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Researchers tracking sources of arsenic contamination in water

... impacts the transport of arsenic. Arsenic is more mobile under anaerobic conditions, while under aerobic conditions, it is bound to iron minerals," she said "So we are asking, "What happens to arsenic as it is transported from groundwater to surface water? Is it retained at the interface between the two zo...

Study in Royal Society journal on first evidence for magnetic field detection in sharks

... or surface diving that are used to chase for very mobile prey like flying fishes associated with sub surface predators such as tunas. To spot prey patches at distance birds climb regularly to altitudes of 20-50m and when returning to the colony they climb to altitudes up to 500m to avoid attacks by frigate...

INEEL-designed system assists army with chemical weapon destruction

.... INEEL engineers have designed and built several mobile systems for the U.S. Army to assess recovered chemical weapons materiel found in the field, such as the bomblets recently discovered at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado, or the World War I weapons found in suburban Washington, D.C. The Pine Bluff A...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...highly adaptable one with clusters of genes called mobile genetic elements," says Cornell professor of micro...ganism in sewage sludge. "Just by picking up these mobile genetic elements from other bacteria, Dehalococcoides strains seem able to adapt and to take advan...

Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS

...thesis moves much like a natural arm, with a fully mobile shoulder and elbow and a simple gripper that allows the monkey to grasp and hold food while its own arms are restrained. Computer software interprets signals picked up by tiny probes inserted into neuronal pathways in the motor cortex, a brain region...

New cyber security protocol for online banking, and more

...This is useful to safeguard communications between mobile units, such as between members of emergency crews who are connected through wireless networks built "on the fly." These so-called "ad hoc" networks hold great potential for military and emergency response applications where network infrastructures ha...

Insight into DNA's 'weakest links' may yield clues to cancer biology

...nsposons" called Ty elements. Retrotransposons are mobile gene segments that duplicate themselves and insert the new copies back into other sites in the genome. The most common breakpoint involved two Ty elements in an inverted, head-to-head orientation, they reported. That finding led the researchers to s...

Florida Tech scientist earns $1.7 million NSF grant

...roject also includes funding for a fully-equipped, mobile laboratory, which Fellows and teachers will use to facilitate hands-on learning at local field sites. The new modules will be distributed to integrated science teachers throughout the state via Florida's NSF-sponsored Center for Ocean Sciences Educat...

Monsanto fund awards $3.7 million to Washington University for school science van program

...7 million to develop, build and operate two custom mobile classrooms. Washington University will lead a part...g. The second vehicle will be built next year. The mobile classroom will be out on St. Louis streets in the fall, as it begins making its first school visits....

Research breakthrough in the understanding of the spread of cholera

... suggesting that adult non biting midges, a highly mobile flying insect group (Chironomidae), are the vectors that may support continental and intercontinental distribution of cholera. Until 1967, researchers believed that humans may be the reservoir of cholera disease in the inter-epidemic period. In 2001...

Clearing the air on airplane cabin air

...ustry as well as for military aircraft, marine and mobile equipment. In addition to aircraft cabin air filters, Pall manufactures a wide range of filters that are used in a variety of environments to prevent exposure to microorganisms. The Company's breathing filter is designated by health authorities in ma...

Whooping cranes stabilize vision to find food

...puter-video techniques. The cranes search both for mobile prey (frogs and insects) and for items such as acorns, seeds, and tubers. The research team found that the time devoted to holding the head still decreased with walking speed; at a very slow pace, the head was still most of the time, but when the bir...

Hey, now, what's that sound

...s working on adapting its system for a lightweight mobile version that could be hand carried into the field....

Study reveals candidate targets for anti-retroviral therapeutics

...y issue of Genome Research. Many organisms harbor mobile genetic elements that are non-pathogenic molecular...elatives of retroviruses. In budding yeast, these mobile elements (called Ty or transposable yeast elements) encode proteins that are homologs of retrovira...

Neandertal femur suggests competition with hyenas and a shift in landscape use

...ggests that Neandertals may have become regionally mobile earlier than scientists once thought. Cdric Beauva...rtals to modern humans was that people became more mobile and their territories became much larger. They became less locally focused and more regionally focus...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...other. Called transposons, or jumping genes, these mobile pieces of DNA knock out the function of genes they jump into, thereby mutating the genetic makeup. What is unique about this collection is that a single gene will be disrupted in each line while the 50,000 or so other genes are kept exactly the same ...

Tollbooth ventilation system effective in protecting workers from traffic air pollution

...l worst-case scenario for occupational exposure to mobile source-related air pollution, as these employees spend a majority of their shift within an arm's length of thousands of vehicles emitting a wide range of toxic pollutants. Yet, little has been done to evaluate worker exposure and the protection affor...

From memory formation during sleep to novel components for physics

... a gas which consists, to a significant degree, of mobile charge carriers (such as ions or electrons). This state is described as the fourth state of matter. Complex plasma is distinguished by additional constituents and interactions, which have a significant effect on the behaviour of the plasma system. Th...

Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm

...uence semen quality. Amongst these the storage of mobile phones near the testes was found to decrease semen quality. Contact: Professor LWS Simmons, School of Animal Biology (M092), The University of Western Australia, CRAWLEY, 6009, Australia Novel male trait prolongs survival in suicidal mating MCB Andr...

Maryland's poor, African-American communities suffer disproportionate cancer risk from air pollution

... (e.g., power plants, heavy industry) and non-road mobile sources (e.g., construction, farm vehicles and air...t on cancer risk in Maryland, followed by non-road mobile sources such as construction vehicles and farm equipment, and by area sources such as local automobi...

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