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East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
...ging a ''greening'' of the market-place. "Economic instruments
and market mechanisms permit cost saving and can lead to sustainable growth," said report editor Zafar Adeel, Assistant Director of UNU-INWEH, the UN University's Canadian-based water academy. "A policy model based on a mix of command and control and...
Glowing microspheres improve fluorescence measurements
...a human hair, are used to calibrate flow cytometry instruments
that measure fluorescence intensity. Fluorescent markers often are used to "tag" antibodies, cancer cells, specific genes or other biomolecules. For example, the brightness of the signal from a sample can indicate whether a disease is getting worse o...
A picture is worth a thousand miles not traveled to measure the fossil of an ancient sea creature
...s negligible and was within the error range of the instruments
used to take the measurements (Kowalewski et al., 2000). Krause and colleagues have been researching the second question by examining the specimens field geologists originally shoveled into their collection boxes. They compared the range ...
Envisat concludes a busy second year in orbit
... seven kilometres per second while its ten onboard instruments
gather a mass of data about the terrestrial enviro... In addition, during each and every orbit Envisat instruments
provide continuously updated measurements of many of the fastest-changing components of the Earth sy...
PNNL recognized for commercializing technologies
...vance the capabilities of sophisticated analytical instruments
known as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrome...gnificantly improves the sensitivity of analytical instruments
such as mass spectrometers by improving the focusing and transmission of gaseous ions. Sensitivity i...
ESA prepares mission to search for life on Mars
...ExoMars mission by proposing a well-defined set of instruments
for the Pasteur payload. After receiving some 50 ...t mission to carry an exobiology payload, a set of instruments
specifically designed to search for life," said Jorge Vago, ExoMars Study Scientist. "Over the next ...
New systems biology center positions UT Southwestern in vanguard of scientific research
...ently acquired one of the most powerful scientific instruments
used to study the molecules of life. About 15 feet tall, 10 feet across and weighing nearly four tons, an 800-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer was delivered to the campus in November. Funded by a $2 million grant from the Natio...
USGS February science picks
...al emission spectrometer, a rock scraper, and two instruments
designed to measure the composition of rocks and soils. Scientists Ken Herkenhoff and Larry Soderblom are assisting with calibration of all of the MER cameras and providing software tools for analyzing the returned images and data. To see a "Sol by...
University of Colorado archaeologist, colleagues hot on the trail of ancient Persian warships
...- as well as a tow-sled with cameras and recording instruments
that will be designed and built at Woods Hole in spring 2004. The next expedition is slated for June 2004, said Hohlfelder. "Doing archaeology in such deep water is a tremendous breakthrough for researchers," he said. "In a sense it is like the two...
European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation receives 12 million Euro
...mission of the European Union has devised some new instruments
as part of its sixth Framework Programme (FP6), the EU's main means of funding research in Europe. One of these instruments, the "Network of Excellence" (NoE), is designed to tackle the fragmentation of European research by creating durable structure...
Mars on Earth?
...d could serve as a valuable testbed for developing instruments
and experiments that are better tailored to findin...at resource to develop portable and self-contained instruments
that are especially designed for taking and analyzing samples of the martian soil," McKay said. ...
Mars mission scientist will live a 25-hour day
...quyres, the principal investigator for the science instruments
aboard the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, jug...ty, Ithaca, N.Y., is managing the science suite of instruments
carried by the two rovers. "Our vehicles are tied to the Martian day/night cycle," says Squyres, who...
NASA scientists discover spring thaw makes a difference
Using a suite of microwave remote sensing instruments
aboard satellites, scientists at NASA's Jet Propul...f the global boreal forest and tundra daily. These instruments
sense the electrical properties of water in the landscape, allowing scientists to determine exactly ...
NASA learning to monitor coral reef health from the sky
...n the visible light range," Guild explained. These instruments
will provide the most useful information about coral-reef community health from above the sea, according to Guild. The team's research emphasis is on Acropora palmata, or elkhorn coral, a major reef-building coral. It is prevalent in the study...
Telescience recognized for facilitating biomedical research on a global network
...y to remotely control and acquire data from remote instruments
was also featured. In a real-world example of th...ere able to interactively control high performance instruments
in Osaka, Japan and San Diego. For each control scenario, digital video over IPv6 functioned as an ...
Microscopes provide new view for tissue engineering
...to track cells stained with a fluorescent dye. The instruments
provide simultaneous images that can be merged to create a comprehensive rendering of microstructure and cellular activity. By stacking the sectional images, they can create a top-to-bottom movie showing structural and cellular details throughout the...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...them ideal for use in areas where other analytical instruments
would be impractical. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; firstname.lastname@example.org ] ENVIRONMENT -- Military in step with wildlife . . . Uncle Sam may want you, but he also wants to better understand and protect the habitat of species like the red cockaded...
Nanotech instruments allow first direct observations of RNA 'proofreading'
...sing two-dimensional optical force clamps - unique instruments
designed and built by the Block lab. Located in so...''We've been able to reduce drift and noise in our instruments
to such an extent that we can see the tiniest motions of these molecules, through distances that are...
Over land, sea and air, users give MERIS high marks
... being run by the Agency that use MERIS or similar instruments
to attempt to develop operational services to the ...etecting algae blooms than comparable ocean colour instruments
such as MODIS." Formed from individually microscopic phytoplankton, algae blooms occur when favoura...
Autism summit conference
...ning and diagnosis, will review existing screening instruments
and implementing practices in the community. Relevant research and current clinical practices will be discussed. The third theme is integrating autism services throughout the lifespan. Topics will deal with issues for those living with autism, inclu...
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