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Afghan sees opportunity in nation's recovery from war
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and sponsorships are limited. For more information, visit or contact Jim Yarish at 203-925-0004, ext.108. WREC VIII allows policy makers, researchers, manufacturers, financiers, government officials and others to present their views in plenary and te...
LBP-1a gene mutation linked to disruption of normal fetal development
...ls of free fetal blood in the amniotic cavity--the space
inside the membrane surrounding the embryo. The blood vessels that did form were abnormally large and thin; and no fetal blood vessels reached the maternal blood sinuses. The St. Jude team also noted that a critical layer of cells that forms the pla...
Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert
...ely, we want to create an astrobiologist without a space
suit," said Nathalie Cabrol, a planetary scientist at NASA Ames and the SETI Institute, who will lead the science team for the Atacama investigation. The Life in the Atacama project is funded with a $3 million, three-year grant from NASA to Ca...
Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes
...aining for extreme situations such as piloting and space
flight. "It's important to identify how men and women differ with respect to complex perceptual-motor behaviour in order to design recreational, rehabilitation and work environments that ensure safety and top performance."...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
..., Joseph E. LeDoux, and Hugh T. Blair Hippocampal space
cells encode information about the spatial environment, creating a map that tends to remain stable on reentering that space. However, even within a single environment, place cells can change their preferred firing locations, presumably to convey cont...
Human health risks in space flight focus of research internships
...ral student of kinesiology, plans to work in human space
flight-related research and development. This is t...llent opportunity for students to gain exposure to space
biomedical research and have mentors who are space
life scientists," said Dr. Jeffrey Sutton, NSBRI ...
Proteomic research centers target bioterrorism agents, infectious diseases
...e Computational Facility will provide disk storage space
for raw and processed data. The facility's six Timelogic DeCypher boards will accelerate specific algorithms related to bioinformatics research, such as BLAST and many more. Both VBI's recent move into the new Bioinformatics Facility I on the Virgini...
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
...are important to estimating solar windbehavior and space
weather conditions affected by geomagnetic fields. The authorssuggest that polarity changes correspond with the Sun's solar cycle, as the solarsystem's current sheet is more stable during the initiation of solar cycle and is moredisturbed by high-spe...
Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars
...ss the land by forest fires can be identified from space
as a specific reddish-brown spectral signature from a false-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 us...
Workforce achievements celebrated at NASA Marshall Center Awards ceremony
...anding achievements and contributions to America's space
program. William Readdy, NASA associate administr..., assistant center director and chief engineer for space
propulsion, and Stephen Beale, director of procurement, each were honored with the Presidential Rank...
'Anti-plume' found off Pacific Coast
...sed the ocean crust to dilate, increasing the pore space
much like a sponge. "It's like an anti-plume," he said. "Instead of sending materials from within the Earth to the ocean floor, it simply sucks down the surrounding seawater." The researchers aren't sure exactly what causes the dilation, but it has ...
Sequential signals choreograph embryonic tubule formation
...ellular changes must be carefully coordinated over space
and time. Dr. Keith E. Mostov from the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues investigated the HGF-stimulated molecular mechanisms that are required for coordination of these cellular behaviors. The resea...
Society for conservation biology conference
... clustered housing development that maximizes open space
can benefit plant and wildlife, but findings from a recent study of housing in Boulder, CO, suggests the effect is minimal. Native Plants in New York City, Past and Future Over 1,300 native plants have been collected in the five boroughs sinc...
New space-borne instrument to track greenhouse gases, ozone destroyers, and other pollutants
BOULDER -- A powerful new instrument heading to space
this Saturday is expected to send back long-sought...d vertical precision unprecedented in a multi-year space
instrument. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University of Colorad...
New $9 million NSF grant to fund creation of center at LSU
...ctor of CAMD. The center will provide laboratory space
for researchers and students from the various institutions involved, as well as lab space
for visiting scientists to conduct work and evaluate the technologies. In addition, there will be a ...
Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas
...ood, has impacted the parks and reduced the living space
left for the gorillas. Protecting the parks is ...NESCO formally agreed an initiative for the use of space
technologies to support the World Heritage Convention. Other space
agencies have joined this initiat...
Frogs muscle-in on 'wasting' process
...lth burden for global populations and a barrier to space
exploration," Dr Hudson says. Dr Hudson is using microarray technology to compare gene expression in the muscles and other tissues of the frog and cattle. Genes that are active during aestivation will be used to identify related genes in cattle, for ...
New designed paclitaxel analog kills more cancer cells than natural product
...in, but the exact arrangement of the side chain in space
is not known. "The issue has been, what is the shape or orientation of the side chain when paclitaxel is sitting on the microtubule? If we could figure that out, we could design a molecule that would plug in better than paclitaxel for better binding ...
Climate change Qs & As
...e E. Penner, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space
sciences at the University of Michigan. Various types of aerosols--from soot and dust to sulfur--can either cool or warm the climate, she explained. Warming is associated with absorbing black carbon emissions such as soot, while non-absorbing aerosol...
Stanford researchers go from heaven to Earth in 'lifeguard' test
...eGuard, to gather physiological data of use to the space
program and is exploring terrestrial uses as well....g astronauts with a variety of illnesses including space
sickness, a combination of symptoms that occur in the weightless conditions of space
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