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Muon opportunists: Detecting the unseen with natural probes

...aca-Rocha's team has been doing calibration of its instruments in preparation for taking a year's data on muon flux through the pyramid. The team will be looking for any surplus of muons striking a portion of its detector array compared to the background flux. That would be an indication that voids in the pyrami...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...FS, which is equipped with special light-sensitive instruments that can detect phytoplankton floating near the surface of the sea. "These instruments measure the level of greenness in the water," explained Kevin Arrigo, associate professor of geophys...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

...le over most areas of the Atacama, but the rover's instruments were able to detect lichens and bacterial colonies in two areas: a coastal region with a more humid climate and an interior, very arid region less hospitable to life. "We saw very clear signals from chlorophyll, DNA and protein. And we were able to ...

Scientists propose new method for studying ion channel kinetics

... possible ion channel topologies. Patch clamps are instruments using in studying ion channel kinetics. The overall goal of the research is to provide tools and strategies for understanding the topologies of ion channels that allow researchers to focus on smaller, more manageable data sets. The MIR research fits...

Portable radiation detectors generally meet standards

...f federal, state and local agencies are using such instruments as part of homeland security-related efforts to detect and identify radioactive materials. Researchers compared the devices' exposure rate readings to NIST measurements for different energy and intensity levels produced by NIST's calibrated gamma ray...

A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues

...ission of ESA's ERS-2 satellite continues with all instruments functioning well. A growing global network of grou...n ozone. "GOME has been a pioneer instrument. Such instruments are of great value for international negotiations on air quality and climate." ERS-2's fall and ri...

Rock on! Indiana limestone: NIST's first and latest SRM

...used throughout the world to check the accuracy of instruments and test procedures. They range from industrial materials like SRM 1 or SRM 2172 ("S-7 Tool Steel") to samples used in clinical chemistry (SRM 1951b--Lipids in Frozen Human Serum, SRM 2390--DNA Profiling Standard), environmental monitoring (SRM 1649...

World Ocean Day: How satellites safeguard our waters

...lobal ocean temperature measurements Space-based instruments measure sea surface temperature, which is important because it helps improve weather forecasting and is also a key indicator of the likely extent of future climate change the oceans working like batteries that store incoming solar energy. For examp...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...logical Diversity and intellectual property rights instruments governing access and benefit-sharing to genetic resources. These include the need to: Establish whether describing the sequence of a genome can be considered an invention; Define bioprospecting; Develop criteria and guidelines to help states det...

NIH awards $10.4 million to Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida

...evelop the interfaces for users and for scientific instruments so that data can be automatically analyzed and uploaded once acquired. The data will have to be standardized and pass quality control to ensure it is accurate and relevant. After the data is acquired, scientists in La Jolla and Palm Bea...

UC San Diego undergraduates do cyberinfrastructure research in Asia, Australia

...s for further research on the data coming from the instruments on both ends. Taiwan Professor Fang-Pang Lin at Taiwan's National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Hsinchu will mentor three visiting UCSD undergrad researchers. Bioengineering junior Shirley Lee will enhance a display plug-in first de...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

...by NASA scientists as one of the key spots to test instruments destined for Mars, primarily because of its oxidizing, acidic soil, which is similar to the rusty red oxidized iron surface of Mars. Skelley and colleagues Pascale Ehrenfreund, professor of astrochemistry at Leiden University in The Netherlands, and ...

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

...n conservation using a combination of market-based instruments and improved government regulation. This symposium will provide a state-of-the-art assessment of the processes that are threatening the world's largest tropical rain forest complex, and the initiatives underway that create the potential for large-s...

NCAR analysis shows widespread pollution from 2004 wildfires

...nfirmation by analyzing data from aircraft-mounted instruments that were taking part in a field project over North America and Europe. Pfister says the team is continuing to look at data taken last year at observing stations as far away as the Azores in order to track the movement of carbon monoxide and ozone fr...

NASA probe could reveal comet life, scientists claim

...strobiology. They will conduct their study through instruments on the mother spacecraft. The Cardiff scientists predict that Deep Impact will verify their theory that the outer crust of the comet will consist of asphalt-like material with permafrost beneath. The small icy fragments blasted out by the impact wi...

NIH funds eleven High-End Instrumentation grants

...ry, the one-time grants support the acquisition of instruments that cost more than $750,000, with a maximum of $2...ew generation of high-sensitivity, high-resolution instruments that are very expensive but that can greatly accelerate research into the underlying mechanisms of d...

Fluorescing lab worms signal longer life spans, reports CU-Boulder team

...r was used during the study. One of only six such instruments in the United States, the machine can sort about 30 worms per second, Johnson said. Genetic testing on both the bright and dim worms revealed that the levels of the green fluorescent protein expressed by parent worms were not passed down to offsprin...

NASA develops a 'nugget' to search for life in space

...Goddard the lead role in developing a new class of instruments to support missions for NASA's search of life in the future....

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

...ost of conventional sequencing using off-the-shelf instruments and chemical reagents. Their technology appears to be even more accurate and less costly than a commercial DNA decoding technology reported earlier this week. The Church group's technology is based on converting a widely available and relatively inex...

Carnegie Mellon rover heads to Atacama Desert for final mission in 3-year search for life

...e's Atacama Desert. Zo is equipped with scientific instruments to seek and identify micro-organisms and to charac...roject. "We have worked with rovers and individual instruments before, but Zo is a complete system for life seeking. We are working toward full autonomy of each da...

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