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Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year

... chapter's performance in the Annual Student Steel bridge Competition sponsored by the American Institute ... interests include engineering geomorphology, bridge scour, deep foundations, and ground water ... the NYS Thruway Authority, the Triboro bridge and Tunnel Authority and more. He has served ...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year Award

... chapter's performance in the Annual Student Steel bridge Competition sponsored by the American Institute ... interests include engineering geomorphology, bridge scour, deep foundations, and ground water ... the NYS Thruway Authority, the Triboro bridge and Tunnel Authority and more. He has served ...

Exciting new companies at NJIT's small biz incubator get 100K in grants

... has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in ... Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants. "The Center works hard to help young ... $49,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grant to continue commercializing a range of ...

Exciting new companies at NJIT's small biz incubator get 100K in lrants

... has awarded almost $100,000 as part of its SBIR bridge grant program to two start-up companies based in ... Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grants. "The Center works hard to help young ... $49,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) bridge grant to continue commercializing a range of ...

Wilkins Ice Shelf hanging by its last thread

... that is threatening the collapse of the ice bridge connecting the shelf to Charcot Island. Since the ... the ice shelf, it is likely the break-up of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk. ... By 8 July, a fracture that could open the ice bridge was visible. According to the image acquired ...

Material Technologies Holds First Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor Training for Private Inspection Firms

... and practical testing on day 4. Conventional bridge inspections are mostly visual, often done ... technology will revolutionize the way we view bridge management and inspections." Companies will be ... order to bring this indispensable technology to bridge owners. Already, these engineers have come up ...

Truck-safe bamboo bridge opens in China

... Made from pre-fabricated structural elements, the bridge was erected within a week by a team of eight ... equipment. While traffic on the Leiyang bridge will be limited to the 8-ton design capacity, preliminary tests on a duplicate bridge erected on the campus of Hunan University have ...

Cell 'anchors' required to prevent muscular dystrophy

... similar to a steel cables attaching to a specific point along a suspension bridge to distribute the forces and keep the flexible bridge intact, Bennett said. When the protective protein layer isn't ...

How chromosomes meet in the dark -- Switch that turns on X chromosome matchmaking

... by this unlikely double chance encounter, forming a chemical bridge between the two chromosomes. However such a gradual chance based ... and bind in quick succession to two X chromosomes forming a chemical bridge between them and almost instantly bringing about colocalization of the X ...

Sulfurous ping-pong in the urinary tract

... journal PNAS . ETH Zurich researchers crossed the disulfide bridge The discovery of the signal transfer mechanism happened accidentally, ... bond formation machinery genetically associated with ASST. This disulfide bridge is a prerequisite for proper folding of this protein and could also play a ...

'Webcam' from Space: Envisat observing Wilkins Ice Shelf

... discovered that scientists predict could lead to the opening of the ice bridge that connects the ice shelf to two islands, Charcot and Latady. If the ice bridge were to open, it could put the entire ice shelf at risk of disintegrating. ...

US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute announces new genome sequencing projects

... by protists that determine the fate of phytoplankton and bacteria to bridge the gap in our knowledge about this important player in the marine food ... of Vienna and biofuels industry players Verenium and Novozymes, will bridge the current gap in industrial fungal enzyme production research by ...

Engineer develops detergent to promote peripheral nerve healing

... to repairing very small injuries. She adds AVANCE nerve grafts are able to bridge long nerve gaps, provide a three-dimensional pathway supporting nerve ... transplanted nerve provides a type of scaffolding that serves as a bridge between the two ends of the severed nerve to promote regrowth. And because ...

Gene study supports single main migration across Bering Strait

... number of people from Siberia who trekked across a Bering Strait land bridge some 12,000 years ago give rise to the native peoples of North and South ... new genetic evidence thats likely to hearten proponents of the land bridge theory. The study, published online in PLoS Genetics, is one of the most ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 12, 2007

... FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Sept. 17, 2007 Preventing future bridge collapses: Protective coatings may hold key Chemical & Engineering News In the wake of the tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota and last years shut down of an oil pipeline in ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E3, Canada Declining sea level during the last great glacial event resulted in the exposure of a continuous land bridge extending from Siberia in the west to Yukon in the east. Lying in the rain shadow of the St. Elias Mountains, this great region, now known as ...

MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions

... and intensity of water deficit stress under field conditions is essential to examine plant responses to drought. Thus, the drought simulators will bridge the gap between controlled environment facilities, such as growth chambers and greenhouses, and real conditions encountered in the field." ...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

... doing this, we can learn about the characteristics of proteins including possible folding pathways and folding intermediates. Thus, it allows us to bridge the gap between statistical and experimental results." Unfortunately, so much is happening physically and biochemically as proteins fold into ...

Reviews of microbial gene language published in special issue of Trends in Microbiology

... host. By allowing scientists to link experimental results to a computer-readable language, the Gene Ontology provides scientists with an important bridge between specific experiments that characterize gene function and larger-scale, systems biology efforts to provide a global picture of host-microbe ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... area in recent years. The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), a scientific forum established in 1987, has set itself the task to bridge the gap between basic research and medical practice, paving the way for improved pharmacological treatments in mental disorders. With the 22nd ECNP ...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

... larger global issue, something that policy makers could consider," Law said. "A lot of land management approaches are now being seen as a short-term bridge to a period where we will be using fewer fossil fuels and addressing carbon issues in other ways." Largely because of its many forests, ...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

... leukocyte antigen] matching in 'saviour sibling' cases," said Mr Harton. Karyomapping was developed by Professor Alan Handyside of the London bridge Fertility Gynaecology and Genetics Centre in London (UK), and Mr Harton has been providing samples and DNA information in order to test the method ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients

... plant community structure, which in turn drives the evolution of the trait. The paper uses a combination of theory, experiment and observation to bridge the fields of community ecology and quantitative genetics. Odum Education Award: Christine Flanagan Christine Flanagan of the U.S. Botanic ...

World Day to Combat Desertification focuses on human security

... Mozambique. ESA, through its TIGER initiative, is also supporting African countries to overcome water-related problems, such as drought, and to bridge gaps in information related to water through the use of EO technology. Under the first phase of TIGER, ESA provided more than 8500 satellite-based ...

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning

... what humans can naturally learn and what they need to learn to be successful adults in today's modern society. Schools have traditionally helped bridge the gap between evolution and new knowledge, but in the U.S. more may need to be done. "Schools need to push children to learn things that they do ...

Fossil teeth of browsing horse found in Panama Canal earthworks

... mysteries," said Jaramillo. "What geological forces combined to create the Panama land bridge? Was the flora and fauna in Panama before the land bridge closed similar to that in North America, or did it include other elements?" ...

Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

... using sugar cane as a cost-effective option and estimates an 80 percent reduction in carbon footprint compared to petroleum-based fuels. "It is a bridge feedstock. Once second generation feedstocks come online we will be able to convert production over to them quickly and achieve even greater ...

Bowman Global Change says public engagement critical to solving climate crisis

... with better mileage, a systemic improvement with significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emission rates. Calling on communication experts to bridge the gap between the scientists and the public, Bowman says the public is not disinterested but isn't sure what to do. "Even a motivated public is ...

Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner

... ISBN: 978-0-387-89461-4), Naour uses Great Ape Trust Scientist Emeritus Dr. Duane Rumbaugh's theory of rational behaviorism and emergents as a bridge between two very different schools of thought. Rumbaugh and colleagues published their theory in 2002, offering a substantially new perspective of ...

Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils

... small mammal fossils of that age to be found in Egypt. They may even represent some of the first mammals to migrate from Asia to Africa when the land bridge between the two continents first formed. "It's likely that animals moving from Asia to Africa passed through the Khasm el Raqaba area," Gunnell ...

Satellite imagery shows fragile Wilkins Ice Shelf destabilized

... the northern front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf indicating that the huge shelf has become unstable. This follows the collapse three weeks ago of the ice bridge that had previously linked the Antarctic mainland to Charcot Island. The ice bridge, which effectively formed a barrier pinning back the northern ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... coal tar creosote, which is made of petrochemicals and is the world's most widely used wood preservative, applied to power poles, railroad ties and bridge timbers. Even with detoxification genes, creosote bush is so toxic the packrats can eat only so much. When they eat it exclusively, in winter, ...

A full-sized California-style home made of bamboo

... Viterbi School's Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team built the world's first modern bamboo truck-loaded roadway bridge in 2007. According to Xiao, the structure is a milestone in the use of bamboo for modern construction both in China and the world. Due to the ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... coal tar creosote, which is made of petrochemicals and is the world's most widely used wood preservative, applied to power poles, railroad ties and bridge timbers. Even with detoxification genes, creosote bush is so toxic the packrats can eat only so much. When they eat it exclusively, in winter, ...

Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves

... continuously for more than 50 years. The four packs there comprise 24 wolves, all descended from one female and one or two males who crossed an ice bridge from Canada during an unusually cold winter in the 1940s. Since then they have been isolated on the islands that make up Isle Royale National Park. ...

Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

... live up to 172 days on triticale, wheat, and barley and as long as 150 days on oats. "This length of survival," Summers said, "is sufficient time to bridge the corn-free period from the last volunteer corn in the fall to the first planted and emerged corn in the spring. We found that the corn stunt ...

LabRoots Launches Social Networking Site for Scientists & Engineers

... of Sales and Marketing).   More information can be found at www.LabRoots.com .   Contact Dawn Obermoeller Red bridge Marketing (512) 301-4094 dawn@redbridgemarketing.com   LabRoots press@labroots.com www.labroots.com/press.php ...

Bioscience institutions come together to launch Microlife Discovery Center for area students

... increased budget cuts, the Microlife Discovery Center synergizes what BioBridge can do to excite students about science and related careers, and to bridge gaps in science education faced by secondary schools." "I believe that the new Center provides a powerful opportunity for fostering early interest ...

Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs

... platforms, from the Internet to computer games. "The terrorist organizations invest efforts in information warfare tools, which enables them to bridge the physical gap between them and their conventional fighting forces. Today, these organizations frequently hold an advantageous stance in this ...

Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention -- part 2 just published in OMICS

... Risk assessment and communication frameworks and socio-ethical standards on genotype-phenotype associations in nutrigenomics, and measures to bridge the gap between omics science and society Ethical, legal and social issues (ELSIs) associated with commercialization and patenting in nutrigenomics ...
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