Tag: "computer" at biology news
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...ticing engineers, high school science teachers and computer
programmers, as well as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degrees. "I graduated from the University of Houston in May 2004 and am now a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania," said Joshua Udoetuk, another recent H-LSAM...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
... San Diego, CA, Sept. 30, 2004 Oceanographers and computer
scientists will design cyberinfrastructure to link... Smarr, who is co-PI on LOOKING and a professor of computer
science and engineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. "The dedicated lightpaths will also ...
'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent
...ent paper presents more realistic mathematical and computer
models. It incorporates factors such as socially d...t was possible to integrate them into an elaborate computer
simulation model. The computer
repeatedly simulated history under varying assumptions, tracking the ...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...onal "immersive environment" where researchers use computer
modeling, analytic techniques and simulations to l...ropology, sociology, management, psychology, math, computer
science and public affairs will work with our community partners (City of Phoenix, SRP, Arizona Depa...
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
... Dynamics Lab at Princeton are using sophisticated computer
models to estimate the changes in ozone caused by the changes in tree-produced VOCs. Purves noted that interactions between VOCs, NOx and ozone are complex -- some may actually lower pollution -- so it would be premature to base environmental policy ...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...While microarray technology draws on the latest in computer
chip technology, computation and bioinformatics, the essence of the tool is a simple 3 x 1 inch glass slide -- the kind found in a high school science laboratory. Scientists bond DNA or RNA sequences to the slide, wash fluorescently tagged DNA or RNA...
HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
...ls HHMI's commitment to bring together biologists, computer
scientists, engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians to conduct collaborative research at Janelia Farm, HHMI's new research campus now under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. ...
Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
...racticing engineers, high school science teachers, computer
programmers and middle school counselors, as well as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degrees that range from applied mathematics to political social work. Conference speakers are Jaime Borras, vice president and technology director fo...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...ial experts in genomics, electronics, taxonomy and computer
science. The group's goal is to accelerate the compilation of DNA barcodes of known and newly discovered plant and animal species, and to establish a public online database of DNA barcode sequences. The consortium arose from two conference...
Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors
.... Dr. Stefan Schaal, an associate professor in the computer
science department of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering led the international team that used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans to test a longstanding question regarding "rhythmic" versus "discrete" movement. "Rhythmic movements l...
'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety
...ggy Thaxton, a cotton breeder, and Sing-Hoi Sze, a computer
scientist. They recently received a five-year award of $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program for their ongoing studies of physiological and genetic effects on early stages of cotton fiber development. ...
Florida Tech earns $50,000 grant to create coral database
...ces; and Dr. Phil Bernhard, associate professor of computer
sciences, have earned a $50,000 grant from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to set up a Coral Database (CoralData) node for the southeast region of the U.S. The team hopes to extend this database to include a national database and ultimate...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...s specific to trees. With the aid of sophisticated computer
programs, these VIB bio-informatics researchers will identify the genes in the poplar DNA. On the basis of mathematical algorithms, the researchers predict that the poplar has around 50,000 genes, and they anticipate that about 10,000 of them are not...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...asting votes, panelists noted thatnew touch-screen computer
technology has comeunder recent sustained attack b...o paper trail to verify the finalcount. Last year, computer
scientists at RiceUniversity and Johns Hopkins University reportedsignificant security flaws in Dieb...
Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...d in a level of detail never achieved before. This computer
model will help scientists develop an understanding of exactly how the mounds work and so provide a platform for further studies. Dr Rupert Soar of Loughborough University's School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is leading the team. Dr ...
NSF and AIBS sign cooperative agreement for NEON project office
...ether ecologists, engineers, and social, physical, computer
and earth scientists to investigate ecological phenomena that span large geographical areas and long periods of time." NEON, Clutter believes, can also provide unique educational opportunities for students and the public. "The award to AIBS is a m...
Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
...," he said. In this study, the authors viewed on a computer
screen a picture of a medical mannequin human tors...s of tasks. In one, they moved a dot around on the computer
screen to show which points on the torso appeared to be nearest and which appeared to be the furthes...
Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops
... assistant professor of electronic engineering and computer
science at MIT. Baldo and other researchers from MIT, the University of Tennessee and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, including electrical and biomedical engineers, nanotechnology experts and biologists, collaborated on the world's first solid-...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
... we would have to take the dome off and expose the computer
parts to salt air, but, of course, we immediately ...itably has to be adjusted on-site. Repackaging the computer
parts will be the latest in a long list of modifications and redesigns that began with Shadow I in 1...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...ry biology, as well as ecologists, geneticists and computer
scientists from Brown, Kansas State University, No...n. Based on all this data, researchers will create computer
models to predict when plants will flower and which will thrive in certain regions. Then, with the h...
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