas 
research and innovation

EU Research Commissioner fights to protect a €100 billion investment

The EU’s research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas has demanded more commitment from member states on research and innovation spending, despite a widespread sense of reluctance throughout the European Union to increase the budget.
agricultural problems

Finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the U.S.

Open Access Government looks at the work of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the United States
Energy Department

The priorities of the U.S. Energy Department

Open Access Government charts the history of the U.S. Energy Department and some of its present-day priorities, including clean energy and solar manufacturing
fosbury flop

Blockchain – a “Fosbury flop” for the insurance industry?

Jags Rao, from Swiss Re explores how a maverick mentality can turn the tables on tradition and have a global impact
blockchain in government

US defence bill could revolutionise blockchain in government

A new defence spending bill (the National Defence Authorization Act) being considered by the United States could pave the way for blockchain in government If approved, the NDAA could make way for blockchain in government, with a subsection allowing for 'modernising' of the funding systems. The Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT)...
phase out coal

UK and Canada lead global alliance to phase out coal

The UK and Canada have led a global alliance of 20 countries promising to phase out coal in a bid to switch to cleaner energy
research deal

UK strikes research deal with the US

A new research deal struck by the UK and the US aims to make it easier for scientists to travel, share resources, and collaborate

Climate report names 2016 ‘the warmest year on record’

A new report published in the US has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record, sparking climate concerns A report, ‘State of the Climate in 2016’ from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA) has made some disturbing finds about our climate. It was revealed that in 2016 global...

Brexit: UK to begin first trade negotiations with the US

The first talks are set to go ahead between the UK and the US to outline plans for trade between the two nations after Brexit

National Science Foundation: pioneering change in the U.S.

Open Access Government highlights the work of the National Science Foundation and reveals the importance of continued funding for research and development

US pulls out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, delivering a global blow for climate action

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