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Study finds ATV guidelines inadequate

... match the rider's age to a recommended vehicle frame or engine size do not assure a proper fit. ... under age 16 may fit the adult-size vehicle frame better, even though the recommendation would be for a "youth" sized frame or engine. Consequences of rider misfit include ...

New deep-sea observatory goes live

... ship IT Intrepid arrived in Monterey Bay and hauled the trawl-resistant frame up to the surface. Working around the clock, technicians on board the ship replaced the failed underwater connector, then lowered the frame back down to the seafloor. On November 10, 2008, the MBARI marine ...

How baby fish find a home

... larvae as they move with currents. Dubbed the OWNFOR (Orientation With No frame Of Reference) system, this drifting observational device, which resembles ... in the pelagic environment; an often pitch black void with little or no frame of reference to navigate. The OWNFOR system is deployed at sea and ...

University has grand designs to build a house of straw

... emissions. The two storey BaleHaus to be built on campus will be made using 'ModCell' - pre-fabricated panels consisting of a wooden structural frame infilled with straw bales or hemp and rendered with a breathable lime-based system. ModCell is the creation of White Design in Bristol and ...

When evolution is not so slow and gradual

... study may initially seem encouraging from a conservation perspective," the authors write. "[B]ut it is important to remember that the elapsed time frame was 13-26 guppy generations. The current results may therefore provide little solace for biologists and managers concerned with longer-lived ...

Microfossils challenge prevailing views of the effects of 'Snowball Earth' glaciations on life

... described a highlight of the trip, "when we rode through the rapids and descended into 'Powell's bowels' where the oldest rocks in the Grand Canyon frame the river passage. These rocks formed deep in the Earth approximately 1.8 billion years ago, and are very different in appearance from the overlying ...

Non-wovens as scaffolds for artificial tissue

... The research scientists place cells on a porous scaffold material, for example a non-woven made of polymer fibers. The cells can then grow on this frame and form tissue. Whether the cells will grow properly into tissue, however, depends on many factors. For instance, the cells only form cartilage if ...

Brain music

... Every brain has a soundtrack. Its tempo and tone will vary, depending on mood, frame of mind, and other features of the brain itself. When that soundtrack is recorded and played back -- to an emergency responder, or a firefighter -- ...

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers develop new reversible, green window technology

... a smaller, tinted glass with an opening on top and bottom, which allows air to circulate between the panes. The window panes are fixed to a single frame and can be swiveled easily during seasonal changes - or even on a daily basis, in response to changing weather. The window system is intended for ...

Monash scientists debug superbug

... us to work on treatments for it. We are confident our research will pave the way for future drugs to try to wipe out this disease. I can't put a time frame on how quickly drugs could be developed, but we're certainly on that road to discovery," Dr Lyras said. ...

Scientists find black gold amidst overlooked data

... to SAR, which penetrates cloud cover and can be tilted to get the necessary imaging angle. "If you can get an image on a two- to three-day time frame and anywhere on the globe, that's pretty spectacular," said Reddy. "The first few days are critical to tracking oil in the ocean, so it helps to be ...

Electromagnetic phantom exorcises specters of metal detector tests

... includes blood, bone, fat, organs, muscle and skin). The material is shaped into brick-like blocks and then arranged on a non-conductive fiberglass frame in a form that simulates the mass and height of the average American adult male. Once assembled, the NIST phantom is placed atop a low-friction ...

Issues at intersection of climate change and health impact global well-being

... health professionals developing new ways of thinking, communicating, and acting. With regard to thinking, it requires addressing a far longer time frame than has been customary in health planning and it needs a systems approach that extends well beyond the current boundaries of the health sciences and ...

Einstein researchers develop a new way to study how breast cancer spreads

... professor of anatomy and structural biology and co-director of the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center. The new method involves the placement of a frame containing a small glass window onto the breast tumor of a mouse formed from cancerous cells that have a specific tag. Through the glass, individual ...

Consumer not ready for tailor-made nutrition

... and science. These interviews reveal that there is poor consensus on important questions such as: What exactly is nutrigenomics, within what time frame will it be usable in practice, and how is acceptance by consumers determined? Consumers Based on these interviews with experts and an ...

Earlier global warming produced a whole new form of life

... when worldwide temperatures rose by 5 to 6 C over a period of 20,000 years. "What's very interesting is that we know the very specific time frame when these organisms existed," he said. "If you go below it, we don't find them, and if you go above it, we don't find them. Five degrees warmer may ...

Risk and reward compete in brain

... on in their brain?" asked first author Gui Xue, a postdoctoral research associate at the institute. Bechara called his group's study the first to frame a person's risk profile in terms of the interaction between two brain regions. Co-author Zhong-Lin Lu, professor of psychology at USC, said: "What ...

Full-Featured Video Analytics Platform Available in Smart Camera Format

... written in C have proven to be readily ported to the platform. "Video Analytics on the Edge (in the camera) offers a variety of advantages: full frame rate raw video is available to the image processing algorithm; information sparse video need not tie up the network bandwidth -- only video of ...

Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak

... attention towards those too poor or vulnerable to prepare themselves. The article lays out a set of ethics rules and principles to help guide and frame a pandemic response strategy that is evidence-based, transparent, fair, and recognizes the burdens the public may face. Dr. Kass points out the ...

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust launches operations

... organization, able to respond dynamically to emerging research. A private effort is essential if treatments and cures are to be developed in a time frame that the devastating nature of this disorder demands." ...

Expanding cell girth indicates seriousness of breast cancer

... a camera to measure how many cells were being screened over a predetermined time period. The camera must be able to capture changes in each cell one frame at a time. The scientists want to make the screening process even faster, so they need a camera that can shoot frames even more rapidly than the ...

What is a gene?

... also have various ways of framing the concept of a gene, according to a new study appearing in the October 2008 issue of EMBO reports . The study, frame that gene, is based on the analysis of 300 articles in British and Norwegian newspapers: The Guardian, The Sun and The Daily Mail from the UK; and ...

Dartmouth awarded NSF grant for new polar sciences, engineering grad program

... a core curriculum including the courses, "Introduction to Polar Systems" and "Sustainability Science, Policy and Ethics." They will be trained to frame research questions in ways relevant to Arctic residents and policy by using tools and perspectives from both western science and traditional ...

Digimarc Board Approves $310 Million All-Cash Offer from L-1 Identity Solutions for Digimarc's ID Systems Business

... ID Systems Business of Digimarc at $310 million and offers Digimarc's stockholders increased consideration and certainty of value within a short time frame through the commencement of a tender offer by July 2, 2008. L-1 will finance the transaction through proceeds of a committed credit facility and ...

Climate change could severely impact California's unique native plants

... less likely than more dire ones, Ackerly said. In the higher scenario - the greatest warming, and plants unable to move in the 90- to-100-year time frame of global warming - plant diversity will decrease everywhere by as much as 25 percent, even if no species actually become extinct. Similarly, 66 ...

Tell me by the way I walk

... an individual potentially from a considerable distance. "The ability to identify a possible threat from a distance gives personnel a longer time frame in which to react before a possible suspect becomes a real threat," the researchers say. They carried out initial tests on 20 people recorded walk ...

Bamboo instant houses will soon shelter Sichuan quake victims

... materials used are processed bamboo veneer sheets, a kind of bamboo fiber composite." Xiao said that interior detailing is similar to the wood frame houses in the North America, noting that the design conforms to current U.S. building codes requirements for quake resistance. "The relief house ...

Crystal (eye) ball: Study says visual system equipped with 'future seeing powers'

... lines toward a vanishing point are cues that trick our brains into thinking we are moving forwardas we would in the real world, where the door frame seems to bow out as we move through itand we try to perceive what that world will look like in the next instant. Beyond geometric, Changizi was ...

Religion and the narrative of biological science

... to the body and some, such as circumcision, an obligation. Intricate narratives about tikkun olam or the duty to repair a world understood as broken frame the response to medicine in a general sense. . We remain in discussion with the Torah, the Talmud, and the medieval commentators, Zoloth ...

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

... Alberta landscape. Eyes in the sky EO provides objective coverage across both space and time, EO images show the world through a wide-enough frame so that complete large-scale phenomena can be observed with great accuracy. Satellites also remain in place for long periods, making them able to ...

NASA satellite measures pollution from east Asia to North America

... give us the ability to capture more accurate measurements, on a nearly daily basis across a broader geographic region and across a longer time frame so that the overall result is a better estimate than any other measurement method weve had in the past, said study co-author Lorraine Remer, a ...

Nations and conservation groups seek plan to protect 'Ghost of the Himalayas'

... Afghanistan to Uzbekistan. Representatives from those countries, along with leading big cat experts, are expected in Beijing from March 9 11 to frame a multinational conservation plan to save these highly endangered and rarely observed predators. Hosted by the Chinese Institute of Zoology in ...

Half time in the International Polar Year 2007-2008

... first expeditions during the International Polar Year 2007/08. From March 10 14, 2008 the most important projects will be presented in Mnster in the frame of the 23rd International Polar Meeting of the German Society of Polar Research. In addition to scientific highlights, also student and school ...

Stanford researchers say living corals thousands of years old hold clues to past climate changes

... ocean, he said. They are placed in jeopardy not only by coral harvesters but also by deep-sea trawling and long-line fishing. Clearly a different frame of mind is needed, he said. Its not a renewable resource. Roark and his associates found that Gerardia, commonly known as gold coral, can live for ...

University of Chicago launches research program in catastrophic deformation

... the properties and dynamics of proteins and cells. The previous state-of-the-art of confocal microscopy limited the image rate to approximately one frame every second. "Different timescales tell you different things about the behaviors of materials," Gardel said. Silly Putty, for example, will break ...

Global warming and other research from UCLA summit featured in journal

... from 20 countries attended the UCLA summit, which was designed to bring the discussion of environmental problems beyond academic boundaries to frame real-world solutions. Among those attending were top conservation biologists and university and government researchers, administrators from ...

Truck-safe bamboo bridge opens in China

... developed. Meanwhile, they are also constructing a prototype 250 square meter, two-story single-family house, similar to the lightweight wood frame houses widely built in California, where Dr. Xiao lives. ...

Telemedicine: Health alert via satellite

... the locations involved in the catastrophe with the appropriate authorities. Thankfully, this was only a two-day training exercise conducted in the frame of the SAFE project (satellite for health early warning and for epidemiology), part of the ESA approach to understanding users' needs and developing ...

UCSB researchers discover the dawn of animal vision

... student at UC Santa Barbara. The research was conducted with a National Science Foundation dissertation improvement grant. We now have a time frame for the evolution of animal light sensitivity. We know its precursors existed roughly 600 million years ago, said Plachetzki. Senior author Todd ...

Evil genes made me do it

... inside the heads of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but could never understanduntil now. Starting with psychology as a frame of reference, Oakley uses cutting-edge images of the working brain to provide startling support for the idea that evil people act the way they do ...
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