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Press Events At Spring Meeting
... some auroras follow the coastline for hundreds of miles
and how thecoastline may deflect or dim the auroral arc. At present, no theorysatisfactorily explains this relatively rare occurrence. (Meeting sessions onauroral phenomena will be held Friday afternoon.) 3:30 PM. Gathering scientific data in the ...
Scientists Unearth Remains Of A Predatory Dinosaur In Madagascar
...-year-old Majungatholus fossils inan area about 25 miles
from Mahajanga, one of Madagascar's largest cities. Theyfirst discovered pieces of the animal's tail and found its skull several dayslater. "We were initially disappointed when discovery of the tail did notimmediately lead to discovery of the...
Increasing Frequency Of El Nino Takes Toll On Northern Hemisphere's Only
... new homebecause the nearest land is more than 600 miles
away. "I think the concern is that perhaps the frequency and the extreme nature of(ENSO events) is different now in this period than what the birds havehistorically or evolutionarily been exposed to," Boersma said. The penguins' sharpest population d...
Potential Solutions For Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" Explored
... spring and ultimately turn more than 7,000 square miles
of the Gulfof Mexico into a dead zone. Nitrogen and other nutrients cause hypoxia, or the depletion of oxygenin a body of water. Hypoxia in the Gulf stems from human activities in theMississippi River watershed, which encompasses more th...
Detecting Deer: New Method For Counting Population In Urban Areas
...n a BellJet Ranger helicopter traveling roughly 25 miles
per hour some 200 feet abovethe ground, depending on conditions and terrain. The observers covered 65-yardtransect plots indicated by bright-colored, numbered plywood squares fastened tothe perimeter fence around Tyson. The flights were conducted o...
Study 'Gone With The Wind' Provides Stellar Ecological Example
... "All of the study islands are within several miles
of Great Exuma, whichis at most one mile wide," explained Losos. "While hurricanes slow down overland, a mile width is not enough to substantially slow down a hurricane. Thus,the wind speed of the hurricane probably was the same for all of the isla...
New Satellite Tags Track Movements Of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
...s, N.C., were able to move as far as1,670 nautical miles
in 90 days -- and that some fish crossed the line separatingeastern and western management zones for the bluefin fishery. "The results of our work indicate that pop up technology works, and thatsurvivorship is high. The fact that the bluefin spread o...
Turtle Population Apparently Threatened By Urban Sprawl, Traffic
...ratts Wayne Woods forestpreserves, which are eight miles
apartin Du Page County, west of Chicago. He has found just over 50 adult turtles. He reported his preliminary findings Aug. 6 at the Ecological Society of Americaannual meeting in Baltimore. Thepopulations are genetically depauperate -- not completi...
Fruit-Eating Birds Discovered Crucial To Rainforest Survival
...f nearly a fourth of thetropical trees, flying 100 miles
or more through the forest in search ofripening fruit. Until this study, the birds were thought to be sedentary,residing throughout the year in patches of rainforest. As other important seed dispersers such as elephants and primates continue tod...
Rock-Eating Microbes Could Signify Life On Mars
...obial fossils were found in abundant quantities in miles
of coresamples taken during various research projects by the Ocean Drilling Program inthe Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, according to Martin R. Fisk, anassociate professor of oceanography at OSU and lead author on the study. Where the b...
First-Ever Scientific Estimate Of Total Bacteria On Earth Shows Far Greater
Numbers Than Ever Known Before
...or fertility. Scientists have found these cells 40 miles
high in the atmosphere and beneaththe ocean floor some seven miles
deep.. In order to estimate the total number of bacteria on Earth, the group atGeorgia divi...
USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees
As he drifted in the Caribbean waters 20 miles
west of the Dry Tortugas, timeseemed to be running out for "Mo." Nearly 300 miles
from where he started hiswayward journey and having lost 180 pounds, Mo was suffering from dehydrat...
Birds Of A Feather: The Physics Of Flocks
... driver on thehighway. He starts off by moving 65 miles
per hour in his lane. But he startstalking on his.... When he doesthis, he will still be traveling 64 miles
per hour along his lane, but 11 milesper hour side to side! So he makes a big change in his side-to-...
Zinc In Sludge From Spanish Reservoir Break Equals Mine's Annual Output, Researchers Find
... the Los Frailes zinc mine in Aznalcollar,about 50 miles
south of Seville, released some 5 million cubic meters of acidicsludge into the Guadiamar River, which one week after the spill had an acidityapproaching that of vinegar, the Columbia researchers say. Sludge in theGuadiamar also contaminated the Gua...
ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat
...big role inconstructing the tunnel at the last 1.5 miles
of the road. At an estimatedcost of $83 million, public works contractors stand to benefit most if thework is completed. The Hokkaido government believes the new road willstrengthen tourism at Shihoro, a small industrial town located near thepark. Th...
University Of Hawaii, Berkeley Launch Marine Bioproduct Initiative
...nts, such as the underseavolcano Loihi, located 20 miles
off the Big Island of Hawaii and extensivelymonitored by UH scientists. "MarBEC's vision is to be a Pacific cornucopia that brings forth 21st centurymarine biotechnology businesses," says Oskar R. Zaborsky, center director andthe HECO Williamson-Mats...
Scientist Finds Asteroid Fossil That May Have Caused Global Dinosaur Extinction
...epicts the remains of acolossal asteroid, some six miles
wide, which collided with the earth nearMexico's Y...moved out of the belt towardsEarth at about 40,000 miles
per hour. The resulting impact is thought to havehad devastating consequences for the world's clima...
First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs
... Thenesting site probably would have stretched for miles
in a valley created by aseries of shallow streams. However, the fossils do not reveal whether the adultdinosaurs cared for their young, or even if they made well-formed nests.It is not possible to determine precisely which kind of sauropod dinosaurs...
Microbiologist Develops Method For Dyeing Fabrics With Gold
...alculate that 1 ounce of gold will color about 380 miles
of spunviscose yarn at a medium level of intensity. With some of the other elements,the cost is less than one penny per liter of the solution." Colorfastness is another of the benefits of the metal dyes. "Common organic dyes bleach o...
Chinese And US Scientists Identify The World's Oldest Flowering Plant
...ortheast China, near the town of Beipiao about 250 miles
northeast of Beijing. They came from a spot known as the Yixian formation, made famous during the last decade or so for its large number of pristine fossils of dinosaurs, insects, fish and other ancient life. The plant fossil made its way to Sun by...
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