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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

... in great numbers or importing foreignbees are not easy solutions to the honeybee shortage. "A honeybee is a generalist. It does a good job pollinatingapples or cucumbers," he said "Other types of bees arevery specific to certain crops. "Plus, if we take native wild bees and culture them, we'regoing to ge...

Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'

...eir habitat. These same logging operations provide easy accessfor both settlers and hunters, who find the conspicuous, brightly coloredsifakas easy prey. "In fact, on an earlier visit, when I tried to explain to the nativeswhich animal I was looki...

PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals

...ove drainage under highways,so it's expected to be easy to install and relativelyinexpensive. There are two key components to the system. The first is a bedof oxide-coated sand which attracts and holds onto heavy metalsin the storm runoff. Lab-scale experiments demonstrated thespecial sand can dramaticall...

Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...am pulse structures and power levels are extremely easy tomanipulate. FELs produce light by passing such free-electron beams through a seriesof magnets. As in all lasers, the energized electrons emit light, whichis then amplified and concentrated into a sharp beam by rapidly bouncingthe light between mir...

Researchers Develop Model Using Birds As Indicator Of Wetlands Health

...land environment isthriving. Birds are also fairly easy to track. "If you look at butterflies or certain insects, that wouldgive a more direct indicator," said David Styer, a professor ofmathematics and amateur birder who also worked on the project."The problem is there aren't many good records of butterf...

Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair

...ree-piece modular construction makes thewheelchair easy to pick up and transport in a car's trunk or back seat. Theseat portion of the unit, expected to be provided by Superior UnlimitedCorp. of Bristol, sits atop a platform propelled by three sphericalcasters. A spin-on-itself turning capability eliminat...

World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information

...e service standard is designed to make information easy to find," said Christian. "It is a natural complement to the World Wide Web that is such a wonderful tool for presentation. When we look for a particular piece of information, we often need to search many separate sources. We may not be satisfied wi...

Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates

... annual chance of a recurrence, and skin cancer is easy to diagnose and can be quickly treated. The researchers set out to determine whether they could reduce the average recurrence rate with selenium supplements. Ironically, 10 years later, the results were not significant for skin cancer. However, the...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...on a rigid stalk and enclosed by a husk so they're easy to harvestand dry and store. It provided a wonderf...ontrastto teosinte, Tripsacum's kernels are also easy to remove from theirhard fruitcases, making them accessible as a wild food. And "they arehighly nutr...

Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants

...et rid of them." If chlorinated solvents were that easy to destroy, Gossett said, then tetrachloroethene, trichlorothene and other related chemicals would not be the number-two ground water pollutant (after petroleum hydrocarbons). However, Strain 195 and other microorganisms may already be hard at work ...

Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis

...ial applications, soybean peroxidase is relatively easy to obtain. The beans are widely grown, and production, transportation and storage facilities already are in place to deliver high-peroxidase beans for enzyme extraction....

UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars

... an electric car, while still being affordable and easy to maintain and operate. And ecologically, it's a dream come true." Carl Knowlen, a UW research scientist working on the project, will present a paper on the Smogmobile at the Society of Automotive Engineers Future Transportation & Technology confere...

Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics

...hey becomediabetic. Currently there is no easy way to test for insulin resistance, Howardsaid. However, a simple lab test is under development that should be available"fairly soon," he said. Once detected, doctors could prescribe drugs already onthe market that treat insulin resistance. T...

Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae

...re destroyed. Farming the pharmaceuticals becomes easy using a recently patented system called HeRD -- th...ts are reared on the pillars in the box, making it easy to infect them with baculovirus and then harvest the proteins. In the past 18 months, researchers r...

Duke Lemurs Are Released In Madagascar

... forthe first days, where they could be sure of an easy meal of monkey chow.Completely contrary to our predictions, within five minutes all of the lemurshad moved away from the release site, some in their own direction. The chaosof the day had begun." Three animals immediately headed for the project's ba...

Are CDC's 1997 Recommendations For Targeted Lead Screening Of Children Justified?

...ible for the recent decline in BLLs was relatively easy to accomplishthrough regulation, but eradication of the remaining sources of lead will bemore difficult given that the primary source of lead exposure for children isdeteriorating lead-based paint in older homes. So despite the decline in BLLs inthe ...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

... of the odor--hydrogen sulfide--andcame up with an easy method to remove it. Mid 1970s The section continued to build on past successes and expand into new areas, suchas bioprocessing (fermentation) and biomass-derived chemicals. Although notdirectly tied to the lab's agriculture research, a biomass c...

'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA

...iety . "This method of DNA production is very easy and inexpensive," Kool says. "You can just toss a rolling circle, some free DNA nucleotides, and DNA-copying enzymes intoa test tube, and when you come back 12 hours later, the tube isfull of DNA. "It's now feasible to make bucketfuls of DNA, ...

Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast

...if not, what sort of disorder is this? First, the easy part. The ticks in question at the camp go by the nameof Lone Star because the female displays a distinctive white spot on theback of its shell. The Lone Star is very common in North Carolina. It isbrownish-orange and smaller than the other tick norm...

IFT Report Describes Challenges Of Food Industry Stepping Up To The P(a)lates Of Consumers

...t are high in quality, nutritionally superior, and easy to prepare," hesays. "Food processors have met th...anisms, selecting food processingequipment that is easy to clean and does not harbor contaminants, sanitizingequipment regularly to prevent build-up of bact...

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