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Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

... amounted to $1330 for 5 full cords (a cord is 8 feet long by 4 feet high by 4 feet wide - 128ft3 ). This was a yearly savings of ...

CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago

... adjacent to Ceren, which was buried under 17 feet of ash and is considered the best preserved ... dug in spring 2009 -- each measuring about 10 feet by 10 feet -- allowed the archaeologists to estimate the ...

Protective footwear for diabetics at a high-street price

... properly fitting shoes that don't rub the feet or create pressure spots. Studies show that ... footwear for diabetics, designed to protect their feet and slow down and prevent unnecessary or ... for comparison purposes, analysis of the feet of both diabetics and non-diabetics, plus ...

Managing Douglas-fir forests for diversity

... productive, pure stands of Douglas-fir, 39 to 52 feet tall, occurred where hardwoods were completely ... with two distinct canopy layers: Douglas-fir (39 feet tall) growing above hardwoods (23 feet tall). Where the original hardwood density was ...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

... its way into the groundwater more than 100 feet below the surface. Solving that mystery could ... that release arsenic into aquifers 100 to 130 feet below the surface. But Fendorf and his colleagues ... out that, sure enough, within the first 2 to 3 feet from the surface, arsenic was coming out of the ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

... dubbed the "cauldron sponge," approximately three feet tall and three feet across. Scientists collected two other sponges ... a "coral graveyard" covering about 10,000 square feet on a seamount's summit, more than ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

... dubbed the "cauldron sponge," approximately three feet tall and three feet across. Scientists collected two other sponges ... a "coral graveyard" covering about 10,000 square feet on a seamount's summit, more than ...

'A dinosaur dance floor'

... 2.4-inch-wide tail-drag marks which are up to 24 feet long are a special discovery because there are ... been made by upright-walking dinosaurs 16 to 20 feet long, or smaller than Tyrannosaurus rex. ... and were left by small dinosaurs only a few feet tall. Sauropodomorph dinosaur tracks, which ...

USGS news: August science picks

... Billion Barrels of Oil and 1,670 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas Assessed in the Arctic ... Billion Barrels of Oil and 1,670 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas Assessed in the Arctic The ... technically recoverable oil, 1,670 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas, and 44 ...

Tiny invasive snail impacts Great Lakes, alters ecology

... but it is unclear what they are doing 100 feet below the surface." In New Zealand, the mud ... shallow water, but no duck is going to dive 100 feet to get snails." Levri and his team found that ... densities of the snails peak between 50 and 82 feet and they were rarely found in water less than 16 ...

Brown tree snake could mean Guam will lose more than its birds

... individuals there grow to an unusual size of 10 feet long. Before introduction of the brown ... directly beneath the tree's canopy, two about 3 feet away, three at 16 feet, three at 33 feet and seven at 65 feet. On Saipan, Rogers and ...

Patriotic new lilacs introduced

... Glory' reaches a mature size of approximately 12 feet tall by 13 feet wide, and shows good tolerance to Cercospora ... habit. In Washington, DC, its mature size is 8.5 feet tall and ...

UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river

... up the problem, or burying it under several feet of sand, they've created a patch black ... life in the sediment?" The mats are six feet square and one inch thick. They consist of a ... dredging or capping sediment beneath several feet of sand. But dredging is expensive, disrupts ...

8-day undersea mission begins experiment to improve coral reef restoration

... in which they are living and working at 60 feet below the sea surface, to determine why some ... half and placing one half in a shallow site (30 feet deep) and the other half in a deep site (60 feet deep) to see how they respond over time. "By ...

International team announces discovery of massive Jurassic marine reptile

... and other marine reptiles. They averaged 16-20 feet in length with flippers 3-4 feet long. One of the largest known pliosaurs, the Australian Kronosaurus, measures 33-36 feet long with 6-foot-long flippers. By comparison, ...

Warmer springs mean less snow, fewer flowers in the Rockies

... thin-stemmed plants that can be anywhere from 3-6 feet tall. Aspen fleabane (Erigeron speciosus) is one ... areas. Winter snow can be as deep as eight feet in the area where all three of these flowers grow, at 9,500 feet altitude, but the snow has been melting ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... thick, and bedrock beneath the ice is 20003000 feet below sea level over large areas. All of this ... the ice sheet, leading to as much as 25 feet of sea-level rise. How likely is it that this ... Some areas have subsided to as much as 8500 feet below sea level. This tectonic restlessness ...

New dinosaur from Mexico offers insights into ancient life on West America

... site, where they labored for two weeks through 12 feet of overburden, eventually uncovering the ancient ... Velafrons would have been on the order of 25 feet long, suggesting an impressive adult size of 30 feet to 35 feet. Gates explained that Velafrons ...

Evolution tied to Earth movement

... down from the trees and started walking on two feet an energy-efficient way to search larger areas ... reaching a maximum elevation of about 19,340 feet at Mount Kilimanjaro. The rift is ... reached its present average elevation of 8,200 feet 25 million years ago. The Ganis analyzed rates at ...

Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes

... an African rift lake that is currently 2,316 feet (706 meters) deep, and comparing those findings ... The drilling equipment was lowered 1,942 feet (592 meters) to the lake bottom and bored into the lake's sediment another 1247 feet (380 meters). If the ship didn't hold its ...

CU-Boulder team discovers first ancient manioc fields in Americas

... The manioc field was discovered under roughly 10 feet of ash, said CU-Boulder anthropology Professor ... Each hand-shaped planting bed was about three feet wide and two feet high -- about 10 times larger than traditional ...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

... it to UC Berkeley for study. Below the bone bed, they found several feet of mudstone interlaced with shrimp burrows, typical of ocean floor sediment several hundred to several thousand feet below the surface. The bone bed itself averaged 200 bones per square ...

Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers

... Research Center in Hawaii. These cool, high-elevation above 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) -- mountains not only provided habitats that mosquitoes ... layer that caps moisture and cloud development between 5,900 and 7,900 feet (1,800 and 2,400 meters). Over the past 24 years, the height of this ...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

... as the "white ghost castle." Xiongguanlong would have stood about five feet tall at the hip and weighed close to 600 pounds. It had a skull over a ... housed at The Field Museum and popularly known as SUE, was nearly 14 feet tall at the hips and is estimated to have weighed between six and seven ...

Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells

... 1915 and 2007. In 1915, the height of the average Ivy League man was 5 feet 9 inches. A 23 percent increase would now make the average height slightly over 7 feet. If Penn had a baseball squad that averaged 7 feet tall, I am sure Penn would be quite well known and perhaps doing very well ...

UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'

... discover the molecular building blocks that shape appendages ranging from feet to flippers was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career ... of limbs, such as hands on the ends of arms at the shoulders, and feet on the ends of legs protruding from the trunk. His research led him to ...

Mama whales teach babies where to eat

... Whale Conservation Institute. Adult southern right whales are up to 50 feet long, and their calves are about 20 feet long and weigh a ton at birth. The whales migrate to their calving ...

California study shows shade trees reduce summertime electricity use

... savings depends on the location of the tree. Trees planted within 40 feet of the south side or within 60 feet of the west side of the house will generate about the same amount of ...

Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research

... in the area hit by Hurricane Ike were already eroding at a rate of several feet per year. The natural mending of washed-out beaches might not be possible ... our research on the backside of Galveston where the surge was around 12 feet shows it lost elevation. The marshes need to maintain a fairly shallow ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... inland waterways killed 69 of the large mammals, which are typically 10 feet long and weigh upwards of 800 pounds. The standing response of marine ... motivated "manatees can explode with a burst of power and move about 21 feet in a second." He asked some simple questions "After a manatee has been hit ...

US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

... a combat zone, the average medical evaluation plane quickly ascends 8,000 feet within 10 minutes. The plane is very different than a hospital intensive ... measurements, researchers will test whether moving to an altitude of 8,000 feet increases the body's inflammatory response. This information is necessary ...

Sophisticated monitoring array to address mystery of uranium plume

... Most of the monitoring wells in the IFRC well plot are about 60 feet deep. However, one well was installed along its margins that is 160 feet deep that penetrates all sediments above basalt. This well and core ...

Photo reveals rare okapi survived poaching onslaught

... it's encouraging to see that the okapi has survived." Measuring up to 8 feet in length and standing up to 6 feet at the shoulder, the okapi has striped legs that give the animal a ...

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

... A University of Colorado at Boulder team working at 16,400 feet in the Peruvian Andes has discovered how barren soils uncovered by ... to 2005 on the Puca Glacier in Peru -- which is receding uphill about 60 feet a year -- by collecting samples and measuring soil chemistry and strength. ...

Unique study shows oil, gas seismic work not affecting Gulf sperm whales

... They are the largest of all toothed whales and can reach lengths of 60 feet or more and live 60 years or longer. Their primary diet is squid and fish ... prefer to stay in the deep waters of the Gulf, usually in depths of 3,000 feet or more and at least 150 miles offshore, Biggs says. "Sperm whales go ...

New book further supports controversial theory of 'Man the Hunted'

... strong, like a small ape," Sussman says. Adults ranged from around 3 to 5 feet and they weighed 60-100 pounds. They were basically smallish bipedal ... afarensis didn't have tools, didn't have big teeth and was three feet tall. He was using his brain, his agility and his social skills to get ...

Many US public schools in 'air pollution danger zone'

... has passed a law prohibiting the building of new schools within 500 feet (168 meters) of a busy road. New Jersey is moving a bill through the legislature to require highway entrance and exit ramps to be at least 1,000 feet from schools. ...

Scientists break record by finding northernmost hydrothermal vent field

... of sulfide minerals on which the vents sit. That deposit is about 825 feet in diameter at its base and about 300 feet across on the top and might turn out to be the largest such deposit seen ...

New roadside beautification concept studied

... professors established the linear garden in a single strip measuring three feet wide by 2,426 feet long. Amazingly, 817 plants were planted in the compact space. The garden ...

When threatened, a few African frogs can morph toes into claws

... "The fact that those claws work by cutting through the skin of the frogs' feet is even more astonishing. These are the only vertebrate claws known to ... he determined that these small nodules at the tips of the frogs' feet were connected to the rest of the toe by a collagen-rich sheath. "These ...
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