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Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions
...aidLiang-Shih Fan, professor and chair of chemical engineering
atOhio State. Fan and Suhas Mahuli, a post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering,have studied ways to capture selenium from flue gas before itescapes into the atmosphere. The researchers found that hydratedlime, which has been shown effective i...
PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals
...ger, associate professor incivil and environmental engineering
at UC. Sansalone calls thesystem "PET" for partial exfiltration trench. It's a modificationof the current systems used to improve drainage under highways,so it's expected to be easy to install and relativelyinexpensive. There are two key components t...
Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair
...invention consists of new algorithms andinnovative engineering
that evolved from their work on a DOE project thatfocused on developing mobile robots to work in hazardous environments. Theinvention won an R&D 100 Award in 1993 as one of the year's mostsignificant technological innovations. "This is a prime ex...
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
...d Watt W. Webb , Cornell professor of applied and engineering
physics, who led the work. "It is a new way of doing three-dimensional UV microscopy in functioning cells and the best way we know of for doing UV microscopy in thick tissues," Webb said. The studies were reported in a paper, "Measuring serotonin di...
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...ace between cell science, chemistry and electrical engineering
that has widespread potential in many areas," Boxer said....
Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program
... other naturally occurringorganisms. Environmental engineering
professor Paul Bishop is using otherSphingomonas s...nces, and the departmentof civil and environmental engineering
in the College ofEngineering. UC's funding was recently extended through March ofthe year 2000....
Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled
...t of a street hockey game now that Duke University engineering
studentshave rigged him up a custom-made goalie "s...e. The new course, taught by assistant biomedical engineering
research professorLaurence Bohs, challenges biomedical engineering
seniors and graduate studentsto a...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...ene. It is likelythat her discovery and subsequent engineering
of disease-resistant riceplants will have far-reaching implications for production of rice, the staplefood for more than half of the world's population. The use of such disease-resistancegenes could pave the way to more environmentally sensitive prod...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...Technology, and Congress to inform scientific and engineering
communities about local impacts of trends in feder...0 members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering
societies. It conducts a variety of programs in science education and career development, science p...
Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs
...0 members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering
societies. It conducts a variety of programs in science education and career development, science policy and international scientific cooperation. It publishes the weekly peer-reviewed journal Science and administers EurekAlert! [www.eurekaler...
President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002
...0 individual members and nearly 300 scientific and engineering
societies. It conducts a variety of programs in science policy, science education and career development, and international scientific cooperation. The Association publishes the weekly peer-reviewed journal Science and administers EurekAlert! ...
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...z is an associate professor of medical science and engineering
inthe Brown University School of Medicine. Other scientists on the Brown teamwere Jules Jacob, Yong Jong, Gerardo Carino, Donald Chickering, Camilla Santosand four undergraduates. Funding support for the research came from theNational Institute of Ge...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
..., British Columbia. Bourland and Purdue electrical engineering
Professor John Nyenhuis have studied the safety of MRI technology for more than eight years. Much of their early work focused on the magnetic field's effects on the heart and other organs. Their work played a role in the introduction of new "fast-sca...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...student Mark Dolan and Gary Hopkins, a science and engineering
associate. In addition to performing effectively, ...ountain View, Calif., headed by professor of civil engineering
Paul Roberts, Stanford researchers determined that feeding native bacteria with the right mixture of...
Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
...ose over a very wide range of levels.Using genetic engineering
they had therefore "tuned" the responseof the prot...of diabetics," Hellinga said. "Wewill have to keep engineering
the protein so that it will behave itself,but it is quite doable."...
Hopkins Engineering Undergrads' Inventions: Power Tools For Double Amputee, Military Surveillance Robot
...s without relying on anotherperson for help. Three engineering
undergraduates at The JohnsHopkins University, inc...Laboratory inAberdeen posed this challenge to the engineering
students: Createa snake-like robot that can slither across rugged terrain,staying close to the groun...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
... Loring Nies, assistant professor of environmental engineering
at Purdue. "But using them for that purpose has no...e products and services that have no scientific or engineering
basis behind them," Nies says. "For example, out west the soil is very alkaline, and just adding any...
Newly Identified Tomato Gene Appears Key To Fruit Softening
...s, suspectthe gene could be useful for genetically engineering
tomatoes, as well asother fragile and perishable fruit, for which shipping quality and shelflife are critical. The University of California has applied to patent thegene, and the researchers will report their findings in the May 26 issueof the Proce...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
... the Cornell professor of civil and environmental engineering
who started Cornell microbiologist Stephen H. Zinder on the search for the perfect dechlorinator, a quest that began in a sewage treatment plant. Zinder, a professor of microbiology, as well as graduate student Xavier Maymo-Gatell and other co...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...6, Rudolf B. Husar, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering
and director of Washington University's Center for Air Pollution Impact, Trends and Analysis (CAPITA), and Bret A. Schichtel, Ph.D., CAPITA research associate, have been key players in the air quality workgroup of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...
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