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Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find

... period becausethe inner core's "fast axis" -- the fastest possibleroute through the inner core -- was gradually becoming more closelyaligned with the actual pathway traveled by the waves betweenSouth Sandwich and Alaska, the scientists said. The change inthe waves' speed showed that the fast axis was in mot...

Changing Continental Runoff Patterns Could Change Ocean Circulation

...The Tibetan plateau had not formed, India was the fastest moving continent and there was a large seaway in the subtropical middle latitudes called the Tethys Sea. "What we found is that during the early Eocene, the oceans' deep water formation patterns may have been sensitive to variations in continen...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

...orests." Urban sprawl Atlanta has been one of the fastest growing cities in America for the last two decades, so much so that thecity is considered as having four central business districts rather than one. While the population of Atlanta proper droppedfrom 495,039 in 1970 to 394,017 in 1990, the suburban p...

New Sensor Will Detech Chemical And Biological Pathogens At Incredibly Small Doses

...rtner, Murphy, is also the president of Virginia's fastest growingtechnology company, F&S Inc. The Blacksburg-based company funded the work, andit now plans to market the new technology through a second company called Luna. At this time, the research prototype is not field deployable, Velanderemphasizes. ...

Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws

...elop at the same time share resources; or that the fastest growingtissues -- including wings, horns and eyes -- are most limited by resources, theDuke biologists said. Nijhout emphasized that, while he and Emlen began their experimentswith a theory that competition for nutrients might be the basis ...

First TableTop Source Of Concentrated X-Rays Built

... other words, theX-rays can be used as the world's fastest strobe light, making anything movingslower appear to be frozen in time. The U-M device consists of a hollow glass tube filled with gas, sandwichedbetween a laser source and a detector. When the intense light passes throughthe gas, electrons---the ne...

Environmental Testimony: Taiwan Mega-Complex Threatens Endangered Spoonbills And Efforts To Cut Greenhouse Gases, UD Prof Says

...d with its emissions already growing at one of the fastest ratesin the world, the Binnan project places in serious jeopardy the ability of thecountry to meet international standards. It is the wrong technology, in thewrong place, at the wrong time." Byrne and four other U.S. academics-members of a group cal...

Scientists Identify New Gene That Controls Sleep/Wake Cycle

...cle. Thefirst produces an 18 hour clock, among the fastest of all other fruit fly clockmutants. The second mutation slows down the fly's clock, to about 28 hours. Thethird mutant blocks the circadian cycle altogether. The last mutant, which lacksthe protein product of the double-time gene, provided the clu...

Open-Air Experiment Shows High CO2 Boosts Tree Growth

...ow as fast as loblolly pines, which are one of the fastest growing species onEarth. "That should be very discouraging to those who would expect plants tosolve the carbon dioxide problem for us," he said....

Whitaker makes largest individual grants ever totaling more than $30 million

... have been created in the United States. It is the fastest growingengineering discipline at most universities. The field has made majorcontributions to cost-effective medical care with such advances as totalhip-joint replacements, heart pacemakers and defibrillators, the heart-lungmachine, diagnostic imagin...

Clues To Molecular Cancer Switches Probed

...the most serious form of skin cancer andone of the fastest growing cancers, according to Brinckerhoff, with more than40,000 new cases a year. Both the normal and cancer cells with one particular version had high levels ofthe collagenase, while those with the other version did not. Collagenasedestroys tiss...

Researchers Prove Chemoprevention Can Work

...400,000 lives in China each year. It is one of the fastest growingcancers in the United States and is also a problem in Canada which has largenumbers of Chinese immigrants. Two of the major risk factors for liver cancerin China are infection with hepatitis B and aflatoxin in the diet. Aflatoxinsare produced...

Report: High Carbon Dioxide Boosts Duke Forest Growth By 25 Percent

...ed by13-year-old loblolly pines, among the world's fastest growing tree species, attheir peak growing age. Second, open-air studies at Italian hot springs andanother Duke Forest plot suggest that the carbon-dioxide inspired growth spurtwill level off in a few more years or less. "The crux of the matt...

New mechanism explains Alzheimer's damage

...estern countries. Those over 85 years of age, the fastest growing portion ofthe U.S. population, have a 50-50 chance of developing the disease. Uponautopsy, patients' brains are typically found to be riddled with deposits ofamyloid protein plaques. Though the amyloid plaques have long been an obvious suspe...

Study: calcium channels regulate cell movement

...r of the cell's leadingedge, opposite to where the fastest tucking occurred in the center of the backedge. The movement was dubbed "moonwalking" after singer Michael Jackson'sdistinctive backward gliding motion on stage....

Nearly half of Earth's land has been transformed by humans; 50 'dead zones' found in oceans

...by humans. In the case of shrimp and salmon -- the fastest growingsegment of aquaculture -- two to three pounds of fish are needed to grow onepound of the raised seafood. Thus this practice is depleting the oceans of foodfor wild fish, birds, and marine mammals. About 3000 species of marine life are in tr...

Study indicates Indian Ocean monsoon similar to El Niño phenomenon in Pacific

...es in monsoon regions," saidWebster. "This is the fastest growing region on the planet. By the year 2025,it is anticipated this number will grow to 75 percent." The Bay of Bengal is one of the "freshest" seas in the world due to largedischarges from the Ganges and Bramaputra Rivers and the heavy monsoon r...

Rapid size change in introduced fruit fly indicates it is evolving as it invades North America

...an Old World fruit fly, which has exhibited one of fastest evolutionary changes ever recorded, may alter that perception. Writing in this week's issue of the journal Science, a team of researchers from the University of Washington, Clarkson University in New York and the University of Barcelona report that...

'Roadmap' to guide U.S. photovoltaics industry in 21st century

...trong competition from Europe and Japan. "The fastest growing market segment is for applications that connect directly into the electricity grid in Europe and Japan," Barnett said. "The driver in Europe is concern for the environment. The will of the people has been translated into favorable governme...

Advance in asthma research announced

... and allergies in children and adultsare among the fastest growing diseases that affect large segments of the population worldwide." Dr. Gerry Graham, Group Head of Stem Cell Biology at the CRC Beatson Institute, said, "It is very rewarding thatour work for The Cancer Research Campaign in Scotland, which is ...

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