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Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...n kinds of syllables in a sentence? How can sound clean
up hazardous waste? These and other questions will be addressed at the 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held November 15-19, 2004 in San Diego at The Town and Country Hotel (500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108). Over...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
...l such as sand. But installing GEOPS is almost as clean
and simple as pushing a needle into an apple, Clark says. GEOPS' tough tip punctures the surface of the earth and slides easily through without disturbing the soil beneath or damaging its own parts. GEOPS' hull can take more than 50 g of acceleration...
ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source
...stem developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to clean
up perchlorate pollution is now also helping scientists determine whether the contamination is natural or man-made. This latter application could be instrumental in tracking environmental perchlorate, finding its source and resolving resulting liab...
Old riverbed keeps chemicals from entering Ohio River
...nd. The finding may call into question the need to clean
up similar chemical waste sites. It also indicates...e United States Environmental Protection Agency to clean
up the site, so that the chemicals wont enter the Ohio River -- which provides water to many local t...
Ground-level ozone linked to increased mortality
...ls below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean
air standards. The study appears in the November 17, 2004, edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA.) Ground-level ozone is a pollutant in the Earth's lower atmosphere that is formed when emissions from cars, power plants an...
Not finding life? Dig deeper.
..., every time he took the sample, Betancourt had to clean
his hand trowel with Lysol. "When it's still, it's not a problem," he said. "But when the wind's blowing at 40 miles per hour, it's a little more complicated." The geoscientists brought their test tubes full of desert soil back to M...
Idaho lab, Utah company achieve major milestone in hydrogen research
... their efforts to help the nation advance toward a clean
hydrogen economy. Laboratory teams have announced they've achieved a major advancement in the production of hydrogen from water using high-temperature electrolysis. Instead of conventional electrolysis, which uses only electric current to separate hy...
Latest census finds more American pika populations disappear as climate warms
...eriod since their scientific discovery. "With clean
energy solutions readily at hand, our leaders are responsible for either protecting or failing to protect our rich natural heritage from global warming," said Brooks Yeager, vice president, Global Threats, World Wildlife Fund. "Extinction of a specie...
Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs
...directly hit by the storms, reefs had been scoured clean
of C. brachypus and other macroalgae. Hurricane churning also completely covered many reefs with sediment, and dusted the rest. Just before the hurricanes hit, the team had also begun to see patches of Lyngbya at these reefs, but none was seen after....
Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment
...eld, high-pressure, water-pumping tool to wash and clean
wounds should be adopted to improve the safety of wound care. The Hopkins finding comes in response to the investigation of an outbreak of the antimicrobial resistant bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii at JHH during a two-month period in 2003. The ...
Chromosome 16 publication fulfills DOE's human genome commitment
... these skills and resources as a powerful tool for clean
energy and a cleaner environment." U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), a leading congressional proponent of efforts to sequence the human genome, was the catalyst for freeing up the first significant federal genomics investment. "DOE has risen to the c...
The death of a very special chimpanzee
...One of the reasons he was chosen was his youth and clean
bill of health: if researchers needed to take more tissue samples to validate the DNA sequence, he would be around to provide them. And as insights into the function of his genes emerged, they would be able to examine his morphology, behaviour and ph...
Backcountry water quality tests are good news for campers
...he high country of the Sierra Nevada are generally clean
and fresh. The good news for campers can be found in a pair of studies published in the latest issue of the quarterly medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. UC Davis physician Robert Derlet and pathology researcher James Carlson prese...
Scientists decipher genome of bacterium that helps clean up major groundwater pollutants
...e genome sequence of a microbe that can be used to clean
up pollution by chlorinated solvents a major cate...es, there is a pressing need for new techniques to clean
up such pollutants," says TIGR Associate Investigator John Heidelberg, the senior author of the Scie...
National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania
...vers and riverbank development, it is important to clean
up the waters further and meet standards for water quality." The committee was asked to assess the region's water quality problems and recommend ways that multiple jurisdictions could work together to solve them. The most pressing water quality prob...
Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'
...ng microorganism serve as bioremediation agents to clean
up sites where solvents such as PCE and TCE (trichloroethylene) -- used to clean
metal parts -- had been dumped or spilled? And what on earth had the bug been eating before syntheti...
CSIRO finds a way to get more out of old cars
...bout 3.1kg of recoverable copper and about 33kg of clean
steel," says Mr Bruckard. "While it's good to recy...etallic stuff, then magnetic separation to recover clean
steel, and finally a gravity technique to separate low-density materials like glass from high-densit...
Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show
...olluted soil available. "Phytoremediation can help clean
up the selenium, but the thing that's holding peop...ent from the San Luis Drain and two that contained clean
soil. One line of Indian mustard plants was engineered to produce more of the enzyme adenosine trip...
Assessment of recent rapid land-cover change yields portraits of global human impact
..., and affect local populations' access to food and clean
drinking water. The study, conducted under the auspices of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment by Erika Lepers of the University of Louvain in Belgium and six co-authors, examined forest-cover changes, degraded lands in dry regions (often referred to...
Plants become green Mr. Clean to combat toxic messes
WASHINGTON, D.C. The next big way to clean
up toxic sites may be coaxing plants to become janitors, a Michigan State University scientist says. Clayton Rugh, an assistant professor of crop and soil sciences, explains that phytoremediation using plants to remove contaminants from the soil is...
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