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Patented Bait System May Hold Answer To Combating Formosan Termites
...t. Henderson's crew placed about 30 of the devices
around the warehousenear the mud-walled shelter tubes that the targeted termites build and use fortravel between their colony and food sources. "Putting the apparatus near a shelter tube is easier than trying to findthe actual colony site, w...
Common Cannibals, A New Study Examines The Role That Intraspecific Predation Plays In Determining The Dynamics Of A Population
...onversely, when the beetles were left to their own devices
and allowed to eatflour and one another freely, population numbers tended to stabilize. Similar studies have been conducted on populations of other animals. Pastresearch has indicated that size structured cannibalism among certain species ofcrabs, f...
Wetting Of Structured Or Imprinted Surfaces - Zooming Down Onto The Nanoscale
...s. It is also of technologicalimportance since our devices
become smaller and smaller and their manufacturetypically involves the processing of liquids. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Science,Vol. 282, 1 January 1999) have discovered new wetting phenomena at surfaceswhich...
Growing Up On Their Own: Smart Plastics Organize Themselves Into Useful Optical Devices
...that assemble themselves intosophisticated optical devices
known as photonic crystals. Samson Jenekhe andLind...b. (Jenekhe points out that there are otheroptical devices
actually called honeycombs, but those 2-D devices
are quitedifferent from these 3-D structures). ...
Major $17 Million Grant To Fund Ocean Research
...und at varying depths. These custom-built devices
will use special collector traps andelectronic instrumentation, all sampled regularly, to provide a detailed andpreviously nonexistent picture of the near-shore ecosystem along the PacificCoast dominated by the California Current. Other measurements ...
Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected
... Lauterborn will present musical sounds from such devices
and discuss novel musical instruments that may be ... conventional acoustic imaging techniqueswith such devices
as the atomic force microscope, which can take snapshots of surfaces at the atomic and molecular sca...
Computer Simulation Reveals Nano-Switch That Activates Cell-Binding Function Of Key Protein In The Body
...l biology as well as engineersdesigning artificial devices
to integrate naturally into the body. Fibronectin is comprised of a chain of repeating modules, only one ofwhich contains the specific RGD tri-peptide loop responsible for cell adhesion.This module - labeled FnIII10 - consists of seven connec...
Artificial Gels Could Speed DNA Sequencing
...n commercial integrated circuits. Ordinarily such devices
are made by etching a cavity in the silicon, then gluing on a cover to create a channel through which the DNA sample can flow. Turner used a new technique in which the channel is filled with a "sacrificial layer" that can be etched out after a cover...
Federally Sponsored Panel To Look At Data On Plasticizers: Do They Harm Reproduction, Or Children's Development?
...le vinyl products such as shower curtains, medical devices
such astubing and IV bags, upholstery, raincoats, balls and soft squeeze toys. The new NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproductionwill assemble a dozen or more scientists with applicable expertise to evaluatethe substances ...
New Coating Process May Prevent Body From Rejecting Medical Implants
..., are implanted in patients every year. Whilethese devices
save or improve the lives of millions of people, they oftendeliver only temporary fixes. The body's natural response to foreign material -whether it's a medical implant or a bullet - is to wall it off with scar-liketissue, Ratner explains. Frequently...
Bees The Buzz In Landmine Detection
...pecial electronics and software forradio-frequency devices
that "read" information on the tags. These devices
willbe mounted to manmade beehives. Used together, these technologies will track the move...
UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies
...ida, Falsetti said. For that reason,remote sensing devices
are used increasingly, he said. One of the study's main findings so far is that searches for skeletonsusually need to be extended over a much greater area than previouslybelieved, Falsetti said. "This kind of work is important because we do get a num...
Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home
...al are inprogress, and creation of a few prototype devices
is expected soon. Among thetools in development: "Memory glasses" that a person with early dementia or memory problems mightwear which automatically detect certain patterns (loved ones, street signs,grocery items, for example) and then offers audio ...
UV Rays, Fire And Flame Retardants To Be Reviewed For Possible Listing As Carcinogens, NTP Announces
...d in varying amounts in artificial light from such devices
as sunlamps and sun beds, will be reviewed for possible listing in the federalgovernment's Tenth Annual Report on Carcinogens, National Toxicology Programofficials said today. Additional substances to be considered for listing, according to t...
Slimy Bacteria Common Cause Of Chronic Infections
...es,contact lenses, urinary catheters, intrauterine devices
(IUDs), mechanical heartvalves, penile prostheses, and a variety of other implanted devices
orprocedures. The researchers explain the relationship between biofilms andinfections in a ...
Magnetic Fluids More Complex Than Previously Thought
...parate and identify awide range of chemicals. Such devices
could have widespread application inthe environmental, manufacturing, health care and pharmaceutical industries. Furst and Gast's research suggests that MR fluids can be used as valves inthese "chemistry lab on a chip" systems that appear likely to r...
Findings suggest new oxygen-sensing application for material
...al application in computer memory. Forexample, the devices
--called ferroelectric capacitors --will wear out ...id. Researchers have been studying whether the devices
might one day be used todesign computers with so-called "non-volatile memory." Such computers wouldr...
Biomedical engineers working to help kids with special needs
...ical engineeringat UNC-CH. "Then we researched the devices
to make sure they did not exist andprepared a list of potential projects for graduate students to work on." Goldberg, who earned his doctorate in biomedical engineering at Duke in1994, teaches a class titled "Developing Custom Devices for the...
'Fishboys' - the new cowboys of a world dependent on water...and ceramics.
...grown'submarine sea walls and 'fish-herding' sonar devices
built from transceiversthat interpret 'fish talk' represent a small part of the technologicalrequirements that ceramist engineers and scientists will have to fill. According to Professor Newnham, from Penn State University, USA, providingenough food...
Rats operate robotic arm via brain activity
...signals directly from the brain to control robotic devices
has been ascience fiction theme that seems destined to become fact." Added Chapin, "We believe that we have all the key elements to be ableto make this technology one that could, in the not-so-distant future, make asubstantial difference i...
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