Why do some discoveries fade into obscurity while others blaze a new trail the moment they are published? More mysteriously, why do some research papers remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community?
Two new National Science Foundation grants to Indiana University–totaling $8.6 million–call on long-standing expertise to manage and analyze the networks that power the agency's international research and education collaborations. IU has now earned more than $13 million in NSF international networking awards this year.
With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data.