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International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos
...7-29. Attendees will include many of the original explorers
who first discovered these bubbling hot areas surr...with in our own deep oceans may also represent the explorers
of the future searching for life in outer space," German said. Meeting Details The meeting wil...
Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems
...has confirmed what island biologists and seafaring explorers
have long observed: Animals on islands are much more abundant than their counterparts on the mainland. Besides confirming that longstanding observation, the study signals an alarm for island populations in a rapidly warming world. It suggests that ...
Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity
...d States or Europe. The question is, Why?" While explorers
to these tropical regions long ago recognized this increased diversity over more temperate regions, the general understanding among ecologists about this striking difference continues to be very limited. "Given that we are far off from knowing the ...
Prototype space probe prepares to explore Earth's deepest sinkhole
...d and evolved over time, working with a network of explorers
and scientists to increase awareness of the systems scientific value. "We brought this place into international recognition with the cave community and now with the scientific community," said Gary. "People in cave diving knew it was there because ...
Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves
...ely. Now it has yielded secrets to some 52 marine explorers
who accomplished the seabed's first comprehensive biological survey during a 10-week expedition aboard the German research vessel Polarstern. While their families at home in 14 countries were enjoying New Year's dinners, experts on the powerful iceb...
History-hunting geneticists can still follow familiar trail
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As the world's first explorers
branched away from humanity's birthplace in east Africa some 65,000 years ago, distinct mutations accumulated in the DNA of each population, essentially providing a genetic trail for modern researchers to follow. Recently some scientists have raise...
Extreme life, marine style highlights 2006 ocean census
...ngly clear that many more discoveries await marine explorers
for years to come," says Fred Grassle, Chair of th...ing 2006, a 1.8 kg (4 lb) rock lobster that Census explorers
found off Madagascar may be the largest. Named Palinurus barbarae, the main body spans half a mete...
Video explains what science learns from avian stars of 'Happy Feet' and 'March of the Penguins'
...ry links between reptiles and birds, three British explorers
set out in 1911, pulling sleds through the unending blackness and almost unbearable cold of an Antarctic winter, to reach the penguins' nesting grounds at Cape Crozier to collect their eggs. An account of the expedition, "The Worst Journey in the Wor...
Tropics source of much of world's biodiversity
...ent" first became obvious as early naturalists and explorers
returned from expeditions with more and more new species. Today, scientists estimate that there are over 10 times more species in the tropics than in the arctic, and several times as many as in temperate regions, Valentine said. "What we were really...
Deep sea explorer and marine conservationist wins MacArthur Fellowship
...oup of MacArthur Fellows--about their character as explorers
and pioneers at the absolute cutting edge. These are people pushing boldly to change, improve, and protect our world, to make it a better place for all of us," said Daniel J. Socolow, Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. According to Bruce H....
Controlling robots that search for Mars life
...irectorate. ExoMars profits from current robotic explorers
As the next generation of robot, ExoMars will profit from lessons learned from the current generation, including NASA's Mars Explorer Rover (MER) mission, including the need for improved locomotion ability, improved local terrain sensing to avoi...
Record number of abstracts submitted for largest scientific congress devoted to osteoporosis
... 2, 2006, in one of the Congress highlights, space explorers
and earth-bound medical experts will examine the links between immobility and bone health at the Bone Research in Space Symposium. Canadian physician and astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, who is the first Canadian to have lived in both the ocean and space...
RIT students design deep-sea explorer to search for Lake Ontario shipwrecks
... Lake Ontario and the Atlantic Ocean--giving human explorers
their first glimpses of some all-but-forgotten ves...rea from the Niagara River to Oswego accessible to explorers
such as Scoville. But they're not easily found, Scoville says. Even after they're located, they can'...
Pollutant haze heats the Arctic
...dustrial Revolution began about 1750. "Whalers and explorers
noticed what looked like pollution and couldn't fi...er sources in cities. The Arctic haze, noted by explorers
more than 200 years ago, resembles that seen during winter inversions in the Salt Lake City area. Bo...
NAU researchers chirping over discovery of new cricket genus
...ce his team identifies Martian caves, robotic cave explorers
will be developed to search for life under the Martian surface. His second project involves developing procedures for rapidly inventorying cave biodiversity. He has applied these methods to caves throughout northern Arizona and Belize. He will be app...
Historic plant type specimens to go digital
...mmals, fish and birds that were collected by early explorers
such as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Today the herbarium houses more than 1.3 million plants from around the world, including some of the oldest plant specimens in North America, and continues to grow with new additions of both type and genera...
Next phase reached in definition of Mars Sample Return mission
...n Berlin last December. Currently four orbiting explorers
are scanning the surface of Mars in ever more detail, including Europe's own Mars Express, while on the Red Planet itself two NASA rovers are due to be joined in 2013 by ESA's ExoMars rover. The ExoMars mission will take Mars exploration and the sear...
Finally, JAP study shows headdown bedrest precisely mimics human physiology in spaceflight
.... Early experiments used "chair rest," since space explorers
were strapped in a chair. "But once men started coming back from space it was obvious the cardiovascular system was significantly impacted by the microgravity environment, and physiologists realized they needed a way to model this in the gravitation...
Early California: A killing field
...fornia pioneer, at San Francisco Bay in 1833 When explorers
and pioneers visited California in the 1700s and e...other wildlife rebounded only after early European explorers
came into contact with natives, infecting them with fatal diseases such as smallpox, malaria, and in...
Finding life on Mars and outer space begins by examining Earth's inner space
...llenge has been adapting these methods for robotic explorers
to use." "Earth is the laboratory for future discoveries on Mars. Without examining Earth's extreme environments, we wouldn't understand how processes worked to shape the landscape, chemistry and life at the limits. Without that understanding, we c...