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Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...a for too long," added Bonfil. "Perhaps now we can lift
this veil of misunderstanding and appreciate the great white shark--which has roamed the ocean largely unchanged for millions of years--as an impressive animal that we need to cherish and protect."...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
...0617, REPUBLIC OF CHINA Wave drag due to lift
for transonic airplanes by Professor JD Cole and Dr ND Malmuth A new method has been developed that provides a systematic approximation to quickly calculate and reduce the drag associated with shock waves generated by wings travelling near the speed...
Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys
... stones shows just how remarkable their ability to lift
these stones has become." A number of puzzles remain, some of which Fragaszy hopes to understand better when she returns to the site in January. First of all, some of the cracking stones are large, water-smoothed rocks, which aren't found in the imme...
Hummingbirds lose power at high altitudes
...elative to their weight, presumably to create more lift
in the thinner air. Further experiments showed tha...the bird's body and filmed the bird as it tried to lift
the string off the floor of the cage. "When you release them from the floor of the ch...
Finland tops environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos
...nnium Development Goals -- the worldwide effort to lift
developing countries above the burdens of poverty by 2015." The 2005 ESI rankings reflect refinements in methodology and advanced statistical techniques used to identify clusters of countries with similar environmental circumstances. "Identifying a r...
Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report
...ave learned a neat trick to avoid predators - they lift
up six of their arms and walk backward on the other two. This first report of bipedal behavior in octopuses, written by University of California, Berkeley, researchers, will be published in the March 25 issue of Science. When walking, these octopuses...
Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip
...g in the retina through which they inject fluid to lift
up a portion of the retina from the back of the eye, creating a small pocket in the "subretinal space" just wide enough to accommodate the ASR. The surgeons then enlarge the pocket opening and insert the implant into the subretinal space. Finally, th...
Monkeys adapt robot arm as their own
...esign, create, and use tools to do everything from lift
massive weights to make microscopic manipulations. "What Mikhail, I and our colleagues are suggesting is that a fundamental trait of higher primates, in particular apes and humans, is the ability to incorporate these tools into the very structure of ...
NIMH research showcased at APA meeting
...rapy and antidepressants affect brain circuitry to lift
depression. Studies in rats uncover a molecular mechanism by which nurture can modify nature A suspect gene variant that boosts risk for psychosis triggers a telltale pattern of brain activity. Certain subgroups of teens with depression may resp...
Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain
... as a painful sensation. Rats with neuropathy will lift
their paw if the filament or heat produces pain. R...ain don't even notice. By monitoring whether rats lift
their paw, and how long it takes for them to do so, scientists can measure the degree of pain the an...
Hummingbird flight an evolutionary marvel
...insects have wings that are almost flat. They gain lift
with two mirror-image halfstrokes as the wing move... in a figure eight pattern, producing nearly equal lift
during the downstroke and upstroke. Hummingbird wings move in a similar pattern, and like insects, a...
Ultra-fast camera captures how hummingbirds hover
...ontrast to insects, which produce equal amounts of lift
during their down and up strokes. Researchers from...e frames allowed the scientists to reconstruct the lift
and characteristics associated with each up and down wing movement. It is said Igor Sikorsky, a name...
Big ears for British wheat
...ears. We hope that the research we are doing could lift
these limitations and enable traditional crossing between lines so that breeders can produce wheat varieties that would thrive in the British climate but produce much higher yields." Professor Julia Goodfellow, Chief Executive of BBSRC, said, "Sustai...
FSU food scientist is lead scholar in trade
...National Renderers Association, Hsieh aims to help lift
China's ban by convincing Chinese officials to dit...science. "It is faculty of this caliber who helped lift
us into the top-10 rankings of human sciences programs nationwide," said Ralston of the distinguishe...
Young athletes ignore skin cancer risk
...says. Not only is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. prime time for lift
tickets, but UV light on the high slopes isn't "filtered" by the pollution found in the atmosphere at sea level, and it's even intensified by the white snow. Studies have shown that sun exposure at noon in Vail equals that at the same hour on a Flori...
Chimpanzees are social conformists
...each the food. Erika was taught to use the tool to lift
the blockage so the food would fall towards her while Georgia was taught to use the stick to prod the blockage until it pushed the food backwards so it rolled down another pipe and into her hand. Erika and Georgia were then reunited with their respec...
CryoSat arrives safely at launch site in Russia
... the spacecraft, and heavy mechanical equipment to lift
and turn the satellite allowing engineers to gain overall access to the structure in the Integration Facility at the launch site. An advance team was already in Archangel, and after they had ensured that everything was in order to receive the carg...
What we cannot do ourselves, we cannot understand in others
...ith short video films in which people are asked to lift
boxes. Each box was a different weight. Both patie...en the phases in which they prepared themselves to lift
the box (expecting a heavy one) and the phase in which they were actually lifting the box (which was...
Some good news for the world's poor
...hem with new technologies via rice research we can lift
them out of poverty," said IRRI Director General Robert S. Zeigler. The paper's lead author, Dr. Shenggen Fan, works at IRRI's sister institute, the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In his paper, Dr. Fan said: "T...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
...ons modeled here did not have sufficient energy to lift
the additional atmospheric moisture high enough to condense and form clouds," the study said. "Plantations not only have greater water demands than grasslands, shrublands or croplands," the study added. "They typically have increased nutrient demands...
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