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Global aluminium waste headache solved

...d in the smelting process - significantly reducing purchase costs for this material. Another product, "synthetic sand", has received Environment Protection Authority approval for unrestricted use and is expected to be used road-making and concrete production. SPL project manager, Mr Ken Mansfield, says the co...

New witchweed-fighting method, presented by CIMMYT and Weizmann Institute scientist

... With this technology the farmer does not have to purchase spray equipment and can continue interplanting legumes between the corn plants a common practice among smallholder African farmers....

Researchers arming farms to halt increases in greenhouse gases

...e to sell carbon credits to companies that need to purchase credits to stay in compliance with environmental regulations." In addition to the research efforts, CASMGS also emphasizes outreach programs to share information about carbon sequestration with farmers, agribusinesses and other groups. Sylvie Brouder...

Starbucks-Conservation Intl. partnership awarded at World Summit

...e guidelines is to support Starbucks commitment to purchase coffee that has been grown and processed by suppliers who meet important environmental, social, economic and quality standards. To launch the guidelines, Starbucks is enlisting the support of coffee suppliers who are sustainability advocates. Additi...

UT Southwestern receives $2 million grant to purchase 30-ton superconducting magnet

...o UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for the purchase of a 30-ton, 800 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (N...researchers were awarded substantial funds for the purchase of a sophisticated, high-field NMR spectrometer in an open national competition speaks incrediblyhig...

University of New Hampshire launches biomedical research network with $5.6 million grant

...udents at eight institutions across the state, and purchase more than $1.5 million in instruments. Drawing on the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, NH-BRIN is fostering research on products of gene expression, its proteins, and how these fundamental components of life lead t...

Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance

... buy the Numobag Kit without having to justify the purchase as a competitive acquisition; and 2) DLA exhaustively checked out the medical efficacy claims of THOT. Award of a contract validates claims that might otherwise be seen as marketing hype." The Numobag kits, produced in California, are of extruded po...

IFDC innovative technology increases farmers' agricultural productivity, maintains resource base

...sects. When farmers like her do not have money to purchase CPPs, they manufacture their own using leaves of the neem tree, locally produced soap, and other natural remedies. "IFDC collaborates with both international and national agricultural research institutes to develop new ideas on ISFM technologies for ...

Two Max Planck researchers recieve the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine 2003

...l activity in real time. Nikos Logothetis plans to purchase essential pieces of equipment for his project. A more detailed description of Nikos Logothetis's research work is available upon request at info@jeantet.ch THE LOUIS-JEANTET FOUNDATION FOR MEDICINE The Louis-Jeantet Foundation for medicine was est...

Prehistoric NW Indians hunted fur seals of sustainable basis

...ning in the late 18th century. The United States' purchase of Alaska in 1867 was prompted in part by the desire to control the lucrative fur seal trade. The animals have been studied and managed for more than 150 years, first by Russia and then the United States. Northern fur seals are large marine mammals...

AVANT to develop an oral anthrax and plague vaccine for U.S. Department of Defense

...se Department organization for the development and purchase of vaccines for the U.S. military. "This contract represents one of the first awards from a major U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to apply modern biotechnological innovations to the development of vaccines that can offer rapid, effective ...

Food fortification spurred by military purchases

...ufactures. In 1942, the U.S. Army decided it would purchase only enriched flour. The move encouraged many more manufacturers to produce enriched flour, but 100 percent compliance was not reached until 1943 when the War Foods Administration temporarily required enriched bread. Today, the Food and Drug Administ...

UC Riverside receives $1.25 million from W. M. Keck Foundation

... Institute. The award will allow the institute to purchase proteomics instruments to study functional genetic...f the instruments that the Genomics Institute will purchase are mass spectrometers for protein characterization and an automated protein sequencer. The equipme...

Calient Networks chosen as core platform for Optiputer

...esearch and collaboration. UIC has awarded a major purchase of all-optical switches to Calient Networks, which will install them at facilities in the United States and the Netherlands. The OptIPuter program is funded by the National Science Foundation. OptIPuter is so named for its use of optical networking, ...

Bt toxins found to kill parasitic roundworms

...is that they are costly, as any pet owner who must purchase heartworm preventative knows. That's not the case with Bt toxins, which have played an important role in controlling insects, such as mosquitoes that carry disease, in third world countries and are now being used in genetically modified cotton, cor...

Johns Hopkins receives $24 million from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to study sudden cardiac death

...rey Media Group, which he created in 1940 with the purchase of the Okmulgee Daily (Okla.) Times and the Southwest (Ark.) Times Record. During Reynolds' lifetime, he owned and operated more than 70 businesses, the majority of which were in the communications/media field. These holdings were primarily in the ...

U-M scientists find cancer's genetic core: 67 genes universally activated in human cancer

...d users. Researchers from private corporations can purchase licensing rights. A description of the database was published previously in the January/February 2004 issue of Neoplasia. Pilot funding for ONCOMINE was provided by the U-M Medical School and the Medical School's Department of Pathology. Research fun...

AGI publishes 41st edition of Directory of Geoscience Departments

...g; members of AGI member societies are eligible to purchase one copy at 20% off list price. All orders must be prepaid. Please make your check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds, payable to the American Geological Institute. AGI also accepts VISA and MasterCard. Orders are sent by UPS Standard...

Strategy to treat AIDS patients in Africa with less drug, reduced toxicity set for clinical test

...the team's inability to find additional funding to purchase the needed drugs, a significant opportunity may be delayed or lost. In the last four years, Montaner and his colleagues have shown in a U.S. clinical trial that cycles of brief interruptions of anti-HIV drug therapy do not lead to adverse medical out...

New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish

...prevent the development of Little Water Caye. The purchase of the island by Friends of Nature was made possible through grants provided by Conservation International's Global Conservation Fund, which provided $222,000, and the Oak Foundation, which provided an additional $75,000. "The local communities that ...

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