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What colour is that sound?

...ence fiction? For some people, it's reality. This blending of the senses occurs in a rare condition called "synesthesia." In this condition, a stimulus, such as sound, creates a reaction in another sense, as well as the expected sense. Now, professor Daphne Maurer of McMaster University's department of psyc...

Essential oils could help to stamp out MRSA

...f time, meaning that any soaps or shampoos made by blending these three oils would be effective over a period of time. Jacqui Stringer who is Clinical Lead of Complementary Therapies at the Christie Hospital instigated the research and said: "The use of plants in medicine is nothing new but some people regard...

Biotech text connects science with society for non-biologists

...n inviting exploration of biotechnology, carefully blending science, consumer applications, regulatory information, and social issues. "Our goal was to create a text that would give readers the foundation they needed for understanding the many inevitable advances in biotechnology that the coming years will...

Using computers and DNA to count bacteria

...strands of all the bacterial DNA in a soil sample, blending them, and measuring the time it takes for the correct halves to properly reconnect. As often happens at Los Alamos, where thousands of scientists from every imaginable discipline are gathered, the researchers form a multidisciplinary team, with Gans ...

Cuttlefish masters of disguise despite colorblindness

...MA--Cuttlefish are wizards of camouflage. Adept at blending in with their surroundings, cuttlefish are known to have a diverse range of body patterns and can switch between them almost instantaneously. New research from MBL Marine Resources scientists, to appear in the May 2006 issue of the journal Vision Res...

UCLA biomathematician earns prestigious peer award

... Bayesian statisticians calculate probabilities by blending prior knowledge and accumulated experience through the recording and collection of data. In their award-winning article, Suchard and Redelings described a new Bayesian method that uses genetic information to estimate the evolutionary history of dista...

UCI researcher named Pew Scholar

...importance of interdisciplinary research. Her work blending chemistry with molecular biology has enormous potential to improve health care."...

Mussels evolve quickly to defend against invasive crabs

...redator in marine mussel populations." "It's the blending of ecological and evolutionary time," says Freeman, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of zoology. "It's an important development in the arms race between these crabs and these mollusks." Crabs prey on blue mussels by crushing their shells. Freem...

Pinning it on the poison

...d its wider cultural context. Lucidly written and blending rigorous scholarship with riveting stories from the annals of crime, Poison, detection and the Victorian imagination will appeal to an interdisciplinary professional audience as well as to those interested in the darker side of Victorian society....

40,000-year-old skull shows both modern human and Neandertal traits

...d unique combinations of traits resulting from the blending of previously divergent gene pools. "The ultimate resolution of these issues must await considerations of larger samples of European early modern humans and chronologically intervening specimens. But this fossil is a major addition to the growing b...

Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics

...largest component of household hazardous waste by blending it with common plastics. In laboratory samples, th...ch fellow Jennifer Lynch tested the feasibility of blending latex paint solids with two inexpensive and widely available plastics. One is high-density polyethyl...

Arctic ice retreating more quickly than computer models project

...ice in the Arctic.) But newly available data sets, blending early aircraft and ship reports with more recent satellite measurements that are considered more reliable than the earlier records, show that the September ice actually declined at a rate of about 7.8 percent per decade during the 1953-2006 period. ...

Montana State University researchers to compare Montana, Japanese copper mines

...f technology, particularly mining technology. In a blending ofinterests, the researchers will travel to Japan, Butte and Anaconda toexamine the mines and the effect they had on the environment. The areaaround Ashio is much steeper and damper than the Butte/Anaconda area,Walker said. Walker and LeCain will als...

UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels

...ouse-gas emissions in a variety of ways, including blending more biofuel with gasoline and diesel; buying low-carbon fuels and emissions credits from other producers; making refineries more efficient; and using lower-carbon sources of energy to run refineries. The authors recommend that the new standard re...

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