Tag: "sensors" at biology news
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...rsea sensor networks -- both delivery of data from sensors
and the control of sensors
and networks from land -- and will assist in designing sensor networks for conducting research in ot...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...e Atacama environment through the eyes and various sensors
of the rover. The public can access the same kind of data experienced by scientists by downloading the EventScope interface from the Internet at: http://www.eventscope.org/atacama ...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...nging from the most sophisticated submersibles and sensors
to basic rock grabbers. Also working on behalf of the research team will be the newest addition to the U.S. research fleet, a super-stable, twin-hull research vessel called the R/V Kilo Moana, a name that literally means "one who wants to learn more...
K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution
...ng with two private companies to build and package sensors
that will be located at each of the research sites. The sensors
will be capable of recording soil moisture, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and ...
New fruitfly model of diabetes has future implications for pancreatic cell transplantation
...within the pancreatic islets are the main cellular sensors
of blood-sugar levels. Together the fly's insulin- and glucagon-producing cells could be seen to represent a primitive pancreatic islet. After eating food, insulin notifies muscles, fat cells, and the liver to take up excess sugar in the blood and ...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...e from about $30,000 to $200,000, depending on the sensors
installed. A 2-cent-per-barrel tax on all oil transported in Texas waters helps support most of the costs, Guinasso says. The TABS project was put to the test in 1996 shortly after the first buoys were positioned in the Gulf of Mexico. In March of th...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
... collaborative effort," says McGrath. Down hole sensors
improve oil reservoir knowledge, oil production ef...cause of incomplete data about oil reservoirs. New sensors
developed by the Center for Photonics Technology at Virginia Tech measure temperature, pressure, and...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
...lessening water use is being tested by 42 wireless sensors
being installed in a forage-growing hydroponic gre...ference [between our projects and this one] is the sensors
Sandia is installing to check things there," Gallegos said in a telephone interview from Chihuahua. ...
NJIT chemist speaks Aug. 25 about compound derived from pine tree
...research focuses on ionic liquids, nanotechnology, sensors
and organic synthesis. He co-wrote "Applications of Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis," in Aldrichimica ACTA (December of 2002). Malhotra, a resident of South Orange, NJ, received his master's and doctorate in chemistry from Seton Hall University ...
Sensors at Watts Bar being evaluated by ORNL
...Corps of Engineers. ORNL's primary role is to test sensors
and related technologies for effectiveness in dete...e Office of Homeland Security. Installation of the sensors
at Watts Bar is an extension of a project that began in 2002 with the placement of radiation detecto...
No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays
...intricate arrays and chips for diagnostic devices, sensors
and electronics." Peixuan Guo "This report demonstrates that RNA can be used to form a variety of artificial shapes and that we can assemble these shapes into arrays tens of microns in size. Using RNA's tendency to self-assemble, we have built the ...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
...stal security program designed to develop advanced sensors
capable of providing early warning of biological, ...will be centered on developing a new generation of sensors
and technologies to detect signs of WMD, sometimes referred to as signatures. For example, PNNL rese...
Near-zero-energy buildings blessing to owners, environment
...other advanced technologies and we are integrating sensors
so the homeowners can monitor their energy usage and savings." In July, workers completed a fourth Habitat for Humanity DOE Building America Near-Zero-Energy House. These houses feature airtight envelope construction, advanced structural insu...
Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert
...e Atacama environment through the eyes and various sensors
of the rover. A science operations control room at the Remote Experience and Learning Lab in Pittsburgh will be active in September and October while Zoë is in the field. Scientists from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Ten...
Endangered turtles' trek along ocean currents revealed by satellite
...d Swedish . Scientists have been using tracking sensors
to follow the long treks of individual leatherbacks, then overlaying their routes with sea state data, including near-real time maps of ocean currents gathered by satellites including ESA's ERS-2 and now Envisat. They are working to uncover connectio...
Forest fire sensor inspired by nature
...alling for: low-cost and highly sensitive infrared sensors
that automatically monitor large forest areas and ...rks quite well, although commercially available IR sensors
are better by a factor of 100," says Schmitz, who is nevertheless convinced of that the system can b...
Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars
...se-colour composite of spectral bands from optical sensors
in the short wavelength infrared, near infrared and visible channels. A new ESA-backed, Earth Observation-based service is making use of this fact, employing satellite imagery from SPOT and Landsat to automatically detect the 2004 burn scars within...
Sleepless over Seattle: Migrating songbirds forgo sleep but keep their wits
...racked the birds' movement in the cages and placed sensors
on their brains to monitor their sleep patterns across the seasons. During the times the birds would normally be migrating, they slept about a third as much as usual and entered more quickly into REM sleep, the stage of sleep typically associated wit...
UW study: Migrating birds offer insight into sleep
...ght, moving around and flapping their wings. Brain sensors
measure their sleep patterns continuously during migratory and non-migratory periods. During "migrating" times, they slept about one-third as much as usual and moved more quickly into REM sleep, marked by rapid eye movements. At night, when the birds...
Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million
...Buckley and his team have developed gas-absorption sensors
that can be multiplexed in a single fiber optic, b...used in the telecommunications industry. Buckley's sensors
can measure emissions and performance oscillations at rates needed for rapid feedback control of the...
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