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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 28, 2009

... for NASCAR promise to save lives and reduce injuries in automobile racing a popular sport with a fan-base of 75 million and everyday driving, ... of Chemical & Engineering News , ACS' weekly newsmagazine. NASCAR's new racing season begins Feb. 7. In the magazine's cover story, C&EN Associate ...

100-meter sprint world record could go as low as 9.48 seconds

... to scrutinise the running performances of humans and two other famous racing species, dogs and thoroughbred horses, to find how close modern runners ... top running speeds for all three species over the years, it was clear that racing horses and dogs have already reached a plateau. There has been no ...

Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers

... In a potential breakthrough for the performance horse industry (such as racing and polo), Melbourne scientists are aiming to harness stem cells to repair ... training for injured thoroughbred horses, said the implications for the racing industry could be enormous. "This research could change the way we look ...

Lessons from the Iditarod

... are unique, but only one stands out as the ultra-athlete canine: the racing sled dogs. racing sled dogs are best known for their "mushing" each March during the ...

A bird's eye view of art

... clear and discernable, and viewers could see the specific characteristics of the subjects in the paintings. Pigeons from the Japanese Society for racing Pigeons were placed in a chamber where they could see a computer monitor displaying the children's art. In the first series of experiments, four ...

Molecules that orchestrate the processes of life

... look directly at the molecules in a living organism.Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies attacking a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of ... The Machinery of Life is a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular ...

Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan

... leather thong draped over this gap and knotted under the chin, with the trailing ends acting as the reins. Plains Indians called this a war bridle or racing bridle and it most likely is the type of bridle that was developed first. "The domestication of horses is known to have had immense social and ...

Scientists use lasers to measure changes to tropical forests

... scientists involved in the research published their findings this month in the journal Ecosystems and hope it will help other researchers racing to assess threats to tropical forests around the world. "Our results clearly show the interactive role that climate and invasive species play on ...

Lead-flapping objects experience less wind resistance than their trailing counterparts

... It is commonly known that racing cars and bicyclists can reduce air resistance by following closely behind a leader, but researchers from New York University and Cornell University ...

As Andean glacier retreats, tiny life forms swiftly move in, CU-Boulder study shows

... at high elevations, time is of the essence for researchers at CU-Boulder and elsewhere working on tiny organisms in extreme environments. "We are racing to identify new species and archive them in the laboratory before bigger changes occur and they disappear," said Schmidt. ...

Racing cane toads reveals they get cold feet on Southern Australia invasion

... said Dr. Tracy. "Their range would also be constrained by the limited availability of water for their tadpoles in some parts of Australia". After racing their toads, Kearney and his colleagues used sophisticated computer models developed by Dr Warren Porter at the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA, ...

Researchers find cancer-inhibiting compound under the sea

... An initial set of papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society also has garnered the attention of other scientists, and the lab is racing to complete additional research. The molecule's natural chemical structure and ability to inhibit cancer cell growth were first described in the ...

Want to fly? Don't copy the birds and the bees

... the compromise winged creatures face between meeting aerodynamic requirements and overcoming inertia in order to generate lift, by loading wings of racing pigeons with lead fishing weights. He believes that lessons from all of these studies lead to the same conclusion. "My work should act as a ...

Sticky questions tackled in gecko research

... contact with the road, and you are depending on that to do the job in a variety of circumstances. Researchers and corporations around the world are racing to create the first synthetic gecko glue and the U.S. military is leading the way in trying to create gecko-inspired robots that can scale any ...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

... Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, in Belmont, N.Y., the New York racing Association (NYRA) on May 18 issued travel restrictions for all horses ... of the outbreak, the NYRA isn't taking any chances. "The New York State racing Association has put in a directive requiring veterinarians to show that ...

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

... deliver the protecting virus to them in their drinking water. One dose should protect a chicken for weeks. Flu is a major problem in the horse racing industry and in domestic horses. It also has very recently become a problem in domestic dogs in the USA and domestic cats are susceptible to H5N1 ...

Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment

... and radiation treatment with the maximum tolerated dose - all of which leads to a painfully low quality of life. Because of this, researchers are racing to find better therapies to stop or slow GBM. In the Jan. 1, 2006 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, Gelsomina "Pupa" De Stasio, ...

Bad aftertaste? New sensory on/off switch may 'cure' bane of artificial sweetener search

... Society (ACS) 230th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 to explain their discoveries and applications. Many scientists are racing to create ways to deliver cancer-killing drugs to tumors without harming surrounding tissue. At ACS meetings in August 2004 and March 2005, Brewer ...

Virginia Tech group adds tools to DNA-targeted anti-cancer drugs

... Society (ACS) 230th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 to explain their discoveries and applications. Many scientists are racing to create ways to deliver cancer-killing drugs to tumors without harming surrounding tissue. At ACS meetings in August 2004 and March 2005, Brewer ...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

... tigers are critically endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild," said Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf, lead scientist for WWF's tiger program. "We're racing to find out as much about them and where they live as we can, before more of their natural habitat is converted to commercial plantations growing ...
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