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Scientists crack the black box of coastal ecosystems

...l nature, complex currents, shallow water and high wave energy have stymied oceanographers and their large vessels. Now, scientists from PISCO (the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans) which includes Oregon State University, Universities of California at Santa Barbara and Santa Cr...

Marine biologists probe 'black box' mysteries of the sea

... live out there," Denny said, noting that a 6-foot wave applies the same kind of force to barnacles and ot...we make them by the hundreds," he said. To measure wave forces along Monterey Bay, Denny and his coworkers drill holes into the rocky shoreline, then insert...

Popular Science outlines need for long-term studies and more regulation in A.R.T.

...fringe group had cloned a human caused yet another wave of protests from scientists and politicians over reproductive cloning. It'll cause birth defects, they said, it'll create children with unimaginable problems. But with the spotlight on cloning, Americans missed one important point: For decades, ferti...

Chaos in the heart

...wed as a form of chaotic behavior. Similar chaotic wave patterns may also develop in systems with chemical...ating cardiac fibrillation. An electric excitation wave runs through the heart and causes it to contract once every second. Sometimes, however, the ordered ...

A new animal study clarifies how different parts of the brain regulate sleep

...ar examples are dolphins which exhibit "deep" slow wave sleep only in one hemisphere at a time. State-related interhemispheric EEG asymmetries favoring the right hemisphere in NREM sleep and the left hemisphere in REM sleep have been reported for humans, cats, and rabbits. In a recent human study, power ...

Scientists hone in on cause of amphibian deformities

...arasitic trematode are the leading culprits in the wave of deformed legs, eye damage and other ailments that have now been found in more than 60 species of frogs, toads and salamanders in 46 states and across four continents. Of these three leading causes, the parasite appears to be the major cause of man...

Engineers work on their SUNTANS as they track waves and beaches

...plexity of trying to simulate and forecast oceanic wave movement. "Navier-Stokes" refers to a set of 19th-...uard report that described how a breaking internal wave in Monterey Canyon may have contributed to a mishap in which the propeller of a tanker became entang...

2,000+ brown recluse spiders in a Kansas home inflict no bites in the occupants, UCR study notes

...ic area results in a newspaper story that starts a wave of arachnophobia, spider-stompings and recluse bite diagnoses. This is what motivated our study." Vetter and Diane Barger report their findings in a paper published in the November 2002 issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology. The study focused ...

Space Shuttle returns first soybeans grown on Space Station in commercial farming experiment

...oring in unprecedented avenues to unleash the next wave of innovation, and we are committed to discovering new and meaningful innovation wherever it is." Growing plants in space could provide salads for future space crews, but they also may bring other psychological and biological benefits. When she firs...

Insect infestation models may shed light on insect and disease outbreaks

... of this system. Creating models that predict this wave spread required consideration of the pest, its parasites, and the geographic distribution of the Larch. The historic pattern of Larch outbreaks is outbreaks that occur about every nine years and last for three to four years. The researchers confirm...

Physics tip sheet #29 October 23, 2002

...al Review Letters Chemical reactions can surf on a wave of light-generated heat, according to new experime...too quickly, the reaction fell off the back of the wave to leave isolated spots of reaction. Journal article: Available on request 8) Micro gravity J. Chi...

First soybeans grown in space return to Earth

...oring in unprecedented avenues to unleash the next wave of innovation and we are committed to discovering new and meaningful innovation wherever it is." WCSAR makes space available to industry in the interest of development and commercialization of new products and processes. It provides controlled envir...

Call me Ishmael

...ll as water temperature, salinity or salt content, wave height and direction, water circulation, current s...wind speed and direction, air and sea temperature, wave height and direction, and currents at the offshore site. "This is a one-of-a kind platform for stud...

Wilmington researcher receives award for combating terrorism with chemistry

...d safety glass. During a bomb explosion, the shock wave may crack the glass itself, but the fragments stick to the plastic interlayer and the pane stays within its frame. Laminated glass also helps to deflect the explosion, absorbing the blast pressure and some of the energy generated by the blast. The re...

World's largest scientific society to honor DuPont scientists for 2 breakthrough discoveries

... role models for those working to unleash the next wave of innovation for our world." Safer glass Ree...fety glass. During a storm or explosion, the shock wave may crack the glass itself, but the fragments stick to the plastic interlayer and the pane stays wit...

Physics tip sheet #20 July 3, 2002

...nt server Experiments that involve passing a light wave through various materials can show the somewhat surprising property of light appearing to leave the material before it enters. This doesn't imply a breaking of the light-speed barrier, time travel or anything overly exotic but is a property of waves ...

DuPont to launch soybeans into space

...e soybeans growing in space -- to unleash the next wave of innovation. This is an incredible scientific opportunity for us and our partners, said Dr. Tom Corbin, DuPont researcher on the project. Studying the effects of soybean plants grown in space will help us expand our knowledge of soybeans and facil...

Re-creating the ocean, Temple prof. developing protocols for using oil dispersants

...mixing energy that is being created. He says that wave energy has been investigated by others, usually by...iques called multi-fractals to try to quantify the wave energy based on existing studies. That is our challenge: to determine how much mixing energy is occ...

Scientists find new markers for anthrax isolates

...tection methods, Read said. He added that the next wave of TIGR anthrax research will help make B. anthracis a model for how genomics can be used to study bacterial pathogens....

Hopkins scientists reveal how sound becomes electric

...y the researchers. "Sound itself is mechanical, a wave that moves, just like the ripples fanning out from a pebble dropped in a lake," says Paul Fuchs, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "When the inner ear detects this wave, a burst of chemicals is released and a...

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