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'Canadian excellence' strengthened by extensive adoption of open access

... point of open access archiving of intellectual output for all members of the University community. ... ensures that Laurier's scholarly communication output is consolidated, thus enabling researchers to ... strategy' to ensure that as much scholarly output from the university as possible is held with the ...

Cells with double vision

... neighbouring cells, the cells respond in their output regions to movements from a much wider field of ... between neighbouring VS-cells in the cells' output regions. Computer simulations of this network led ... of the visual field. In contrast, in the cells' output region, each cell also responds to movement in ...

Dolphin population stunted by fishing activities, Scripps/NOAA study finds

... activities have disrupted the reproductive output of the northeastern pantropical spotted dolphin. The researchers note that reproductive output of the eastern spinner dolphin also declined, but ... between the amount of fishing and reproductive output in a given year for the dolphin population most ...

Models of eel cells suggest electrifying possibilities

... design? he asks. Electric eels channel the output of thousands of specialized cells called ... how to optimize the system to maximize power output by changing the overall mix of channel types. ... a side are capable of producing continuous power output of about 300 microwatts to drive small implant ...

The power of multiples: Connecting wind farms can make a more reliable - and cheaper - power source

... cranking out the kilowatts. The combined output of all the hamsters will vary, depending on how ... winds to each produce their 1,500kW maximum output at the same time. Thus, the capacity of the ... the farm is not producing its maximum possible output all the time. Archer said that if the United ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... II-17 Segmentation II-17 Select Solid-state Lasers and their output Wavelength II-18 Table 6: Worldwide Solid-State Lasers Market (2007): ... II-23 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Lasers II-23 Applications and output Power II-24 Table 8: Worldwide CO2 Lasers Market (2008): Percentage ...

Some vocal-mimicking animals, particularly parrots, can move to a musical beat

... "you're taking in auditory input, and constantly monitoring not only your output but also the sound input. This allows you to fix your output in real time, to better resemble or line up with what you hear. For ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009

... reduced global sunlight by less than three percent but decreased output from some solar generating plants by about 20 percent. Murphy's study ... Earth's sunlight due to aerosols will cause a four to 10 percent loss in output from concentrating solar power applications. He notes, however, that flat ...

How plants fine tune their natural chemical defenses

... that only a few mutations in a key enzyme are enough to shift the whole output to an entirely new product mixture. Making fewer changes led to a mixture ... analyzed the mutant proteins, paying specific attention to the chemical output and efficiency of each enzyme. "This was the first systematic effort to ...

MIT creates new material for fuel cells

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT engineers have improved the power output of one type of fuel cell by more than 50 percent through technology that ... into a direct methanol fuel cell. The result was an increase in power output of more than 50 percent. The team is now exploring whether the new film ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

... Ideally, he and his colleagues would like to identify a single versatile ionic liquid that is capable of producing enriched polysaccharide and lignin output streams irrespective of fuel types. But there is much more basic research ahead. "Right now ionic liquids are a bench-top technique," Simmons ...

Male seahorses like big mates

... on female body size in wild populations of H. abdominalis, consistent with predictions on the importance of female body size for reproductive output in this species." ...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

... Movement of this magnetic tracer was detected by an array of magnetic field sensors mounted on wireless headphones worn by the subject. The sensor output signals were wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer, which was carried on the wheelchair. The signals were processed to determine the ...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

... The reducing agents chemically lessen the amount of copper catalyst needed for the reactions by as much as 1,000 times, significantly reducing the output of potentially hazardous materials employed in ATRP and used for purification. "Kris is a dedicated chemist whose work has revolutionized the ...

The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes

... Explains Wang, "Our study helps to explain why obese people have a stronger tendency to become diabetic. When ER stress signaling is abnormal glucose output is actually increased." "It is possible that mutations in the highly conserved CRTC2 lead to a predisposition to inappropriate gluconeogenesis," ...

Flexible solar strips light up campus bus shelter

... connected to two energy-efficient, multi-LED, light fixtures. Each light fixture uses only 600 milliwatts of power and produces about the same light output as a three watt regular tungsten bulb or what a small night light would use. The lights are bright enough for easy reading. The solar cells ...

Ethanol production could jeopardize soil productivity

... interest in using crop residues as the feedstock of choice for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol because of the more favorable energy output relative to grain-based ethanol. This would also help provide a solution to the debate of food versus fuel, because less of the grain would be ...

MicroRNAs grease the cell's circadian clockwork

... Schibler's collaborators. Performance of the molecular oscillator The researchers' team has discovered that miR-122 is tightly embedded in the output system of the circadian clock in hepatocytes. This microRNA regulates numerous circadian genes, impinging on the amplitude and duration of their ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication strategies; significantly reduce paper output and to meet their carbon footprint/environmental impact targets. As a leading international provider of electronic messaging since 1999 with ...

Computer model predicts brain tumor growth and evolution

... computational tumor with the actual human brain tumor samples at different stages of tumor evolution. Through many rounds of checking computer output against the real-life tumors, researchers created a computational model that mimicked natural biological tumors in all respects. They focused ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication strategies; significantly reduce paper output and to meet their carbon footprint/environmental impact targets. As a leading international provider of electronic messaging since 1999 with ...

New genomic technique uncovers coral transcriptome

... as 1 microgram of total RNA, eliminates the need for a strand-selection step prior to emulsion PCR, and results in 2-5 fold greater 454 sequence output than in any previously reported attempts. Meyer said, "These tools allow for the rapid development of sequence resources for any organism at a low ...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

... in related service industries this spending generates, is currently responsible for 513 jobs, $25.4 million in wages and $63.5 million in economic output in the San Diego region, according to the SANDAG study. "We are already seeing the direct and indirect benefits of algae research on the San Diego ...

Tufts students host Earth Day with groundbreaking ceremony for solar house

... that converts the DC power into usable electricity. Team Boston will attach micro-inverters to each individual panel and use them to track energy output through an Internet-based monitoring system. Micro inverters alert users to malfunctioning panels and ultimately result in a higher energy yield. ...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

... to visualize the vast amounts of sequence information available to researchers. The resources described in this paper, which are the combined output of many leading international rice research laboratories, mean that researchers can see and explore on their computers the precise positions of ...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

... to visualize the vast amounts of sequence information available to researchers. The resources described in this paper, which are the combined output of many leading international rice research laboratories, mean that researchers can see and explore on their computers the precise positions of ...

Predicting risk of stroke from one's genetic blueprint

... using it as a diagnostic tool: a patient's genetic information would simply be entered into the model, which would correlate and analyze the data and output an overall probability of stroke, based on the stroke-related SNPs in the patient's genome. "It sounds like magic," says Ramoni. "But it's just a ...

Calculating gene and protein connections in a Parkinson's disease model

... data because it can efficiently analyze tens of thousands of nodes and interactions," says Riva, who is also a co-author on the article. "The output of ResponseNet is a sparse network connecting some of the genetic data to some of the transcriptional data via intermediate proteins. Biologists can ...

Bacteria are models of efficiency

... smoothly, checks the specs and sets the pace. The first equation assesses the production rate of the ribosomes themselves; the second the protein output of the ribosomes; the third the production of RNA polymerase. The last two equations deal with how the cell assigns the available ribosomes and ...

Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension

... estrogen seems to drive the beneficial action of the ETA receptor. Additionally, researchers found stimulation of the ETB receptor increased urine output and sodium excretion in both sexes, suggesting that it was not a player in the differing responses between males and females. "According to what ...

Genomatix joins Illumina-Connect program

... rapidly expanding portfolio of Illumina NGS applications". Besides the well established Genomatix microarray analysis pipeline which works with output from the Illumina BeadChip platform Genomatix delivers a complete solution for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. This combined ...

CSHL scientists find a new class of small RNAs and define its function

... RNAs gets bigger As one of the hubs of ENCODE, Gingeras's laboratory at CSHL is part of the effort to catalogue the entire long and short RNA output of cells. Focusing on two ENCODE- targeted human cell lines in the newly announced results, Gingeras's group, in collaboration with Hannon's ...

City of Newark first in nation using cars to power grid

... sources, such as solar and wind power, become a larger fraction of our electric generation, energy storage will help grid operators smooth power output fluctuations. "Wind tends to blow stronger at night when the electric load is low," he said. "If electric vehicles charged at night with wind ...

Tilting at wind farms

... . Wind power is being touted as a clean and inexhaustible energy source across the globe, but the wind is intermittent and so the power output of wind farms can be variable. Proposed measures to smooth these power fluctuations usually involve the installation of units of batteries or ...

Harmonizing Biobank Research Conference in 2009

... MOLTOOLS, ReaDNA, INFOBIOMED, SYMBIOMATICS, etc) and ELSI, society and public health (GeneBanC, Priviledged, PHGEN, TISS.EU, etc). The collective output from these projects have already made significant inroads in biobanking science and in the science of biobanking. This includes work related to ...

Nuclear science for food security

... more, better and safer food. In plant breeding and genetics, its expertise is helping countries around the world to achieve enhanced agricultural output using nuclear technology. Already more than 3000 crop varieties of some 170 different plant species have been released through the direct ...

Moving new technologies from the lab to the marketplace

... to regrow bone tissue. Michael Lacker, professor of biomedical engineering, received an award for his boundary method. The method generates new output algorithms for measuring skill, movement stability, and energy efficiency of human motion. He someday sees his research assisting people with ...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

... relief proposed during the campaign. Such aid will only be tolerated if accompanied by significant financial reforms. The average drop in economic output is over two percent and recovery takes about two years. "We should not go backward in the decade-long efforts to strengthen the international ...

Biochemistry of human physiology in health and disease is focus of updated clinical text

... disease), transport and storage (plasma proteins, lipids, and blood gases), defense (immunoglobulins and proteins of the innate immune system), and output (liver and kidney function). The text has been substantially revised and updated throughout to incorporate the latest developments in genomics, ...

New type of fuel found in Patagonia fungus

... State University professor has found a fungus that produces a new type of diesel fuel, which they say holds great promise. Calling the fungus' output "myco-diesel," Gary Strobel and his collaborators describe their initial observations in the November issue of Microbiology . The discovery may ...
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