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Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says
...Here, the four-inch-long Pompeiiworm, covered with fuzzy
bacteria, builds its home. Cary and his colleagues tookAlvin close to worm tubes, and the pilot carefully manipulated the Mosquito intoa Pompeii worm's `front door'--an opening just 2 centimeters wide. At a depth of6 centimeters inside the tube, the ...
A Real Smart Asp: Snakes Show Surprising Ability To Learn
... work could alsohelp to better pin down the as-yet fuzzy
notion that babies whogrow up in more stimulating environments develop more robustbrains. Holtzman and Nyberg were joined in the research by AnitaStone, a former research assistant; Terrence Harris, now aphysician at Washington University; Guill...
Researchers Learn How Nature Produces Cholesterol-Lowering Lovastatin
MADISON, Wis.-- Scientists know that a fuzzy
fungus similar to the mold thatgrows on stale bread and over-ripe fruit produces lovastatin, the naturalsubstance that lowers cholesterol in humans. Now researchers at the Universityof Wisconsin School of Pharmacy have learned how the fungus makes it...
HFES honors 2001 awardees at 45th Annual Meeting
... this paper, the committee recognized the authors' fuzzy
signal detection theory as a potential landmark contribution to the field of human factors both in theory and in practice. Raja Parasuraman is a professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at the Catholic University of ...
Sea Grant study finds Chinese mitten crabs appear free of human parasite lung flukes
...rancisco Bay hauled up a strange looking crab with fuzzy
claws. However, the crab most likely was introduced to San Francisco South Bay much earlier, in the late 1980s. A hearty and fecund invader, the crab has multiplied to such numbers that it now overruns parts of the bay. In 1998, state workers hauled ...
New 'fuzzy' polymers could improve the performance of electronic brain implants
... Martin and his team have designed rough-surfaced, fuzzy
polymers with various grooves and depressions desi...coating, Martin said. The team also found that the fuzzy
surface of the polymer coating, in addition to improving contact with brain tissue, could be used to...
Newer methods added, scope expanded in new Methods of Soil Analysis Book
...ils data using fractals, time series, wavlets, and fuzzy
sets. Chapters on solid phase measurement techniques start with taking a soil core, covers topics such as atterberg limits, linear extensibility and particle size and progresses to soil mechanics detail of penetrometer measurements. The chapter on so...
7th Joint Conference on Information Sciences
...versity, features high profile keynote speakers in fuzzy
theory and technology; natural computing; computational biology; photonics; and computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing, among others. About 400 technical papers will be presented over the five-day conference. JCIS 2003 will include...
Newly identified gene may halt fuzzy, moldy fruit
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An insidious fuzzy
gray mold that often coats refrigerated strawberries and many other plants during growing and storage may be prevented by a gene identified by a Purdue University researcher. The mold is caused by a fungus, Botrytis cinerea, that often enters plant t...
Building the whole cell from pieces
...teract and work together." Machines can be seen as fuzzy
objects under the electron microscope, but the res...ve us a way of bridging the resolution gap between fuzzy
pictures of cell machines and more detailed atomic pictures of their individual parts," Aloy comment...