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Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...on site. By digitally scanning the mounds, the new project
will allow their three dimensional architecture to be mapped in a level of detail never achieved before. This computer model will help scientists develop an understanding of exactly how the mounds work and so provide a platform for further studies. ...
NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
...ll University will participate in an international project
to sequence the gene-rich portions of the 12 chrom...ncluding potatoes, peppers, tobacco and coffee. A project
led by Indiana University will study the genomes of the Compositeae, a group of plants that includes...
NSF and AIBS sign cooperative agreement for NEON project office
...s (AIBS) will set up a NEON design consortium and project
office to develop a blueprint for the network and ...ia and principal investigator on the project. The project
is designed to involve large numbers of scientists and educators in the development of the NEON net...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...from NSF; much of the research associated with the project
will be conducted at the George Kostas Nanomanufacturing facility on the 4th floor of the Egan Center, which is currently under construction. Among the greatest challenges in nanotechnology is the ability to commercially produce devices that work at ...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
... Ecological Research Network, will direct the NEON project
office at AIBS headquarters in Washington, DC. The project, which will be internally managed by AIBS Science Office Director Jeffrey Goldman, will rely heavily on support from members of the scientific and educational communities, who will be nominat...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
...n 1998. Shadow has become an annual senior design project
in UA's Mechanical Engineering Department, and is ...e by a graduate student a couple of years ago. The project
received NSF funding in 2000 and has made great progress since then. Vincent anticipates that it wil...
22nd amino acid synthesized and added to genetic code of e. coli bacteria
...ed, that's the take-home message." Chan called the project
itself "a great example of how researchers in chemistry and biology can come together to solve some important fundamental scientific questions." Future research may suggest new ways to make artificial proteins with unusual chemical properties for use...
K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution
...sponding to complex challenges. The results of the project
will be important for predicting how plants will r...umidity, solar radiation and photo reactivity. The project
is one of six Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research awards granted by the NSF in 2004. Total ...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...and behavior that transcends nature-nurture. This project
will use genomic biology to demonstrate that what ...nal support for BeeSpace, which will be a flagship project
for the institute," said Harris Lewin, IGB director and professor of animal sciences. "We are putti...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...robot named RHex is the starting point for a major project
to understand animals' most distinguishing trait - how they move without falling over. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today (Thursday, Sept. 16) a $5 million, five-year grant to the University of California, Berkeley, that will fund...
NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions
...een an organism's genes and the outside world. One project
will examine how a plant evaluates the various cue...he best chance to reproduce successfully. A second project
will try to unravel "ecological genomics," identifying the genetic linkages that draw species togeth...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
...l investigator of a five-year, five million dollar project
from the Frontiers in Integrative Biological Resea...dy the organism so closely. "The basic goal of the project
is to model the networks that cyanobacteria, a model vascular plant called Arabidopsis, and the non-...
Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public
...artment of Energy, which launched the human genome project
in the mid-1980s, could help make this important contribution." Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratory scientists and staff comprise the JGI, one of the world's largest and most productive public genome sequencing ...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...oast of Hawaii. Norman Guinasso Jr., who serves as project
manager of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS),...s, allowing researchers and government agencies to project
accurately where a spill is headed. In all, nine buoys are used in the TABS project, stretching from...
ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch 'Biodiversity Action Plan' in Venezuela
...s and crustaceans during the research phase of the project
- the Gulf of Paria and adjacent Orinoco Delta are one the Caribbean's richest areas in aquatic biodiversity. While many of the local communities, including the indigenous Warao group, rely on this marine life for economic survival, the area is unde...
Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
...niel Charitable Foundation of Santa Fe, Texas, the project
aims to find answers to several key questions related to mercury accumulation in the flesh of pelagic fishes (those such as marlin, sharks, cobia, amberjacks and others). Rooker and graduate student Yan Cai sampled pelagic fishes in the Upper Gulf C...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
...osecurity Center and its three subcontractors, the project
will develop content and software to help the nati... agricultural or zoonotic bioterrorist event. The project
is called "Situational Competency, Simulations and Lessons Learned for Food/Agricultural Bioterroris...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...specific technology -- the first nationally funded project
to develop fiber optic down-hole sensors. Chevron also funded the research. "And Virginia Tech's research division, College of Engineering, and electrical engineering department shared facilities costs," says Wang. The resulting sensor system, de...
Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly
...of the Institut Pasteur. Also participating in the project
were researchers from the Life Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University, East Lansing; Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont.; the...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
...ts who screened thousands of newborns as part of a project
to optimize infant hearing tests were startled whe...th were involved in a major, multi-center research project
that tested hearing in more than 7,000 infants across the country in the 1990s. The project
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