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Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

...ar to benzopyrenes, a classof carcinogens found in auto emissions and cigarette smoke.) The rosemary diet reduced by 76 percent the number of instances of DMBAbinding to the mammary cells, compared to rats fed a control diet. In a separate experiment, the researchers fed rats a diet with half as muchr...

Research Reveals Link Between Development And Contamination In Urban Watersheds

... the early 1970s, efforts have been made to reduce auto emissionsand control pollutants in urban runoff," said Pete Van Metre, USGShydrologist based in Austin, Texas and coordinator of the sediment coringproject. "These efforts have produced some promising results, for example,large reductions in lead in...

Birds Of A Feather: The Physics Of Flocks

...vide insights into the seemingly unrelatedtopic of auto traffic flow. ---To explain the flocking process, the physicists make intriguing analogies tophysics phenomena such as the lining up of magnets, the flow of fluids, and thetransfer of heat. College Park, MD--Watching a flock of dozens or even hundred...

SFU Researcher Finds Low Cost Solution To High Auto Emissions

...e more environmentally friendly without costingthe auto industry an arm and a leg. The Simon Frase... "With that in mind, it's important for the auto makers to anticipatemore stringent requirements in years to come, and stay ahead of the game byconst...

New Accident Record Analysis Shows Deer Mishaps Climbing

... Peak months for deer movement -- like auto accidents involving deer --are October, November and December, Osborn said. Normally gregarious bucksbecome aggressive and territorial during the fall rut, driving away youngerbucks. Other factors affecting deer and traffic accidents are i...

NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations

...osols, including those produced fromindustrial and auto emissions, biomass burning, and soil dust. WithAsia's population rising at a dramatic rate, the amount of sulfurdioxide released into the atmosphere is expected to increase. Sulfurdioxide is converted into sulfate aerosol in the atmosphere. The abili...

Purdue helps Indiana companies with pollution dilemma

...actureeverything from drinking cups to lightweight auto and boat parts. It has beenclassified by the EPA as a volatile organic compound, meaning it tends tocombine with other chemicals to form entirely new compounds. One result is thecreation of ozone, a molecule that contains three atoms of oxygen instea...

Road dust: Rural vehicles emit more pollutants than urban ones

...mile traveled. While ppvm won't appeal to the auto owner the way that mpg, rpm or mph do, it's likely to have a future impact on air pollution measures and standards nationwide. Jay R. Turner, D.Sc., assistant professor of chemical engineering and civil engineering at Washington University and di...

Protein that stimulates blood vessel growth also helps repair broken bones

...idents, such as high speed auto, or pedestrian vs. auto accidents,' he said. In addition to studying VEGF's role in bone healing, Helms' lab is examining whether it might also be important in embryonic bone growth. They have begun injecting either VEGF or inhibitors of VEGF into the limbs of embryonic...

Time important in transporting critically injured to trauma centers

...be it a gunshot wound vs. injuries sustained in an auto crash, for example. Proximity to a trauma center also is a factor. "Paramedics adhere to pre-established protocols in transporting trauma patients, so our studies showed an amazing consistency in the injury-to-hospital-arrival time interval regardle...

New UNC analysis of N.C. accident records shows growth in motor vehicle-deer crashes

...n injured." Peak months for deer movement -- like auto accidents involving deer -- are October, November and December, Osborn said. Normally gregarious bucks become aggressive and territorial during the fall rut, driving away younger bucks. "In 1995, we peaked at about 1,039,000 deer, and our deer herd ...

Cadmium makes brittle bones in Rocky Mt. birds

...lloys with other metals and electroplate chrome on auto parts and appliances. It has been mined in the Colorado Rockies for more than a century. Cadmium finds its way into the environment when rainwater washes through the piles of ore tailings at abandoned mine sites. Most trees and other plants readil...

UC Davis research helps state air board set auto-emission rules

...." Since 1990, the air board has put the six major auto makers on notice that by 2003 a fixed percentage o...e of Transportation Studies are: -- Comparisons of auto technology life-cycle costs and energy use: This April 2000 report, produced for and funded by the C...

Prosthetic limb to be controlled by microchip: Agreement signed to create smart leg

...ns of thousands of Americans yearly as a result of auto accidents, diabetes, or other causes are expected to be on the market in two years. Sensors and chips will be developed by the Department of Energys Sandia National Laboratories. Materials work and testing will be performed by, strangely, the Russ...

Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina

...njured." Top months for deer movement -- like auto accidents involving deer -- are October, November and December, Osborne said. Bucks become aggressive and territorial during the fall rut, driving away younger male competitors. "In 1995, we peaked at about 1,039,000 deer, and our deer herd has b...

DOE funds commercialization program for new energy-saving sensing device

... the verge of shutting down. Or, this sensor in an auto engine could keep the vehicle operating at its most efficient temperature and pressure. The industries VTPL has teamed with are logical choices. Honeywell is the leading producer of gas turbine engines and Corning is the leading manufacturer of optic...

One hour of grass cutting equals 100 miles worth of auto pollution

... is the first to compare lawn mower pollution with auto mileage, according to the researchers. The recommendation is reported in the June 1 issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. One significant pollu...

American Physical Society March Meeting 2003

...s and high power will lead to LED backlighting and auto headlights (session V7). Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM), the marriage of STM and MRI technology, seeks to produce atomic-scale images of biomolecules (session P14). The smallest doped fullerenes, cage molecules consisting of less than 30 ...

Animal study demonstrates carbon monoxide may help heart patients

... monoxide, the toxic gas generally associated with auto exhaust or faulty heating systems, may have a protective role in preventing the development of dangerous arteriosclerotic lesions that can clog blood vessels following balloon angioplasty or aortic transplantation. The findings, which emerged from an...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory February 2003

...Transportation Center user facility could help the auto industry make cars that are safer and sustain less damage in collisions. The one-of-a-kind Intermediate Strain Rate Machine enables engineers working with the automotive industry to provide more accurate performance data to improve the crash simulati...

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