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New portable device senses chemical weapons

...upled device, or CCD, which can be found in modern digital cameras. The UD device uses highly sensitive multi-element infrared detectors and can detect things that cant be detected using Fourier transform spectroscopy, which employs single element infrared detection, Rabolt said. And, it can do that very qui...

PNNL science, technology help keep America safe

...g a sensor head, the AID is tethered to a personal digital assistant, linked to a data library and can determine the contents of sealed, liquid-filled containers. It also can examine bulk-solid commodities, detecting foreign objects, contraband or hidden explosives. Mehl, Griffin and Bartek, located in Arl...

NASA unveils spectacular suite of new global data products

...best efforts at that time." Like a highly advanced digital camera in space, MODIS has been measuring visible and infrared wavelengths from all over our world at multiple scales of time and space since February 2000. MODIS extends the measurement heritage begun by CZCS and AVHRR, and now provides exciting imp...

E-BioSci: Europes gateway to the life sciences

...roviding access to and retrieval of information in digital form. E-BioSci builds on the European partners considerable strengths. It benefits from significant financial support from the European Community, but nonetheless its impact will be global. Ideas for the E-BioSci project grew out of discussions with ...

New study to compare digital, film mammography in massive $26.5 million effort to save womens lives

...icians, physicists and others will compare the new digital mammography to standard film mammography in a proj...ening Trial. Using computer and special detectors, digital mammography produces a digital image of the breast that can be displayed on high-resolution monitors...

Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...PMS, that extracts crucial safety information from digital flight data. While some of APMS tools detect and display well-known problems, PNNL statisticians have created statistical algorithms to recognize atypical flights by first studying thousands of hours of flight data to understand how normal flights lo...

Digital organisms used to confirm evolutionary process

...l Ecology. The computer software that creates the digital organisms used to do this work is called "Avida" -...that would normally take years. "Using Avida, the digital organisms can mutate at a rate that we can control in our experiments," Lenski said. "Hence, we let...

GIS, bioinformatics collaborations offer promising new perspectives

...d bioinformatics have much in common, most notably digital maps, large databases, and research involving visu...ever before, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and digital library technology are helping to make data-sharing possible. "This new collaboration between GIS an...

Montana State University begins major trout and salmonid book collection

...le pondering how to keep his library relevant in a digital age. "We got caught in the notion of Trout U," he said. That's a nickname MSU has recently claimed owing to an historic curriculum in fisheries science, proximity to several blue-ribbon trout streams, and a longstanding physical education course ...

Hopkins selected to participate in first major study of digital mammography

...rt in the first major study assessing the value of digital mammography versus standard mammography. The stud... Canada will be recruited for the study to compare digital mammography to standard film mammography and decide if the new digital technique is equal to or bett...

Women's health on wheels

...oard will be an astonishing array of the latest in digital breast mammography equipment and sophisticated sat...n Foundation. The initiative will bring real-time digital mammography to Navajo women along with training in breast self-examination and follow-up counseling....

Gulp! URI professor studies how sharks eat

...sing fluid dynamics and lasers a technique called digital particle image velocimetry or DPIV, which measures the forces the fish places on the water, Wilga was able to see the water moving around the shark and to see that sharks swim at an angle to the flow. As part of her postdoctoral research, Wilga showe...

Long goodbye to Steller sea lions: creatures are disappearing

...zero for many Stellers. Horning will place several digital cameras with transmitters near Steller breeding grounds. He hopes to get an accurate census count of just how many Stellers are out there, and with help of the images, calculate the body size of those photographed. "The body size will tell us the ap...

Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians

...ced the introduction of the Palm OS version of its digital Guide to Antibiotics and Infectious Disease the A...ust 2000 is now available on any handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) system using the Palm operating system. The initial version was launched last month...

Science study explores social memory in elephants

...d hi-fi equipment. Elephant calls were recorded to digital audio tape and then played back through custom-built bass box loudspeakers in the back of a Land Rover. The researchers then noted whether the elephants bunched togethermeaning the diameter of the group reduced in terms of elephant body lengths. The ...

Eye strips images of all but bare essentials before sending visual information to brain, UC Berkeley research shows

...lize that the eye is not merely a camera providing digital input to the brain, the general consensus has been that the world projected onto the retina and detected by cells called photoreceptors got sent to the brain after some relatively simple processing. Roska and Werblin showed that retinal cells do a lo...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2001

...dollars. [Contact: Mitch Olszewski] MEDICAL - The digital pig . . . Like the Visible Man and Visible Woman,...h and the University of South Florida envision the digital pig as being a tool to detect and diagnose lung problems and other internal disorders in people. Alr...

Museum dinosaur labs draw international researchers

...ur computer can handle 3-D photos and you can send digital images over the Internet. That's what Jack and Celeste Horner have found at the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman. Jack is curator of paleontology. His wife, Celeste, runs the 3-D Imaging Laboratory and the Histology La...

New information for managing invasive species and marine reserves at the start of the 'International Biodiversity Observation Year'

...will travel across Europe and the United States, a digital library, accessible on the web, which will save the images and sounds of extinct and endangered species for future generations and an IMAX film explaining the links between people and nature A special education webpage for children was launched in Ja...

New N.C. ferry-linked water monitoring begins generating useful data for analysis

...n algal productivity. All data will be archived in digital form for further analysis." Goals include learning how excessive naturally produced nutrients and those resulting from agriculture, industry, municipalities and domestic sources affect the environment and providing information needed for long-term w...

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