Tag: "water" at biology news
New book urges ecologists to think 'outside the helmet'
...tically reducing mosquito predators-- from fish to water
beetles--and competitor species such as snails, tadpoles, and zooplankton. Ecology presumes that for species to live in the same environment, species have to be different. But the traditional nichetheory cannot explain the diversity of tropic...
Cinnamon may help to alleviate diabetes says UCSB researcher
...cts of cinnamon on obese mice, which have been fed water
laced with cinnamon at Sansum's lab, according to Graves, who is running the project with Lois Jovanovic, Sansum's research director. When the trials are completed, 60 diabetic mice will have been studied, sponsored by a grant to UCSB from Cottage H...
New method for determining age of artifacts fills chronological gap for scientists
...chipped, flaked, fractured or polished. Over time, water
diffuses into the freshly exposed surface forming a hydration layer. The thickness of this layer can then be measured by a nitrogen particle beam to determine how many years ago the object was made or fractured naturally. According to Ericson, quar...
East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
...f reducing emissions," the book says. In Malaysia, water
effluent standards are set on the basis of polluti...monstrated that Beijing and Tianjin, with multiple water
pollution sources, could reduce pollution abatement costs from $47 million to $13 million per year b...
Global warming and the onward march of the pine
...man welfare, such as erosion control and increased water
holding capacity in many high mountain water
catchments." Dr Dullinger says that the findings will help the City of Vienna use pines to protect i...
Carnegie Mellon U. develops microgel to recover enzymes for manufacturing, research assays
...ogel particles can be re-suspended by adding fresh water
and heating the solution. "The complete recoverability of the enzymatic activity is encouraging, and we are excited about extending this concept to other enzymes," noted Armitage. In addition to the food and dairy industries, enzymes are used in a w...
Lack of specific brain protein causes marked deficits in learning, memory
...rn the location of an escape platform in a pool of water
despite repeated attempts over several days. Dr. Eric Nestler, chairman of psychiatry at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study, said another notable finding was that, while the other two sets of genetically altered mice displayed some of the...
Freeing Nemo: Aquarium owners releasing non-native fish could endanger marine ecosystems
... it is unlikely the exotics arrived in the ballast water
of ships. If the fish were being introduced throug...nges of the fish to correlate to where the ballast water
comes from. Analyzing data on shipping traffic to Florida ports, Semmens and his co-authors found no...
Researchers caution against linking strep, neuropsychiatric disorders
...It's a little bit similar to arguing that drinking water
causes broken bones, since nearly everyone who has broken a bone has drunk water
or a water-based fluid the same day the fracture occurred. "It's human nature to try to ascribe the...
'Springer' - A solution to water pollution?
A faster, more efficient way of tracking water
pollution and carrying out environmental surveys i...anic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, which reduce water
quality and disturb the natural balance of organisms. They are deposited in waterways via sewage dis...
Urban runoff poses increased health threat for surfers, other beach users, UCI study shows
...C Irvine study of hundreds of surfers, urban beach water
made surfers ill twice as often as did ocean surf ...d by about 10 percent for each 2.5 hours of weekly water
exposure. These symptoms ranged from fever, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea to sore throat, eye re...
Physics tip sheet #41 - April 5, 2004
...view Letters (to appear)A new form of high-density water
that forms at the interface between water
ice and silicon dioxide has been discovered by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Re...
American Society for Microbiology 104th general meeting
...ine and therapy development Microbial threats to water
supplies More detailed information, including programs and abstract, will be available in late April. Preliminary programs and press registration materials are currently available and can be obtained by calling the ASM Office of Comm...
Water molecules clump more loosely than previously thought
...all known forms of life need it to exist. Yet what water
really is - at least in its liquid form - is still...ing the structure of liquid water. They found that water
molecules clump much more loosely than previously thought. The findings appeared April 1 in Science ...
Favorite liquid revisited
...all known forms of life need it to exist. Yet what water
really is at least in its liquid form is still, ...ing the structure of liquid water. They found that water
molecules clump much more loosely than previously thought. The findings appeared April 1 in Science...
Nanotechnology highlights from the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 28-April 1
...particles: A bright idea for cleaning contaminated water
Titanium dioxide, a compound used in many consum...also show promise for reducing arsenic in drinking water
Removal of arsenic from drinking water
to meet the proposed new EPA standard is a technological ch...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2004
...tors could replace the belts that run compressors, water
pumps and oil pumps of hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The motors, however, require inverters, and ORNL's Gui-Jia Su, John Hsu and Cliff White are developing an integrated inverter that would work with multiple motors. An inverter converts DC (direct ...
State of the Planet 2004
...nants of human well-being-energy, food, health and water
- these leading experts assessed how science and t...priority. Providing safe energy for cooking, clean water
for drinking and sanitation, sufficient food for basic nourishment, and systems for disease control ...
Best way to clean up toxic plumes? Give 'em a pill
.... Potassium permanganate is a disinfectant used by water
treatment plants, and is sometimes also used to tr...ound near the dump site, and plumes, where flowing water
has dissolved some of the original chemical and carried it through underground aquifers." These toxi...
City rain run-off poses threat to coastal water users
...department data to get coliform bacteria counts, a water
pollution measure. Santa Cruz County had higher to... to North Orange County, yet the latter had higher water
coliform counts. As it happened, California experienced record high precipitation in the winter of ...
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