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High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

... that can be installed in different vehicles. The box kit uses high performance materials and can be ... has a particular expertise in the adaptation of box bodies to Unimog off-road vehicle subframes. ... in a compact form," says Strobel. The resulting box kit can be adapted to a range of vehicles while ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Christopher J. Hollis et al., GNS Science, P.O. box 30368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand. Pages ... Department of Earth Science, MS 126, P.O. box 1892, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77251-1892, ... of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, P.O. box 80.021, 3508 TA Utrecht, Netherlands. Pages ...

Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

... to the presence of moles. He built a small test box (20x25x19 cm) and filled it with 50 earthworms. The box had a tube in the side that allowed him to ... The biologist also used the small test box to explore another popular explanation for the ...

Circadian clock may be critical for remembering what you learn, Stanford researchers say

... tendency to explore their environment. Using a box roughly 2 feet square, the researchers put two ... side from the objects. As it explores the box and the objects, the hamster spends approximately ... the hamster. Whether the hamster is out of the box for an hour or as short a time as 20 minutes, it ...

August 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Koschinsky et al., Jacobs University Bremen, P.O. box 750561, D-28725 Bremen, Germany. Pages 615-618. ... Payne et al., Idaho National Laboratory, PO box 1625, MS 2025, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415-2025, ... Barnes et al., CSIRO Exploration and Mining, P.O. box 1130, Bentley 6102, Western Australia, Australia. ...

A gentle touch for better control, a quantum mechanical con, and milestone PRL papers

... if there is a particle inside. He then closes the box and Alice guesses whether or not Bob found anything in the box he chose. If she guesses correctly, she wins ... she's adept at quantum mechanics, and has a third box hidden away, she can ensure that she always knows ...

UC San Diego physicists tackle knotty puzzle

... The experimental set up consisted of a plastic box that was spun by a computer-controlled motor. A piece of string was dropped into the box and tumbled around like clothes in a dryer. ... times varying the length and stiffness of string, box size and speed of rotation. They classified the ...

Work of Field Museum scientist addresses question of chance in evolution

... most primitive cheilostomes, the soft feeding organ is squeezed out of the box by muscles pulling on a flexible membrane. The next step in ... fused spinal shield and membrane and invention of a water sac inside the box to provide enough volume to squeeze out the feeding organ. Lineages ...

UT nanomedicine project to be tested in space

... from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The ... a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. When sensors inside the box determine that near weightlessness has been achieved, the experiment will ...

Entrepreneurs wanted for NJIT workshops about how to launch a business

... at NJIT to assist a budding entrepreneur. The group breaks for a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. The afternoon session includes a candid ... Club will coordinate this special event. A continental breakfast and box lunch will be available. The format includes a morning session ...

Measuring the stress of forested areas

... temperatures without shedding their leaves. On the trail of the box tree The box is a model species and a good example for analysing the defence mechanisms ...

July 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA Today media highlights

... Medvedev et al., Physics of Geological Processes, University of Oslo, P.O. box 1048, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway. Pages 539-542. Plate tectonics has ... process? Joshua L. Bandfield et al., Earth and Space Sciences, box 351310, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1310, USA. ...

Rare North Island brown kiwi hatches at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

... for four days and is now in a specially designed brooding box. The box will be not be on exhibit, but will be accessible on Friday, March 14, by ... nocturnal, the best time to view the chick exploring and foraging in its box will be in the evening. The sex of the chick is still unknown and is ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... distributions Peter Burgess, Shell International E&P, EPT-RXF, PO box 60, Rijswijk, Rijswijk 2280 AB, Netherlands. Pages 235-238. Carbonate ... 9 earthquakes Robert McCaffrey, GNS Science, EVT, 1 Fairway Drive, PO box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Pages 263-266. McCaffrey reports on the ...

October Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... for mineralization Heather A. Sheldon, CSIRO, Exploration & Mining, PO box 1130, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia; +1-61 8 64368915, +1-61 8 64368555 ... 91109, USA; and Eldar Z. Noe Dobrea, Malin Space Science Systems, P.O. box 910148, San Diego, California 92121, USA. Pages 951-954. Clay minerals ...

New caledonian crows find 2 tools better than 1

... the crows did was to use the short stick to get the long tool out of the box so that they could then use the long stick to get the meat," said Alex ... toolbox and the long stick was handy. The crows then briefly probed the box containing the short stick with the long stick before correcting their ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... of Beringia. High Cu grades in porphyry Cu deposits and their relationship to emplacement depth of magmatic sources John M. Proffett, P.O. box 772066, Eagle River, Alaska 99577, USA. Pages 675-678. In porphyry copper (Cu) deposits, which produce most of the world's copper, Cu-sulfides are ...

'Shortcuts' of the mind lead to miscalculations of weight and caloric intake, says Penn study

... no caloric differences between small and large portions. The findings are akin to asking a room full of people to calculate the volume of a box when given only the height and width and no one asks for the length. Or, more accurately, the length is provided and no one pays attention to that ...

Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study

... a health outcome cannot be ruled out. A summary of the conclusions drawn from the epidemiologic studies related to solvent exposure can be found in box 2 on page 8 of the report. Some health outcomes reported by former residents of the base -- such as male breast cancer and second-generation effects ...

MSU discoveries upend traditional thinking about how plants make certain compounds

... were found so frequently, they hypothesized the genes must be making high levels of compounds in the trichome. "We had to think outside the box to figure out what the function of NDPS1 and PHS1 were," Schilmiller said. "Our colleagues at the University of Michigan, Eran Pichersky and Ines ...

Carbon measuring system to help mitigate climate change

... can also improve livelihoods, it is hoped to make projects that address carbon impacts more attractive. The system will also provide a tool box of 'best practice' land management options and could produce estimates that are suitable for use in carbon trading markets. This could enable ...

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'

... Policy combining sociology, systems engineering, and theoretical computer science. "The platform we have built is essentially a suggestion box for the digital age, a tool that will enable groups to collect and then collaboratively evaluate new information such as ideas or photos or in this ...

Tree survival skills

... to rapidly changing temperatures and humidity levels as they are moved from sunny to shady sites, from low to high elevations, in and out of box trailers, and across plant hardiness zonesall of which may occur in the course of a few hours. All these stress factors can add up to significant ...

A genomic CluE for cloud computing

... pieces and finding the best one. Pop likens this process to completing a jigsaw puzzle. "If you have a reference genome, it's like having the box with the picture on the front to guide your assembly," he said. "With no reference, it's like having no picture and no idea what the finished ...

Measuring snow with a bucket, a windmill, and the sun?

... heating element to melt the snow as it collects in the cone of the bucket. The gage only turns on when snow is detected. Nearby is a data-collection box that is linked to the windmill and solar panels. When the bucket fills up with melted snow it tips over and empties. Each tip of the bucket measures ...

Early family ties: No sponge in the human family tree

... for building the nervous system in other animals was already present in sponges. Similarly, eye-like sensory organs can already be detected in box jellyfish. "One of the goals of future studies will now be to find out how and when the genetic toolkit for the nervous system, muscles and sensory ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Bioapatite 87Sr/86Sr of the last woolly mammothsImplications for the isolation of Wrangel Island Laura Arppe et al., Dept. of Geology, P.O. box 64, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. Pages 347-350. Wrangel Island, off of eastern Siberia, was the last refuge of woolly mammoths before ...

Color test enhances tomato analyzer software

... for the quality and quantity of light, shadow, and reflection. In contrast, the flatbed scanners used in this study required only a cardboard box as a cover to minimize the effect of shadow. TACT was able to accurately capture and describe the characteristic color for each crop when applied ...

Portable kit may 1 day detect plant disease before disastrous outbreak

... The search is for microorganisms that could infect and kill the plants, wreaking havoc on the food supply and market. If the equipment in the box finds the pathogen, experts can tell farmers how to prevent the devastation. Quick and accurate are key. That's what scientists plan to do within ...

NSF to fund water and environment technology center

... the consumer's home. "The ultimate goal of the research and this is futuristic thinking right now would be to miniaturize in-line sensors in a box at a resident's home. Any water going into the home would go past the sensors and a little computer chip would tell if the water is safe to drink or ...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... basins Michael R. Hudec et al., Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, University Station, box X, Austin, Texas 78713-8924, USA. Pages 201-221. Subsidence of sedimentary minibasins into salt is paradoxical, in that subsidence begins while ...

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, study finds

... previously thought to be mosquitoes' upper hearing limit," he added. Interestingly, the mosquitoes adjust the harmonic resonance of their thoracic box to produce a harmonic frequency that converges at a frequency that is the female's third harmonic (three times her fundamental frequency) and the ...

Scientists film inner workings of the immune system

... Forget what's number one at the box office this week. The most exciting new film features the intricate workings of the body, filmed by scientists using ground-breaking technology. ...

Protein folding researcher David Baker to receive Sackler Prize in Biophysics

... studies of the manner and the speed in which chains of amino acids fold into protein molecules. Anyone who has tried to put together a cardboard box knows the importance of proper folding to get a useful product. The same is true when the body manufactures proteins. Creating computer models of ...

Europe cores in EUROCORES: Ocean drilling in EuroMARC

... Short cores of less than 1.5m are often used to drill coral reefs, and if you have high sedimentation rates going back in time you need long cores. box coring is used for taking surface samples as is the so-called multicores instrument with four short cores, where even the water above the sediment is ...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

... SPACES ... metal seafood restaurant into a church sanctuary, a cotton gin into an amplified music venue, a 1928 power house into a black box and gallery, and an office complex and restaurant into a 1,200-person capacity amplified venue and movie ... ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008

... Intensity of Transportation" http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es800367m CONTACT: Carey W. King, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin P.O. box X Austin, TX, 78713-8902 Carey.king@beg.utexas.edu Phone: 512-471-2764 Fax: 512-471-0140 ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...

Diatom genome helps explain success in trapping excess carbon in oceans

... in fresh or salt water and can be divided into two camps, centrics and pennates. The centric Thalassiosira resemble a round "Camembert" cheese box (only much smaller) and pennates like Phaeodactylum look more like a cross between a boomerang and a narrow three-cornered hathence the species ...

Radioactivity: Discover the lowest amounts with new methods

... signifi-cantly improve the shielding against radon, at least for the most sensitive detector system. This radon shield consist of an almost air-tight box which surrounds the whole passive shielding (the latter is composed of 20 cm of lead and 10 cm of electrolytic copper). In addi-tion, an improved ...

Majority of osteoporosis patients not receiving calcium and vitamin D with treatment

... supported by patient preference data, which shows that over 70% of patients believe that providing a bisphosphonate with calcium and vitamin D in one box can help them take their supplements regularly and correctly. Some European countries are performing better than others The research ...
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