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Graphene Oxide Absorbs Radioactive Material in Wastewater

The vial at left holds microscopic particles of graphene oxide in a solution. At right, graphene oxide is added to simulated nuclear waste, which quickly clumps for easy removal. (Credit Anna Yu. Romanchuk/Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Researchers at Rice University in Houston and Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia developed a lab process . . . → Read More: Graphene Oxide Absorbs Radioactive Material in Wastewater

Cisco Systems Unveils R&D Collaboration Plans in Russia

Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev, left, greeted by Cisco Systems chairman John Chambers, June 2010 (Cisco Systems)

Cisco Systems in San Jose, California revealed plans for new collaborations in Russia’s Skolkovo project, the country’s scheme to develop a technology and innovation center outside Moscow. The strategy unveiled today is part of a larger initiative . . . → Read More: Cisco Systems Unveils R&D Collaboration Plans in Russia

U.S., Russia Implement Patent Cooperation Agreement

(U.S. Department of State)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) have implemented an agreement simplifying patent applications involving the two countries. Under the agreement, Rospatent will act as an international searching authority (ISA) and international preliminary examining authority (IPEA) for international applications . . . → Read More: U.S., Russia Implement Patent Cooperation Agreement

EADS to Share Nanotech Patents with Russian Agency

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The European aerospace consortium EADS and the Russian nanotechnology corporation RUSNANO have agreed to collaborate on research and development of nanotechnology-related products. The first stage of the partnership is to identify relevant patents in the EADS portfolio suited for new development by Russian industry.

The EADS Group includes the . . . → Read More: EADS to Share Nanotech Patents with Russian Agency

Clinical Trial Shows Drug Improves Heart Muscle Functions

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A clinical trial conducted by University of Hull in the U.K. shows the drug omecamtiv mercabil improves the heart’s ability to pump blood in heart failure patients. The findings by Hull cardiology professor John Cleland and colleagues appear in the 20 August issue of the journal The Lancet . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Shows Drug Improves Heart Muscle Functions

Russian, U.S. Scientists Develop Online Agricultural Maps

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A team of researchers from Russia and the U.S. have developed AgroAtlas, an online resource of agricultural and geographic data for Russia and surrounding countries. The publicly available collection, with downloadable tools to analyze the data, is a joint project of Russian universities and institutes, and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, with . . . → Read More: Russian, U.S. Scientists Develop Online Agricultural Maps

Space Company Launches European Comm. Satellite

Artist view of Eutelsat Ka-Sat (Astrium)

International Launch Services (ILS), a commercial space services company, launched the Ka-Sat satellite (pictured left) to orbit for Eutelsat Communications of France on an ILS Proton rocket from its facility at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan. After a nine-hour mission, the KA-SAT was released into a geostationary transfer . . . → Read More: Space Company Launches European Comm. Satellite

NIH Foundation, Eli Lilly Launch US-Russia Science Partnership

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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana have started a U.S.–Russia Forum in Health Sciences to encourage collaboration on shared priorities in health related research.

FNIH is establishing the forum with a $1.3 million grant from . . . → Read More: NIH Foundation, Eli Lilly Launch US-Russia Science Partnership