Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 05, 2020
Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies
Studies with the VLA indicate that roughly half of the massive black holes in dwarf galaxies are not in the centers of those galaxies.

Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury
A Columbia Engineering team has invented a robotic device -- the Trunk-Support Trainer (TruST) -- that can be used to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) to sit more stably by improving their trunk control, and thus gain an expanded active sitting workspace without falling over or using their hands to balance.

Complex Innovative Trials: New guideline adoption could get medicines to patients faster
Complex Innovative Design (CID) trials could be transformed for the better, following the publication of recommendations in the British Journal of Cancer.

Task force recommends changes to increase African-American physics and astronomy students
Due to long-term and systemic issues leading to the consistent exclusion of African-Americans in physics and astronomy, a task force is recommending sweeping changes and calling for awareness into the number and experiences of African-American students studying the fields.

Volunteer tourism can aid disaster recovery
Volunteer tourism can help communities recover from natural disasters, as well as offer a unique and rewarding experience for volunteers, a new study reveals.
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