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Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows

...e. Then they took standard-sized (18 by 24 inches) photographs of a rock wall area. They took anywhere from 18 to 200 of these photo samples at each site. Back in the lab, they examined a total of 1,500 slides and counted the species found in each frame. The project took more than 14 years to complete...

Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species

...a showing deep donuts of plankton ten km wide, and photographs of many probable new species among 80,000 specimens collected. Arctic Ocean Work began using modern sonar detection, remotely operated vehicles, and traditional techniques to catalog Arctic Ocean species, some isolated for tens of millions ...

Science to restore the nation's ecosystems

...ct information, and general interest items such as photographs and posters. Wed., Dec. 8 An Overview of the Glen Canyon AMP: An Experiment in Collaborative, Science-based Ecosystem Restoration , Dennis B. Fenn, USGS/Biological Res. Discipline, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, 9:20-9:40am...

Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys

... When she traveled to the area in Brazil where the photographs were taken, she wasn't quite sure what to expect, but soon she saw, from a blind built in front of a nut-cracking site, monkeys coming to break open nuts with huge stones. The study adds important new information to increasing knowledge that human b...

50,000-year-old plant may warn of the death of tropical ice caps

...times faster now than it was when the first aerial photographs were taken in 1963. He told this story today as part of his Emiliani Lecture presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. In 2002, he and his colleagues from the Byrd Polar Research Center had found a small b...

'From the Sidelines' describes the making of a scientific revolution

...lender, elegantly understated volume contains many photographs and original linocuts by the author. It closes with a reprint of an article by Streisinger's editor, Tom Hager, which originally appeared in the university's magazine, Oregon Quarterly (formerly Old Oregon). George Streisinger, who died in 1984, is r...

Satellite data to track wildlife: Elephants in space

...say that they will be able to take high resolution photographs of specific areas to determine the wildlife composition within that area. They will then compare images from different dates to see changes, either population growth or decline, over time. The satellite, called Quickbird, is owned by DigitalGlobe, a ...

Monkeys pay per view

...h fruit juice monkeys would accept or forgo to see photographs of familiar monkeys, permitting the researchers to compare monkeys' valuation of different types of social information. Male monkeys "paid" in juice to view female hindquarters or high-ranking monkeys' faces, but required "overpayment" to view low-ra...

Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis

...Earth KAM camera to identify and to take their own photographs of wetlands from space. Students have direct access to and control of a digital camera flying on board the International Space Station and can download their wetland images within a few hours after being taken to enhance their understanding of wetla...

Mechanical tension helps shape lung development

...imulate or inhibit Rho's activity. In normal mice, photographs taken every 12 hours as the lungs grew showed each bud enlarging until a cleft formed in its tip, pinching it into two or three new buds. When lungs were treated with inhibitors of the Rho pathway, lung bud formation was reduced by more than half wh...

Incubator company at NJIT develops lifesaving MRI coil for small animals

...edical imaging modality that produces high quality photographs depicting a section of the human body. MRIs use magnetism and radio waves to create the images. In 1983, the FDA approved MRI scanners for sale in the US, which launched the commercial MRI market. Today more than 22,000 MRI systems operate worldwi...

Elizabeth Blackburn and Janet Rowley awarded

...ranslocation" in early 1972, while sorting through photographs of chromosomes from a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. In this case, she observed that chromosome 8 appeared to trade genetic material with chromosome 21; part of 21 had broken off and moved to chromosome 8, and part of 8 had moved to 21. La...

Remote imagery aids in detecting and managing plant disease

... killed the plants made the spots stand out in the photographs and the vertical angle allowed for comparative measures of healthy and diseased acreage. Remote sensing has the potential to save time previously spent randomly scouting fields for potential disease. "Using images captured remotely enables us to ide...

African-Americans and Caucasians have similar emotional brain activity when seeing African-Americans

...ygdala activity when presented with expressionless photographs of African Americans than when they were shown expressionless photographs of Caucasians, Lieberman and his colleagues found. Seven of 11 Caucasians (64 percent) in the study...

Atlantic sturgeon researchers to release new information on hatchery stock

...rgeon at the laboratory, as well as have access to photographs taken during the testing....

Rare chalk grassland takes 50 years to recover from military use

...f Applied Ecology. Working with historical aerial photographs taken on the Salisbury Plain Training Area between 1945 and 1995, Dr Rachel Hirst and colleagues from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Liverpool identified 82 sites from which they sampled vegetation and soil. They found tha...

Study in Royal Society journal on world's only horned rodent

...ion. We asked women to rate attractiveness of male photographs (some genetically similar, some dissimilar). To our surprise, genetically similar faces were rated more attractive, especially when we compared scores given to particular male faces by genetically similar or dissimilar women. Although unexpected, thi...

California Institute researchers unveil computer graphics innovations at SIGGRAPH

...large numbers of images, and the ability to create photographs that combine information from a number of sensed images. Emerging Technologies Calit2 researchers will also have a high-profile presence in SIGGRAPH's "Emerging Technologies" program, chaired by Donna Cox of the National Center for Supercomputing ...

In Iran, camera traps reveal rare Asiatic cheetahs

... gazelle and urial sheep, were scarce. The latest photographs hint at the gradual recovery of prey populations. "Cheetahs in Iran live on a knife-edge in very marginal habitat," said Dr Luke Hunter, coordinator of WCS's Global Carnivore Program. "The fact that this female has managed to raise four cubs to six...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

...e between 1mm and 150mm. In the laboratory itself photographs are again taken in order to identify features peculiar tot he animal and, finally, the classification of the species in question is presented in the specialist literature. In the previous campaign, expedition members discovered a new species of verme...

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