PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Canadian Center of Science and Education
strives to continually support cutting-edge scientific and other efforts in order to boost discovery and contribute to a better understanding of today's world. This entails keeping up with the latest in scientific research, and the Center is certainly dedicated to doing so. According to an article
recently published by Wired, some scientific specialties are pushing the boundaries at a faster pace than others.
The article explains: "Scientific research is a large and sprawling endeavor, with thousands of laboratories around the world studying their own ultra-specialized piece of a much more significant whole. It's the logical intersection of reductionist scientific heritage and centuries of technological advances: in order to advance our understanding of the world around us, we must pursue increasingly specific sub-disciplines, from retina neural computation to space plasma physics."
To measure the growth of these sub-disciplines, Thomson Reuters spearheaded a study called "100 Key Scientific Research Fronts," which undertook to pinpoint the fields that are the "hottest" in today's industry. While these fields may not necessarily contribute the most to society, they have received attention due to the discoveries that they are uncovering.
Wired has listed 10 of the most cutting-edge research areas, including: the effects of climate change on food production; tectonic changes in the Southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt; implants of transcatheter aortic valves; analysis of DNA methylation and missing heritability; marine ecosystems and the acidification of the ocean; enhanced visible light photocatalytic hydrogen production; iron selenide superconductors doped with alkali; galileon cosmology; lithium air batteries; and urban policies and global governance.
A representative from the Canadian Center of Science and Research asserts that all of these subject areas are highly valued in the scientific sphere, and that individuals are continually looking to researchers in these areas for new information. "Cutting-edge science is an extremely competitive realm," states the representative, "and we are happy to support the efforts of researchers to uncover the latest information and, ultimately, help build a better understanding of the world around us--and, in some cases, the universe beyond our world."
The representative goes on to explain that science plays a fundamental role in the lives of people today, as the technology that they use was once considered science fiction and, since, has evolved into an integral part of everyday life. Similarly, the representative explains that the discoveries made today have the power to shape the future and the way in which people interact with one another and the world. This is, essentially, one of the reasons why research is such an important endeavor.
The Canadian Center of Science and Education encourages individuals interested in supporting research initiatives to reach out to organizations that they would like to help.
Founded in 2006, the Canadian Center of Science and Education
facilitates the funding and support of research and education programs on an international level through the provision of grants and scholarships. Additionally, the organization publishes over 40 scholarly journals, both in print and online, that cover a wide range of topics. As such, the Center is able to help scholars both share their work and benefit from the discoveries of their colleagues, contributing to the overall spirit of academia.