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Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
... Institute. During the mission, Zoe is expected to travel
about two kilometers (1.24 miles) daily and provide panoramic and close-up images. Zoe will employ a variety of other scientific instruments to explore the remote desert. The instruments include a visible-to-near-infrared spectrometer and a flu...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
...or released. Their persistence also allows PCBs to travel
long distances, even around the globe, so the PCBs that get into the Great Lakes can be from nearby or very far away." A previous study by Hites and Basu reported increased lake PCB levels at Sturgeon Point, N. Y., when winds blew southward from Buff...
Binocular rivalry: Fulfilling visual expectations
...are interpreted. Signals in the visual cortex also travel
in the opposite, "feedback," direction, but much less is known about the function of these signals. A recent study by graduate students Tamara Watson and Joel Pearson and their supervisor Dr. Colin Clifford at the University of Sydney suggests that t...
South Dakota Tech grad student finds rare whale
...They reach a length of approximately 18 feet long, travel
in pods of up to 10 and presumably eat small fish and squid. Sowerbys are the most northerly distributed beaked whale, living in the North Atlantic, from Massachusetts to Labrador, eastward to Iceland, the British Isles and western Europe. This is o...
APS Foundation names student travel award recipients
...presented 18 student members with the 2004 student travel
awards. Each award recipient received $400 from th...nual Meeting, August 2004, in Anaheim, Calif. The travel
awards are designed to help students studying in the field of plant pathology present their work, ei...
Second call for proposals for the European Young Investigator Award
...ral students), as well as funding for consumables, travel
expenses, etc. Applicants for a EURYI Award should have an excellent scientific track record. They should have distinguished themselves through outstanding research achievements and demonstrate the potential to become world class leaders in the respe...
Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues
..." cells with a fluorescent marker and watched them travel
out of the niche and move down to the bulb of the hair follicle to form new hair or move up to create new skin epidermis, lending more evidence to the idea that these were stem cells. But the researchers didn't know if hair and skin arose from one ma...
Purdue study finds antioxidant protects metal-eating plants
...age other parts of the cell. But nickel still must travel
within the cell in order to enter the vacuole in the first place, Salt said. "To get to the vacuole, the nickel has to traverse the interior of the cell, where most of the plant's sensitive biochemical processes reside," he said. "So we've been inter...
Professor calls for a new branch of learning
...es do. Inhaled nanoparticles have been reported to travel
from nasal nerves to the brain, a phenomenon seen with some viruses similar in size to nanoparticles." Nanoparticles, materials the size of millionths of a millimetre, are already present in large numbers in the air from natural sources and from veh...
Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
...s to find fish, and powerful, far-ranging boats to travel
far offshore technologies that make them every bit as effective as their commercial counterparts. "Recreational fishing in the ocean has lost much of its art," says Coleman. "Someone with absolutely no fishing ability can go out on a charter boat an...
Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body
...e tube closes to form the brain. VENT cells then travel
along nerve paths, eventually getting ahead of the... nerves, and dispersing throughout the body. "They travel
in association with the cranial nerves to target tissues, disperse into those tissues, then, at what...
Asian elephant sex pheromone transporter revealed
...pically ensues. The sex pheromone therefore has to travel
through and survive a number of different environments, from serum to urine to mucus, for successful mating to occur. The authors have discovered that serum albumin, a ubiquitous vertebrate protein, plays an unexpected and multifaceted role as a shut...
Illustrated guidebook published for Chinese biomedical scientists and students
...and complex Chinese. The book also contains useful travel
information for visitors to the U.S. And on an associated website ( http://chinese-english.cshl.org ), each of the English terms used in the book can be listened to, as an aid to learning pronounciation. Dr John Inglis, Executive Director of Cold Sp...
Restoring sweetgrass to the South Carolina lowcountry
...btain, with basket makers now paying gatherers who travel
as far as Florida. "Fire suppression may have played a part in the decline of sweetgrass habitat, but residential development is the major cause," says Burke. "The coastal savannah habitat has disappeared from much of this land, and areas where swee...
APS awards more than $36,000 to its 2004 undergraduate research fellows
.... Each fellow receives a $2,000 stipend to cover travel
and living expenses during the 10-week fellowship. Fellows also receive an additional $1,000 in travel
funds to present their research at the 35th International Congress of Physiological Sciences and the...
Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets
...ish and deep-sea sharks. Finally, the group will travel
to a bizarre site 150 miles southeast of New Orleans known as the Brine Pool. There, salt deposits in the seafloor dissolve to create water so dense that it forms a shallow lake 2,100 feet below the ocean's surface. The expedition's main mission wil...
Spiders or scapegoats
...ere are few myths about the medical effects of car travel
even though more deaths occur from motor vehicle a...ites, and people take a great risk every time they travel
in a car. In 2001, there were 1183 motor vehicle deaths involving drivers or passengers in Australia...
EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers
...earch group, the award also covers consumables and travel
expenses. The next call for proposals for the EURYI programme will begin on 1 September 2004. ...
Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert
... its predecessor Hyperion, Zoë is expected to travel
2 kilometers each solar day, with a maximum speed ...s per second. By contrast, the current Mars rovers travel
0.007 kilometers in one solar day, with a maximum speed of 5 centimeters per second. Zoë can al...
Fundamental change to Immunology 101
...ls via the circulatory system. The cell types that travel
from the marrow to the thymus were not exclusively pinned down, but researchers have suggested HSCs themselves, multipotent progenitor (MPPs) cells, or a common lymphoid progenitor (CLP) cell from the marrow itself, as possible candidates. I...
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