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Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...ht, imaged sunspots and mapped associated magnetic fields
which are believed to cause solar flares. The balloon was cut down above the Adelie Coast, 1400 kilometers from McMurdo Station, but foul weather permitted only the data recorder to be retrieved. This year, the French Antarctic program will assist ...
No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
...encouraged plant growth and high carbon storage in fields
dominated by native "warm-season" prairie grasses, the results were very different in fields
dominated by non-native "cool-season" grasses. These fields
lost most of the added nitrogen and sho...
Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms
...is evidence that this happens at hydrothermal vent fields
where the seafloor has fractured and emits hot water and dissolved minerals. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Kelley studies minuscule amounts of seawater for clues about what could be a major source of methane and hydrocarbons. ...
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...chers have demonstrated that they can use electric fields
to concentrate such proteins against two-dimension...triangles and squares. Next, he applied electrical fields
to these large membrane patches and found that he could manipulate the concentration of certain type...
Scientists Determine 3-D Crystal Structure Of Cancer-Causing Protein
... collaborations among scientists fromcomplementary fields
to pursue investigations of Alzheimer's Disease, human genetics, neurosciences and the links between physics and biology....
Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness
...okedat how the channels are controlled by electric fields
over a wide voltagerange, asking how the fields
may affect the rapid firing of nerve impulses. In May's Journal of Neurophysiology, they will repor...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...ination of high-powered and fast-changing magnetic fields
has potential to cause discomfort in patients. His...icians to "see" internal tissues by using magnetic fields
to interact with the protons in hydrogen atoms in the patient's body. When the patient enters the i...
Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
...cies affect work. Since studying women working in fields
would be too difficult, they assessed the physical performance of women working out on exercise bikes. First, they compared 15 normal women with 15 iron-depleted non-anemic women exercising at their maximum level of effort. They found that iron-depl...
New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops
...have an outbreak, they now have to treat all their fields
with extremelytoxic chemicals." Tripsacum is drought resistant too, and Eubanks plans to testher experimental hybrid for that trait as well. Moreover, her Tripsacum -teosinte hybrids are perennials, and couldconceivably be exploited to produce a...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
...rish or decline. Hunter's work could open new fields
of inquiry into therelative effects of predators, parasites, diseases and thequality or quantity of the food supply on insects. For instance,he is not sure what caused the precipitate decline in the numbersof the green oak leaf roller moth that the B...
Cornell Text On International Nutrition
...orkers in agriculture, health, education and other fields
who are concerned with nutritional problems in developing countries, the 508-page, 41-chapter text takes an applied and multidisciplinary approach to science-based information on food, nutrients, causes of malnutrition, nutritional disorders and thei...
Epic Of Evolution Conference Brings Science And Religion Together November 12-14
...y and in relation to current events. In fact, the fields
of scienceand religion have a lot in common -- and a lot to learn from each other. A group of scientists, philosophers, and theologians will gather at The FieldMuseum in Chicago to prove just that by participating in an open discussionfocusing on the...
Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain
...research with a model system has a broad impact on fields
from agriculture to human biology." According to Kay, "Our findings confirm that body clocks run independently in many tissues outside the brain, and are reset by light, implying that cells harbor novel photoreceptors that aren't involved in vis...
Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
...cides still dominate -in our cities and homes, our fields
and forests, our parks and lawns." At what cost? He cites one million cases of human pesticide poisoningworldwide every year. Add to that the hidden toll from chronic pesticideexposure, which has been linked to immune dysfunction, infertility, ...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
...agency responsible for fundamental research in all fields
of science andengineering, with an annual budget of about $3.3billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states, through grants to more than 2,000 universities and institutions nationwide. NSF receives more than 50,000 requests for funding annually, including...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...ome from just 25 percent of farmland. Treating all fields
the same doesn't make sense for farmers or for the environment when it comes to agrichemical regulations, Engel says. According to Engel, there are 90 different major types of soil in Indiana, each with its own characteristics of pesticide movement i...
UNESCO Director-General Reaffirms That Human Cloning Is Contrary To Human Dignity
...s concerning thehuman genome, in particular in the fields
of biology, genetics and medicine,should prevail over the respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and humandignity of individuals or, where applicable, of groups of people." Mr. Mayor declared: "The undisputed merit of the Declaration ...
Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
...monitor using alternating fields, at a rate of 120 fields
per second. The proper view is directed to the corresponding eye through the use of synchronized active liquid shutter glasses. The live video images can both be fed into the computer for real time application of the VTM and simultaneously recorded o...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...hanged their behavior,laying their eggs in soybean fields
instead of corn. The conclusion isthat crop rotat...willlikely be large. This could be devastating to fields
with a known problemin East Central Illinois and Western Indiana. If farmers experienced rootwormin...
The Human Genome Project: Science, Law, And Social Change In The 21st Century
...w genetic technologies on cancer therapy and other fields
in medicine Genetics and drug developmentnew corporate interest in patient records Widespread use of DNA data banks in forensic science Likelihood of a universal DNA data bank in the United States Impact of genetic tests on insurance coverage Ad...
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