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Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

... ago. This was a time before the dinosaurs, when life was emerging from the oceans to live on land. ... almost bring these ancient creatures back to life and it's really exciting to be able to look at ... during this period early in the history of life on land. We think one creature could have ...

Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows

... RIVERSIDE, Calif. Evidence for life on Earth stretches back billions of years, with ... dominating the record. When multi-celled animal life appeared on the planet after 3 billion years of ... animal evolution began in the ocean, with animal life adapting much later in Earth history to ...

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

... Battery Technology - The highest energy and cycle life of all lithiumion systems available today for the ... the PowerPlane UX Microbattery has a long life cycle even if it is frequently and fully ... treated. Methodology for Estimating the life of Power Line Conductor-Connector Systems ...

Life on Earth came from other planets

... life on Earth came from other planets. So concludes a ... and discredited. Every attempt to create life from non-life has miserably failed and up until now every theory proposed to explain the origin of life has been found wanting. The early Earth lacked ...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... that will also house a state-of-the-art Marine life Science Center. Target for completion of the ... (SUSTAIN) research facility and a Marine life Science Center. The SUSTAIN laboratory will be ... and future well-being of society." The Marine life Science Center, co-located within the facility, ...

Explosive growth of life on Earth fueled by early greening of planet

... dramatically, asteroids bombarded the planet and life forms came and disappeared. But one of the ... million years ago, when complex, multi-cellular life burst out all over the planet. While scientists can pinpoint this pivotal period as leading to life as we know it today, it is not completely ...

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

... , a centralised registry of curated life science Web Services, is being officially ... to providing the means to programmatically access life science tools and databases over the Internet, ... composition by third party applications. The life science community is among the first adopters of ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... for vegetarians, vegetarian diets in the life cycle and the use of vegetarian diets in ... diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle," according to ADA's position. "There are ... meet needs of clients in different areas of the life cycle," the authors said. ...

Scientists sequence genome of the N2-fixing, soil-living bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii

... nitrogenases. Nitrogen fixation is essential for life since different nitrogen-containing molecules are ... in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and life Sciences and director of the Fralin life Science Institute, "Given the long history of ...

A tiny frozen microbe may hold clues to extraterrestrial life

... for over 120 000 years, may hold clues as to what life forms might exist on other planets. Dr ... in many soil and marine environments. Most life on our planet has always consisted of ... on Earth may provide insight into what sorts of life forms could survive elsewhere in the solar ....

Studies shed light on collapse of coral reefs

... their bodies. After being a highly successful life form for 250 million years, disruptions in these ... than 4,000 species of fish and many other marine life forms. But corals are not really self ... highly productive algae a form of marine plant life that can "fix" carbon, use the energy of the sun ...

The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health

... of Public Health. "Just think, if we had done a life cycle impact assessment on the human health ... held in San Francisco, he described a biofuels life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) that he carried ... by analyzing those effects over the entire life cycle of the product or activity," McKone said in ...

New book suggests Earth perhaps not such a benevolent mother after all

... mightily to maintain equilibrium so that life might continue and flourish. The Gaia ... ultimately is inhospitable to life, and that life itself might be the primary reason. Rather than ... Greek mythology. "The Medea hypothesis says life is already shutting down Earth as a habitable ...

UAB professor receives HudsonAlpha Innovation Prize

... HudsonAlpha Prize for Outstanding Innovation in life Sciences. The prize, which includes a $20,000 ... aims to raise awareness of Alabama's growing life sciences community. Presidents of Alabama's six ... HudsonAlpha Prize for Outstanding Innovation in life Sciences is provided through a grant by the Alpha ...

'Annals of the ESA' selected as one of 100 most influential journals

... A poll conducted by the BioMedical & life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries ... of entomology." According to Tony Stankus, life sciences librarian and professor at the ... Liberal Arts College as the top biology or life sciences librarian." The poll's questions were ...

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

... "San Diego has a unique combination of life science research institutions, biotechnology ... overall biotechnology landscape in the San Diego life science cluster, one of the most vibrant in the ... a San Diego-based association of more than 575 life science companies and institutions. "This ...

Scientists give a hand(edness) to the search for alien life

... is right, we may be able to find extraterrestrial life even before it leaves its home planetby looking ... technique the team has developed* for detecting life elsewhere in the universe will not spot aliens ... instruments to see a telltale sign that life may have influenced a landscape: a preponderance ...

Springer partners with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

... (ASBMB) to publish The Encyclopedia of Molecular life Sciences. The 11-volume work will be published ... our members." The Encyclopedia of Molecular life Sciences will focus on understanding biological ... of molecules and their interactions that govern life processes. Volumes 1 to 4 will focus on genes ...

Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls

... Antarctic glacier, appears to support microbial life in a cold, dark, oxygen-poor environment a most ... another environment quite like this on Earth." life below the Taylor Glacier may help scientist address questions about life on "Snowball Earth", the period of geological ...

Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier

... long in extreme conditions -- could explain how life might exist on other planets and serve as a model for how life can exist under ice, Priscu said. Jill ... and a former MSU graduate student, added that life below the glacier may help scientists answer ...

K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science

... turn in, they can put it on a note card in Second life and drop it in a box, where it goes to the ... Grantmakers Conference. She said that Second life is being used to teach other science disciplines ... done in the high school classroom. Second life has a special role to teach geology to students ...

Selected personal letters of Max Perutz are released in new book

... Letters of Max Perutz chronicle his adventurous life through his own vivid, erudite, and humorous pen. ... his ability to tell a good story and to breathe life into his observations of people and places." ... Georgina Ferry's Max Perutz and the Secret of life ( http://www.cshlpress.com/link/perutz.htm ). ...

Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

... have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for ... diatoms. These tiny, single-celled marine life forms have existed for at least 100 million years and are the basis for much of the life in the oceans, but they also have rigid shells ...

Better living through chemistry

... by anyone--are particularly hostile to much of life because they are devoid of light and oxygen, and ... of Nature Geosciences , have implications for life processes everywhere from early Earth to Mars to ... we have more fascinating examples of microbial life coping with very, very unusual ...

Early family ties: No sponge in the human family tree

... organs either. Comb jellies, the ctenophores, are life forms that resemble jellyfish. The true ... determines the evolutionary relationships of life forms by comparing large datasets of gene ... study, which compared more evolutionarily ancient life forms than ever before, presents a stimulating ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... CO, USA - GEOLOGY covers multiple aspects of life on Earth, including extinctions and ... The Cambrian "explosion" of multi-cellular life is perhaps the most significant and best known of ... after the Cambrian explosion? Did the species and life forms that sprang out of the Cambrian evolve ...

Team IDs genesis of mass migrations

... co-senior scientist of the Census of Marine life (CoML), commented that "OAWRS allows us to gather ... diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life in the oceans. It aims to release the first Census of Marine life in 2010. Could OAWRS be exploited to find and ...

Call for abstracts and registration for the EMBO Meeting 2009

... speak at The EMBO Meeting 2009 the first annual life sciences conference to be organized by the ... 2009. The EMBO Meeting 2009 advances the life sciences through broad programmes reflecting the ... on from former ELSO meetings to provide an annual life sciences forum for scientific exchange in Europe. ...

NASA researchers find clues to a secret of life

... new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level. "We ... to Earth by meteorite impacts help explain why life is left-handed," said Dr. Daniel Glavin of NASA's ... in Greenbelt, Md. "By that I mean why all known life uses only left-handed versions of amino acids to ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- March 11, 2009

... ARTICLE #1 New super-bouyant material: life preserver might float a horse ACS Applied ... boats that float so well that an ordinary life preserver made from the same material might ... into the tapestry of evidence used to study life in prehistoric times. That's the conclusion of a ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... cord injury (SCI) that returns some quality of life for SCI patients without serious adverse ... events. We also found that patient quality of life improved." According to Dr. Silva, presently ... ultimately help to improve patient quality of life and demonstrate functional improvements. ...

A new view of oceanic phytoplankton

... providing nearly half of the oxygen that sustains life on Earth including our own. However, unlike ... of phosphorus stress, a unique strategy for life in the sea. To test the generality of this ... as part of C-MORE's stated mission to understand life in the marine environment from "genomes to ...

Montana State team finds Yellowstone alga that detoxifies arsenic

... of the Yellowstone springs. That allows life to exist in "really deadly concentrations of arsenic," he said. "It gives us insight into how life adapts to extreme environments," Rosen added. "If life can grow at high temperatures and high ...

How increased UV exposure impacts plants

... Madison, WI, March 6, 2009 -- As the first plant life to emerge from the water and develop on dry ... in the Journal of Natural Resources and life Sciences Education . The lab exercise focused ... bryophytes are among the least understood plant life despite their abundance, another of the ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

... in Turin, Italy. "A patient's quality of life can be severely affected when they have ... no other options, who are in pain, who have short life expectancies and who have dismal quality of ... radiologists can improve the quality of life for patients who have very large metastases and ...

Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression

... life is hard for the children of a parent suffering ... Ahlstrm has examined the way in which family life is affected when a parent is suffering from ... The results show how the family's daily life changes and becomes more complicated when a ...

Earth's highest known microbial systems fueled by volcanic gases

... of Mars, where the hunt for microbial life is under way by NASA. The microbial ... in concert in the barren soils to fuel microbial life near the small volcanic vents, or fumaroles. ... arid soils enough to allow extreme life to get a toehold, Costello said. "It's as if ...

Final frontier: Mission to explore buried ancient Antarctic lake given green light

... the exploration will yield vital clues about life on Earth, climate change and future sea-level ... sample water from the lake in the search for tiny life forms never before seen; and to extract sediment ... forms of life. We hope to discover more about how life can exist in extreme environments and how ...

World's top minds to celebrate 'the birth and life of beginnings'

... and the arts have shaped our understanding of life and civilization -- and our grasp of what lies ... Titled "Origins '09: Celebrating the Birth & life of Beginnings," this one-of-a-kind program was ... and evolution of ideas in fields ranging from the life sciences to music." Featured speakers during ...

Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents

... to double to more than 71 million. Quality of life becomes an important issue for older adults who ... of indoor gardening in regards to quality of life in assisted-living facilities. The results of the ... demonstrating improvement in quality of life and mastery. Several key categories emerged ...
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