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Scientists meet to review Envisat results after 5 years of operations

...uch as the European Environment Agency (EEA). A special session is planned on the GMES Programme on Thursday 26 April to present the status of the EU-led GMES Programme and the ESA-managed Space Component. The official opening of the Symposium is scheduled for 23 April at 14.30. ESA Director General Mr...

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets

... how life on Earth is so intimately adapted to the special qualities of our home planet and Sun," said Kiang. ...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...erbana has not been approved by the FDA and has no special conservation status. "This study is a great example of why the field of taxonomy [the science of classification of organisms] is so important," said Patrick Herendeen, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Environmen...

Plastic with changeable conductivity developed by chemical engineer

...uum chambers. Producing metal-based wires requires special manufacturing conditions in addition to the high cost of the metals. Since Loos laboratory submitted their research to the Journal of Materials Chemistry, they have developed a version of polyaniline whose conductivity is 10 times higher than befor...

FSU leads botanical research into 21st century: Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project

...re else on Earth. The imaging project carries a special urgency for the imperiled ecoregion, considered on...e will be built and installed on the FSU server, a special database will be created, an online "bulletin board" will go up to aid communication between technic...

Evolution of symbiosis

...igh temperatures, Buchnera is supposed to activate special "heat-shock" genes whose products help to protect proteins from heat-related degradation. By using microarrays to assess activity of A. pisum and Buchnera genes, the researchers discovered that after a four-hour exposure to 35 C temperature, some of ...

3.2 billion-year-old surprise: Earth had strong magnetic field

...n time meant he had to find a way to overcome some special challenges.<p.The traditional approach to measuring the ancient Earths magnetic field would not be good enough. The technique was developed more than four decades ago, and has changed little. With the old method, an igneous rock about an inch acr...

Titanium dioxide -- It slices, it dices ...

...alysis. Today, this most commonly is done by using special enzymes called proteases that sever the chains at well-known locations. The protease trypsin, for example, cuts proteins at the locations of the amino acids lysine and arginine. Analyzing the residual fragments can identify the original protein. But ...

Elsevier launches new journal, Marine Genomics

... The journal will also publish reviews and topical special issues. Editor-in-Chief Prof. Giorgio Bernardi, President of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Naples Italy) explains: "The need for a new journal hosting high quality papers in aquatic genomics crystallized after the success of the "Marine Geno...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007

... News Service Weekly Press Package (PressPac) is a special edition with selections from scientific presentations scheduled for the ACS 233rd national meeting in Chicago. Our regular coverage of reports from 35 major peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News will resume with the April 4, 2007 e...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

... News Service Weekly Press Package (PressPac) is a special edition with selections from scientific presentati...o technical challenges, which involved designing a special exposure chamber and computer software to make accurate measurements on living animals. Nitrogen d...

Ultrathin films deliver DNA as possible gene therapy tool

...penetrate cells, so Lynn constructs his films with special polymers designed to bundle the genes into small tight packages that cells can import. Once inside, the genes instruct the cells to make proteins. Lynn and his colleagues create the films one layer at a time using a dip-coating method, dunking fir...

Battlefield and terrorist explosions pose new health risks

...o technical challenges, which involved designing a special exposure chamber and computer software to make accurate measurements on living animals. ...

LED array signals successful binding of drug-delivery molecules to DNA

...stem that glows a beautiful shade of blue when the special molecules successfully bind to DNA. It allows us t..., from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, and for the special Sci-Mix session, 8 to 10 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Riverside Center. Autho...

'Dipstick' test could reduce risk of food poisoning by rapidly detecting spoilage

...ood spoilage. Lavigne and his associates developed special polymers that change color in the presence of these biogenic amines. In lab studies, they tested these polymer biosensors against a variety of fish samples, including fresh salmon, fresh tuna and canned tuna. The polymers change color in the presen...

'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics

...n the go. Ideally, these rechargers would contain special cartridges that are pre-filled with a sugar solution. These cartridges then could be replaced when theyre used up. Ultimately, she hopes that the sugar battery can be used as a stand-alone battery replacement in a wide range of portable electronic de...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

... designed to include a broad range of people, with special efforts to recruit a diverse population that is similar to the makeup of the population with PD in the United States. The investigators will measure disease progression using standard rating scales that measure quality of life, ability to walk, cog...

Viral enzyme recruited in fight against ear infection

...es to break out of bacteria they infect by using a special enzyme to destroy the cell walls. Phages infect bacteria in a way that is similar to how viruses infect animal cells. Once inside, the virus hijacks the cells biochemical machinery and forces it to make many copies of the virus. After the new crop of...

Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics

...hnology toward commercialization, Rutgers signed a special licensing agreement with Re-Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., a new spinoff of the National Council on Paint Disposition, Inc. That group was formed by a long-time paint dealer and businessman in 2002 to develop a viable approach for reducing the dis...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007

...r/Briefing/Reception News media are invited to a special event at the Art Institute of Chicago, scheduled during the ACS national meeting. The Art Institute, Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory are partners in a noted art conservation science program. Reporters will get briefings from p...

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