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Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...mit super-fast, interactive control of ocean-going instruments along with real-time access to the data from those instruments." Given LOOKING's focus on tools for research and education, web services will be a priority at UCSD, UW, OSU, MBARI, WHOI, and CANARIE, as well as CalPoly, the National Center for Superc...

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...conduct this research, scientists used proteomics instruments and approaches unavailable elsewhere that combine the high resolution separations of proteins with their identification at the same time, using a powerful mass spectrometer developed at PNNL. ...

Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

... Zoe will employ a variety of other scientific instruments to explore the remote desert. The instruments include a visible-to-near-infrared spectrometer and a fluorescence microscopic imager developed by C...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...ted and the large number of high-tech and low-tech instruments that will be deployed. The team will use tools ranging from the most sophisticated submersibles and sensors to basic rock grabbers. Also working on behalf of the research team will be the newest addition to the U.S. research fleet, a super-stable, ...

Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements

...he world," Guinasso says of the TABS project. "The instruments on each buoy can tell us precise information about ocean currents, wind speed, water temperature and other data that allows to accurately predict where a spill is headed and when it will present a problem to the coastline." Each buoy is capable of re...

PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox

...l proteins, scientists at PNNL will use proteomics instruments and approaches unavailable elsewhere that simultaneously combine the high-resolution separation of proteins with their identification, on a suite of powerful mass spectrometers developed at the W.R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory on...

NASA satellites detect 'glow' of plankton in black waters

...erate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments aboard both NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. MODIS detects the glow or phytoplankton fluorescence, from the plant's chlorophyll. The human eye cannot detect the red fluorescence. The ability to detect glowing areas of water helps researchers identi...

Plumbing trees' plumbing reveals their engineering skill

...studies, Jackson and his colleagues are installing instruments on trees to measure their water flow in real time to determine the dynamic effects of the anatomy they have discovered. "These studies will allow us to ask what proportion of the water in trees comes from different depths and how that proportion chan...

Jefferson Lab detector technology aids development of cystic fibrosis therapy

... "Our core expertise is instruments. Once you have instruments with different imaging capabilities, you want to spin-off that technology in ways that can do the most good," says Stan Majewski, Jefferson Lab Detector Group leader. For use in new, more sensitive detectors for medical imaging, Majewski and ...

Biologists deciphering complex lemur scent language

... the animals' scent glands and analyzed them using instruments in the Department of Chemistry. These studies have revealed the "scent profiles" that the animals are using in their chemical communications. Now, the scientists are identifying the specific compounds that make up those profiles. To learn the meaning...

Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert

...ll be sent to visit promising locations and deploy instruments able to identify life forms. During these investigations, the rover's activities will be guided remotely from an operations center in Pittsburgh. This year's Atacama mission will include an effort to document the life-detection capabilities of p...

AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004

...eiger's analysis usedobservations from independent instruments over the Arctic seas, leading him tosuggest that the increased cloudiness indicates a significant climate variation thatbegan near 1980. He notes that a decrease in cloudiness occurs from December toFebruary, which may result in a cooling at the Arct...

Ocean scientists assess impact of seismic pulses in effort to protect whales

... sound waves generated by shipboard airguns. These instruments are used by some 100 vessels worldwide to penetrate into the seabed for oil exploration and geophysical research, with an estimated 15 to 20 active on any given day. Researchers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University conduct...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004

...at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The spacecraft's instruments are powered by generators that convert heat from plutonium-238 fuel into electricity. ORNL developed and fabricated the protective cladding, iridium alloy clad vent sets, to encapsulate the fuel. The iridium alloy "clad vent sets" are resistant to he...

New space-borne instrument to track greenhouse gases, ozone destroyers, and other pollutants

...h the 21-channel radiometer along with three other instruments July 10 aboard its Aura satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. HIRDLS will capture the chemistry and dynamics of four layers of the atmosphere that together span a region 8 to 80 kilometers (5 to 50 miles) above Earth's surface: the ...

NASA researchers customize 'lab-on-a-chip' technology

...ntists and engineers to develop the technology and instruments needed to analyze samples quickly and produce imag...s and has unique experience in miniaturizing these instruments and designing them for the harsh space environment." The Marshall Center team is collaborating with ...

High Flux Isotope Reactor marks 400th cycle

... will be equipped with a suite of state of the art instruments for neutron scattering experiments. Neutron scattering is a powerful tool for determining the structure and properties of materials at the atomic scale. The technique was developed at ORNL in the 1950s by Cliff Shull and Ernie Wollan. Shull later wo...

Researchers string together players in pesticide resistance orchestra

...trument. It's more likely a symphony with numerous instruments playing a role in producing the music." The ultimate aim of the research is to develop methods to prevent insect damage to plants, he said. Results of the initial study are published in the Tuesday (May 4) issue of Proceedings of the National Academy...

NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake

...search plane samples air aloft, a dense network of instruments will gather data over a half square mile on Niwot Ridge near Nederland. Perched atop three steel towers provided by NCAR, each between 100 and 200 feet tall, carbon dioxide sensors and sonic anemometers will measure changes in carbon levels and winds...

ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions

...onsists of a core platform equipped with microwave instruments and a number of smaller satellites to give a repea...onous near-polar orbit at 510 km altitude with two instruments on board, a microwave radiometer and a precipitation radar. Swarm a constellation of three magneto...

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