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Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...er of factors, such as the fact that mountains and ocean trenches make the surface of the planet uneven and...f geodesy, but will also lead to new insights into ocean circulation, climate change, sea-level rise, earthquakes and volcanism. Starting in Beijing, and t...

ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show

...ge of how the Earth works and provide insight into ocean circulation, sea-level change, climate change, vol...t will give access to new scientific insights into ocean circulation and its impact on climate, as well as into the structure of the interior of the Earth in...

Climate experts search for answers in the oceans

... project, aimed at developing a data set of global ocean colour, both combine data measured independently b...ton chlorophyll collectively tints the surrounding ocean waters, providing a means of detecting these tiny organisms from space with dedicated ocean colour s...

ResearchChannel reveals the research environment of the future

...gh-definition video makes it possible to study the ocean in new ways because we can see with such amazing clarity the volcanoes, novel life forms and submarine hot springs that this incredible world contains. This video can be used in laboratories and classrooms in meaningful ways that further our understa...

Dragon training in China focuses on atmosphere

...4. In October 2004, an advanced training course in ocean remote sensing was successfully held at the Ocean ...t, atmospheric chemistry, terrain measurement, the ocean environment and climate change, among others. The joint Sino-European teams are led by Chinese and E...

Elevated rates of mental health problems among survivors of tsunami

...ke northwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, caused a giant ocean shockwave or tsunami that devastated the shorelines of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and many other countries. More than 200,000 individuals are estimated to have died from the tsunami, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in his...

Researchers find molecular 'brake' to cell death

...ere ineffective because they are sequestered by an ocean of free nucleotides and ATP," he says. "No one had ever realized this kind of barrier existed to impede apoptosis." They found that cell mitochondria needed to release a large and sustained volume of CC to overcome this nucleotide barrier, and the...

Choose your beach with Medspiration

...bust set of sea surface data for assimilation into ocean forecasting models of the waters around Europe and...ASA's Aqua. The temperature of the surface of the ocean is an important physical property that strongly influences the transfer of heat and sensible and lat...

UCI scientists find chlorine may contribute to ozone formation

...air in sea salt aerosols, which are swept from the ocean into the air by the wind. Chlorine gas also is used to treat water in swimming pools, cooling towers and municipal water supplies. Chlorine atoms react rapidly with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from automobile and power plant emissions, contribut...

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) Opening Media Briefing June 2

...ho is the first Canadian to have lived in both the ocean and space, is one of the panel of Symposium experts. As part of the 2nd IOF Women Leaders Roundtable, to be held in conjunction with the Toronto Congress, nine prominent women from around the world will call for action by policy makers, health profes...

Bone research in Space Symposium, June 2, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

...ho is the first Canadian to have lived in both the ocean and space, is one of the panel of Symposium experts. "As we enter the latter half of the Bone and Joint Decade it is exciting to think about the potential benefits of using space technology and countermeasures to prevent osteoporosis in our aging pop...

Conference to focus on healthcare systems' response to disasters and overloads

...n of New Orleans from Katrina. The damage from the ocean surges caused by the earthquake and the hurricane is still straining the resources of the countries affected. In terms of healthcare systems, surges can be an everyday occurrence. In order to address the challenges that natural and manmade disasters ...

A new math model finds that the cochlea's spiral shape enhances low frequencies

...cause the waves to grow and then die away, much as ocean waves get taller and narrower in shoaling water. Different frequency waves peak at different positions along the tube. Hair cells sitting on the basilar membrane sense these motions by bending against the membrane and produce electrical signals that ...

Envisat making first direct measurements of ocean surface velocities

...ed radar instruments have been routinely observing ocean surface phenomena including wind, waves, oil slick...ble direct measurements of the speed of the moving ocean surface itself. The oceans that cover 71% of the Earth's surface are constantly in motion. Ocean sur...

World Water Day: Space tool aids fight for clean drinking water

...nd lake heights worldwide." Although designed for ocean studies, hydrologists undertook great efforts for radar altimetry to include precise river and lake level monitoring. Berry, for instance, led a River and Lake Level monitoring development project, under ESA contract, in an effort to track rivers and...

Radar altimetry confirms global warming is affecting polar glaciers

... incoming sunlight. If the ice caps over the polar ocean melt, the ocean water would absorb a large part of the radiation energy, which would lead to further melting of the ...

Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña

... that these twin extremes of El Nio and La Nia are ocean components of a larger phenomenon that extends to ...astern Pacific, it is being monitored via a global ocean observing system that includes an important space element. Sea surface height (SSH) is not constant...

Anti-inflammatory drug's potentially deadly side effect found to be rare

... us that there are a lot of hidden icebergs in the ocean we're navigating, and we're going to bump up against those icebergs and have to work out ways to navigate around them."...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

...ases in the heat content of the oceans, changes in ocean current circulation and a steady rise in average global sea surface levels. In the atmosphere, satellites are also able to quantify aerosol types and concentrations which play an important part in regional climate and even count the number of airc...

Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

...e bacteria identified in sediment samples from the ocean floor. The substance has shown strong anticancer properties in laboratory tests. Nereus Pharmaceuticals holds an exclusive license to the compound for drug development. Experiments with NPI-0052 began at Dana-Farber in 2003, said Dharminder Chauha...

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