Tag: "gear" at biology news
Leatherback sea turtles careening towards extinction
...xamining three options: 1) Develop and implement a gear
fix to reduce bycatch in longlines and export this technology to other longlining nations, 2) Examine the spatial and temporal distribution of turtles and fishermen internationally to determine the potential for time or space closures to reduce bycat...
Researchers developing 'sentinel plants' to warn of bioterrorism
... 48 hours, allowing the soldiers to don protective gear
before they suffer a lethal dose. Although such a device does not exist, it's not as far-fetched as it may sound. As concerns grow over the threat of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction, university researchers are working on an early warning...
Personal chemical agent detector ready for trials
...eld. "It tells the wearer to go put on protective gear
and mask." Sensor Research and Development Corporation created the detector using a hybrid of sensor technologies. The combination of new approaches to both semi-conducting metal oxide (SMO) and polymer-coated surface acoustic wave devices (PSAWs) is...
World's smallest seahorse discovered
...risks they face, warns Lourie. Heavy-duty trawling gear
that can flatten reefs is one potential threat. Underwater tourism is another. "Divers and photographers could possibly love these animals to death," she says. Lourie is doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal. She worked with Dr. John Rand...
DFG to establish nine new collaborative research centres
...brid drive is a transmission which, with its large gear
ratio, can be used for both types of drive motors. In cooperation with industrial partners, the Transfer Unit now aims to develop this drivetrain into a close-to-market prototype. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd-Robert Hhn, Technical University of Munich, T...
Scientists demonstrate new method for discovering cancer gene function
...ps identified 21 genes that were spurred into high gear
by cyclin D1, making them prime suspects for being "downstream targets" of cyclin D1 overexpression. The scientists could then compare this 21 gene "expression signature" with gene activity in actual human tumors containing an overactive cyclin D1 ge...
Tufts University bioengineers discover secret of spider, silkworm fiber strength
...ormance materials such as sports equipment, hiking gear
and protective clothing for law enforcement; New biomaterial applications for cell growth in tissue engineering, as well as general biomaterial needs for tissue and organ repair; Environmentally sound processes to generate fibers and films from t...
Study finds potential way to improve cancer immunotherapy
...ke antibodies more effective by providing a way to gear
up specific types of white blood cells -- natural killer cells and granulocytes -- at the same time that patients receive a dose of anti-cancer antibodies, said George Weiner, M.D., UI professor of internal medicine, director of the Holden Comprehens...
Scientists develop advanced sensors for biological agent detection
... exist. For example, industry participants need to gear
up for the development of detectors for specific, known agents. Further, it may not be easy to quickly characterize and identify the latest strains and toxins. New analysis by Technical Insights, a business unit of Frost & Sullivan ( www.Technical-...
Fishing gear fallout
...umbia. The group used previously compiled fishing gear
impact ratings to develop a questionnaire composed...ement, this report offers them a consensus view on gear
impacts and suggests that addressing these ecological impacts is one avenue towards achieving this g...
New technologies reveal mysteries of marine megafauna
... mammals frequently run into problems with fishing gear
- often far from land or at depths where it is impossible to directly observe. Following the lives of these animals in detail for months or years is helping scientists and managers understand where and when such inadvertent kills occur, and how to av...
Duke study gives first worldwide measure of sea turtle casualties by longline fishing
...to frequent, and during daylight hours. "Swordfish gear
tends to be fished at night, and in shallow water," he said. "So if you just look at where the gear
is relative to where the turtles are, it's more likely that they're going to bump into gear
set for ...
News tip: Duke marine biologist calls for whale-proof fishing gear
...ed right whale whose flipper is wrapped in fishing gear
off the North Carolina coast, while essential, are...e entangled. The real answer is developing fishing gear
that doesn't entangle whales in the first place." Read said such big marine mammals usually beco...
Survival of the fastest: scientists 'selectively breed' winning Formula One cars
...nd the contact that the tyres have with the ground gear
ratios effects the acceleration of the car wings change the downwards force of the vehicle and its grip on the road Five experiments were performed using a racing simulation designed by Electronic Arts. The first four experiments tested the car on...
Endangered turtles' trek along ocean currents revealed by satellite
... to be considered, such as turtle-friendly fishing gear
and hooks recently developed by NOAA and endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund. Meanwhile leatherback tracking continues on an ongoing basis, Gaspar added: "We are now looking at estimating the swimming speed of turtles during their trips by obtainin...
New 'clock gene' uncovered
...ample, shut down photosynthesis at night, and they gear
up their photosynthetic machinery and raise their leaves just before dawn. They use their clocks to measure day length and in that way anticipate changes in the seasonsa system that determines when they shed their leaves, produce seeds, and make flow...
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...ter (Natick). Prototypes of firefighter turnout gear
were shown at the recent International Association...lieve this emerging technology could revolutionize gear
for both first responders and military personnel. The new suits should be lighter, more compact, mo...