image2.jpg Driving innovation while balancing commercial demands can be a challenge in supporting R&D and product development. Corporate researchers tell us that they are under pressure to: Create new ideas and demonstrate commercial viability of productsShorten the time required to make R&D investment go/no-go decisions and meet project milestonesReduce R&D costs and expensive testing […]
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Last year, we announced that ScienceDirect would no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) at the start of this year. Now, we announce that effective January 1, 2017, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). We are making gradual changes to IE support following Microsoft’s announcement earlier this year about its official discontinuation of Internet […]
herritage3.jpg Courtesy of the Elsevier Heritage Collection“I have met young scholars who are not familiar with earlier literature and they think that older works are not as good as newer ones. That is simply not true. Many old scientific papers were very well-written, applied the same scientific rigour, and their processes were just as valid […]
Discovery is at the heart of what you do. Whether you’re a student, a teacher or a researcher, you’re driven to discover information that you don’t yet know about in order to move to the next phase of your work: complete an assignment, update a course syllabus, refine your research direction or add to your […]
New discoveries have long been built upon the work of others. It was, after all, Sir Isaac Newton who famously said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” To continue to empower knowledge and advance science, it is important to share publications. Sharing responsibly means knowing […]
igd.png Pokémon Go has gotten all the attention lately. But this coming Saturday, August 20, ScienceDirect invites you to celebrate the granddaddy of GPS-based games, geocaching, in honor of International Geocaching Day. Geocaching and its underlying technologies touch on a wide variety of disciplines. On ScienceDirect, you can discover publications about “geocaching” in computer science, […]
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Articles in Press on ScienceDirect are articles that have been accepted for publication in Elsevier journals but have not yet been assigned to specific issues. They’re a great way to read about the latest developments in your research area before articles are officially published. You’ll find three types of Articles in Press on ScienceDirect: Accepted […]
CuracinA.JPG The Gerwick Laboratory, a multidisciplinary marine biomedical research facility, is very active in the research and discovery of useful compounds produced by marine algae. One of the most promising compounds discovered to date is curacin A. “Curacin A has, on the one hand, a deceptively simple looking structure, but it has many, many things […]
Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the US often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.
The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can predict those most at risk for DSS, researchers report.
The collection of microbial species found in the human body varies from person to person, and new research suggests that a significant part of this variation can be explained by variability in shared resources available to the microbes.
A new study unveils the secrets of horse breeding by Iron Age Scythian nomads. The genomes reconstructed from 14 archaeological horses also provide important insights into the process of animal domestication, supporting changes in the neural crest development pathway as key to the emergence of common domestic traits and revealing major changes in breeding practice […]
A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard serotonin distribution, and signs of depression in mice. These observations shed light on how neuronal wiring is critical to overall brain health, while also revealing a […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what may be one of the most significant discoveries ever in archeology in the Americas, researchers on Wednesday said stone tools and broken mastodon bones unearthed in California show humans had reached the Americas by about 130,000 years ago, far earlier than previously known.
LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.
(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step toward Beijing's goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious.