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Pregnant mothers join search for causes of autism
...acramento. (Parking in adjacent lot 25 is free for vehicles
displaying press credentials.) A map and directions are available online at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/maps_directions/index.htm Teleconference: Reporters outside of the area who are unable to attend can participate by teleconfere...
See what you're spewing as you speed along
...ashboard to see the pollution spewing out of their vehicles
exhausts. A team from The University of Manchest...diagnostic systems that would monitor emissions as vehicles
drive along and potentially help people reduce their emissions by adjusting their driving style. ...
Improved NIST SRM aids lead poisoning detection
...ngs, or from contaminated soil near highways where vehicles
once used leaded gasoline. Lead levels in children have dropped since lead was banned from both paint and fuel, but they remain significant. In 1990 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) established as a national goal reducing lead ...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...gasoline. They will also have more options for new vehicles
and fuels in the future. Trucking, construction and farming vehicle owners: The standard should apply to all gasoline and diesel used in transportation, including freight trucks and trains, and off-road machinery such as construction and agricu...
MIT team building robotic fin for submarines
...peller-driven submarines, or autonomous underwater vehicles
(AUVs), currently perform a variety of functions, ... they'll be much better than the remotely operated vehicles
we have now, said James Tangorra, an MIT postdoctoral associate working on the project. The resear...
Humboldt squid on the move
...e 1989, Robison has used MBARI's remotely operated vehicles
(ROVs) Ventana and Tiburon to videotape and count the number of midwater animals observed at specific depths in Monterey Bay. The resulting data are stored in a searchable database that allows scientists to determine exactly when and where each anima...
Bird sized airplane to fly like a swift
...its three micro cameras to perform surveillance on vehicles
and people on the ground. Furthermore, it can be employed to observe swifts in flight, thus enabling new biological research. The RoboSwift team presented the design on the yearly Design Synthesis symposium at TU Delft. The team will build the high...
New research seeks to enhance alternative fuel integration in public vehicle fleets
...yze the environmental and economic impact of these vehicles
and assist the county in determining a future cour...hicle fleet, explore additional types of flex-fuel vehicles
that meet County work requirements, analyze methods to increase the amount of biodiesel used in Coun...
Invisible gases form most organic haze in urban, rural areas
...oes not currently regulate VOCs except for on-road vehicles
and industrial settings, said Jimenez. Jimenez and Zhang are working to better understand the relative importance of natural and human sources of VOCs in the production of secondary organic aerosol pollution, including which human sources signific...
Fat kills cancer
...cancer treatment that can be adapted into specific vehicles
for drug transport. Mesenchymal stem cells help repair damaged tissue and organs by renewing injured cells. They are also found in the mass of normal cells that mix with cancer cells to make up a solid tumor. Researchers believe mesenchymal stem ce...
Today's waste, tomorrow's fuel
...ytic converters which keep exhaust pollutants from vehicles
down to an acceptable level all use platinum, however over the years the platinum is slowly lost through exhaust pipes. Dr Hazel Prichard, School of Earth Ocean and Planetary Science estimates that many kilogrammes of platinum is being sprayed onto ...
Health Physics Society
... environment. The training program has detonated 5 vehicles
over the last two years to simulate dirty bombs. Then, the team hides sealed objects (standing in for contaminated victims and items) which are sprayed with very low levels of a radioactive isotope known as technetium-99m (Tc-99m). The real radiatio...
Pairing nanoparticles with proteins
...that modified forms of adenovirus could be used as vehicles
to deliver drugs to specific target cells, such as those that make up tumors. One key to this approach would be to enhance strong binding to the target cells. Toward that end, Hu and Hainfeld's group attached multiple viral proteins to the gold nan...
Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering
...thologist has developed autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs) to detect airborne pathogens above agricultural fields. David Schmale, assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has not only linked agriculture and engineering with...
Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
...radients. Rapid deployment systems (instruments on vehicles
or towed by vehicles) will be used for shorter periods to study sudden events on the landscape, such as wildfires, natural catastrophes, disease outbreaks, or the emergence of an invasive species. In addition, NEON will equip aircraft with a varie...
Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research
... of the next great sources of biofuel that can run vehicles
and heat houses. These cyanobacteria represent power potential because they capture sunlight and then carry out a variety of biochemical processes. One metabolic process - the clean production of biodiesel and liquid alcohol - is a high priority for ...
New research shows sharks use their noses and bodies to locate smells
...e development of guidance of autonomous underwater vehicles
Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence
...and a good selection of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles
by 2020. Researchers at Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge...aid. "We envision that in the future we will drive vehicles
powered by carbohydrate, or energy stored in solid carbohydrate form, with hydrogen production from ...
From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone
...rwater video cameras attached to remotely operated vehicles
(ROVs). Deep sea ROVs are also equipped with robotic arms and suction devices that are used to collect species. "It's like a submarine that's manned from the surface," said Daly, who plans to head to Monterey Canyon later this year in hopes of find...
The 'driving' force behind electric vehicles
...by promoting clean vehicles, specifically electric vehicles
(EVs). The study highlights the differences in ap...ndates were instituted that required zero-emission vehicles
(ZEVs) to make up a certain percentage of car production and sales, with fines imposed for not reach...
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