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US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

...4 million over 5 years. The work will enhance food security while limiting negative impacts on natural resources through sustainable agricultural programs in developing countries. Under the terms of the competitively awarded grants, Virginia Tech will be the lead university and the management entity for signi...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004

... bradleymk@ornl.gov ]. GEOGRAPHY -- A vision for security . . . National security could be enhanced with a system that quickly sorts and evaluates spatial and geographic information ...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...ands. Presentations include the impact of homeland security policies in everyday lives of border residents; another on murders of working class women. (1.45-3.30 p.m.). Building Mesoamerica: The origins of monumental architecture: This session brings together archeologists who study "first generat...

Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose

...a device that could impact everything from airport security to astrobiology to forensic science. A team, inclu...is of chemicals, filling a need in airport baggage security and drug detection," said Wiseman, a graduate student working on the project. "While the technique o...

Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created

... for the patient - and, indirectly, for the social security system - will be profound. Whereas bio-markers are suitable and desired in every disease field, Peakadilly will initially focus on applications in oncology - operating at the interface of diagnostics and therapeutics. The product of innovati...

Study in Royal Society journal on how relationship status influences sex ratios

...ure of entanglement has been used to guarantee the security of quantum cryptography. In this paper the reasoning is reversed: it is shown how to make secrets directly from first principles, and then how to turn the process into a quantum entanglement generating one. This is very interesting, as entanglement i...

DFG research training groups become increasingly international

...sts and jurists are studying user requirements for security and trust in software systems, because complex control systems are playing an increasingly crucial role in every day use for instance in motoring technology or in the health care sector. The focal points of the research being conducted by this inter...

Military hazards are greater for Native Americans, according to sociological research

... to noxious military activities." Because national security restrictions make it difficult to gain information about bases that are functioning currently, the study examined publicly released documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer relating to closed military bases in the approximately 3,100 counties i...

Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports

...rder to protect biodiversity and promote both food security and poverty eradication. They also emphasize the need for ecologically sound, inexpensive protein alternatives to wildlife and better conservation measures to protect remaining wild animal populations. The researchers analyzed records of fish supply...

Academy eBriefings offer comprehensive reports on more than 100 cutting-edge scientific issues

The impact of national security concerns and bioterrorism on scientific research. The promise of nanotechnology. Scientific approaches to the problem of youth violence. Why Californians have higher rates of autism. Neurogenerative diseases and the role of chemical biology in de...

Thyroid treatment can trigger homeland security detectors

...meland Security radiation detectors deployed among security personnel," said the study's author, Lionel Zuckier, M.D., a radiology professor at the New Jersey Medical School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and director of nuclear medicine and PET at University Hospital in Newark, New Jers...

New health policy challenges extend beyond borders

...ase? Why is the AIDS pandemic in Africa a national security issue? What new criteria is the Bush administration using to orient international aid in health? Among the distinguished Forum speakers are: Jack Croddy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Space, and Science,U.S. Department of State ...

Microbiologist named National Associate of National Academies

...health." Yates was a panel member on water system security research in 2003; from 2002 to 2004, she was a committee member studying indicators of waterborne diseases; in 2002, Yates was a consultant to a committee on restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem; and from 1999 to 2002, she was a member of ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2005

...e and fuse information in support of intelligence, security and monitoring operations. "Our goal is to provide a system that can automatically retrieve information about worldwide shipping traffic, correlate this data, detect anomalies and then present this information to an analyst," Patton said. The ORNL te...

USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting

...to explore future coordination across the homeland security enterprise for emergency response. Symposium: Th... Earth science has long been relevant to national security and diplomacy. Since ancient times, battles of war and diplomacy have been decided on knowledge. But...

K-State professor to discuss feeding the world's population without poison

...agriculture ecosystems can provide food and energy security and provide environmental services," Rice said. "A...unities for agriculture to provide food and energy security while sustaining soil and water resources in the world. He will emphasize that productive soils and ...

Muon opportunists: Detecting the unseen with natural probes

... X-rays or neutrons, can pose radiation hazards to security personnel or illegal immigrants who might stow away in a container. The muon detection method would involve passive monitoring of vehicles and cargo containers, with no artificial dose of radiation involved, according to the Los Alamos researchers. T...

New cyber security protocol for online banking, and more

WASHINGTON, DC - A new security approach could improve safeguarding of credit card...cation" is required, the researchers say. This new security protocol could help to prevent consumers from getting tricked into connecting to a fake wireless hub...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...s but operated independently most of the time. New security guidelines prohibit scientists from boarding or even sharing samples or equipment with a vessel from another country. The American team went to work lowering equipment over the side to collect water samples. They analyzed water chemistry, nutrients...

One year after groundbreaking, desert research center takes shape on the Israeli-Jordanian border

...ordan and routinely cross the border at a special security point near Hatzevah. The scientific team used the ...nuary. "We can't underestimate the degree to which security is a concern to the Bridging the Ridge Foundation," Feldman noted. "Very senior security people from...

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