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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...has the potential of lessening demand on the power grid
by creating self-sufficient systems for large commercial facilities and even apartment and housing developments of the future. [Contact: Larisa Brass (865) 574-4163; email@example.com ] Environment Award-winning recipe . . . Groundwater contam...
NJIT professor says certain home shapes and roofs hold up best in hurricane
...wer edges such as a notched frieze or a horizontal grid
to be installed at the level of the gutters along the perimeter of the home. An elevated structure on an open foundation reduces the risk of damage from flooding and storm-driven water. ...
Arming the fight against resistant bacteria
...nished array has dozens of compounds arranged in a grid
of dots, each about the size of a pencil eraser. They subject each array to a battery of tests, simultaneously testing the potency of each of the compounds against various strains of bacteria, including the dreaded MRSA. In the end, relatively...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2007
...the original transmission source at the electrical grid
to determine better efficiencies. The project is looking at automation, robotics, sensors and other tools to reduce energy consumption and taking into account a number of variables such as a buildings construction, its ability to stay cool or warm, a...
Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu
... the University of Hawaii will use bioinformatics, grid
computing and networking infrastructure, as well a...iatives at UC San Diego. "We will also construct a grid
infrastructure to support avian flu research an infrastructure that could one day handle research o...
Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver
... the physics of curling ribbons (W22.9) cavity grid
quantum computing (H33.10) photon storage (U39.5) liberal arts education in the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (U20.1) leaf veins as "anticracks" (V30.2) synthetic lotus and bouncing droplets (Y19.5) suspended sheets of graphene (U28.2) ho...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...nformation. This week, Miller et al. used subdural grid
electrodes over sensorimotor cortex to examine electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals associated with motor movements. Their subjects were patients awaiting epilepsy surgery who had intracranial electrode arrays in place to assist seizure localization....
Contrary to common wisdom, scientist discovers some mammals can smell objects under water
... animals and the scent trails. The openings in the grid
were too small for the star appendages to squeeze ...with 85 percent and 100 percent accuracy. When the grid
was replaced with a screen with openings too small for the air bubbles to pass through, however, the...
A window on the environment from Tahoe to the ocean
...adar system to track ocean surface currents over a grid
of two-kilometer (one and a quarter-mile) squares stretching 25 miles off the coast. Largier's group is also looking at the marine boundary layer, cause of the coastal fog that can roll inland from the ocean. When that cold, damp air moves over lan...
Taking 'chips' to the next level of gene hunting
...d-find puzzle, where words are hidden in a jumbled grid
of letters, the TIP-chip highlights exactly where along the DNA sequence these elements have landed. By chopping up the DNA, amplifying the DNA next to the transposable elements and then applying these amplified copies to the TIP chip, the researcher...
Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk
...all mammal, bird and amphibian species within each grid
square were counted, using a variety of pre-existi...lobal mapping has divided the planet up into small grid
squares to obtain a really detailed picture of biodiversity. By looking at the numbers of endangered...
Researchers find that bumblebees' flower choice matters
...f monkey flower. She has set out the garden in a grid
of numbered holes. In this way, she can rotate the kinds of potted plants that are dropped in each morning and the density of each species in the plot. On any given day, Flanagan will trim the plants so that each has the same number of flowers on it....
Teenager moves video icons just by imagination
... a patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital, had a grid
atop his brain to record brain surface signals, a brain-machine interface technique that uses electrocorticographic (ECoG) activity - data taken invasively right from the brain surface. It is an alternative to a frequently used technique to study hum...
Open Science Grid receives $30 million award
...llaborations, helping them to harness the power of grid
computing for their research. "OSG Consortium m... campus and regional grids points of entry to the grid
for university scientists and students are beginning to use the OSG environment to provide access t...
Slow brain waves play key role in coordinating complex activity
...ved a portion of each patient's skull and placed a grid
of 64 electrodes on the surface of the brain's fro...n the brain and are building a more closely spaced grid
of electrodes that can measure finer detail on the brain's surface. They also plan to combine brain ...
UK e-Science Program wins award for leadership in grid computing
...n DC today. A panel of international leaders in grid
and service-orientated IT voted UK e-Science the "...rch organisation demonstrating the most innovative grid
implementation in government research". The panel comprised contributors and editors of GRIDtoday, ...
Latest enhancements to the free Access Grid Toolkit are now available for download
...te rich collaborations including people, data, and grid
computing resources, and is capable of supporting wall-sized display technology, permitting life-size display of remote collaborators, and visualization of simulations and other digital information in great detail (millions of pixels). This new vers...
UCI scientists first to predict air quality impact of small-scale power sources
...wer demand is increasing nationwide. "Because of grid
constraints, growing power demands and high power cost, California could become one of the first places where small-scale power production methods become widespread," said Donald Dabdub, a professor of mechanical and environmental engineering in The ...
BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code
...arsen notes. The outer membrane is stabilized by a grid
of sugar polymers, and penicillin wrecks the grid, making the cells susceptible to a body's natural defenses. Disrupting energy flow--knocking out the TonB and Tol systems--would provide another powerful weapon against disease-causing bacteria, he ...
UCLA scientists strengthen case for life more than 3.8 billion years ago
... a big area--with a clipboard, maps, a compass and grid
paper. We mapped it like an archeologist would map it," Manning said. "It became clear that these rocks that hosted life line up into two beautiful, coherent layers. They are not randomly distributed, as you might expect if the alternative interpreta...
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