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Potato technology may help move mail
...acteria such as Erwinia, responsible for soft rot, silver
scurf, and pink rot, allowing farmers to safely store their potato crops for months. INEEL researchers believe this same process can be used to sterilize mail. They are testing their theory with harmless surrogates for anthrax spores. The ozone tes...
Scientists use llama droppings to help combat water pollution
...ms caused by polluted water seeping from abandoned silver
and tin mines in the Bolivian Andes. The project ...e Andes, perennial drainage from abandoned tin and silver
mines is grossly polluting the main water supply of the capital city, La Paz. Some of this extremely...
Electrodes and nanoprobes signal new DNA detection method
...ution. Each gold nanoparticle becomes covered with silver
and grows in size, closing the gap between the electrodes and carrying a current. The crucial next step is to eliminate the perfect match from a close match. Temperature, or a thermal stringency wash, is the conventional tool for differentiating betw...
Traditional floodplain forest restoration may decrease bird diversity
...ingnuthickory, and yellow-billed cuckoos preferred silver
maple. Moreover, thethree trees preferred by most ...f the birds (kingnut hickory, bitternuthickory and silver
maple) were also uncommon in the study area. Two of these three most-preferred trees are hickories, ...
EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences
...or the first time EMBO will award Euro 5,000 and a silver
medal for outstanding works of public communicatio... application annually. A prize of Euro 5.000 and a silver
medal will be awarded on November 9, 2002 during European Science and Technology Week as part of the...
Site of US Open at Bethpage is reducing pesticide use
...s approach," says Rossi. "Instead of looking for a silver
bullet, we're changing the management system." Thi...ored, circular spots in the turf about the size of silver
dollars. It is a common, easy-to-control disease when typical pesticides are available. Without pest...
Physics tip sheet #18 June 19, 2002
...jects. This paper analyzes the structures of gold, silver
and copper, all of interest in nanotechnology. Among the surprising results is that for up to 13 atoms gold likes to cluster in flat planes rather than three-dimensional structures. Although this seems few atoms, some nanodevice proposals operate on ...
Two new monkey species discovered
...us stephennashi, or Stephen Nash's titi monkey, is silver
in color, with a black forehead and red sideburns, chest and inner sides of limbs. Since fishermen brought it to Van Roosmalen's Breeding Center for Endangered Wildlife in Manaus, it is uncertain where it lives. Van Roosmalen believes it came from th...
Pinpointing the mutations that cause resistance to Gleevec
... drugs, and thereby minimize drug resistance. "The silver
lining in this cloud is that now we know exactly what the drug target has to be for the second-generation drugs for CML, instead of it being some mysterious bypass mechanism that we'd have to figure out," he said. According to Sawyers, screening for ...
In Laos, a rare deer is discovered alive and well, despite war and over-hunting
...r rare and unusual species such as Asiatic jackal, silver
langur, barking deer, wild pig, and other animals, many of which have been extirpated from other areas of Laos due to overhunting. Working with local partners in Laos, WCS and the Smithsonian are recommending the establishment of a "National Eld's De...
UF study suggests schools boost empty calories to raise test scores
...s of aggregate student examination scores is not a silver
bullet," Figlio said. "This study, as well as others looking at school responses to high-stakes testing, suggests that these test scores are more manipulatable than one might naively assume." Other research, for example, finds that schools alter the...
Stream erosion may contribute to decline of American eels
...sform first into yellow eels, then into the mature silver
eels that migrate back to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and die. Because it actually spends most of its lifespan in streams, the American eel is considered a freshwater fish. Since the mid-1970s, numbers of American eels have been declining in both Cana...
Prions offer nanotech building tool
...ery thin fibrous template and then coaxed gold and silver
to bond to the protein fibers. By themselves, the...onduct electricity. But when coated with gold and silver
particles, they became remarkably effective electrical wires. The choice of prions to build this te...
March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to pioneers in genetic research
...ogy. The Prize is a cash award of $250,000 and a silver
medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime, in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who founded the March of Dimes. Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes, says Dr. Evans and Prof. Chambon are being honored by the March of Dimes f...
Invasive species summit aims to halt Great Lakes-Mississippi River species exchange
...een the two basins, including the bighead carp and silver
carp, which have traveled from the Mississippi River to the Illinois River and could soon enter the Great Lakes. They pose a significant threat to the $4.5 billion sport and commercial fishery industries in the Great Lakes. The zebra mussel alone now...
War on germs gets cutting-edge weapon from ancient world technique
... to keep water from being spoiled by germs. Today silver
is a key ingredient in new high-tech, powder coate... stains, the new germ fighting powder coatings use silver
as their key antimicrobial ingredient. Silvers protective benefits have been known since ancient tim...
EMBO rewards communicative scientist 5 000 euros
...plication annually. The prize of 5 000 euros and a silver
medal will be awarded in Heidelberg on November 23rd, 2003 during the EMBL/EMBO joint Science & Society conference on Genetics, Determinism and Human Freedom. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from an independent source. For mor...
Drug-resistant cancer outwitted by chemical flank attack
...ch has been touted in some circles as a miraculous silver
bullet against some forms of leukemia, can still fail in patients who develop mutations that cause the drug to lose effectiveness. Now, Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers, working with mice that are genetically programmed to develop resistan...
Three Gorges Dam is an opportunity for ecoscience
...oud of the environmental consequences does have a silver
lining an unprecedented opportunity to do environmental science. In an article forthcoming in the May 23 issue of Science, Arizona State University landscape ecologist Jianguo Wu and co-authors Jianhui Huang, Xingguo Han, Zongqiang Xie and Xianmi...
Even 'non-destructive' fishing can threaten coral reef fish
...ardinalfish, which is about two inches long and is silver
with black stripes. Popular in North America, Japan and Europe, the fish has been found only in the Banggai archipelago off the east coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and is fished throughout its range. Banggai cardinalfish live in groups near long-spine...
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