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From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information
...ant water-quality issue related to human health. A reconnaissance
study of bacteria in well water was completed for ...al quality of their well water. Follow-up to this reconnaissance
is needed; it is uncertain whether bacteriological contamination of well water is caused by inadequa...
Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa
...st ahand to snares. According to the study, recent reconnaissance
indicates that many gorillas werekilled immediately following the recent civil war. ICCN scientist, Omari Ilambu, supported by WCS, has worked in the Kahuzi-Biega since lastOctober to assess how the war has affected gorilla and elephant populations. ...
Bees wearing reflectors help scientists track insects training flights
...d their hive. They appear to achieve this greater reconnaissance
not by taking longer flights, but by flying faster and faster, the scientists report. Honeybees live in a social world known for its distinct division of labor based on age-specific tasks. They begin their adult life working inside the hive as sanit...
...at potential for Navy operations here. Clandestine reconnaissance
and surveillance is one. Mine detection is another. Fire control, stress detection, reactor inspections, search and rescue... the possibilities are nearly endless....
...n learn to fabricate tiny search, exploration, and reconnaissance
tools that can operate cheaply and autonomously for mine, chemical, and biological warfare agent detection, for surveillance, survey, analysis, inspection, even communication. The missions will become obvious when all the problems are solved, says ...
Medicines, caffeine and antibacterial soap among contaminants found in American streams
...ns, if any, have not been determined. The national reconnaissance
survey specifically targeted 95 organic wastewater contaminants. The researchers sampled 139 stream sites throughout the country, during 1999-2000. The 95 chemicals were picked on the basis of estimates about the quantities used, toxicity, potential...
Popular weed killer demasculinizes frogs, disrupts their sexual development
... Hayes and his colleagues subsequently conducted a reconnaissance
of atrazine-contaminated ponds in the Midwest to see if such reproductive abnormalities occur in frogs in the wild. They turned up many native leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) with similar problems, and are now testing captured animals to determine wheth...
Men, mammals, and machines
...es the Iraqis had planted, a group of Marine Corps reconnaissance
swimmers, Navy SEALS, Explosive Ordnance divers, d...l surveys, it also functions as an underwater mine reconnaissance
tool that operates effectively in shallow water. In Iraq, REMUS was sent out to perform wide area ...
Pioneering study compares 13 vertebrate genomes
...o-authors. "This study was just the beginning of a reconnaissance
expedition, but it clearly illustrates why we need to explore many other animals' genomes to identify highly conserved sequences that reflect the functional parts of the vertebrate genetic blueprint." Dr. Miller is a computer scientist whose research...
Beyond genes: Scientists venture deeper into the human genome
...rst grants in a three-year, $36 million scientific reconnaissance
mission aimed at discovering all parts of the human genome that are crucial to biological function. In recent years, researchers have made tremendous progress in sequencing the genomes of humans and other organisms. Scientists use DNA sequence data...