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University of Delaware lays keel for new research vessel
...ll be the first ship in the U.S. academic research fleet
to meet international underwater noise standards, which are based on the hearing ability of fish. The total cost of constructing the vessel and outfitting it with scientific instrumentation and communications systems is estimated at $17.6 million. Fu...
University of Colorado archaeologist, colleagues hot on the trail of ancient Persian warships
...ch off the northern coast of Greece in search of a fleet
of Persian warships presumed lost in a massive oce...ans to add an autonomous underwater vehicle to its fleet
-- built by a team member from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -- as well as a tow-sled with ca...
Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe
... mission. The tragedy left seven dead, the shuttle fleet
grounded and NASA's future in question. Much of 2004 could be dedicated to a reexamination of NASA's civil space program. Where Researchers Might Soar in 2004: As in previous years, Science highlighted areas to watch in 2004. This year, their ...
Cervantes mission concludes with Soyuz TMA-2 landing
...eover vehicles due to the grounding of the Shuttle fleet
following the Columbia accident in February. The emergency return vehicle or lifeboat at the ISS has also been replaced. Soyuz TMA-2, which brought Malenchenko and Lu to the ISS, had been acting as their lifeboat during their stay. It has been succee...
Nature cover story - Only 10% of all large fish are left in global ocean
...the most widespread fishing gear, and the Japanese fleet
the most widespread longline operation, covering all oceans except the circumpolar seas. Longlines catch a wide range of species in a consistent way over vast areas. "Whereas longlines used to catch 10 fish per 100 hooks, now they are lucky to catch ...
Free shuttles can close the grocery gap
... Los Angeles neighborhoods, that maintains its own fleet
of vans to give customers a free ride home with their groceries; and three Ralphs supermarkets, also in the Los Angeles area, that contract with a shuttle company to offer the same service. e owns nine vans that transport about 2,298 passengers a wee...
Speedy elephants use a biomechanical trick to 'run' like Groucho
...y documented - up to 15 mph. Three were especially fleet
of foot, exceeding 15 mph - 50 percent faster than anyone had ever reliably recorded, Hutchinson said. Past references gave anecdotes, not data. The result was a lot of confusion about elephant speeds. "The vast majority of statements regarding the ...
U of A scientist finds Atlantic salmon escapes higher than government reports
...s daily on channels used by the commercial fishing fleet
and visited all vessels within range of the research craft to gather samples and confirm radio reports. During the 17 days of commercial fishing activity, Volpe recorded the capture of 10,826 Atlantic salmon by 249 different vessels. These figures ar...
Unique fleet of underwater vehicles to gather elusive environmental data
Blacksburg, Va., -- A fleet
of miniature underwater vehicles being developed b... describes how AUVs can cooperate, and to deploy a fleet
of vehicles that can gather environmental data that otherwise would be impossible to collect. "One ...
Military technologies and increased fishing effort leave no place for fish to hide
...s. Off the U.S. East coast, the Atlantic swordfish fleet
receives daily faxes from the National Oceanic and...ture and depth sensors carried by boats, allow the fleet
to target the places where swordfish are most vulnerable. The same technology guides the bluefin tun...
Battling the barnacle
...er invertebrates has long been the bane of many a fleet
and flotilla. Pitch, copper sheaths, oils and gums, pesticides, silicone, arsenic over the centuries all have been tried, and none have completely solved the problem. And no wonder the barnacle, for instance, is very good at what it does. This c...
INEEL uses ethanol to reduce petroleum consumption, cut exhaust emissions
...n using natural gas for an alternative fuel in its fleet
since 1996. Seven of the Laboratory's 77 buses used in daily operations run on clean-burning liquefied natural gas. (The INEEL has 102 buses to provide for backups, emergency use and spare parts). About 150 of the INEEL's cars and trucks can use natu...
New U. of Colorado electron microscopes provide cell images never seen before
...2. "These new instruments are supported by a small fleet
of exceptionally powerful personal computers that run programs developed by CU-Boulder researchers to reconstruct parts of cells in 3-D using the mathematics of tomography, just as doctors use a CAT scan or MRI to visualize the head or chest of a pat...
NSF weighs options for treating South Pole patient
...ard, based in Scotia, N.Y., flies the world's only fleet
of ski equipped C-130 "Hercules" transport aircraft and would perform a military evacuation. Approximately 35 aircrew and maintenance personnel from the 109th will leave Stratton Air National Guard base by LC-130 for Washington's Dulles Internat...
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
...ash records showed. Reported mishaps involving the fleet
and flighty animals grew by 6.3 percent over the 12 months, researchers said. "From the many anecdotal reports we've received, these figures probably are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the real number of deer-motor vehicle crashes,"...
INEEL creates a method to link energy use, greenhouse gases
...se gas emissions. An institution's transportation fleet
also directly contributes greenhouse gases. Examining all potential contributors of greenhouse gas for an institution is part of "life cycle analysis". "We try to understand the full impacts of the energy we use. We also look forward and examine t...
...andling wastewater. As the operator of the largest fleet
of vessels in the world, the U.S. Navy is inneed of an economical and environmentally friendly way of handling non-oily wastewater from itsshowers, laundries, galleys and heads. The Aerated Non-Oily Wastewater Membrane Treatment System(AMTS) may be j...
Coal-derived fuel burns cleaner
...daccessible, was purchased jointly by Penn State's fleet
services and Boehman'sgrants. The motor coach is in daily use as a faculty/staff shuttle bus. The researchers have begun to determine the baseline characteristics ofthe motor coach when run on standard diesel fuels. At the same time they aret...
National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
...obialpopulations found in the park system, INEEL's fleet
of alternate fuel buses andtrucks and their manage...here, the parks and forestsmanagers toured INEEL's fleet
maintenance and hazardous materials managementareas. "The parks and forests all have big fleets and...
Aging Vehicle Fleet Polluting The Air
...tavehicles, researchers have determined the city's fleet
is growing old andpolluting the air. The a...gy for determining theeffect of aging on a vehicle fleet
over time with on-road measurements," Rodgerssays. "The Atlanta study is now the oldest monitoring p...