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DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... and Illinois Institute of Technology) Super hard and Slick Coating (SSC) - The coating can improve ... Co. and Hauzer Technocoating) The hard X-ray Nanoprobe - A new device provides X-ray ... resolution previously not available in the hard X-ray range. The system also provides qualitative ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... "Push your finger as hard as you can against the surface. Now as hard as you can but move it slowly - follow the ... First, the volunteers simply pressed as hard as they could without moving. Then, still ...

Sea Grant report synthesizes recent research on New York's clams

... Sea Grant (NYSG) announces the release of The hard Clam Research Initiative: Factors Controlling ... of five research projects funded through NYSG's hard Clam Research Initiative which began in 1999. ... related studies addressed the downward trend in hard clam populations in Long Island's south shore ...

QSGI Integrates Fujitsu Mag EraSURE Data Degausser into its Suite of Information Technology Security Services

... of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security ... erases all magnetically recorded data on hard disk drives (HDDs) and other storage devices, ... degauss magnetically recorded information on hard disk drives, tapes and other storage media. Mag ...

Toothsome research: Deducing the diet of a prehistoric hominid

... points on the bonepointed to a diet of small, hard seeds. The finite-element analysis threw a ... in the mouth and most useful for chewing larger hard objects. But recent studies had shown that the ... wear patterns characteristic of chewing hard objects, a contradiction. Here, work by NIST ...

From seed to nuts: human ancestor's face evolved to eat survival foods

... may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, ... a dietary adaptation for feeding on either small, hard objects or large volumes of food. The unique ... reinforced face to crack open and ingest large, hard nuts and seeds during periods when preferred, ...

Early humans had 'jaws of steel'

... are not well-equipped to bite down forcefully on hard objects. Not so of our earliest ancestors, say ... suited to support the heavy loads of cracking hard nuts. "It was like watching 'Mrs. Ples' come ... small seeds and nuts. "These fall-back foods hard nuts and seeds were important survival ...

Fujitsu Develops HDD Security Technology Based on Opal SSC Standards

... of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security ... technology to make its 2.5-inch encrypted hard disk drives (HDDs) support the Opal Security ... currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, ...

A card-swipe for medical tests

... or GMR that is used to read data on computer hard drives or listen to tunes on portable digital ... "Think how fast your PC reads data on a hard drive, and imagine using the same technology to ... and is used to read data from computer hard disks and from MP3 music players. According ...

New 'nano-positioners' may have atomic-scale precision

... sensors and more compact, powerful computer hard drives. The device, called a monolithic comb ... might be used to design future computer hard drives capable of high-density data storage and ... scanning for a particular molecule, it may be hard to find," Clark said. "With our design, the ...

Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' challenges ideas on evolution of human diet

... appear to be built for chewing and crunching hard objects. But Ungar points out that the teeth ... behind telltale signs that can be measured. hard foods like nuts and seeds, for instance, lead to ... consume mostly soft items but fall back on hard nuts or palm fronds. Old World monkeys are ...

Fujitsu Combines Capacity, Performance and Power Efficiency Into the Industry's First 320GB 7200 RPM 2.5" Sata Hard Disk Drive

... 320GB hard Disk Drive Sets the Standard for High Performance ... of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security ... the release of its 2.5-inch 320GB(1) 7200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD), its second-generation high ...

UD's Bobev receives NSF Early Career Award for research on novel compounds of rare Earth metals

... for storing vast amounts of data on computer hard drives, emphasize how many challenges and ... on advanced characterization techniques for hard materials. Such research experience in ... chemistry, physics and computer science and had a hard time choosing a favorite. Today, he is cutting ...

Built-in exercise monitor predicts fitness

... that we each have a built-in ability to judge how hard our bodies are working, often with remarkable ... has found that an individuals own sense of how hard he or she is working corresponds exactly with ... by the individual, who made a judgement on how hard to work based on his or her interpretation of the ...

Fujitsu Announces Industry Highest Capacity 2.5 Inch SATA Hard Disk Drive at 320GB(1)

... the launch of its MHZ2 BH series mobile hard disk drive (HDD). The new Perpendicular Magnetic ... 2.5" HDD line-up by introducing the new MHZ2 BH hard disk drive with best-in-class idle at 0.6W, and ... ensured reliability and energy conservation." hard Disk Drive Specifications Fujitsu designed the ...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

... direction for the show as it embraces both hard Disk Drive and Flash technologies. As with ... topics covered at this year's event include: hard Disk Drives, Flash memories, hybrid designs as ... Avenue" which will feature ground- breaking hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive ...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

... direction for the show as it embraces both hard Disk Drive and Flash technologies. As with ... topics covered at this year's event include: hard Disk Drives, Flash memories, hybrid designs as ... Avenue" which will feature ground- breaking hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive ...

New CPR promises better results by compressing abdomen, not Chest

... ribs if you push too hard, but if you don't push hard you won't save the person. Another problem is the ... force," Geddes said. "So you have to push pretty hard and pretty fast, and two people are needed to ... "With OAC-CPR, you really don't have to press as hard or as often, but we followed the American Heart ...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

... Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today launched ... Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, broadcast video products, ...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

... Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced ... Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition ...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

... and gill nets could aid in the recovery of reefs and fish populations hard hit by coral bleaching events. Around the world corals have been dying ... entirely. But that is not feasible everywhere and is a particularly hard sell among the impoverished fishers in developing countries" says ...

Help for climate-stressed corals

... beach seine nets could aid in the recovery of reefs and fish populations hard hit by coral bleaching events. Around the world corals have been dying ... entirely. But that is not feasible everywhere and is a particularly hard sell among the impoverished fishers in developing countries" says ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

... this new funding, TRND will develop teams of scientists who can do the hard work of optimizing chemicals that we or others discover that may treat ... for Translational Research to the NHGRI director. "This will still be hard work and it will take time and produce failures. Unlike traditional drug ...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

... Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced ... Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... coat the tendon-like fibers in byssal threads with a material that is both hard and extensible. The researchers conducted a detailed chemical analysis ... with the gut. "Obesity is so complex and so multi-factorial that it's hard to find a silver bullet," says one scientist involved in obesity drug ...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

... Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced ... Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition ...

2009 AIBS Media Award

... in either print or broadcast journalism. Rowe's story, "Sexual Male: The hard Facts," is part 5 of a 6-part series in the magazine on scientists' ... scientists and two journalists. The panel commented: "In 'Sexual Male: The hard Facts,' Chip Rowe tackled a topic of keen human interest with rare verve ...

Safeway gives $685,000 to TGen for breast cancer research

... cancer and other debilitating diseases. "Contributors are looking hard at their charitable opportunities and are looking for the organizations ... breast cancer patients. Bassoff also credited the "extra gumption'' and hard work of Safeway employees who were willing to ask customers if they would ...

Queen's University Belfast works to save Strangford horse mussels

... usually found in the central and northern part of the Lough, with their hard shells part buried in the soft mud sediment. Horse mussels are important because they provide a hard surface for other species to grow on, in otherwise soft muddy areas. Other ...

Human genomics in China

... harvest huge." To be honest, with ten years of persistent struggle and hard working, we keep our words and have mostly realized these objectives. ... improve the management with both democracy and discipline, and work hard to explore the scientific truth, we shall be able to make faster and ...

Cost of hatchling turtles' dash for freedom

... youngsters' oxygen consumption as they swam for 18hours to find out how hard they were working. Watching the youngsters' swimming style, Booth could see that initially the animals swam very hard using their front flippers with their heads down, only switching to a ...

Scientists create tough ceramic that mimics mother of pearl

... beauty and its amazing toughness. Nacre is 95-percent aragonite, a hard but brittle calcium carbonate mineral, with the rest of it made up of soft ... the spaces between the alumina layers with polymer allows the hard alumina layers to slide (by a small amount) over one another when load is ...

Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software

... Project. "There are always tradeoffs in any planning process, but it's hard to get a sense of how big those tradeoffs are likely to be when you have ... social and economicvalue from the marine environment," she said. "That's a hard thing to do given the current science. So it's a really great time for us ...

Brainy genes, not brawn, key to success on mussel beach

... It's hard being a mussel: you have to worry about hungry starfish and even hungrier ... much time is spent out of the water, or the opportunity to feedbut it's hard to pin down a single variable. (A new grant from the National Science ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008

... new information about how Mother Nature forms shells, bones, and other hard structures in animals ranging from guppies to mice. That information on ... the process in which animals form bones, shells, and other hard structures. Microcomputer tomography is the high-resolution version of ...

Leatherback turtles' newly discovered migration route may be roadmap to salvation

... these are highly productive regions, where they don't have to work as hard to find food," Shillinger said. Even though only one of the 46 subjects of ... population that used to swim in the coastal area, but could have been hit hard by human fishing pressure in the near shore areas. Gillnets and longlines ...

Dartmouth researchers discover gene signatures for scleroderma

... disease offers new insight into the complexity of a poorly understood and hard to treat illness and opens a window for better diagnosis and targeted ... systemic and life threatening. Patient complications are variable and hard to predict, explains Dr. Michael Whitfield, assistant professor of ...

New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

... sensor, a Trusted Platform Module compliant chip and proprietary hard disk drive password protection software to help protect data from ... boot-up and quicker access to applications than is typical of standard hard drives. All models are Energy Star(R) 4.0 compliant, hold an EPEAT ...

Centromeres cross over, a lot

... of the Journal of Cell Biology . Centromeric recombination has been hard to study because the DNA at centromeres is so repetitiveit's hard to see when a segment has switched chromatids. Jaco et al. have now ...

Brief, intense exercise benefits the heart

... populations". Further, this research also shows that those who have a hard time scheduling exercise into their life can still benefit from the positive effects, if they are willing to work hard for brief periods of time, she says. ...
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