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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core

...s could benefit from this technology." Indeed, its utility already has been shown by Cornell faculty in a variety of areas. W. S. Taft, professor of art, has used neutron induced autoradiography to peer beneath layers of pigments on a painting to see what lies beneath. As an experiment, he took a classical...

University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses

...s money that would otherwise be required topay our utility bills," Wagner said. "It's a total win-win."The payback period for the project was only 3.76 years. Financial savings aren't the project's only benefit. It reduces annual UBenergy-related emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 64 million pounds,su...

Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming

...at thedynamics of an important natural system. The utility of the data being collected can be expanded well beyond theparticular habitat at Sapelo where the study is under way. Theresearchers point out that the knowledge gained about the salt marsh canbe extended to other natural systems. Such information ...

China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues

...In the U.S.,coal is burned in large, sophisticated utility boilers using modern pollutioncontrol technology. In addition, most U.S. coals contain lower amounts of toxicelements than found in some of the coals being used in China."Although thismeans that environmental quality is easier to maintain in the U.S....

Studies Rebut Concept That Body Stores Vitamin A-Making Substances

...is the first scientific evidencethat questions the utility of this vitaminA precursor." There was a rapid loss of beta carotene from the two pools in the gerbils'liver. One pool was lost slowly; the second,which included the most beta carotene, was lost rapidly. High levels of betacarotene absorbed in tissu...

USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research, Scientists Showcase Technologies At San Diego Meeting

...tists will share information that demonstrates the utility of a GIS approach to revealing trends and relations among varied ecosystems. * Airborne Pesticides Along the Mississippi River and Their Relation to GIS Mapping of Agricultural Pesticide Use and Cropping Patterns - Wednesday, August 19, 4:30-5:00 p....

Phase III Results Suggest Potent Antiviral Activity For Vertex And Glaxo Wellcomes Second-Generation HIV Protease Inhibitor Agenerase TM

...ller studies have supported the potential clinical utility of Agenerasein a number of different regimens, inc...by theseearly results as they support the clinical utility of regimens containingAgenerase." In clinical trials, Agenerase has been administered twice daily an...

Vion's TAPET Organisms Demonstrate Reduced Virulence, Increased Safety While Retaining Ability To Specifically Target Tumors

...et tumors over normal tissues.However the clinical utility of such bacteria was potentially limited by theability of lipid A in the bacteria's cell walls to elicit the production ofTNF-alpha and trigger septic shock. Now the researchers have shown that adisruption of the Salmonella msbB gene involved in the ...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...y spectrum patterns of the suicidal voice may have utility in the assessment of near-term risk. " (4aSCb12) --- Images of Sound Waves at the Nanometer Scale. Studying how sound waves pass through materials at the atomic and molecular level can give important information on a material's basic properties, su...

Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting

...ture, urbanization, construction of roads and utility corridors, air pollution and military training exercises. USGS scientist and symposium chairperson Jeff Lovich said, "The Mojave Desert is generally perceived by the public to be rugged and timeless. In reality, it is a sensitive ...

Center For Ion Mobility Spectrometry Established At INEEL

...lity of the instrument. Our goal is to expand the utility into newareas." By drawing together ion mobility spectrometry expertise, the IMS Centerwill advance fundamental research, develop novel instrument enhancements, andfind new applications for which ion mobility spectrometry can provide ananalytical im...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

... However, he adds that "Commercial or home garden utility of these cultivars canbe expected to vary among locations, and among different cultural systems withinregions." At Pennsylvania State University, Anne and Caroline have been rated at the topof formal consumer preference trials among 13 commercially ...

Environmental Health Institute report concludes evidence is 'weak' that electric and magnetic fields cause cancer

...a in occupationally exposed adults such aselectric utility workers, machinists and welders. "While the support fromindividual studies is weak," according to the report, "these epidemiologicalstudies demonstrate, for some methods of measuring exposure, a fairly consistentpattern of a small, increased risk wi...

Human Genome Sciences announces the discovery of a novel immune stimulant

... test the biological function andpotential medical utility of each of these proteins. Such a system is now inplace at HGS. BLyS, one of the body's signaling molecules was found to be aspecific B cell stimulant in such tests. As an extension of this program, HGSscientists discovered and prepared the produc...

Genetically engineered organisms: Hazardous or beneficial

...ton, will focus on thedelicate balance between the utility of these organisms and the risks they poseto the environment and to people. In 1989, the ESA produced an influential report entitled "The Release ofGenetically Engineered Organisms," which included ecological considerations andrecommendations. Ten y...

New electrical transformers will improve power quality

...illed power transformers that hang like icons from utility poles in residential neighborhoods. The consortium...n the transformer that go on all the time, and the utility pays for those losses," Sudhoff says, noting that the solid-state variety could reduce such waste. A...

Particulate matter causing air pollution

... for otherSOS-affiliated studies funded in part by utility companies and other industrypartners. They include research by the Southeastern Aerosol ResearchCharacterization / Aerosol Research Inhalation Epidemiology Study (SEARCH/ARIES)and the Southern Center for the Integrated Study of Secondary Aerosols(SCI...

NSF awards large grant for Arabidopsis information resource

...Carnegie. "Because the value of Arabidopsis is its utility in understanding other plants, our goal is to build a structure that permits us to link information about Arabidopsis to all other plants, and vice versa." Adds Sue Rhee, director of TAIR, "With the explosion of genomic data and the diversity of dat...

Coal-derived fuel burns cleaner

...rbons inspray cans may also serve as a replacement utility fuel and may even substitutefor diesel fuel in the...itric oxide emissions, DME is a viable alternative utility fuel," says Boehman. With a favorable emission profile, Boehman is now investigating DME as ...

Meet Conan the Bacterium

...other scientists, he is investigating the possible utility of extremophiles to serve human exploration to inh...enetically engineer these things is the key to the utility of this bug." It's heady stuff for a primitive organism. But D. radiodurans has a feature that i...

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