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World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...light baking the courtyard made it an inhospitable space
for either collaborative conversation or the lone ...s a bank of offices. Next to the graduate student space
is a shower room--suggested by many a visitor who bikes in from his or her temporary abode in the vi...
Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles
... Carthew. "Understanding how cells fit together in space
is an underappreciated area of science that has started to gain serious momentum in the last decade. Cells are different shapes and pack together in different ways depending on where they are located in a living thing and what their function is." In ...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
... path of the initial wave and focuses in time and space
at the receiver. Any subtle defect, which may appear in the material, changes the route of the ping-ponging wave and affects the refocusing of the time reversed echo that allows it to find hidden defects. (3aPA12) VIEWING THE COMPLETE MEETING ABS...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...complex. We found that adaptation can vary in both space
and time across a heterogeneous landscape. It's mind-boggling to think about how these kinds of coevolutionary interactions could vary in nature when so many other factors are involved," Forde said. Thompson has spent decades studying the mind-boggl...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...jor Disasters, an international agreement to makex space
resources available to civil protection agencies r...tor (DEBIE) which monitors tiny micrometeoroids or space
debris between a centimeter to under a millimetre in diameter. About Proba Proba is a micro-sate...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...measured the alignment between auditory and visual space
maps within these brain areas in 12 normal adult owls. The relationship of auditory and visual stimuli was then disrupted using glasses that shifted the visual world 17 degrees horizontally. While wearing prismatic glasses, some owls were allowed to ...
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
...imates and cetaceans arrived at the same cognitive space
while evolving along quite different paths" Marino says. "What the data say to me is that we, as humans, are not that special. Although we are highly encephalized, it's not by much or for that long compared with odontocetes." Marino and her colleague...
Humans and dolphins: If brain size is a measure, we're not that different
...imates and cetaceans arrived at the same cognitive space
while evolving along different paths," Marino says. "What the data say to me is that we, as humans, are not that special. Although we are highly encephalized [have large brains], it's not by much compared with cetaceans." The scientists investigat...
Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing
...year," he added. "It's just a matter of resources, space
and availability of animals. So the idea is to develop an inexpensive, fairly sensitive screen that can give us guidance on what to test." "Potentially, if we get enough information put together and we feel comfortable enough with C. ele...
Plentiful fossils of dinosaur contemporary allow population study
...atistical methods to condense multiple-dimensional space
into two-dimensional plots and then looks for variation between different groups of Tanys. So far, Casey, museum vertebrate paleontology curator Nicholas Fraser, and Virginia Tech geosciences professor Michal Kowalewski have discovered there are no ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...ed water cools one-million-square-feet of building space
at a mixed use site. The cooling, heating and power system is expected to operate at 70 to 80 percent efficiency, compared with 55 percent efficiency in the best central power plants. The system will be monitored over the two-year demonstration by th...
Muscle loss from space travel, prolonged inactivity linked to two genes
...muscle loss, weakness, and fatigue that can plague space
travelers, sedentary or bed-ridden individuals, or anyone whose muscles undergo long periods of disuse. "By understanding the genes necessary for muscle atrophy," says Kandarian, lead researcher and professor of health sciences at BU Sargent Col...
NASA satellite data to aid global conservation
...inforces our vision to use our unique vantage from space
to improve life here on Earth," said NASA's Deputy Associate Administrator for Science Ghassem Asrar. "Modern environmental and conservation decision-support systems need access to good information. Increasingly, these systems are using geospatial te...
Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'
...r where important scientific issues are given the space
they deserve, and it's an honor to be recognized by AAAS for work on a subject so vital to the future health of society." Newspapers with a circulation of less than 100,000 The recipient of the small newspaper award, Melinda Burns of the Santa Bar...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
...," said Goode. "After all, if you want to forecast space
weather, you have to have sharp images now. It do...pe is the centerpiece of the nation's multi-agency space
weather program, to better understand the interaction between magnetic fields and the flows of mater...
Wolves gone, western ecosystems suffer
...als. "Prey species will alter their use of space
and their foraging patterns according to the features of the terrain and how that affects the risk of predation," Ripple and Beschta said in their study. "They forage or browse less intensively at high-risk sites." Some of those sites, th...
NASA's aura satellite sheds new light on air quality and ozone hole
...r quality far from their sources. Aura's view from space
enables us to understand the long-range transport of pollutants," he added. "Aura's early results are nothing short of astounding; measurements like these will help us better understand how the ozone hole will react to future stratospheric cooling, ...
Satellites plus software equal best-ever Mediterranean heat map
...n of highly accurate worldwide SST products with a space
resolution of less than ten kilometres every six hours. As an important step towards achieving this goal, ESA has not only initiated Medspiration as the European contribution to the overall GHRSST-PP effort, but the Agency funded a GHRSST Internatio...
NJIT professor discovers new mixing method for microchip-sized labs
...hanical engineering department at NJIT. "We traded space
for time, which is a much simpler way to handle this problem when space
is at a premium." A paper by Aubry and her team, "Electro osmotic Mixing in Microchannels," publis...
ESA's Huygens begins its final journey into the unknown
...on, jointly developed by NASA, ESA and the Italian space
agency (ASI), began on 15 October 1997, when the c...s weighed 5548 kg at launch and became the largest space
mission ever sent to the outer planets. To gain sufficient velocity to reach Saturn, they had to con...
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