Tag: "area" at biology news
A 'private bandwidth' for communication in bats: Evidence from insular horseshoe bats
...the mainland coast, Sardinia proved an ideal study area
to test for the occurrence of acoustical character displacement in the absence of contact with allopatric populations. Once again, islands turned out to be excellent natural laboratories to explore evolutionary patterns and processes....
Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...estern Amazon and Gran Chaco, a sparsely populated area
between Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. If you picture the three sides of a triangle conducting interdisciplinary research, partnering with local communities and organizations, and putting theory into the practice of conservation the spac...
AFCYBER holds science and technology symposium
... the new research briefed by Louisiana Tech in the area
of strong authentication is already being shared with AFCYBER operators at Eighth Air Force and the Air Force research community. Sharing information about key Cyber focus areas between organizations allows the AirForce to streamline and concentrat...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
... manufacturing techniques. "Energy storage is an area
that can be addressed by nanomanufacturing technologies and our truly inter-disciplinary collaborative activity that brings together advances and expertise in nanotechnology, room-temperature ionic liquids, and energy storage devices in a creative wa...
Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
...ly 900 individuals). The researchers identified an area
relating to alcohol and tobacco use on chromosome 1. They found another area
relating to alcohol on chromosome 3. On chromosome 4, they uncovered an area
relating to smoking and...
New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered
...li by introducing fluorescent latex beads into the area
outside of the cell. They then observed the cells phagocytose (eat) the beads, which gradually moved to the nucleus. The arrival of the phagosomes and their loads at the nucleus was marked by the illumination of the nucleus by the beads. Similarly, t...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
... tend to go extinct, you should plan for one large area
instead of having a lot of small and distant areas...low basins of major rivers comparable to the study area
in New Guinea. They are currently conducting research in other areas of the tropics including Borne...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...s about 255,000 square miles of tropical forestsan area
a little larger than France. In 2001, the Peruvian government placed 31% of the managed forests into permanent resource production. By 2005, a region about the size of Honduras (about 40,000 sq. miles)was put into long-term commercial timber producti...
Penguins march into new park
...ds. Located in Golfo San Jorge, the new protected area
covers around 250 square miles (647 square kilomet...ty. Legislation to formally create the protected area
will be drafted in the next few months and approved by the Argentine Congress and local legislators....
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...ss 75,000 square kilometers of contiguous forestan area
the size of South Carolinaand noted the variation ...he data showed low beta diversity across the study area
for all three groups of insects as well as for plants, indicating that species tend to be widespread...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...0 or so estimated previously. And, one important area
for the elephants, the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, may be too small and too fragmented to support a viable population for the long term, according to the report. Five pygmy elephants were darted and outfitted with collars two years ago b...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
... tallied coral cover, a measure of the ocean floor area
covered by living corals. Scientists rely on coral...itat quality and quantity, similar to measuring an area
covered by tree canopy as a gauge of tropical forest loss. Coral cover declined from 40 percent in...
...ion. India has the largest irrigated agricultural area
in the world, with more than 90 percent of the countrys water supporting irrigated agriculture. Vapor fluxes in Indias wet season are up by 7 percent and are up 55 percent in the dry season. Douglas and her colleagues attribute two-thirds of this c...
ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
...science. Bissell is a world-renowned leader in the area
of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function with special emphasis in breast cancer, where she has changed some established paradigms. S. Walter Englander (University of Pennsylvania Sch...
Pregnant mothers join search for causes of autism
...ex.htm Teleconference: Reporters outside of the area
who are unable to attend can participate by teleconference:Phone number: 1-866-650-4885 Conference ID: 10973037 Topic: MARBLES StudyLeader name: Karen Finney Call-in participants will be able to hear speakers and ask questions. The teleconfe...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...ing humans or birds, or lay dormant in an infected area
until a new host comes along." Biologists are st... fungus is endemic to a region, the animals in the area
would normally be resistant to its destructive effects because they would have co-evolved together. ...
MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
...that a more developed prefrontal cortex (PFC) - an area
of the brain long associated with higher-order thi...... But this is the first study that asks how this area
matures and contributes to learning. For the study, Noa Ofen, a postdoctoral associate in Gabriel...
Human knowledge is based upon directed connectivity between brain areas
...ic network are not just connected, but rather each area
can be engaged either in receiving or sending signals or both. Until now this has been difficult to investigate, but our analysis suggests that most areas are involved in both during access to object-related knowledge, states first author Gernot Sup...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...0% of all herring consumed by its predators in the area
was ingested by bluefin tuna. The booming catche...receded the species virtual disappearance from the area
and apparently played a key role but other factors under study might have compounded the fisherys de...
Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science
...on began there, Lawler said, we now know that the area
between Mesopotamia and India spawned a host of ci...nd highlights the complexity of the cultures in an area
long considered a backwater, Lawler explained. These urban centers are away from the river valleys...
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