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Colorado State Anthropologist Finds Fossil Treasures In Africa
... as high as 15 feet above the cave floor, carrying drills
andother excavation tools. The main chamber below the Drop Room, known as the atrium, consists of spectacular stalactite formations. The atrium's ceiling iscovered with a rock matrix containing the bones of small mammals. To access the second chamb...
Heatstroke killed four football players during 1998, expert urges precautions
.... "Shorter practices in hot weather andnon-contact drills
during which players don't wear helmets can help preventheatstroke and reduce accidents. Players should be allowed as much water as theywant, and coaches should schedule regular cooling-off breaks." Practices should never be scheduled during ...
Frozen 'lake' beneath Antarctica ideal to test sterile drilling techniques
...r (100C or 212F). All this makes it essential that drills
not introduce bacteria into a new environment, whether a sub-glacial lake isolated for half a million years or the ice caps of Mars. No sterile drilling has ever been achieved, Price said, though some drilling under "aseptic" conditions has been clai...
High-density storage of nuclear waste heightens terrorism risks
...iles of nuclear plants, improvement of mock attack drills
and reconfiguration of spent fuel storage. "It was a very good group of students and an excellent report," said von Hippel, who enlisted colleagues to conduct a more detailed analysis of the spent fuel issue. Among the co-authors of the new study are...
Johns Hopkins researchers devise methods to evaluate disaster drills
... of standards for planning and evaluating disaster drills
anywhere in the world. "Disaster simulation drills
are widely used throughout the world and are considered a fundamental tool to evaluate and improve l...
Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems
...pite being much smaller than their prey. ''A whelk drills
through the shell of a mussel using its file-like tongue - the radula - and acid secretions,'' said Eric Sanford, lead author of the Science study. ''When the hole is drilled through, a tube called the proboscis is extended into the shell, and the so...
Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean
...es to scoop sediments from the ocean floor, or ice drills
to reach the water, missing many organisms which "simply move out of the way." The abundance of marine mammals and seabirds that depend on fish suggest a corresponding abundance of fish in the Arctic sea. However, "our knowledge of their diversity a...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...unk by a U.S. submarine practicing quick-surfacing drills
off the coast of Hawaii. Norman Guinasso Jr., who serves as project manager of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), part of the College of Geosciences' Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) at Texas A&M, says the buoy system has alre...