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Weizmann Institute scientists discover a molecular security mechanism for keeping mutations in check

...ly in the scientific journal Molecular Cell. The instruments of DNA copying (which takes place prior to cell division) are members of a family of enzymes called DNA polymerase. DNA polymerase travels along one strand of the double stranded molecule, reading each bit of genetic material and copying as it goes a...

ESA to host Atmospheric Science Conference

...entations that detail the current use of satellite instruments for remote sensing of trace gases in the stratosph...MI onboard NASA's EOS-AURA and the FTS and MAESTRO instruments onboard the Canadian SCISAT, have a proven success record at looking vertically down to the Earth's ...

Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

... saxophones and comparing them with those of other instruments such as the oboe, Jean-Pierre Dalmont of the Unive...ations as well as audio and visual examples of new instruments that his group has created over the last ten years (5aMU1). SUPPRESSING OFFENSIVE SPORTS CHANTS F...

K-Staters design and build a low-cost remote sensing tool for environmental studies

...ras, spectral radiometers and other remote sensing instruments will produce high-resolution images and data about...span has been modified to house the remote sensing instruments in a carbon fiber-reinforced fuselage. A K-State graduate student designed and built an autopilot fo...

Pollutant haze heats the Arctic

... the United States: U.S. Department of Energy instruments that look upward and measure "multispectral infrared radiation" essentially different wavelengths or "colors" of heat emitted by clouds. "We used this data, and some other data, to infer how effective low-lying clouds were at absorbing heat emitted...

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

... 574-4165; strohlhf@ornl.gov ] SNS -- Neutrons to instruments . . . DOE's Spallation Neutron Source has posted m...ckscattering Spectrometer, will be one of up to 24 instruments that will analyze a range of materials for the neutron science community. The SNS created its first ...

Multi-million dollar machines promise bright future for medical research

...o monitor residual disease. "Access to specialised instruments such as these promises a significant increase in research output in Australia. It also opens up new possibilities for experimental design and the generation of novel results. We hope it will foster co-operation and collaboration among doctors and sci...

Seafloor observatory opens portal to the Pacific

...er we wish, and allows scientists to operate their instruments and download data online, day or night, in real time. The 3-km network of fibre optic cables and instruments that makes up the first leg of VENUS was installed in Saanich Inlet in February. Information has bee...

Fruit flies aboard space shuttle subjects of UCF, UC Davis study on immunity and space

...s, interrupt airline traffic and damage or destroy instruments on multimillion-dollar satellites....

MetOp-A gets green light for 17 July launch date

... is equipped with a set of new-generation European instruments that offer advanced remote sensing capabilities to... and climatologists along with a set of 'heritage' instruments provided by NOAA and the French Space Agency (CNES). In addition to its meteorological observatio...

French-German cooperation extended

... towards a new working group for the innovation of instruments and sensors for 'Victor 6000'. Meanwhile, the unde...e to 'Victor 6000'. All existing as well as future instruments will be exchangeable between both systems. The same applies to the software, already developed, whic...

What do Racquel Welch and quantum physics have in common?

... whose depth is immaterial. Our senses and all our instruments can only directly detect the waves so it seems that trying to probe whatever lies beneath, the void itself, is hopeless. Not quite so. There are subtle effects of the zero-point energy that do lead to detectable phenomena in our observable universe. ...

Dragon Symposium highlights success of projects

...n entire flood within a single picture, with radar instruments of the type flown on ESA's ERS and Envisat spacecraft especially well suited for differentiating between flooded and dry land. A sequence of satellite images can show if the flood is growing or diminishing over time and highlight further areas coming...

Controlling robots that search for Mars life

...pling and handling device, and a set of scientific instruments to search for signs of past or present life. Due ...based on external influences. For example, onboard instruments will automatically shut down if solar radiation suddenly rises, or the spacecraft will automatically...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt receive $15 million from NSF to found center to improve quality of life

...ompanies a person, or an environment equipped with instruments to aid people. These devices and systems will be able to monitor the health and activity levels of people living alone, prompt failing memories or control household appliances. Technology could be developed that will enable people to continue to driv...

Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety

...s will allow for more compact and portable testing instruments that will work fast and require less power to operate, he says. It also holds promise for improving public safety and homeland security efforts, Picraux says. The method could aid in more quickly and accurately detecting and analyzing dangerous che...

Shared ancestor to humans, present-day non-human primates may be linchpin in evolution of language

...nd assorted non-biological sounds, such as musical instruments and computer-synthesized sounds, which matched the vocalizations in frequency, rate, scale, and duration. For each monkey, 16 scans were recorded for each sound type and compared. Although the coo of a monkey is acoustically very different from a h...

Transmission rates of vCJD

... of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease via surgical instruments by Tini Garske, Hester J. T. Ward, Paul Clarke, Ro...re-used, alongside the infectivity of contaminated instruments and the effectiveness of cleaning. A survey into the frequency of re-use of surgical instruments wou...

Amphibian declines, disease ecology, biodiversity are highlighted at conference

...arch project supported by NSF that will consist of instruments networked across the nation via state-of-the-art communications tools. NEON will support research and education on major environmental challenges from regional to continental scales. NEON scientists will provide an update on the project's development...

Danish expedition ship tracked by Envisat satellite

...r the researchers to carry out their projects. The instruments onboard Vdderen will observe similar parameters as the satellite observations, in order to build a cross-referenced complementary archive of satellite and ground measurements and allow accurate calibration and validation exercises....

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(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... (April 15, 2014) The American Association of Anatomists ... All awards will be presented during the Closing ... Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during ... , The 2014 award winners are: , ... PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...
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