Tag: "water" at biology news
'Dead zone' area shrinking, Texas A&M prof says
...r extremely low dissolved oxygen concentrations in water
- had broken up and appeared to pose little threat to marine life, while in other areas the hypoxia appeared to have moved further off shore. Hypoxia can result in fish kills and can adversely affect many types of marine life where it is present. Th...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...udy the decision processes used to plan and manage water
resources and desert city growth. The center, call...s to the decisions that balance growth with finite water
resources. The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) is one of three new National Science Founda...
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...Prior to surgery, the animals navigated the Morris water
maze a task that requires finding an escape platform hidden just below the surface of opaque water. Mice underwent three trials a day for eight days to acclimate them to the maze. Each mouse had 60 seconds to swim around the circular, two-meter-wide...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...ironmentally responsible growing practices such as water
and soil conservation, crop diversification, and chemical fertilizer and pesticide reduction that help protect the surrounding forest, streams and wildlife. Starbucks works with CI and the cooperatives providing farmers with financial support, techn...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
...'s freshwater supply. "Protecting the Great Lakes' water
quality is an important goal in itself," Hites sai...nsula (100 picograms per cubic meter of air). Air, water
and precipitation samples are collected at five master sites and 10 satellite sites in the United St...
Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria
...n hair is about 1,000 times wider. When dried from water
and other solvents, and under magnification, these nanostructures look much like a heaping serving of Kraft macaroni or ziti pasta. Incredibly, when coaxed with simple processing, the tubes align into the more formal pattern of a nanocarpet. Just lik...
New fossil sheds light on old mystery
...ally consisted of elusive fish and squid." Prey in water
is slippery, and any movement toward it not only a...in water) to strike laterally, cutting through the water
while minimizing the force that pushes the prey away. Dinocephalosaurus apparently took yet another...
Groundbreaking research could ignite new solutions to heat transfer in nano-devices
...ctant molecules that separate droplets of confined water
from a nonpolar liquid phase. Their research shows that the surfactant layer must be analyzed in terms of its vibrational couplings, rather than by ordinary heat conduction. Their research provided the first detail of the precise pathways for interfa...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...nism, photography of the ocean floor, ananlysis of water
chemistry analysis, and up-close-and-personal observations of the microbes making a living in such a bizarre environment. All told, about 100 scientists from nearly 20 science institutions are involved in the quest to unravel the mysteries of the Lau...
A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science
...air would have been impossible because surrounding water
pressure would have prevented the lungs from inflating. Both Dinocephalosaurus and Tanystropheus have rib-like bones that extended parallel to the neck vertebrae, bridged the space between vertebrae and restricted neck movement. (These ribs prevented...
Environmental issues center of Inland Northwest Research Alliance 4th Annual Symposium
...fect and the important relationship between ground water
and surface water. The fourth annual symposium highlighted natural resource issues that are part of every day debates in the Pacific Northwest. Other topics included national and international research conducted in the areas of environmental science ...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
... that filter plankton and other organisms from the water
for food, rhodoliths produce energy through photos...," said Konar. "We descended into about 60 feet of water
and found the sieve right away. But then I noticed these little pink tumbleweeds everywhere. I thoug...
Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops
...researchers in the past. Biological materials need water
and salt to survive-both are deadly for electronic...ich device has no water, and proteins usually need water
to survive, but using Zhang's detergent peptide, the researchers were able to stabilize the protein ...
Wastewater could treat itself, power city
...o's municipal wastewater could be harnessed to run water
treatment facilities and contribute power to the city grid, says new U of T research. The study, published in the August issue of the Journal of Energy Engineering, is the first to measure the energy content of the raw municipal wastewater in the As...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
... that circles the center of the sub. The amount of water
that it takes on determines the sub's buoyancy, al...ressed air tanks on the sides of the sub blow this water
out to bring Shadow to the surface. "Right now the buoyancy system is under manual control, but we h...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...cise 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 relaying that information to a constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth, and that...
URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life
... the bottom of the ocean by using the chemistry of water
in deep-sea sediments to show that these abundant organisms respire at far slower rates than organisms living at Earth's surface. ...
Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic
...isinfection byproduct (DBP) found in U.S. drinking water
treated with chloramines is the most toxic ever fo...ids [EYE O-doe-acids] found in chloramines-treated water
in Corpus Christi, Texas, in this month's issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology. ...
Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
...ibly strong fibers because of the way they control water
content and thus silk protein solubility and structural organization in their glands. This finding published in the journal Nature could lead to the development of new processing methods resulting in new high-strength and high-performance materials...
Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility
...ners females inject large clouds of eggs into the water
and males do the same with sperm. Scientists found that the key to species-specific fertilization is a sperm protein called bindin connecting with the correct receptor in the plasma membrane on the surface of the egg. The sperm have to pass through a...
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