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Viewing ecosystems from above

... Laporte (Woods Hole Research Center), space-based earth monitoring technologies can provide detailed analyses of the state of tropical ecosystems. Laporte will discuss two projects designed and adopted to conservation and forest management in the talk, Remote sensing tools for conservation policy: INFORM...

AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment

... trends continue. NASAs satellite capabilities for earth observation are vital for environmental research, especially on climate change, Koizumi said. Innovation and Competitiveness: Lawmakers approved President Bushs American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI), in some cases exceeding his funding requests...

Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus

...aylor. "That means there must be someplace else on earth where this fungus is endemic. One would guess that the frogs living where the ancestral population of this fungus is located would not be affected that badly. We could then try to determine the mechanisms those frogs use to resist the pathogen." Th...

Genomics study provides insight into the evolution of unique human traits

...lity genetic disease. Primates first appeared on earth approximately 90 million years ago, and today, about 300 different species of primates exist. One of the main genomic driving forces in primate evolution is gene duplication, explains Dr. James Sikela, Professor at the University of Colorado. To our...

Elsevier partners with National Natural Science Foundation of China

... fields of natural science including life science, earth science, materials science and information science. All papers published in this journal are subjected to strict peer-review process. Although it is a China-based scientific journal now, contributions from authors of all nationalities are very welcom...

Homestake strikes gold again

...enior Homestake proposal investigator, A flag-ship earth science experiment at SUSEL could involve geomicrobiology searches for the limits of, extent of, and details of life in the underground. These investigations would probe fundamental questions at the crossroads of biology and geology, including whethe...

Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates pollen collection by bees

...me genus. The appearance of flowering plants on earth about 150 million years ago had a profound effect on the evolution of many other kinds of organisms like insects, birds, and mammals, who became the pollinators and consumers of those plants, thus ensuring the continuity of both the plant and its ani...

Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates

...nus. The diversification of flowering plants on earth about 130 million years ago had a profound effect on the evolution of many other kinds of organisms like insects, birds, and mammals, who became the pollinators and consumers of those plants, thus ensuring the continuity of both the plant and its ani...

Investigating Life in Extreme Environments report gives hints on facts of life

...ife first appeared and survived on Earth (as early earth was an extreme environment) but it can also give indication for the search for life on other planets. To examine these issues and other matters the European Science Foundation (ESF) has published a 58-page report Investigating Life in Extreme Envir...

University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2

...le, controlled, laboratory-based understandings of earth processes and experiments in field settings where ... acres (1.27 hectares) in area, is sealed from the earth below by a 500-ton (453,600 kg) welded stainless steel liner. Ninety-one feet (28 meters) at its hig...

March of the giant penguins

...earlier than expected and during a period when the earth was much warmer than it is now. Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke, assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State with appointments at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Scien...

MU maps course for improving pre-college science education

...e-dimensional space much as humans move across the earth and through space. The basic notion is very simple: young people have a sense of direction and navigation that we wish to employ in helping them to understand how cells develop and how those cells navigate in three-dimensional space as tissues and ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

... more crucial, Benson said. From the air to the earth In the capture process, carbon dioxide is extracted from a mix of waste gases. The most common method sends the exhaust through a chimney containing a three-dimensional mesh. As the gas goes up, a chemical solvent drizzles down, soaking up the gas...

Scientists propose the kind of chemistry that led to life

...searchers believe the first primitive catalysts on earth were nothing more complicated than the surfaces of clays or other minerals. In its simplest form, the model shows how two catalysts in a solution, A and B, each acting to catalyze a different reaction, could end up forming what the scientists call...

Research finds evidence tropical cyclones have climate-control role

... Matthew Huber, the Purdue University professor of earth and atmospheric sciences who led the research group. "This research provides evidence that hurricanes play an important role and may be one of the missing pieces in the climate modeling puzzle." The research also showed that hurricanes cool the tro...

MBL scientist Julie Huber receives 2007 LOral USA Fellowship for Women in Science

...r, 2007 LOral USA fellowships were also awarded to earth scientist and geochemist Dr. Jaime D. Barnes of the University of New Mexico; neuroscientist Dr. Sarah Clinton of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; physical chemist Dr. Maria Krisch of the University of California, Irvine; and biomedical enginee...

New system for soil analysis

..., for the first time, allows large-volume cores of earth to be removed from lysimeters without destroying the existing stratification and structure of the soil. Lysimeters are stainless steel cylinders around 2 to 4 metres in height that are filled with soil and inserted into the ground in order to study ...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...ad author Jochen Halfar, an assistant professor of earth sciences at U of T Mississauga. "Imposing regulations after operations begin would prove very difficult, and some of the governments in the jurisdictions targeted by this industry have a poor record of mining oversight. The prospects for regulation o...

Understanding the global carbon budget -- Woods Hole Research Center expert provides insights

...bon dioxide is added to that atmosphere and as the earth warms. The natural processes on land and in the ocean that have removed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for the last century may be starting to weaken. The oceans are becoming more acidic, and we see more fires in both tropical and northern forest...

72 new members chosen by academy

...cal Survey, and affiliate professor, department of earth and space sciences, University of Washington, Seattle AWSCHALOM, David D.; professor of physics and of electrical and computer engineering, department of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara BAKER, Tania A.; investigator, Howard Hugh...

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