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Bone quality regulator identified, suggests drug target

...een euthanized, the team utilized highly sensitive instruments developed in the materials sciences -- atomic-force microscopy, x-ray tomography and micro-Raman spectroscopy -- to measure the properties of bone matrix independent of bone mass and architecture. They also compared the bones' resistance to fracture ...

UC Santa Barbara researcher tapped by Europeans for design of instrument to test soil on Mars

...in developing different, new, and highly-sensitive instruments to search for present or past life on Mars. The ExoMars rover will contain a drill that can reach soil samples up to two meters under the Martian surface in search of extinct or extant life. Becker, trained as an oceanographer and geochemist, is dee...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

... of RNA. The Nature of Neutron Stars: In 2005, new instruments yielded vivid insights into the most violent behaviors of neutron stars. A short, intense pulse of radiation from near the center of the Milky Way, recorded on 27 December 2004, may be the result of a short gamma ray burst -- a rapid merger of two an...

Sleep researchers from five European countries will study the mechanism of sleep regulation

...de the researchers with the most advanced research instruments and to develop new software. The 6th Framework Programme funds this three year STREP project with 1, 4 million euros. Regular sleep is essential for mental and physical well being. There is still much to be learned about how different sleep regulati...

Research tracks whales by listening to sounds

...y and Mellinger's colleagues placed seven of these instruments in the Gulf of Alaska about five years ago. The hydrophones can pick up right whale sounds from about 40 kilometers away and even farther, if the waters are shallow and the terrain even. Using those hydrophones, Mellinger discovered a number of spe...

Carnegie Mellon U. scientist receives NSF funding to build innovative mass spectrometer

...ll molecules or fragments of molecules, commercial instruments are not equipped to sensitively characterize large molecules over 150 kiloDaltons (a measure of mass). Many biological molecules are too big to be analyzed efficiently using current mass spectrometers, so most scientists have all but abandoned direct...

Comet dust brought back to Earth: Paving the way for Rosetta

...ner pieces and will be analysed with the very best instruments and at the highest level of detail for Earth-based...comet. "In particular, our sophisticated suite of instruments will allow us not only to fully characterise the comet's particle content chemical composition and ...

Chemical warfare agent detection technology used to treat lung disease

...r aim to use the microDMx sensor to develop better instruments which will improve patient care and treatment. "The potential is such that we will not only be able to provide more accurate diagnosis, but we will also be able to tailor treatments to the individual. For instance, if a patient is taking steroids for...

Satellite portrait of global plant growth will aid climate research

...of five European satellite sensors: the VEGETATION instruments on SPOT-4 and SPOT-5, the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 (ATSR-2) on ERS-2, plus the Advanced Along Track Radiometer (AATSR) and Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on Envisat. At a 17 January GLOBCARBON progress meeting that took plac...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule

...out the remote Southern Ocean. Specially developed instruments deployed on seals have provided accurate temperature and salinity data and identified the oceanographic characteristics important to their success. Marine tagging data are also being used to compare with a computer model simulation currently in devel...

Georgia Tech develops technology for more compact, inexpensive spectrometers

...A (February 8, 2006) -- Being the delicate optical instruments that they are, spectrometers are pretty picky abou...ve developed a technology to help spectrometers -- instruments that can be used as the main parts of sensors that can detect substances present in even ultra-small...

Declining snowpack cools off CO2 emissions from winter soils, says U. of Colorado study

...lux site features five towers studded with climate instruments that are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ...sphere and atmosphere, said Monson. They used the instruments to zero in on the subtle, swirling winds drifting over the rugged terrain and took millions of indiv...

Search for alien life challenges current concepts, says U. of Colorado prof.

...uthors wrote. Despite new suites of sophisticated instruments developed in recent years, the ability of scientists to detect life on Mars or in another solar system is probably very limited, Cleland said. "If the DNA in an alien organism was even slightly different than the DNA in life on Earth, with a differe...

Researchers to scrutinize megacity pollution during Mexico City field campaign

... in the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft and operate ground instruments to investigate the chemical and physical transform...first hours and days after emission. Aircraft and instruments Researchers based in Veracruz, located east of the capital on the Gulf of Mexico, will crisscross M...

International symposium on radar altimetry in Venice, 13 to 18 March 2006

...tinued to accumulate homogeneous data by follow-up instruments aboard ERS-2 and Envisat satellites. In 1992, as a support to the World Ocean Circulation Experiment program, NASA and CNES launched the Topex/Poseidon mission, fully optimised to measure the sea surface topography with an unprecedented accuracy of ...

NASA scientists study pollution's origins and air quality impact

...rom research satellites, aircraft and ground-based instruments to investigate the transformation of air pollution...re is tremendous value in linking data from the 40 instruments aboard the DC-8 aircraft to that captured by our research satellites to get a comprehensive picture ...

Through a satellite darkly: Night views of European seas improve ESA ocean heat map

... are now being utilised for the product. Satellite instruments can only measure the 'skin' SST the top ten to 20 microns of water rather than the 'bulk' SST beneath, which is the value that oceanographers are most interested in, the one that has the greatest influence on climate. During the daytime, incoming ...

Pollution trackers hit the road to pinpoint airborne culprits

...ssions." Marr and her graduate students will mount instruments that measure pollutant concentrations and wind velocity on the top of a van with an extendable mast -- "like a TV news van," she said. The research team will travel to Roanoke, Va., the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and Baltimore, Md., parking the v...

Next phase reached in definition of Mars Sample Return mission

... new level, with an advanced set of life detection instruments as well as the capability to drill into the Martian surface to search for signs of life, a first for Mars. These missions, while providing a wealth of data, are however somewhat limited in that they must take the laboratory to Mars, facing restrictio...

From climate dynamics to educational research...

...me "Survey Methodology" will study one of the main instruments used in social science research: scientific surveys. The programme's main objective is to improve data quality. Its research will focus on the development of survey methodologies and new technological methods of data analysis and processing. In addit...

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