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Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...on of cell movement. Weiner likens it to a Lego tower
on its side. "If you kept adding blocks to one end...oving them from the other, you would have a moving tower
that was the same size but kept adding new material. This is very similar to what is going on in a H...
Universe's stringy birth revealed by young Czech scientist in EURYI winning project
...ype. It's a sort of field theory for the infinite tower
of oscillatory modes of a string, each of them representing different particle species, Schnabl said. As Schnabl observed, string field theory, by explaining also how quantum mechanics is compatible with general relativity, is essential for understan...
Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
...able and mobile instrument systems. Relocatable tower
systems will be deployed outside of the core sites for up to five years, then moved periodically. They will be used to expand measurements of variability and gather ecological data along elevation, precipitation, and land-use gradients. Rapid deploym...
QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community
...us when the southern hemispheres only microgravity tower
is completed later this year. The microgravity tower
will allow scientists to study, in a reduced-gravity environment, many diverse phenomena in many fie...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007
...ve formed over the centuries on stone walls in the tower
complex. The blackening of the past, they note, is from EC in coal smoke released since the late 13th Century. Air pollution control efforts are reducing the amount of sulfur dioxide from coal, with increased OC emissions from motor vehicle exhaust...
Building green made easier with new roadmap
... in the Green Studio Handbook are: One Peking Road tower
in Hong Kong; the National Association of Realtors Headquarters, which is the first green building in Washington, D.C.; The Helena Apartment Tower in New York City; Arup Campus Solihull (UK); Beddington Zero Energy Development (UK); Druk White Lotus ...
Remote island provides clues on population growth, environmental degradation
...r of 15 upland fortifications, each with a central tower
surrounded by a series of large domestic terraces. The settlement date for Rapa matches nicely with new data from Easter Island (Rapa Nui) suggesting that colonization there also occurred about A.D. 1200, a conclusion published March 17 by Terry Hu...
When the going gets tough, slime molds start synthesizing
...her with their neighbors and form a multi-cellular tower
designed to save the children. In a forthcoming study in Nature Chemical Biology, investigators at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Medical Research Council of Molecular Biology (MRC) in Cambridge, England, use traditional and comp...
Penn receives $4 million to establish a Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
...ether, it would have been easy to live in an ivory tower
and just appeal to our research strengths," says Penning. "But we took the time to look at the incidence of disease and health effects in this area and pinpoint those diseases that are associated with environmental exposure or environmental triggers....
Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea
...olden-fronted Bowerbird displaying at its bower a tower
of twigs and other forest materials it builds for the mating ritual. The new species of honeyeater, the first new bird discovered on the island of New Guinea since 1939, has a bright orange face-patch with a pendant wattle under each eye. Other disco...
Say what? Bacterial conversation stoppers
...ous species of bacteria is essentially a microbial tower
of Babel, certain snippets of their chemical conversation are almost universally understood. HHMI researchers have found that bacteria of different species can talk to each other using a common language and also that some species can manipulate the ...
Solution to 'legionella'
... INASMET-Tecnalia experts designed a refrigeration tower
simulation within a biologically-isolated laboratory (P2 level). A wide range of trials were carried out in this isolated and secure system in order to determine the efficacy thereof. Regarding the technology developed, it consists of a system based ...
Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication
...ing area and a 20-foot-tall, two-story observation tower
with a commanding view of the waterhole and surrou...ck installed in the upper level of the observation tower
100 yards away. Every time a herd showed up at the waterhole, O'Connell-Rodwell would pop a tape of ...
Deeply held values fuel debate over offshore wind power
...l, white wind turbines with their giant propellers tower
over the landscape, generating electricity with every sweep of their blades. Now these windmills may be coming to an ocean near you, but not without significant public debate and navigation of a "hodgepodge" of regulations, according to recent Univer...
University of Chicago researchers reveal secrets of snake flight
...phed various snakes taking off from a 33-foot-high tower
in an open field at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. He positioned two video cameras to record in stereo, enabling the 3-D reconstruction of the head, midpoint and vent coordinates of the snake throughout its trajectory. Socha found that the snake u...
World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase
...n deep soil is depleted, then the large trees that tower
130 to 150 feet above the ground, basking in full sunlight, begin to falter and die. The death of large trees trees that may take centuries to reach the top of the forest canopy and have trunks greater than 10 inches in diameter -- increased from ab...
Falling canopy ants glide home
...ly on, when Steve was dropping ants from the radio tower
on BCI I got really excited because I could see their very clear 'J' trajectory." explains Kaspari, zoology professor at the University of Oklahoma and Research Associate at the Smithsonian. Kaspari introduced Steve to Robert Dudley, physiologist at...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...ocean-side campus has been the flat-topped, orange tower
of Kohn Hall. A decade after the opening of Kohn ...houses the two-story auditorium at one end and the tower
at the other. In place of the middle bar of the "E" was a three-sided courtyard. Three double do...