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Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...nd Mark Widdowsonof Virginia Tech's environmental engineering
program ,note, a number of questions remain regarding this natural restorationapproach that is called phytoremediation. In a proposal submittedto Norfolk Southern Corporation and subsequently funded for almost$400,000, the two suggest that "specific ...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...sts have their own personal list of "common sense" engineering
design decisions that have resulted in serious acc... permanently in the aircraft. As documented by the engineering
change proposals, this effort greatly simplified the system and reduced actual operational aircraft ...
New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste
...s Dan Schwartz, a University ofWashington chemical engineering
professor who is exploring ways to improve thisenvironmentally friendly approach for a variety of scientific and industrial applications. Schwartz and a team of four undergraduate and graduate students are collaborating with scientistsat Pacific Nor...
Conservation Biology Clearinghouse, Engineering Design Tutor
...ch first will be developed for use in a structural engineering
course as wellas a circuit design course at Rice, aims to result in time and cost savings. The purpose ofthe three-year project is to find a way that technology can support education, enhanceproductivity, and at the same time reduce cost without redu...
"Doctor Watershed" Named AAAS Fellow
... in the world, representing all the scientific and engineering
disciplines. Its 144,000 members include scientists and engineers, as well as policy makers, educators, journalists, and students. As the nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS works in coo...
Scientists Sift Through Trash In Search Of Perfect Landfill
...experts, the UW-Madison emeritusprofessor of civil engineering
has spent his career studying the things we puton ...waste-managementcompany and Montgomery Wattson, an engineering
consulting firm with a Madisonoffice, Ham is creating a full-scale demonstration that will promote d...
Molecular Mechanochemistry: An Emerging Discipline At The Nexus Of Biology And Physics
...neering, an organizational blending of medical and engineering
faculties tosupport research, education, and business initiatives for bioengineeringprojects. Davies will present a review of his laboratory's latest findings atthe 1998 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting inPhiladelphi...
Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
...eral cats. The method involves the use of genetic engineering
technology to modify a strain of the bacterium, Sa...e's how the process works: Scientists used genetic engineering
techniques to remove specific genes on the Salmonella genome making it unable to cause disease. The...
New Sensor Will Detech Chemical And Biological Pathogens At Incredibly Small Doses
...n. A novel sensor, developed by two Virginia Tech engineering
faculty members, isnow capable of literally identi... fiber optics expert and a member of theelectrical engineering
department, to develop the prototype biosensor. To develop the new biosensor, Velandar expanded upon...
Pennsylvania's R&D Climate Improving
...rograms. The reports seek to informscientific and engineering
communities about impacts of federal spending tren...00members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering
societies. Itconducts a variety of programs in science education and career development,science poli...
Virginia Tech Researchers Assess Watershed Management For EPA, NSF
...e and applied economics (AAEc), biological systems engineering
(BSE),biology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, and the Virginia Water ResourcesResearch Center (VWRRC), was one of four selected out of about 130 nationwidethat submitted proposals. The Upper Roanoke River Watershed has a drainage area of 5...
2nd International Bioerosion Workshop To Be Held At Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution March 30-April 3, 1998
...tates comprising of seven divisions: aquaculture; engineering
R&D;environmental analysis and testing; marine operations technology; basic marineresearch; and marine education. The state-of-the-art conference facilitiescombined with the subtropical coastal setting should promote an excitingexchange of ideas and...
AAAS, State Of Arizona Co-Host Conference On Research And Development
...four panels,each focusing on an area of science or engineering
research that has been is seen as a target ofopportunity for Arizona: A panel on planetary geology and space sciences will be hosted by ASU planetary geologistPhilip Christensen and Mike Drake from the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab. Panel participantswi...
Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test
...Curtis Frank, the William M. Keck Sr. professor of engineering
at StanfordUniversity. Stanford and UC Davis are p...s named one of 20 of themost promising science and engineering
researchers by the David and LucilePackard Foundation and awarded $100,000 annually for five years. ...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
...ional jobs in fields such asprofessional services, engineering
and financial services, according to arecent survey. The survey -- which was conducted by Connecticut Unitedfor Research Excellence Inc., a coalition of more than 70 biomedicalinstitutions and businesses that includes Yale -- also found that 25 to 3...
Engineering, Math Shows Short-Legged Human Ancestors Were Very Efficient At Strolling Through Their World
...e correctly and wont break. But instead of solving engineering
problems, she used them to explain the evolutionary record of early humans. "The equations can predict how much energy is required for something to move in space," explains Kramer. "If you take them and develop models that take into account the dif...
Link Made Between Human Growth Hormone, Bone Quality In Mice
... the U-M Medical School andprofessor of biomedical engineering
in the U-M College of Engineering, suggestedhis results, while preliminary, raise a "red flag" on the increasing use ofhuman growth hormone in short children and as a "fountain-of-youth drug" in theelderly. The study by Kuo-Fung Tseng, now with the V...
Microchip Sensor Detects Bacteria
...oped by Harold Craighead, professor of applied and engineering
physics, in collaboration with Carl Batt, professor of food science, are simple in concept and arose from technology that is the mainstay of the microelectronics industry. The sensors capture bacteria in a regular, repeating pattern and, similar to ...
Tinkertoy Robot Shows How Humans Walk
...walk. Michael J. Coleman, a lecturer in mechanical engineering
at Cornell, says the little walker, by using gravity on a gentle slope "performs repeatable, chattering, human-like stable steps without falling over." Says Coleman, who earned his doctorate in February, "We believe this is the first two-legged, sta...
Purdue Finding May Snuff Out The Sniffles
...action from occurring, either by a drug or genetic engineering
techniques, we could eliminate a large percentage of colds in humans without interfering with the normal function of the ICAM-1 receptor," he says. However, such an advancement would not eliminate all colds. Rhinovirus 16, the cold virus used in the ...
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