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NASA sees 2004's Hurricane Charley slice a Florida island

...storms. Such a capability will facilitate locating buildings and infrastructure away from coastal change hazards. On Aug. 15, aerial video and still photography were acquired from Venice to Marco Island, Fla. On Aug. 16, NASA's laser mapping system called EAARL (Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar), ...

Yale book offers new paradigm for building design

...- A new paradigm for the design and development of buildings will restore a positive relationship between people and nature, according to a new Yale book. In "Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection," published this month by Island Press, Stephen Kellert, Tweedy Ordway Profes...

Tulane Primate Center thrives and grows

...ncing. In addition to corral housing for animals, buildings will be constructed for staging and quarantine of animals as they are received from or shipped to other facilities....

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2005

...65-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] ENERGY -- Better buildings . . . Steel-faced structural insulated panels being developed with partners at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer superior energy efficiency, durability and resistance to fire, wind and termites. While existing structural insulated panels, called S...

Most of Arctic's near-surface permafrost to thaw by 2100

...emisphere, altering ecosystems as well as damaging buildings and roads across Canada, Alaska, and Russia. New simulations from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that over half of the area covered by this topmost layer of permafrost could thaw by 2050 and as much as 90 percent by 2100. Sc...

On the loose: Urban coyotes thrive in North American cities

..., while others live among apartment and commercial buildings and in industrial parks. The funding agency, Cook County Animal Control and Conservation Medicine Coalition, renews the study every year because the researchers keep finding results that surprise them. This spring, Gehrt will publish the first round ...

Biodesign Institute at ASU named lab of the year in international competition

...cture. It is master-planned as four interconnected buildings that can be constructed in phases. The first two buildings are complete, comprising 350,000 square feet. The facility design was a collaboration between the At...

The urban evolution lab

...ight-migrating songbirds may fly into brightly lit buildings and radio towers, leading to deaths sometimes numbering in the tens of thousands. Challenges of this sort make cities an ideal laboratory for evolutionary biologists to watch adaptation happening before their eyes. In 2003, for example, Hans Slabbeko...

Newly discovered protein kills anthrax bacteria by exploding their cell walls

...eful for large-scale decontamination of areas like buildings and military equipment. The new protein has several advantages. Most lysins, including PlyG, are only active in a very specific pH range of six to seven, so that they work very effectively in our bloodstream, but may not useful in many environmental ...

UCI professors Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Anthony James elected to National Academy of Sciences

... well as how chemical reactions on the surfaces of buildings and roads affect urban air quality and models of air pollution. Among her achievements, in 2004 she received the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. Earlier this week, Finlayson-Pitts also wa...

Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

...recent conversions of century-old New England mill buildings into multi-residential apartments and condominiums...ribe pitfalls--and solutions--for chopping up mill buildings into acoustically acceptable living spaces (1pAA5). VIEWING NANOMACHINES WITH A PHOTOACOUSTIC MICR...

Ecosystems with many plant species produce more and survive threats better

... been cleared to make way for agricultural fields, buildings and roads. The research shows that ecosystems containing many different plant species are more productive than those containing only one species. A return to biodiversity may prove to be the key, Tilman and his colleagues believe, to meeting energy n...

Biodiversity key to sustainable biofuel according to University of Minn. researcher's findings

...for agricultural fields planted with monocultures, buildings and roads. Tilman's research has shown that ecosystems containing many different plant species are more productive than those containing only one of those species. A return to biodiversity may prove to be the key to meeting energy needs for the growi...

Sandia tool speeds up environmental cleanup, reopening of contaminated facilities

...reoccupation and return to service of contaminated buildings and facilities. The tool provides an efficient and... agencies Airports, subways Government buildings Ports of entry Water utilities Gas and electric utilities Chemical plants ...

Human activities in arid urban environments can affect rainfall and water cycle

...-island affect. (The large surface of pavement and buildings actually increases the heat of a city area, and when that heat rises, it can change weather patterns in and near cities.) Precipitation patterns have changed in Riyadh as well, though the causes are less clear than in Phoenix. Ground data confirm a r...

Landfills, chemical weapon debris possibly a good match, computer model suggests

...n Washington, D.C., and Trenton, N.J., and several buildings owned by media corporations. For this study, a team of landfill experts used a computer model that combined what is known about organic material in the nation's 2,000 lined solid waste landfills with information available about the behavior of chem...

FSU Etruscan expert announces historic discovery at ancient site

...ghly advanced civilization that constructed roads, buildings and sewer systems and developed the first true cities in Europe. They also built large, complex religious sanctuaries -- which may have been the purpose served, in part, by the Cetamura structure. "The building has a highly irregular plan, with s...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...rs presented subjects with a series of pictures of buildings or landscapes in an encoding session. Then subjects were asked in a retrieval session whether they had previously viewed the images. During encoding, gamma (60C90 Hz) and theta (4.5C8.5 Hz) activity was stronger for items that were later remembered t...

BACS breathes perception into robots

...lications such as monitoring structural changes in buildings or mines and safety-relevant infrastructure elements in power lines. European industry can use Bayes' alternative calculation models to good advantage; they have applications both in major companies in the automotive industry and mobile telephony, fo...

Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint

... and color luster of paint used in homes and other buildings and on steel structures, such as bridges. Now scientifically linked to impaired intellectual and physical growth in children, lead is also found in some commonly imported consumer products, including candy, folk and traditional medications, ceramic d...

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