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Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
... temperature changes reflected in the oxygen ratio data
for the last glacial period seem improbably large. Those scientists suggest that what foraminifera oxygen ratios are really measuring is a combination of ocean temperature changes and changes in the ice volumes. In contrast, Dwyer said the ratio of c...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
... like realgorillas. Using videos, anthropomorphic data
and behavioral data
on movementand interaction, Georgia Tech doctoral student Don Allison createdvirtual gorillas that s...
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...m school, says Eggleston. And recent epidemiologic data
show that African-Americans living in the inner-city are hospitalized three times as often and die five times more often from asthma than those of other races. The study included 66 boys and 21 girls, 48 Caucasian and 39 African-American children f...
University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy
...the carnivores at the top ofthe food web. "All the data
show quite clearly that these animals are basedon ...ing in other caves and ina nearby well. Again, the data
clearly showed that the MovileCave is unique. "If you look at other caves based on photosyntheticene...
Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant
...ests in late March after preparingits third set of data
and that all necessary federal approvalî processhave been granted. Implementation of the process enables Cargill to recycleat least 80 percent of their chill water. Researchers are also exploring another use of ozone in the food safety process...
Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find
...rm, worldwideseismological records, which hold key data
for measuring the innercore's rotation. Dr.Song and Dr. Richards were intrigued by preliminary results lastfall from a theoretical computer model simulating the dynamo thatcreates Earth's magnetic field. The model, created by Gary Glatzmaierof the Lo...
Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
...arch Program scientists began gathering "baseline" data
on whale behavior and distributions off the north shore of Kauai as early as 1993. One condition of federal permits to operate the ATOC sources is that if adverse effects are noted among marine mammals, the experiment will be modified or halted. ...
A Genetic Skeleton Key
...ctingwith 75 percent accuracy onthe basis of mouse data
-- the failurewas interesting. In this case, chick...ndthe prediction of the human genefrom the chicken data
was 100 percentaccurate. "This is surprising,given that we think of humans asmore closely related to...
Ocean Sediments Contain Record of Past Vegetation Fires in Africa
...h is distributed. According to Verardo, "This new data
sheds much-needed light on where the 'missing' carbon may lie: in ocean-bottom sediments laden with charcoal from fires on land."...
Discovery Of Cell Sites May Shed Light On How Bodily Systems Interact
... endocrine and immune systems,"Kelley said. "These data
give us 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...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
...onvert speech and handwriting to text. It analyzes data
obtained from experiments in which the electrical ...odels provides the most likely explanation for the data
and how much confidence to have in the results. It summarizes millions and even billions of experime...
Cholesterol Anchor Helps Signaling Proteins Direct Development
...-hard to believe at first, but after reviewing the data
it makes a lot of sense." The new results could help researchers better understand Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, a serious developmental disorder that strikes approximately one in every 9,000 babies. The disorder disables the body's ability to make ch...
NCAR Scientist Models Earth's Climate and Vegetation Patterns At Last Glacial Peak
... against earlier LGM vegetation scenarios based on data
from fossilized pollen retrieved from lake cores. ...correct vegetation, since there is evidence in the data
for a slightly colder world than the model shows, especially in the tropics. According to Felzer, th...
NCAR Scientists Trek To Africa For Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
..., the CAR capital. EXPRESSO is collecting chemical data
at these sites--along with meteorological data
throughout the study area--to explore how the vegetation and fires interact with the atmosphere. "Th...
An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
...ctions. However, when Ebersole and Miller examined data
on articulatebrachiopods, which were diverse groups at the time, they found notrend at all. "Early on, I expected to see that the tropics wouldbe smashed," explained Ebersole. "But extinction rates wereconsistent from pole to pole. All the areas wer...
Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...of the earth's atmosphere). The AGOs will furnish data
that could otherwise be collected only by an entir...Murdo Station, but foul weather permitted only the data
recorder to be retrieved. This year, the French Antarctic program will assist the U.S. by mounting ...
Scientists Trek to Africa for Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
...Republic capital. EXPRESSO is collecting chemical data
at these sites along with meteorological data
throughout the study area to explore how the vegetation and fires interact with the atmosphere. ...
Genetic Makeup May Explain Why Some Women Smokers Develop Breast Cancer While Others Don't, UB Study in JAMA Reports
... breast cancer among smokers, the researchers used data
from an earlier case-control study of the disease. Extensive data
were gathered on medical and reproductive history and blood samples were collected for DNA analysis....
Brain Mapping In Real Time
...e.html">CRAY T3E supercomputing system, scan data
from a subject's brain can be processed faster tha...ie Mellon University. "The CRAY T3E eliminates the data
bottleneck in this research. Ultimately, this on-line capability will make it possible to use brain-...
Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
... Cornell information Web site and use that mapping data
to boost rice production in their parts of the world. McCouch said that although the wild species are generally useless for crop production -- since they do not produce much rice, have very small grains, and the plant tends to shatter -- there is so...
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