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Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste

...ime. In addition to secondary wastes, the report examines the regulatory requirements associated with trial burns at the incinerator facilities. Trial burns are used to ensure that 99.9999 percent of the toxic agents will be destroyed during regular operations. The time required to complete a trial burn, ...

Secondary waste from chemical weapons stockpile disposal

...ely closing of the disposal facilities. The report examines the requirements for management of these wastes, including the appropriateness of off-site disposal, as well as regulations requiring trial burns to prove the efficiency of the incinerators. The report -- REVIEW OF CHEMICAL AGENT SECONDARY WASTE DISP...

Color is in the eye of the beholder

...ixed with yoghurt. Samo and Marko Krefts paper examines the remarkable two-tone (or dichromatic) color of pumpkin seed oil, by the use of a combination of imaging and CIE (International Commission on Illumination) chromaticity coordinates. The paper also explains why human vision perceives substances like...

New amfAR research grants to optimize HIV treatment

... contributing to HIV infection, including one that examines how stigma associated with HIV affects the level of care that patients receive. Although progress has been made over the past 25 years in protecting the rights of people with AIDS, the stigma associated with being HIV positive can still contribute...

How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease

... to combat our most common afflictions. Stephenson examines a wide variety of health threats and illnesses: HIV infection, the many forms of cancer, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimers, obesity, and even erectile dysfunction. Each is discussed in terms of its root cause and treatment in plain, jargon-free language t...

NSF funding to advance research on interplay between biology and society

...ience and Society Program is to fund research that examines questions that arise in the interactions of engineering, science, technology, and society. A subset of these awards focuses specifically on the intersections of biology and society. "Science and scientists don't operate in isolation," said Paul Far...

Yale journal examines the global impact of cities

...play. Industrial ecology, an emerging field that examines the relationship between industry and the environment, is especially adept at analyzing the flows of resourcesmaterials and energy and their environmental impactsat many scales, said Lifset, who is a member of the faculty of the Yale faculty of Fore...

Dartmouth professor makes case for ethically universal stem cell lines

...ished paper by Dartmouth Professor Ronald M. Green examines the moral questions and the scientific feasibility of deriving hESC lines in ways that avoid destroying living human embryos. The paper, published in the June 2007 issue of Nature Reviews Genetics, considers six current approaches: altered nuclear tr...

A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities

...art of the brain. Spectroscopy is a procedure that examines the biochemical constituents of a body part. Siemens' PET/MR is a non-commercially available prototype dedicated brain PET scanner that is inserted into a commercial 3T MRI scanner. The prototype dedicated brain PET scanner uses a next-generation A...

A living memory chip, black holes on the loose, and a clearer picture of ocean currents

..., conducted by Abraham Loeb of Harvard University, examines the possibility of detecting a black hole that has been kicked by gravitational recoil. If the black hole is surrounded by a ring of gas, it will emit light and resemble a star-like object known as a quasar. A quasar exists when the supermassive...

Climate change signal detected in the Indian Ocean

...journal, Geophysical Research Letters. The paper examines trends in Indian Ocean temperatures over 40 years that can help scientists and resource managers understand fluctuations in rainfall patterns over southern Australia. The research, contributing to the Australian Climate Change Science Program and ...

Nanotechnology requires immediate changes in EPA

...tion and dialogue throughout this process. He also examines the role of state and local governments. According to William D. Ruckelshaus, former EPA administrator from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1983 to1985, who read and issued a statement about Davies' report, "For over thirty years, the EPA has dealt wit...

EPA and nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st century

...nd Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century, examines the EPA role in nanotechnology oversight. The report considers various oversight tools for dealing with nanotechnology and proposes a number of action steps for government, industry, and other stakeholders. According to Davies, the nanotechnology r...

Journal details how global warming will affect the world's fisheries

...y Arne Eide, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, examines the effects of global warming on the cod fishery in the Barents Sea. He allows for cooling and warming because the Barents Sea could be an area where global warming actually causes cooling due to a weakening of the Gulf Stream. He finds that the mana...

New impetus through networking

...cts: Interfaces and Interphases" is a project that examines compounds made of polymers and other solids. These compounds are ubiquitous and of great importance, but not yet understood from a scientific point of view. (Coordinator: Professor Florian Mller-Plathe, Technical University of Darmstadt) The proje...

Oxford physiology professor earns APS' Walter B. Cannon Award

...-selling book written for a general audience, that examines the science behind a variety of extreme activities, including mountain climbing and deep sea diving. She has written two textbooks: "Insulin: Molecular Biology to Pathology" and "Ion Channels and Disease." She has also published more than 200 researc...

Spousal choices can influence the risk of developing alcoholism

...han among partners of non-alcoholics. A new study examines two kinds of spousal similarity for influence on AD risk: assortative mating (like marries like), and reciprocal spousal interaction (an individuals behavior directly influences his/her spouses behavior). Assortative mating is reflected in an increas...

New report explores nanotechnology's future

...elance science writer Karen F. Schmidt, the report examines several compelling opportunities for significant, widespread benefit, focusing on nanotechnologys ability to address the "energy crisis, the need for better medical treatments, and the demand for clean water." Synthesizing perspectives offered at a t...

Trips to the NanoFrontier

... explores several developments in nanomedicine and examines where they might lead over the long term. Efforts focused on detecting, diagnosing, treating, and ultimately preventing cancer are used to illustrate nanotechnology-enabled progress in biomedicine. The podcasts and newsletter build on the report ...

Study projects effects of forest management in Oregon's Coast Range

...scape Analysis and Modeling Study (CLAMS). CLAMS examines the ecological, economic, and social consequences of forest policies in Oregons Coast Range, which spans eastward from the states coastline to the western edge of the Willamette Valley. It treats these policieswhich influence which management practic...

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