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Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair

...thatfocused on developing mobile robots to work in hazardous environments. Theinvention won an R&D 100 Award in 1993 as one of the year's mostsignificant technological innovations. "This is a prime example of how we can use knowledge gained in a specificarea for a particular purpose for other worthwhile en...

Summer Science: Firefly Babies Advertise Their Bitter Taste, UD Researchers Say

...play," which warns predators of an unappetizing or hazardous meal. Brightcolors, such as the orange and black patterns on a monarch butterfly or theyellow stripes on a wasp, are far more typical examples of aposematic display,Tallamy notes. Baby fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) clearly use light signalsto wa...

Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities

...tmosphere.These particles are potentially the most hazardous because they can lodge in thelungs, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standardsfor fine particles. "This study will be relevant to our understanding of thenature and causes of fine particle air pollution throughout the wo...

New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste

...rocesses, on the other hand, can beenvironmentally hazardous and costly to contain. Radioactive wastes at Hanfo...ts to y ield more high-grade product, and reducing hazardous waste byproducts from miningand metal production. The research is supported by grants from the Depa...

EPA Should Redirect Some Research on Toxic Airborne Particles

...mmunity, then monitoring might notmeasure the most hazardous air particles or the most serious exposures. Setting Priorities The committee's 13-year proposed research program would cost about $440 millionand extend through the year 2010. To carry out the research, funding wouldneed to remain roughly consi...

No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition

...esticide residues on fruit are at unacceptable and hazardous levels. Fact : The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that pesticide residueson infant and adult foods are almost always well below tolerance levels. In its1996 Total Diet Study, in which it analyzed fruits and other foods purchasedfrom ...

Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008

...00 gallon-per-minute) jet mixing pump to stabilize hazardous waste tankscontaining ferrocyanide and other dangerous elements at DOE's Hanford site; andparticipating in a multilab effort to predict global and regional climatechange. For more information on Pacific Northwest's environmental research ...

The First Rejection: Eggs Sequester Bits Of Sperm For Later Elimination

...rately from the rest of the cell, they can pick up hazardous mutations just as the DNA of a cell's nucleus can. If mitochondria were inherited both maternally and paternally, the cell would have two genetically different sets of mitochondria, each of which could pick up mutations. By having only one genetic ty...

Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations

...ned to reduce oreliminate the use of generation of hazardous substances. The award recipients and their achievements are: Karen M. Draths and John W. Frost (Michigan State University, East Lansing):genetically engineered microbes that can manufacture starting materials fornylon and other products from nonto...

Banking On Safer Drinking Water

...f Americans. But theserivers are likely to contain hazardous chemicals and pathogensthat must be removed or neutralized before the water is safe fordrinking. New research suggests that the soil alongside these channelscould help with the cleanup. Drawing river water through the adjacent earth may strip awaysom...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...kingthe center's lactating aye-ayes -- potentially hazardous even with the amiableaye-aye, given their beaver-like teeth and jaws. However, the milking wasaccomplished, with one technician grasping the mother's hind legs, another thefront, and a doggie chew-toy to distract the aye-aye. Williams is having themi...

Digging In And Taking Cover

... by lightweight atoms without producing additional hazardous recoil products like neutrons. Thus, composites and other materials using low-mass atoms might provide good shielding. Still, as Adams noted, "We need a tool that lets engineers compare radiation doses inside the spacecraft they are designing."...

New Research On Environmental Pollutants

...nd agreement on how to identify newenvironmentally hazardous persistent chemicals which can be transported longdistances by air or water. Bo Wahlström will speak about efforts to build aglobal convention on persistent organic pollutants. Bo Wahlström, UNEP, Geneva, Switzerland Questions During the ...

Gritty Research Leads Scientists To Metal-Loving Discovery

...nd for the removal of mercury from radioactive and hazardous wastes. Mercury, released from a number of natural and man-made sources, can cause serious health effectsif inhaled or ingested. "In addition to being able to clean mercury-contaminated sites, webelieve SAMMS also has applications in industry, partic...

Blacks' Environmental Concerns Equal/Exceed Whites'

...to live within a mile and ahalf of an uncontrolled hazardous waste site (74 percent vs. 54 percent) or apolluting industrial facility (73 percent vs. 50 percent). In contrast, only 4 percent of Blacks, compared with 20 percent of whites, saidthat global issues, such as acid rain, ozone depletion, and global wa...

New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

...tic Sea. "This is not a new problem. We know that hazardous substances are present in theenvironment andwe know that they are disruptive. But we now need to go a step further and findout how thesesubstances actually affect hormone signalling," says Per-Erik Olsson, associateprofessor of cellularand developmen...

Researchers Offer DOD New Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Methods

...r applying several new technologies to cleaning up hazardous wastes,researchers recommend in a report summarizi...ow have several new andinnovative technologies for hazardous waste cleanup." The partnership has led to detailed performance and cost data onemerging cle...

Subterranean Mapping Method Will Find Homes For Pollution-Eating Bacteria

...ioremediation. Bacteria can immobilize or destroy hazardous chemicals inpolluted environments. To use microbes effectively, researchers need a greaterunderstanding of how they interact with their environment. Measuring available surface area will allow researchers to assess thebioactivity and movement of the...

Common Type Of Aircraft Wing Susceptible To Hazardous Icing

...linois have identified anaircraft wing that may be hazardous toyour health. The wing -- similar to the kind used on some commuter aircraft --is highly susceptible to certain icingconditions thought to be linked to some fatal accidents. "Because of its design, this particular airfoil is very sensitive tolarge-d...

Fall Meeting: Updated Press Conference Schedule

...noes of the "Ring of Fire" that erupt ash clouds hazardous to aviation. USGS Deputy Director Thomas Casadevall, a well-known expert in the field of volcanic ash and aviation safety, will discuss efforts by scientists worldwide to mitigate this and other volcanic hazards, through creation of the International...

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