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Searching for the 'real' waterworld

... a smaller, precursor mission to Eddington due for launch around 2005, may also be just able to glimpse them, if they are close enough to their parent stars. Origins of life Scientists are now asking if such worlds could support life, and what would it be like, especially since water is a prime ingred...

Burning forests speedily space-mapped for fire fighters

...atch Programme FUGEOSAT. The aim is to develop and launch a constellation of small satellites to supply operational data to help fight forest fires. Woodland areas will be surveyed with a high revisit time to enable risk monitoring for prevention and planning, as well as detecting fires as they start and t...

Public Library of Science acts to increase public access to scientific research

...ies to work! The campaign is linked to the October launch of PLoS Biology, a new peer-reviewed, scientific journal that will compete with prominent publications such as Science, Nature, and Cell to publish the most significant works of biomedical research. Unlike these established journals, all works publis...

AGI launches Earth Science World ImageBank

...eological Institute (AGI) is proud to announce the launch of the Earth Science World ImageBank, a free service, ( http://www.earthscienceworld.org/imagebank ) with high-quality, fully-indexed images. Launched with approximately 1,000 fully-indexed images, the Earth Science World ImageBank continues to grow ...

NASA biotechnology activities enhancing quality of life

...ug discovery process can significantly advance the launch of new drugs for the safety and health of humans on earth and those traveling in space. The SPDP is part of NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research at Headquarters in Washington. For more information about research and science programs, v...

Researchers combine electronics with living cell to create potential toxicity sensor

... which combines research in diverse disciplines to launch innovations in health-related fields. The chip has since been patented by UC Berkeley and exclusively licensed to Excellin Life Sciences, a Milpitas-based biotech startup. "This would benefit applications that rely upon the knowledge of whether a cel...

World's leading scientists issue unprecedented plan for protecting ocean and marine life

...ay Defying Ocean's End (DOE) conference marked the launch of a new, science-based international effort to restore and maintain the health of marine systems. The gathering resulted in several preliminary recommendations: * Promote a World Ocean Public Trust: 60 percent of the world's ocean falls in interna...

Initiative launched for computer science

...nior scientists has already begun. The decision to launch the programme was taken by the responsible DFG grants committee at its meeting on December 6th. The plan of action aims to provide an attractive opportunity for young computer scientists with a PhD to swiftly qualify for a professorship in higher edu...

Gretchen Daily named Nature Conservancy senior scholar

... Conservancy. Daily will use the $100,000 award to launch a study on innovative approaches to conservation finance in collaboration with other researchers from Stanford and the Nature Conservancy. She and Philip Levin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are the first scholars to be selec...

Ecowar looming with sunken wartime wrecks

...n told New Scientist. But the Navy has no plans to launch such an investigation. Costly clean-up An ocean-wide programme to clean up the wrecks would clearly not come cheap- the Mississinewa operation alone is expected to cost around $6 million. Added to this is the fact that many wrecks are designated war...

Early Mars: Warm enough to melt water?

...SA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission, scheduled to launch later this year, will almost do that. Scheduled to have two fully capable robotic vehicles like the Sojourner, it will sample soils looking for signs of life. However, while the science objectives of the rover missions are to determine if water was...

Waging war: The curse of human intelligence

... on chimps confirms that, once you can gang up and launch a surprise attack on outnumbered victims, killing becomes a dramatically more attractive option than it is in the one-on-one confrontations typical of other species. The neo-cortex also allow humans to manipulate their emotional states. Warriors,...

New mobile lab aims to bolster bioscience education

...apidly changing fields of bioscience. The MdBioLab launch events will take place at three Maryland sites in early February: in Annapolis on Feb. 3, in Baltimore on Feb. 7, and in Rockville on Feb. 10. After that, the mobile lab staffed by a biology teacher and a lab trainer on loan from TIGR will start vi...

UC Davis to begin identifying eligible families for study on environmental factors in autism

...ENTO, CALIF.) -- UC Davis researchers are ready to launch the first-ever major epidemiological case-control study of up to 2,000 California children to examine genetic and environmental factors that may affect the development of autism, mental retardation and developmental delay in children. Parents of chil...

AAAS Science Project/Unisys prize encourages student-led scientific inquiry on flight to soar

...physics and budget challenges as they attempt to " launch a probe to Mars;" Virginia teens will build their own flying craft while they examine how flight has shrunk the world's borders; Orlando, Florida, schoolchildren will literally soar over Disney World in a small aircraft as part of their studies i...

From the bone of a horse, a new idea for aircraft structures

...rticularly for spacecraft that have extremely high launch costs, he said. The engineers analyzed the structure of the horse bone around its hole - or foramen - with microscopy and microradiography, techniques that render the details of its microscopic composition. They converted the resulting information in...

Gift creates KSU Human Origins Study Institute

...lly nothing of the unique forces that converged to launch what may be the only life-form in the universe capable of self-realization." Elements of the Ferrini Institute will include: The Matthew Ferrini Endowed Chair in Biological Anthropology, which will attract to Kent State an internationally known schol...

Asian dust storm causes plankton to bloom in the North Pacific

...er been observed directly. Three days before the launch of the Carbon Observers on April 10, a NASA satellite recorded a large dust storm originating near the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia; on the day of the launch, the dust cloud was over Japan and heading for the North Pacific. It reached Ocean Stat...

NSF establishes center for biophotonics at UC Davis

...thy Start Family Resource Center. The center will launch a new curriculum, called "Stepping Stones to Biophotonics Science and Technology," for children and youth ages 5 to 18. This curriculum will offer hands-on science activities promoting scientific inquiry and concept development. UC Davis will develo...

UT Southwestern named one of 10 NIH centers for 'Human Proteome Project'

...naling molecules and initiate chain reactions that launch genetic programs in the nucleus. Kodadek said a major goal for the grant is to develop GPCRs arrays flat panels with many different GPCRs arranged in a matrix on the surface. Scientists could introduce a drug or other substance on anarray to study m...

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