Tag: "sensing" at biology news
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...etry system to enable thermal, mechanical and wear sensing
in operating gas turbines for condition-based maintenance. Spry Learning Company (Portland, Ore.) Technology for Early Detection and Intervention of Cognitive DeclineDevelop technology to monitor, and possibly mitigate, cognitive decline in old...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...tect. That would allow us to develop a new type of sensing
mechanism." A paper published in the September 27 ...ther nuclear receptors that could be the basis for sensing
arrays in which a variety of receptors, each sensitive to a different compound, could be used to qui...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...e and San Bernardino Counties. "We will use remote sensing
and ground vegetation surveys to determine the current and historical rate of change of vegetation, examining when invasive grasses became large scale problems in different areas," Allen said. "The subject has never been studied on this scale," Allen...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
... Ozgur Sahin , Harmonic cantilevers for nanoscale sensing
(Nanoscale microscope), Stanford University Graduate Winner, $25,000 Jwa-Min Nam & Shad Thaxton , Bio-bar-code amplified detection systems (Bio Barcodes), Northwestern University Undergraduate Winner, $15,000 Wei Gu , Computerized microfluidic con...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...and electrical conductors that allow it to do that sensing
and change shape accordingly. Properly engineered nastic materials might allow sensors that can be flexed. Don Leo, professor of mechanical engineering and a member of the Center for Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures (CIMMS) at Virginia Te...
OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...ental and oldest mechanisms used for environmental sensing
and signalling in bacteria, and it's critical for successful competition in diverse and frequently changing conditions. As a neutral molecule, glucose is able to pass freely in and out of a bacterium cell's membrane. When glucose is available as the ...
ORNL project earns top honor from Southeast tech transfer group
...position of a substance through miniature chemical sensing
technology. A battery-powered hand-held prototype has been constructed. ORNL researcher William Whitten has worked on this project along with David Strand of the Protasis Corp. The research is sponsored by DOE, the National Nuclear Security Administr...
NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library
...will also serve as a library for coral reef remote sensing
data. A distribution network has been developed to make the data available to organizations around the world. Current knowledge of the total area and locations of coral reefs is not adequate to see changes that occur in them. "The archive is our fi...
NASA satellite data to aid global conservation
...access to NASA data, technology, images and remote sensing
products. IUCN members and commissions will incorp...ed. Advances in technology have made NASA's remote sensing
data and images accessible and affordable worldwide by most organizations. IUCN has unparalleled acc...
Fragmented habitats no ultimate refuges for forest-dwelling tropical birds
...t's original extent by consulting data from remote sensing
technologies. They also followed what Pimm called "some very simple rules of thumb: If there are four feet of rain a year and it's warm and the rain falls in every month you're going to have lush tropical foliage." They estimated how many varieties o...
New weapon in germ warfare: 'Jamming' bacteria signals stops cholera
...cteria rely on a signalling system known as quorum sensing
to detect when enough of their own kind is present and then change their behaviour and attach themselves to a surface on a host or in the environment. The seaweed, a red algal species found at a UNSW marine research site in Sydney's Botany...
INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows
...n Welding Society's Welding Journal in automation, sensing
and control. He received the A.F. D... strong programs in weld process research and weld sensing
and control at the Trends in Welding Research conference series, the premier welding conference in t...
Carbon sink or carbon source? Aerosols play role in shifts
...gional and global analyses using satellite remote sensing
and models to see if results square with the field studies. The research was funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and an NC State Faculty Research and Professional Development Award....
Strange ocean wave patterns raise questions about beach erosion
...llaborators at Duck, NC, to calibrate a new remote sensing
method for studying ocean currents, they expected to find some complex wave flow patterns in the water. Researchers have long known that the surf contains many different currents that interact to affect how sand washes away from a beach. That's why m...
Microbe's genome reveals insights into ocean ecology
... University confirmed that the two putative quorum sensing
systems were functional by showing that the S. pomeroyi genes produce signaling compounds when moved into E. coli. Bob Belas and associates at UMBI's Center of Marine Biotechnology annotated the microbe's motility genes....
JCI table of contents, December 15 2004
...i/content/full/114/12/1800 . Understanding acid sensing
in the kidney The normal daily diet generates vo...114/12/1782 . ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY: TITLE: Acid sensing
in renal epithelial cells AUTHOR CONTACT: Stephen L. Gluck Division of Nephrology, University of Ca...
Don't count on vitamin C to boost your exercise performance
...actual exercise with input from the nervous system sensing
an increased need for oxygen and sending more blood going to the muscles." Also it was thought that regular exercise lowers even older persons' oxidative stress. So in order to set the stage for the greatest possible effect, "we used sedentary older...
WSU geologist uses satellite imagery to study surface water quality within Ohio River watershed
...began in late 2003. "This is a new field of remote sensing
that uses satellite pictures to examine land surfaces and land-use patterns within the Ohio River watershed, which includes large portions of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky," explained Agrawal, whose training encompasses geochemistry and environmental en...
Gorillas in the midst of extinction
...ve off further destruction of the lands. "Remote sensing
is the only tool that we have to efficiently monit... field surveys. "We still have to integrate remote sensing
with traditional surveys on the ground," said Laporte. "They really complement each other. The rate ...
Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
...view of the eye is that it contains only two light sensing
systems, the rods and cones. However, over the last few years it has become increasingly accepted that we have a third system, which uses melanopsin, that has lain undetected during decades of vigorous scientific investigation." Professor Hankins and...
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