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Elephants in space

...monitor a herd of elephants in the Serengeti, or a flock of endangered flamingos in Bolivia, from a lab in New York. This technology may allow us to do just that." "This experiment is another powerful example of how WCS can use its world-class zoos in New York City to help save wildlife living half a worl...

Injured whooping crane recovering at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

...The injured crane, part of the last remaining wild flock of an endangered species that migrates annually fr...sts are hoping to incorporate it into the breeding flock at Patuxent. The foundation of the Patuxent flock was a bird named Canus who had been rescued from t...

Whooping crane shot in Kansas dies

...The injured crane, part of the last remaining wild flock of an endangered species that migrates annually from northern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, was shot as he traveled through Kansas on migration south. The bird had 11 pellets in its body and a broken wing. Another male crane was shot during this inci...

Study in Royal Society journal on first evidence for magnetic field detection in sharks

...n the Indonesian island Sulawesi harbour a species flock of live-bearing freshwater snails. A molecular genetic analysis of the 33 species in the lakes has revealed four independent colonizations of the lakes, followed in each case by a radiation and considerable morphological diversification. Strikingly s...

Satellite data to track wildlife: Elephants in space

...monitor a herd of elephants in the Serengeti, or a flock of endangered flamingos in Bolivia, from a lab in New York. This technology may allow us to do just that." WCS plans to use the Quickbird satellite technology in the near future to count wildlife in exotic locations, including elephants and giraffes ...

DNA molecules used to assemble nanoparticles

...r cells, so these dendrimer clusters would tend to flock to the diseased cells. The other end of the complex carries a fluorescent protein so that the researchers can track their movement. A series of experiments using cell sorters, 3-D microscopes and other tools verified that these dendrimers hit their ...

Polymers with copper show promise for implanted sensors

...under the skin may become walled off by cells that flock to the site as part of the inflammatory response. A University of Michigan team that previously demonstrated improved accuracy with intravascular sensors that were coated with nitric oxide-releasing polymers has promising preliminary results with a ...

Gifts from the sea

...ialized science courses taught by top researchers, flock here, too--to participate in advanced-level offerings in numerous subjects, including cell physiology, neurobiology, and embryology. Why study marine creatures? In short, they are simple versions of more complex organisms. By studying life processes ...

Chickadees' alarm calls carry information about size, threat of predators

...human ear when the black-capped chickadee lets its flock mates know a predator is lurking about by giving out its familiar "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call. The small songbirds, which are common throughout much of North America, use that signature call in a wide variety of social interactions including warning ...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...0 per cent in the next twenty five years as people flock to coastal cities many these being Asian cities. To compound this, many weather-related disasters are becoming more destructive and intense due to climate change. The report is based on two case studies the Asian tsunami in 2004 and the impact of ...

Bird calls may have meaning

...aintaining contact between mates and co-ordinating flock activities. They even go through stages of learning this "language," which explains why juvenile birds can be heard frantically practicing to perfect the call. In this study, the team--Charrier was a post-doctoral fellow in Sturdy's lab but has sinc...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2006

...ival, Cui uses a technique called multiple species flock clustering, which sorts through news items on the Internet to extract useful information. Cui also is developing a disposable sensor network based on the ant colony mathematical model, which enables large numbers of sensors to self-organize and colle...

Natural selection in island sheep

...BronzeAge, thousands of years ago. In the 1930s, a flock was relocated to Hirta, an adjacent island in the St. Kilda archipelago, after villagers evacuated to the mainland. Since then, the sheep have been left mostly to their own devices, save for ongoing encounters with scientists keen to test a range of ...

Herrington to speak at NJ rip current awareness event

...h holiday approaches, thousands of beachgoers will flock to the Jersey Shore. While successful initiatives, including the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium's (NJMSC) Rip Current Sign Project, have been launched to make the public aware of the danger of rip currents, recent news stories have sadly illus...

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively

...disease is likely to spread unless almost all of a flock has been protected. The study, published in Nature journal, is the first to quantify how incomplete vaccination of flocks can contribute to the undetected spread of the disease. Vaccination of commercial poultry against highly pathogenic avian flu ...

Groups and grumps: Study identifies 'sociality' neurons

...ence whether birds of a feather will, or will not, flock together. Led by James Goodson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, and detailed in this week's early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research demonstrates that vasotocin neurons in the med...

Scientists find method to pick noncompetitive animals, improve production

...odology and validates it by applying the tool to a flock of chickens. In previous research, Muir showed that choosing less aggressive animals from a group for breeding purposes increases productivity. In the latest research, the scientists show that aggressiveness and all other traits affecting social in...

University of Alberta researchers unravel intricate animal patterns

...e isnt far off. But how does a school of fish or a flock of birds know how to move from one configuration to another and then reorganize as a unit, without knowing what the entire group is doing? New research by University of Alberta scientists shows that one movement started by a single individual ripples...

Learning how to help migrating swans find forage

...alist, that the time spent feeding on a field by a flock of swans can be used as a surrogate of an individuals energy intake rate (which declines over time due to depletion). This showed that an individuals intake rate at abandoning a field, which should reflect the foraging cost as experienced by the bird...

Stem cells may look malignant, not act it

...research conducted elsewhere suggests marrow cells flock to a cancerous site to help set up a blood vessel-friendly environment that feeds the tumor. The current findings, supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program, might be an afteref...

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