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Men, mammals, and machines

...mental surveys, it also functions as an underwater mine reconnaissance tool that operates effectively in s...isting of three drones that work cooperatively for mine countermeasures in shallow water....

5 Million award for pioneering project to train new breed of scientists

...e. Scientists who can use the latest technology to mine the data and answer difficult answers about biological function are scarce. The new Doctoral Training Centre in Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC) will fund the 50 PhD projects over 5 years, with 8 positions available in 2003. The tr...

QuikClot (TM) will be made available to public

...nistan, QuikClot was sent overseas with the UN for mine clearing. Another 50,000 bagged units were shipped to Iraq. An injured serviceman can apply the clotting powder himself, and an account of a marine doing exactly that during the fighting in Iraq, while waiting three days to get to a medical unit, is ...

Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)

...o 51 instances where Independence is the name of a mine looks like a lot of folks hoped that sinking that mine would bring them their own independence Gail Wendt, gwendt@usgs.gov , 703-648-5604. What Puts the B...

Researcher identifies North American hotspots for fish conservation

...iversion, agriculture, deforestation, coal mining, mine wastes and barrier dams is causing extinction and endangerment of aquatic organisms. I hope this analysis will help show where conservation activities and public education about rich fish biodiversity at risk should be concentrated."...

World-first Australian truffle find

... rejuvenating forest landscape of a former bauxite mine near Perth, WA, no one had ever found a truffle o...e rehabilitation at the Darling Escarpment bauxite mine run by Alcoa World Alumina Australia - regarded as a global benchmark for successful restoration w...

Salk Institute and SUGEN scientists map 'human kinome'

... "We had a clear computational strategy for how to mine the human genome for protein kinases. And yet we didn't solely rely on automation. We manually went through each one of these sequences to confirm that the mapping process was accurate," he said. Previous efforts to provide a comprehensive identifica...

UMass team to study bioremediation of acid, heavy metals from collapsed mind

... Highly acidic drainage from an abandoned sulfide mine in Rowe is slowly cleaning itself over time, and a...ded only 10 projects this year nationwide. "The mine collapsed in 1911 and filled with groundwater," explained Klaus Nsslein, assistant professor of micr...

New guide helps researchers mine genome data

...g the word about how easy it is for researchers to mine the wealth of human genomic data that is freely available online. "There is no point amassing all of this data in data warehouses if no one is able to use it," said Andreas D. Baxevanis, Ph.D., associate director of NHGRI's Division of Intramural Res...

Robots powered by the ocean itself

...ting data about regions of the ocean necessary for mine countermeasures and other tasks important to exped...f government, industry, and academic partners, the mine countermeasures technologies offer the prospect of ultimately reducing or eliminating the need for S...

Study sheds light on mess in polluted streams

...vance our understanding of the damaging effects of mine drainage and acid rain. According to the team's report in this Friday's issue (Sept. 27) of the journal Science, the gel results when runoff made acidic by mining or acid rain collects aluminum from local soils and then mixes with stream water that i...

UCLA scientists discover hormone may spur dramatic weight loss

...cinio, science originally considered leptin a gold mine for weight control. Later, however, researchers discovered that obese people produced too much of the hormone and their bodies simply stopped responding to its appetite cues. In rare cases, though, some people -- like the adults in Licinio's study --...

Geologists show how wetlands can clean up acid mine drainage

... area can successfully reduce the impact from acid mine drainage. Geology Professor Barry Maynard and gra...y of America meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Acid mine drainage is a global problem that results when chemical reactions involving key elements (sulfur an...

Stanford researchers shine light on new genes involved in multiple sclerosis

...rategies. "There will be a lot of people who might mine this data for real nuggets," he said....

University of Chicago chosen as Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence

...biological and clinical data; and develop tools to mine that data in biologically and medically meaningful ways. The University will combine Sun hardware in the form of a large computational cluster, the SolarisTM Operating Environment and Sun TM Grid Engine software to aggregate compute power and control...

Orgin of mysterious subterranean gases identified, says University of Toronto researcher

... systems throughout the rock and are released when mine drilling penetrates these rocks. Gases from mines... Lollar and her team examined certain gases from a mine near Timmins, Ont. Analyses of the gases' carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios found that the gases ma...

Scientists use llama droppings to help combat water pollution

...nique which uses waste materials to treat polluted mine waters. Professor Younger pioneered the technique,...tone use dissolved sulphate, found in abundance in mine water, as an energy source, producing sulphide. The sulphide then reacts with the dissolved iron and...

Rutgers helping Finns explore arctic microbes

...rs has launched an $800,000, three-year project to mine the diverse, sturdy bacterial strains found in Finland's arctic region. Microbiologists suspect arctic Finland, a cold land of boreal forests and stark mountain tundra with long, dark winters, heavy snowfall and brief summers, may contain frozen bio...

Largest fossil cockroach found: Site preserves incredible detail

... the site. Easterday said the mine first caught scientists' attention because of the plants that were preserved there, including the earliest known conifer in the Appalachian Basin. He obtained the cockroach and other fossil...

NSF awards University of Georgia $8.7 million for crop genetics research

...e the discovery process by allowing researchers to mine the data quickly to detect genes and link diverse kinds of information. In addition to research, the grant provides for undergraduate training in these new technologies. Currently, Pratts lab recruits undergraduates from under-represented groups wit...

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