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

... activity -- from kayaks and larger recreational craft to fishing boats, tugs and barges, and U.S. Army landing ships -- produces loud sounds. "We're getting very site-specific information on ambient noise and human-generated noise in the Hawaiian environment," Frankel said. Back in Ithaca, N.Y., sci...

Radio Controlled Aircraft To Sniff Out Biowar Bacteria

...val ResearchLaboratory (NRL) in Washington DC, the craft will venture into possible dangerzones and send back data on any biowar bacteria it detects. The biosensor was conceived by a team led by Frances Ligler of the NRL.Its development was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,p...

From July 21-Aug. 20, Smith College and collaborators to retrace historic Harriman Expedition to Alaska

...bays. Using Zodiacs, the small inflatable landing craft developed by Jacques Cousteau, participants will explore in detail otherwise inaccessible islands, coves and natural habitats. Equally important, Litwin notes, will be the cultural exchanges with Alaskan communities when the ship makes planned stop...

NSF invites media to report on U.S.-sponsored Antarctic research (2002-2003 season)

...NSF public affairs officers can help applicants to craft a proposed reporting plan. Competition is intense for a very limited number of slots and space on aircraft is severely constrained. Logistical limitations make it nearly impossible to modify reporting plans once in Antarctica. A key selection crite...

Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species

...tem to another by the simple act of moving a water craft from pond to pond or dumping the remains of a bait bucket overboard. To prevent the collected seed, eggs, or other reproductive parts of an organism from spreading, Parkhurst suggests thoroughly scrubbing down any boat or towing vehicle used to go bo...

Clay sprays control HABS; disease may affect more than salmon

...ter touch tanks, children's activities, a nautical craft show, crab cake cook-off, seafood chowder challenge, delicious seafood, and much more! The national award-winning daylong Coast Day festival is now in its 26th year and is sponsored by the University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program. For more in...

$3.2 million project to document dioxin levels in Houston ship channel

... study will be used by regulatory agencies to help craft implementation plans for reducing pollutants and achieving minimum water quality standards. The Environmental Protection Agency currently is preparing a comprehensive reassessment of the scientific consensus on dioxin, including its sources, its fate...

AAAS Science Project/Unisys prize encourages student-led scientific inquiry on flight to soar

...ars;" Virginia teens will build their own flying craft while they examine how flight has shrunk the world's borders; Orlando, Florida, schoolchildren will literally soar over Disney World in a small aircraft as part of their studies into flight mechanics and the future of flight; and Students from Ch...

U of A scientist finds Atlantic salmon escapes higher than government reports

...d visited all vessels within range of the research craft to gather samples and confirm radio reports. During the 17 days of commercial fishing activity, Volpe recorded the capture of 10,826 Atlantic salmon by 249 different vessels. These figures are 40.8 per cent higher than the numbers published by the fe...

Why genetic diversity matters

...ty is seen as the raw material from which breeders craft more productive varieties. By unlocking the genetic riches of old traditional landraces and the wild relatives of crops, breeders can find the qualities needed to respond to changing growing conditions and market demands. That raises questions of who...

Are you ready for Mars?

...er - which will have been released from the mother craft a few days earlier (on 19 December) instead will stay on a collision course with the planet. It too should also be safe, being designed for atmospheric entry and geared for a final soft landing due to a sophisticated system of parachutes and airbags...

Three genes linked to psoriasis susceptibility identified on chromosome 17

...ld help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies craft the next generation of medications to treat the disease, and ultimately lead to more successful management of psoriasis." This scientific research was made possible by the efforts of the Psoriasis Foundation, which created the National Psoriasis Tiss...

Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe

... an inverse Doppler Effect and are also working to craft better lenses. The Self-Reliant Y Chromosome: In 2003, the genetic sequence of the human male Y chromosome revealed why this loner chromosome doesn't need a partner. It has duplicate genes, arranged as mirror-image "palindromes." ...

International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe

... basins. These findings are critical in helping to craft international management schemes for tuna fisheries. Giant bluefins are the most valuable fish in the ocean, worth tens of thousands of dollars each in places like the Tokyo fish market, where they are sliced into the highest quality sashimi. Increas...

Restoring sweetgrass to the South Carolina lowcountry

...ced almost exclusively by men. Women took over the craft in the 1920s, when many of the men left the area to serve in the military or look for jobs. Though new forms have evolved in the work of individual artists, the basic designs have remained the same throughout time. The coiled seagrass baskets, now hi...

Sensors at Watts Bar being evaluated by ORNL

... -- Hundreds of barges, tow boats and recreational craft passing through Watts Bar on the Tennessee River w...in place at Watts Bar, where operators of pleasure craft will be asked to complete a survey consisting of 10 simple questions. Workers at the dam lock will c...

Imitative parrots just might tell you it's all in the tongue

...parrots, like humans,also can use their tongues to craft and shape sound. "This is the first direct evidence that parrots are able to use theirlarge tongues to change the acoustic properties of their vocalizations,"said IU Bloomington neurologist Roderick Suthers, who participated inthe research. "The basi...

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