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Iceberg poses no threat to Antarctic personnel

...Science Foundation (NSF) officials said today that iceberg B-15A is not blocking access to McMurdo Station, t...olar Programs said the real effect of the enormous iceberg had been to shield large parts of the Ross Sea from wind and ocean currents, with the result that se...

B-15A iceberg's close encounter monitored by Envisat

...ins Mark Drinkwater of ESA's Ice/Oceans Unit: "The iceberg may have run aground just before colliding. This s... floating object on Earth, the bottle-shaped B-15A iceberg is around 120 kilometres long with an area exceeding 2500 square kilometres, making it about as larg...

Grid expectations for networked computing: From global Earth monitoring to black hole detection

...yll concentrations on a monthly basis and tracking iceberg movement in polar regions. ESA's Internal University is interested in Grid computing not just as a subject but also a means of enabling staff education across Agency directorates and establishments. As an illustration of what is possible, interested ...

Stealth worms may improve insect pest control

...ecies of EPN for pest control trials in citrus and iceberg lettuce, with funding from the Arizona Citrus Research Council and the Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council. Ninety percent of the citrus orchards in the state have the parasitic citrus nematode. "We're looking for options in pest control," Stock...

Whale bones and farm soil: Sequencing biodiversity

...s. But scientists have only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to identifying bacteria 99% of species cannot be grown by standard techniques in the laboratory. The emerging field of "metagenomics" is rapidly giving researchers a view of how diverse microbial life really is. Instead of analyzing th...

New collision looks imminent for B-15A iceberg

The mammoth B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarcti...n area exceeding 2500 square kilometres, the B-15A iceberg is the world's largest free-floating object. It is the largest remaining section of the even larger ...

New genome comparison finds chimps, humans very similar at DNA level

...r's disease. "This represents just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring the genomic roots of our biological differences," said one of the study's co-authors LaDeana W. Hillier of the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University School of Medicine. "As more is learned about other functional...

Deep-rooted plants have much greater impact on climate than experts thought

...istribution, the tap roots are like the part of an iceberg below water. In some cases these roots can reach down more than 100 times the height of the plant above ground. Such deep roots make sense if their purpose is to redistribute water during the dry season for use by the plant's shallow roots, though Da...

FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex

...tends that this discovery is merely the tip of the iceberg in that area. "China has been a hot spot for dinosaur fossils since the 1990s," he said. Widely publicized research by Erickson who also is known as an expert in dinosaur and crocodilian dentition, or bite force has helped to generate interest in t...

Earth from Space: Iceberg knocks the block off Drygalski Ice Tongue

...dvanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), shows the iceberg and the ice tongue before and after the collision....e final image on 1 April captures C-16 and the new iceberg swinging to the other side of the ice tongue. Mark Drinkwater of ESA's Ocean and Ice Unit said: "Du...

Genome changes tracked during multiple myeloma initiation, progression and treatment

... indicates that we are dealing with the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the universe of cancer genes," says Dr. DePinho....

DNA gets new twist: Carnegie Mellon scientists develop unique 'DNA nanotags'

...ss. "We really feel that this is the tip of the iceberg and that nanotags 100 times brighter than existing labels can be developed in any color," he said. ...

Dog DNA study yields clues to diverse size of breeds

...e today. These findings are just the tip of the iceberg in canine genetics, Jones said. We are well on our way to identifying additional genes that can provide valuable insights into our pets. With the dog genome now fully mapped, scientists are discovering a range of potential benefits of DNA-based in...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

..., and to preserve it as a unique snapshot of these iceberg ecosystems at this point in history. Using SDSC-developed technologies, Helly collected the data using the SIOExplorer-in-a-Box digital library system ( http://SIOExplorer.ucsd.edu ) and then stored the information in collections at SDSC for acces...

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

...hat her research is uncovering just the tip of the iceberg in the field of cell size control, but identifying genes such as ugtP helps Levin and other researchers get a better handle on precisely what determine how big a cell will be....

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