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Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...inst thebackdrop of the home of Zoo Atlanta's most famous gorilla, Willie B. In the future, researchers hope to create a program that can run onsmaller, less expensive computers, allowing it to be installedpermanently at the zoo as well as tour schools. "Our Zoo Atlanta team of scientists and educators fi...

Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project

...programme will be to develop Warwick's work on its famous "electronic nose" to develop highly sophisticated sensor arrays using conducting polymers and semiconducting oxides. These ultra-low power sensors will be capable of using the normal car power supply to perform tasks previously not possible withou...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...cs in the past. It will also be compared with the famous deep cores from the Greenland ice sheet, to assess whether the rapid climate changes recorded in Greenland had a global reach. Flying Above the Rift If West Antarctica's ice melted, sea level would rise worldwide by six meters. West Anta...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

...evada, for example, is losingabout one foot of its famous clarity a year due to algae. But algae also are a critical part of a lake's food web. They are eatenby slightly larger shrimp-like creatures called zooplankton. In turn thesetiny crustaceans are preyed upon by small fish, such as minnows, which int...

Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution

...seedlings to take up strontium, a contaminant made famous by the Chernobyl accident. Strontium 90 is one of the radioactive wastes that billowed up in the smoke of the Chernobyl fire, then fell and contaminated land around the blown reactor. In humans, radioactive strontium can cause bone tumors and, possib...

Everyday Technology Underlies First DNA Computer Logic Gates

...t traditional computers cannot solve, such as the famous "traveling salesman" problem. The Rochester team is one of the first to seriously consider whether DNA computers might be used for problems now routinely done by electronic computers, and to emulate the way electronic computers "think." ...

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana

...site liesin the Hell Creek, a geological formation famous for preserving dinosaur bones. The bones date from the end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago. Inthe Late Cretaceous, the now bone-dry site sppears to have been a river channel,according to Rigby. When the dinosaurs died, their bones was...

Notre Dame Paleontologist Finds Damage Done To T. rex Skull

...ite lies in the Hell Creek, a geological formation famous for preserving dinosaur bones. The bones date from the end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago. In the Late Cretaceous, the now bond-dry site appears to have been a river channel. When the dinosaurs died, their bones washed into the channel...

Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration

...ually devoted to mitigation, restoring the river's famous fish runs hasn't worked ." Colorado River (Arizona, Utah, Colorado): "The original fish fauna have disappeared and many other organisms in the native community are nearly extinct." However, all the human demands for the Colorado's water probably p...

Researchers Announce Discovery Of Skulls Of Bizarre Animals Showing Advanced Stage In Transition Between Dinosaurs And Birds

...mitive known fossil birdswith the exception of the famous Archaeopteryx, discovered in 1861. Ironically,while Archaeopteryx is more primitive, it fits the stereotypical conception of abird much better than the more advanced Shuvuuia deserti. The new discoveryillustrates the complexity of the evolution of ...

How Did Life Begin? Biochemical Evolution On Chemical Surfaces

...tecting them fromdestruction by the sun. A famous experiment performed at the University of Chicago in 1954 bythen-graduate student Stanley Miller and his advisor, the Nobel laureatechemist Harold Urey, showed that amino acids, which make up the proteins foundin all living organisms, could form from...

Smog Spreading To South Pacific

...the Blake/Rowland team. In locations more famous for their isolation than their air pollution --such as Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, and Ascension Island -- the NASAresearchers detected significant ozone concentrations that can be traced back tobiomass burnings on distant continents, indic...

Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever

...ly and others will discuss plans to reconstructthe famous La Fenice opera house in Venice after it was destr...aPAa2). What Cats Hear When You Talk to Them A famous "Far Side" cartoon shows a dog owner giving a long lecture to his pet, who only comprehendshis name ...

Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening

...first described by Mueller-Thurgau, a famous German grapevine breeder, in 1888. Many attempts have been undertaken to circumvent this phenomenon in potato tubers; however, most of them failed. The researchers interpret this observation as a side-effect of the altered s...

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History

...mobile robot that will be a tour guide inthe world famous Dinosaur Hall at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of NaturalHistory. It represents the first time a robot will be deployed on the floor of aU.S. museum to interact with visitors as a permanent part of an exhibit. The new tour experience...

Mr. Ples Throws Scientists Into A Tizzy

...ria. Seidler had used similar CT techniques on the famous TyroleanIceman. "I got this e-mail from a man I'd never met asking me for my completedata set from this 2.6 million-year-old fossil," Conroy recalls. "You normallydon't send people your unpublished data, but I decided it would be nice to betrusting....

International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered Dinosaurs

... a shift away from thebelief in the primacy of the famous fossil Archaeopteryx as the key tounderstanding the origin of birds. Numerous significant fossil finds in thepast decade, including the discoveries announced this week, have causedscientists to dramatically revise their view of the stages in the evo...

The Comet That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs May Have Washed Up Boulders Onto Hills In Arkansas

... in Toronto last week,Patterson suggested that the famous impact of a comet or asteroid on the YucatanPeninsula in Mexico 65 million years ago may have been responsible. This impactprobably spelt doom for the dinosaurs and myriad other species. Scientists believe the impact would have created a tsun...

Chinese And US Scientists Identify The World's Oldest Flowering Plant

...me from a spot known as the Yixian formation, made famous during the last decade or so for its large number of pristine fossils of dinosaurs, insects, fish and other ancient life. The plant fossil made its way to Sun by way of colleagues and local residents. Sun knew it was a significant find and sought o...

From Germany To The Wild West: Geologists Hunt For Evidence Of Ancient Crinoid

It isn't the lifestyles of the rich and famous that University of Cincinnatigeologist David Meyer is concerned about, but Meyer's efforts to understand thelifestyles of the ten-armed fossil crinoid, Uintacrinus, did send himglobe-trotting this year. His work took him to several locations in Germ...

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