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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping

...ing gene mappers, imagine constructinga map of the world knowing only that Palo Alto is close to San Francisco,Paris and Frankfurt are both in Europe, and Johannesburg and Nairobi areon the same continent. Gene mappers use short, distinctive genetic markers found in DNA as signpostsin the human genome. Ma...

Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...ience is probably the closest we could come in the world to doingthat." Dr. Rita McManamon, Zoo Atlanta's ...low children to trulyexperience the dynamic social world of these fascinating creatures." The project also "has implications for learning about peacefulreso...

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...ave made a significant contribution toward meeting world food requirements by demonstrating that biotechnology can be used to enhance the rice plant's ability to defend itself against pests and stresses, without the use of expensive and sometimes detrimental inputs such as pesticides." Development of trans...

Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey

...d at this and other dendrochronogy labs around the world to date ancient artifacts. Cornell's dendrochronology lab is funded by the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities and is the headquarters for the Aegean Dendrochronology Project. The project's ultimate goal is to conne...

Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation

...and which is now adapted by researchers around the world -- not only to analyze vocalizations of animals of all kinds, but also seismic events, including underwater earthquakes as well as tornadoes and even heart EKGs. "Whales are individuals, just like people, and some appear to be more sensitive than o...

New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists

...f the highest performing mass spectrometers in the world for protein analysis," said Valaskovic, who received his Cornell Ph.D. last year under George H. Morrison, Cornell professor emeritus of chemistry. "We have extremely high analytical resolution, so we not only can analyze the sample, but we can tell...

Discovery Of Cell Sites May Shed Light On How Bodily Systems Interact

...a new set of glasses -- a new wayof looking at the world that has always assumed that such interaction hadto occur in the brain. The findings suggest that growth-hormone synthesizingcells in the pituitary also have the eyes that can sense the presence ofdisease-causing bacterium." When a bacterium enters ...

End Of World Population Growth Projected For 21st Century

...owth is the continuingdecline of fertility in most world regions," says Project Leader WolfgangLutz. Lutz s...ikely to increase to 30 percent by2050. Another world region projected to see a dramatic aging of population is China and Centrally Planned Asia, whose pr...

Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide

...farmers utilize the vast acres of acid soil in the world where aluminum-tolerant cereal grains can be grown... new test that will help plant breeders around the world find rice plants that have genes for greater resistance to zinc deficiency. Sulfides formed in rice...

Six-Year Drilling Project to Uncover One Million Years of Earth History

...s from more than two dozen universities around the world will be involved in the project, which will study formation of volcanoes and the mechanisms that operate within Earth's mantle," says Leonard Johnson, director of NSF's continental dynamics program, which funded the grant. "A mantle plume or hot spo...

NCAR Scientist Models Earth's Climate and Vegetation Patterns At Last Glacial Peak

...ciety of America in Denver. These models present a world blanketed by massive ice sheets over Canada and Eu...ow, but there were fewer trees globally. The whole world was colder in both summer and winter, with a global average temperature four degrees Celsius lower t...

North America Hit Hard By Asteroid Strike In Yucatan 65 Million Years Ago

...site of anatural disaster. Plants in parts of the world not downrange from the impact took a lesser hitfrom the corridor of incineration. For example, several ancient evergreen treesfound in North America before the impact, but not after, still grow in parts ofAustralia and South America. Modern relatives...

Scientists Trek to Africa for Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study

...ntral Africa region is one of several areas in the world that play an influential role in global chemistry cycles. EXPRESSO will help define the degree of influence central Africa has on these cycles." Africa with its vast expanse of land near the equator, exerts a powerful influence on tropical a...

Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...f even shorter wavelengths than theOK-4's standing world record for an FEL -- 240 nanometers, or billionthsof a meter Scientists hope to establish a new FEL record of 193 nanometers, which wouldbe deep in the ultraviolet. "Our goal in the next half year would beto cover more or less all of the ultraviolet...

Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side

...ey Professor of Plant Breeding and Biometry. "The world is only so big, the population is growing and we n...cally mapped, but other researchers throughout the world can tap into a Cornell information Web site and use that mapping data to boost rice production in th...

Scientists Discover Smallest Frog

...st in the Northern Hemisphere, and is tied for the world record with the smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere, says a biologist from Pennsylvania State University in a paper published in the December issue of the journal Copeia . The one-centimeter-long frog also is the smallest of the tetra...

World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information

Experts from around the world have agreed on a standard for locating information...cal information. "We now hold around the world an incredible wealth of information about the Earth and its inhabitants," the Vice President said. ...

Plants Need Vitamin C, Too

...ke vitamin C, while most of the rest of the animal world can make their own," Last said. The way in which plant cells make vitamin C is now the topic of a project funded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The study of the vitamin C deficient plants also showed that they were hypersensitive to sulfur dioxi...

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...opriations of genetic materialsfrom the developing world involve the patenting of a process for extractinga...tobe the university's obligation to the developing world with its responsibilityto the taxpayers who support the institution. Establishment of the fund has ...

Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline

...hemysterious decline of coral reefs throughout the world and arerecommending more extensive research into t...bing problems afflicting coral reefsthroughout the world is referred to as "coral reef bleaching."For unknown reasons, the algae have been evacuating corals ...

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