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Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities

...mes a day beginning at 8 a.m. Each site also used radar windprofilers, which can measure wind up to four kilometers above the ground.Another tool, called SODAR, provided high resolution measurements of wind flowup to 500 meters above the city. Ground stations at each site measured wind,temperature and hu...

Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education

...ff of or passing through the ionosphere, including radar systems, radio astronomy telescopes, ocean surface wave monitoring systems and high frequency communications. She also plans to integrate thiswork into the development of new methods for teaching image processing which are made possiblethrough advan...

Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems

...also tests the effects of microwaveovens, military radar systems, cellular telephones, electric powerequipment and radio broadcasts. Over the past 30 years, more than 1,600medical devices have been tested. As medical research produces new implantable devices, such as nervestimulators and insulin pumps, W...

Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show

... pattern was also significantly displaced from the radar eye wall location unlike those seen with Bonnie, Danielle, or Earl. Hurricane Georges is smaller than Bonnie, the hurricane that NASA and its partners closely studied earlier this season, but is still quite deadly. From its first calibration fl...

Sandia, University Of Montana Researchers Try Training Bees To Find Buried Landmines

...al hundred TNT-trained bees. Then, using ahandheld radar tracking device, they will chart where thosebees go to determine whether they tend to forage near thelocations of known landmines. Countering the worst form ofpollution on earth The ultimate goal of the project, says Bender, is todetermine whether bu...

Heart transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai specializes in implanting mechanisms that allow a defective heart to rest while awaiting a transplant

...eany shortness of breath at all," said the retired radar technician who worked atthe recently closed Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. Because his ventricular assist device is highly portable, Nuckols is able to beup and around, even walking outside to get fresh air and sunshine. In fact, hewould much ra...

First sea-level photographs released of massive Antarctic iceberg

...lotted its main body with theship's bridge-mounted radar and collected about 40 pounds of blue ice fragmentsfor further study. A plot of the ship's track, which outlines the dimensions ofthe iceberg, is also available in digital form. The iceberg is the remnant of a piece that broke off the Thwaites Ice T...

Spacecraft provides first direct evidence: Smoke in the atmosphere inhibits rainfall

...portion was relativelysmoke free. The spacecraft's radar detected precipitation in smoke-free clouds,but almost none in the smoke-plagued clouds, showing the impact of smoke fromfires on precipitation over the rainforest. "It's important to note that this is not a unique case," said Rosenfeld. "Weobserved ...

Huge Antarctic ice sheet could be in its death throes

...y. Using evidence gathered from raised beaches and radar imaging of subsurface icestructures to reconstruct historic changes, the scientists found the ice sheethas both thinned and decreased in area since the last glacial maximum 20,000years ago. Ice covering the region once was as much as a half-mile thi...

HIV spreads in therapy-resistant cells

...m or therapy," he said. "These cells fly below the radar screen of the immune system. They also live a long time and won't be affected by our current combinations of anti-AIDS drugs that work by interfering with the chain of new infections that maintains virus production." Many years of studies with cells ...

Bacteria may thrive in Antarctic lake

...he Europan ocean," he writes. Evidence from radar mapping and other sources indicates that under several thousand meters of ice, liquid water may exist in Lake Vostok, possibly warmed by the pressure of the ice above or by thermal features below. The lake is roughly the size of Lake Ontario in ...

NASA'S Earth Science highlights for the 80th Annual AMS Meeting

...statistics was developed and its parameters fit to radar data from a field experiment conducted near the equator in the eastern Atlantic Oceans. Thomas Bell will present his paper as part of a poster session at Thursday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., Poster JP 3.6, as part of the 10th Satellite Meteorology and Oceanog...

Bees wearing reflectors help scientists track insects training flights

...equired for radio tracking. But a newly developed radar system, in which bees wear ultra-light reflectors,...s, the signal can be discriminated from background radar reflections because only the tagged bee responds with the frequency being broadcast in a field. The ...

Do mitigated wetlands really work? Only time will tell

...itigated wetlands often "disappear off everybody's radar screen." "And the Army Corps of Engineers wants to know if, after five years, a created or restored wetland functions as a real wetland," Mitsch said. "We just can't draw that conc...

Do mitigated wetlands really work? Only time will tell

...ten "disappear off everybody's radar screen." "And the Army Corps of Engineers wants to know if, after five years, a created or restored wetland functions as a real wetland," Mitsch said. "We just can't draw that conclusion ye...

Ground-penetrating radar detects hard-to-find hazardous waste

... a standard ground penetrating radar (GPR) device, they were able to detect ... antennas because they scatter the radar signal. In their latest paper in Geophysical Research Letters, the ...

Gene tracking follows cells from embryo to adult

...ion, making the cells disappear from the molecular radar screen. The research team overcame this hurdle by modifying the Wnt1 reporter gene so that it became a switch, turning on a second reporter gene that remained active even after Wnt1 reverted to dormancy. The second gene, called ROSA26, is turned o...

Unearthing the secrets of human skeletal remains

...rom around the world, including ground-penetrating radar and 3D laser imaging devices. "Ground-penetrating radar has become very popular recently but it has its limitations, with tree roots being virtually undisti...

2000 FALL MEETING: updated press conferences, press registration, and other information

...es now being developed, such as remote sensing and radar measurement of volcano deformation. Other approaches covered in the presentation include changes in K-12 education, federal interagency cooperation, and information technology. An effort is underway to create a Volcanology Science and Technology Cent...

Texas A&M University biologists are developing genetically modified rice resistant to insects and microbes

...genes, basically genes that can get underneath the radar of the host cell protection," Hall says. "That involves understanding what the actual mechanisms of gene silencing are." The silencing mechanisms are strategies by which plant cells inactivate and eliminate foreign genes. Many silencing mechanisms ha...

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