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Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case

... are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site ... terrestrial ecosystems. If successful, the experiment might demonstrate the same ecosystem recovery is ... wolves might have a large impact. A controlled experiment demonstrating the whole ecosystem benefits that ...

UT nanomedicine project to be tested in space

... include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas ... that near weightlessness has been achieved, the experiment will activate itself and begin a series of tests ... millionths of a meter, said Alessandro Grattoni, experiment project manager and senior research assistant in ...

CCNY, CSHL biologists find birdsong of isolates reverts to norm over several generations

... NEW YORK, May 3, 2009 In an experiment that points to a role for genetics in the ... According to Dr. Olga Fehr, who conducted the experiment for her dissertation at CCNY, first generation ... other deaf children. Dr. Fehr concluded the experiment "identified some encoded traits of culture." ...

Lohafex provides new insights on plankton ecology

... They carried out an ocean iron fertilization experiment in the south-western Atlantic for arduous two and ... blooming. Diatoms could not grow in the Lohafex experiment because previous, natural blooms had already ... and contributed to the good atmosphere. The experiment thus provides an excellent example of ...

Polarstern expedition 'LOHAFEX' can be conducted

... Safety concluded that the iron fertilisation experiment LOHAFEX is neither against environmental ... reasons to further suspend the iron fertilisation experiment LOHAFEX. Reacting to the positive news from ... data for climate and earth system research if the experiment is conducted as planned. Lochte further ...

LOHAFEX: An Indo-German iron fertilization experiment

... to carry out the Indo-German iron fertilization experiment LOHAFEX (LOHA is Hindi for iron, FEX stands for ... in the atmosphere. The scientific experiment is in accordance with the resolution of the ... possible environmental impacts showing that this experiment will not cause damage to the environment. The ...

AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008

... analyzed The High Resolution Imaging Science experiment (HiRISE), on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ... as part of the Dust and Biomass-Burning experiment (DABEX) and modeling efforts using a range of ... Title: Overview of the Dust and Biomass-burning experiment and African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis ...

Girls have superior sense of taste to boys

... from all over Denmark took part in a large-scale experiment conducted by Danish Science Communication and The ... and young people in the study was that the experiment itself was conducted in quite an unorthodox way: ... detailed instructions, and then conducted the experiment as part of their natural science classes. The ...

New deep-sea observatory goes live

... on video. Researchers will also be testing an experiment to study the effects of ocean acidification on ... project. Led by MBARI chemist Peter Brewer, this experiment will allow researchers to find out how the ... atmosphere dissolves into the oceans. Another experiment that will be hooked up to the MARS Observatory is ...

Volcanoes may have provided sparks and chemistry for first life

... analysis of samples from a classic origin-of-life experiment by NASA and university researchers. The ... molecules. At the time, the molecules used in the experiment (hydrogen, methane, and ammonia) were thought to ... zapped with an electric spark. After running the experiment for a few weeks, the water turned brown. When ...

Experiment demonstrates 110 years of sustainable agriculture

... of Alabama (now Auburn University) started an experiment to test his theories that sustainable cotton ... the soil from winter erosion. Today, his experiment on the campus of Auburn University is the oldest, continuous cotton experiment in the world and the third oldest field ...

Research expedition on corals and global warming: Aug. 17-26 in Puerto Rico

... their egg-sperm packets, Baums will begin her experiment with a nighttime trip to a designated reef off ... These observations will be tested in a controlled experiment as part of this year's workshop. While Baums ... Administration (NOAA), who will do the same experiment using corals from Florida, where annual minimum ...

Scripps scientists will assess Beijing Olympics air pollution control efforts

... Science Foundation-funded Cheju ABC Plume-Monsoon experiment (CAPMEX) will include a series of flights by ... in Korea. "This will be a very interesting experiment that can never happen again." Satellite and ... The scientists conducted their first successful experiment using AUAV data in the skies over the Indian ...

New study finds that some plants can adapt to widespread climate change

... of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The experiment on which the study is based is one of the ... the National Science Foundation. The 13-year experiment at BCCIL involved subjecting 30 small grassland ... cut to simulate annual sheep grazing. A similar experiment was concurrently conducted on grasslands in ...

U-M scientists remove thousands of aspens to glimpse forest's future

... aspen and birch trees in a large-scale, long-term experiment to glimpse the Great Lakes region's future ... it down. The main goal of the federally funded experiment Forest Accelerated Succession experiment (FASET) is to determine how much heat-trapping ...

Scientists endure Arctic for last campaign prior to CryoSat-2 launch

... are currently in the middle of CryoSat Validation experiment (CryoVEx) 2008, an extensive three-week experiment programme in the far north of Greenland and ... ice cap. The campaign includes a unique experiment in northern Greenland where the 'cold' ice is ...

FEBS Letters Structured Digital Abstracts experiment

... of Structured Digital Abstracts and explains the experiment and relevance in full detail. The aim of the experiment is threefold: To develop and fine tune simple ... in this editorial revolution. This innovative experiment is a joint project between the curators of the ...

Old McDonald had a phytochemical

... according to research by the Texas Agricultural experiment Station. Thats because applying less water to ... horticultural researcher for Texas Agricultural experiment Station in Uvalde. He said growers are ... in phytochemicals for spinach. They also will experiment applying the irrigation water in different ways ...

Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A 'risk distribution law' for evolution

... dollars over five years. Taking a chance on an experiment this is one of the impulses that drive ... sequences, and when do they allow evolution to experiment with them" Clearly, highly conserved genes ... the effects of a drastic evolutionary experiment that nature sometimes performs on living cells: ...

Stanford/Packard researchers find disease genes hidden in discarded data

... of fundamental importance." For example, one experiment focused on an extremely rare pediatric disorder ... that a gene that is only weakly positive in one experiment may easily be dismissed out of hand. However, if ... 30 percent of the same panel, and the average experiment identified only 2 percent. Further analysis ...

Spaceflight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease

... virulence studies. As a synchronous control experiment back on Earth, Nickersons team grew an identical ... sensitive to degradation, but we designed the experiment using a fixative that preserved the mRNA very ... of mRNA and protein expression data from this experiment is precious, since comprehensive analysis of an ...

Life on Mars 'pregnancy test' successfully launched

... Friday as part of a twelve-day, low-Earth orbit experiment to assess their survivability in the space ... is, or ever was, present on Mars. The LMC experiment has been proposed for the European Space Agencys ... which is planned for launch in 2013. The LMC experiment is in the development phase and is led by an ...

Minimum information standards -- all for 1 and 1 for all

... The Minimum Information About a Proteomics experiment (MIAPE) and the Minimum Information required for reporting a Molecular Interaction experiment (MIMIx) guidelines propose the range of ... and capture all the necessary information from an experiment to set the experimental results in both a ...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

... any of these afflictions led directly to the flies' death. A separate experiment showed adult flies transported carbon nanoparticles and then deposited ... hazardous), but the form the nanoparticle is in," Rand said. In another experiment led by Daniel Vinson, an undergraduate student in engineering, adult ...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... billion years ago). Using images from the High Resolution Imaging Science experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Di Achille et ... stress, Ponte and Quinn analyze data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate experiment (GRACE) satellite mission (which measures Earth's gravity field and can ...

Music is the engine of new U-M lab-on-a-chip device

... just millimeters or centimeters in size. The devices allow researchers to experiment on tiny sample sizes, and also to simultaneously perform multiple ... food contaminants and toxic gases, among other advances. To do an experiment in a microfluidic device today, researchers often use dozens of air hoses, ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... faster. Now faster." These were the commands for volunteers in a simple experiment that casts doubt on old ideas about mechanisms to control hand muscles. ... he explains. Valero-Cuevas and his collaborators set up a simple experiment to characterize how finger velocity made a difference in the force ...

Sulphur in just one hair could blow a terrorist's alibi

... hair can be linked to peoples' geographical movements. The traveller experiment The researchers collected hair samples of more than 4cm in length ... in the months leading up to the sample being taken. The results of the experiment revealed that the traveller's hair indeed showed significant variations in ...

'Beating' heart machine expedites research and development of new surgical tools, techniques

... expensive than using live animals. "It costs approximately $25 to run an experiment on the machine," says Richards, "whereas a similar experiment using a live animal costs approximately $2,500." ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... If so, would it eventually resemble existing ones? Such an experiment is not practical to conduct in humans, but an analog has been performed ... about how the evolutionary process applies to culture," he says. "This experiment takes culture and puts it into a laboratory setting. We've tested some ...

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

... were not the result simply of less food intake. The rats used in the experiment were obese to begin with, and developed higher triglyceride levels as the experiment proceeded and they aged but the animals given lipoic acid fared much ...

How increased UV exposure impacts plants

... their ability to withstand increased exposure to UVR. Recently, a new experiment studying bryophytes was applied at a large-enrollment undergraduate ... to impacts of ultraviolet radiation on ecological systems and humans. The experiment was also designed to improve student's computational skills, expand their ...

Ocean islands fuel productivity and carbon sequestration through natural iron fertilization

... An experiment to study the effects of naturally deposited iron in the Southern Ocean has ... carbon in the deep ocean," said Charette. The team conducted their experiment in 2004-2005 on the seas around the Crozet Islands and Plateau at the ...

A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the 'review nightmare'

... any flaws in the paper may be highlighted. The decision to launch this experiment was taken after consultation with members of the Editorial Board, who were ... the dissemination of research results, not to obstruct it. I hope this experiment will show that referees, authors and journals can work together to ...

Rice University psychologist finds women's brains recognize, encode smell of male sexual sweat

... and encoded the smell of sexual sweat from men. The results of the experiment indicated the brain recognizes chemosensory communication, including human ... smell complement their more powerful senses of sight and hearing. The experiment directly studied natural human sexual sweat using functional magnetic ...

Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects

... of Energy's (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and experiment (INCITE) program. The awards are part of a competitively selected group ... As part of DOE's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and experiment program, the ALCF provides in-depth expertise and assistance in using ALCF ...

Nanotechnology 'culture war' possible, says Yale study

... for garnering support of the new technology, say the researchers. The experiment involved a diverse sample of 1,500 Americans, the vast majority of whom ... with effect." According to Kahan and other experts, the findings of the experiment highlight the need for public education strategies that consider citizens' ...

Gaps in adhesion

... strongly there than on the other." The scientists have designed their experiment to correspond to this detachment process. They apply a single layer of the ... almost constant. The researchers now want to use the findings from this experiment to manufacture polymers with binding sites for different materials. The ...

Female embryonic sexual development driven by universal factor

... beta-catenin would affect testes formation, the researchers repeated the experiment in embryos in the early stages of testes development. "When we looked ... The results were so unexpected that the researchers conducted the experiment again and again to test their findings. "When I looked at the results ...

Following the leader can be a drag, according to student's research on flapping flags

... and New York University researcher Jun Zhang used a simple tabletop experiment to show that two or more flexible objects in a flow -- flags flapping in ... "You often have to do the experiment," he said. "And when you do the experiment you can get something that is counterintuitive." ...
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