Tag: "weather" at biology news
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
... temperature. "We've all known days when the weather
alters quickly and it's difficult to dress to match the changing temperature. Often it's a case of being too hot or too cold, or taking a jumper on and off. "The new smart clothing will make all that unnecessary and we're pleased to combine our...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
...r body temperature. "We've all known days when the weather
alters quickly and it's difficult to dress to match the changing temperature. Often it's a case of being too hot or too cold, or taking a jumper on and off. "The new smart clothing will make all that unnecessary and we're pleased to combine our exper...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...ol the pitch and roll of the simulated aircraft in weather
conditions ranging from blue skies to stormy, hurricane-force winds, the underlying goal is a more fundamental understanding of how neurons interact as a network, DeMarse said. "There's a lot of data out there that will tell you that the computatio...
Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou
...te the information we are getting from satellites, weather
stations, biological monitoring, and community monitoring to get a better picture of the whole system," Russell said. ...
Hurricane damage creates pecan shortage
...curs when there is an extended period of cool, wet weather
much like the weather
caused by the hurricanes. The disease causes the kernel to discolor and rot, rendering it inedible. ...
Tropical birds sensitive to environmental cues that can be impacted by global warming
...ing to change day length," he said. "We can change weather
patterns. Studies show changes in the timing of breeding and migration in birds." Global warming could be the reason, he said, and, if the brain is truly sensitive to environmental cues, the changes due to global warming could have "effects we haven'...
A $2 Million NSF grant brings technology and biology together at UC Riverside
...the nesting cycles of birds, sensor networks track weather
data on habitat microclimates and computers map out the potential damage from wildfires. This program will be shown at other dates and times during the month. Find out more at www.uctv.tv/search-details.asp?showID=8384 ...
Earth Science World receives 2004 Scientific American.com Web Award
... Earth Data allows users to search for climate and weather
data from around the globe. For students, the careers link opens the doors to learn about the multitude of opportunities in earth sciences including degree programs at colleges and universities. The site also has a unique interactive Geologic Time S...
Plant pathologists offer soybean rust identification and management tips
... methods, such as fungicides sprays and predictive weather
models," said Jardine. Plant pathologists have also worked with local extension agents and growers to educate them on disease identification, potential yield loss, and costs associated with managing the disease. Plant pathologists do not expect soyb...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
...the centerpiece of the nation's multi-agency space weather
program, to better understand the interaction betw...ed. Other NJIT projects related to the space weather
program include the work of NJIT Physics Professor Dale Gary, PhD, who is developing a global networ...
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...to provide important information about climate and weather
phenomena. Other applications of Argo information ... floats is increasingly being used for science and weather
research. Twelve ocean and climate/weather centers around the world use Argo data in regional analys...
Satellites plus software equal best-ever Mediterranean heat map
...urface temperature (SST) an important variable for weather
forecasting and increasingly seen as a key indicat...ly powerful one. It has revolutionised atmospheric weather
forecasting and is now being applied to the oceans. Near real time observational inputs keep an oce...
Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs
... been studied, and the rest will be completed once weather
permits. Working before the hurricanes in northern Dade County, the Harbor Branch team found no signs of macroalgae overgrowth, but instead large concentrations of a cyanobacterium (once referred to as blue-green algae) called Lyngbya, which grows i...
National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania
... Ohio -- stormwater and sewer overflows during wet weather
appear to be the major contributors. In many tributaries, microbial water quality does not meet standards even in dry weather, the report adds, which suggests contamination from failing septic systems. Livestock management practices in rural areas ...
Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show
...itions involve a million different variables, from weather
to soil conditions, so results can be radically different than those in the lab," said Norman Terry, professor of plant and microbial biology at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources and co-lead author of the study. "It turns out that our field ...
Scientists discover how climate change causes the simultaneous boom or bust of multiple populations
...he first time, scientists have shown precisely how weather
conditions cause multiple populations of a species... the journal Nature reveals that occasional severe weather
conditions directly cause the rapid increase or decrease in abundance and mobility of an intestinal ...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
... in hand with hazardous sea conditions. "When the weather
is worst is when these things are best to study, and that's when it's not safe to be out there," explains Bellingham. There are other advantages too. In recent test experiments on the effects of carbon dioxide sequestration, scientists found that ch...
Climate change to bring a wave of new health risks
...ironment. It will be a dramatic increase in severe weather
events - major storms, heat waves, flooding - trig... events." Moreover, as temperature regimes change, weather
patterns will be altered and increased rainfall will facilitate the spread of waterborne and food-bo...
El Nino forecasting could aid fisheries management, disease control, marine species protection
...ange." However he says the periodic alterations of weather
patterns during ENSO events actually "fit in with climate variability, not with climate change."...
Wolves alleviate impact of climate change on food supply, finds new UC Berkeley study
... conditions." The researchers studied 55 years of weather
data from Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Falls stations. Information on average monthly snow depths and maximum temperatures revealed any trends in climate over the decades. They found that while the onset of winter did not change signi...
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