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Covering the bases: Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications

... explains, combines chemical recognitionthe hydrogen bonded assembly at the tunnel junction with the flow of electron tunneling current as the tunneling ... could serve as the foundation for a new DNA sequencing technology. "The tunnel current is there as a readout of how long that molecular pair survived in ...

Dolphins get a lift from delta wing technology

... flippers of each species. Then they measured the lift and drag experienced by the flipper at inclinations ranging from -45deg. to +45deg. in a flow tunnel running at a speed that would have been the equivalent of 2m/s for the full scale fin. Comparing the lift and drag coefficients that the team ...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year

... dozens of transportation projects for regional agencies, including NJ Department of Transportation, the NYS Thruway Authority, the Triboro Bridge and tunnel Authority and more. He has served as a media expert during national infrastructure emergencies by providing interviews to news outlets such as ...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year Award

... dozens of transportation projects for regional agencies, including NJ Department of Transportation, the NYS Thruway Authority, the Triboro Bridge and tunnel Authority and more. He has served as a media expert during national infrastructure emergencies by providing interviews to news outlets such as ...

Live-in domestics: Mites as maids in tropical rainforest sweat bee nests

... but this is the first confirmation of a cleaning relationship between two different species on land. Tropical sweat bees in the genus Megalopta tunnel into rotten wood, excavating cells for their young that they feed with nectar and pollen. Researchers working at field sites throughout Panama ...

University of Leicester archaeologist uncovers evidence of ancient chemical warfare

... men in a space less than 2m high or wide, and about 11m long, required superhuman combat powersor something more insidious." Finds from the Roman tunnel revealed that the Persians used bitumen and sulphur crystals to get it burning. These provided the vital clue. When ignited, such materials give off ...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

... at the APS 61st Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Korda's colleagues are preparing physical experiments to use in a NASA-Ames wind tunnel that can imitate Martian atmospheric conditions to see if the simulation's prediction is accurate. Korda's talk, "On the transition between ...

Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25

... . 4) ENGINEERS UNEARTH THE DIGGING SECRETS OF BURROWING CLAMS Burrowing razor clams (Ensis directus) have the ability to tunnel into the sandy sea bottom with remarkable efficiency. According to Anette Hosoi, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute ...

ORNL nanotechnologies big winners in DOE call

... times greater than conventional steel can help reduce the estimated $65 billion annual cost of wear to U.S. industry. Field trials of disc cutters in tunnel Boring Machines have demonstrated a 20 percent improvement in wear resistance. The goal of this project, led by Bill Peter, is to develop low-cost ...

Study: Wildlife need more complex travel plans

... of plant and animal habitat. A corridor can be as big as a swath of river and forest miles wide that links two national parks, or as small as a tunnel under an interstate highway. Without such connections, animals cannot travel to food, water, mates and shelter. Plants cannot disperse their ...

MU scientists 'see' how HIV matures into an infection

... The researchers discovered that the 'tail,' or the flanking amino acid residues, of the HIV-1 protease precursor go through a temporarily formed tunnel where the tail is cut off. At this point, the protease becomes active, the maturation process proceeds, and the virus becomes infective. "The more ...

UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project

... (Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Earlier today, some 300 feet below the Earth's surface, in a circular tunnel so extensive that it travels from Switzerland into France and back again, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization ...

Building a stronger roof over your head: '3 little pigs' project begins first tests

... to a framework that surrounds the house. These studies build on expertise developed through 40 years of wind tests at the Boundary Layer Wind tunnel Laboratory at Western, widely regarded as one of the best wind tunnels in the world. The project is also affiliated with Fanshawe College, the ...

Life on the edge: To disperse, or become extinct?

... to the Pacific coastal dunes of North America. By surveying plants throughout the 2000-km geographic range, and measuring seed dispersal with a wind tunnel in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, they showed that plants at range limits produce seeds with larger wings, thus increasing dispersal in the winds ...

UIC scientists discover how some bacteria survive antibiotics

... Macrolide antibiotics act upon the ribosomes, the protein-synthesizing factories of the cell. A newly-made protein exits the ribosome through a tunnel that spans the ribosome body. Antibiotics can ward off an infection by attaching to the ribosome and preventing proteins the bacterium needs from ...

Aerodynamic trailer cuts fuel and emissions by up to 15 percent

... can lead to a cut in fuel consumption and emissions of up to as much as 15%. Earlier promising predictions, based on mathematical models and wind tunnel tests by TU Delft, have been confirmed during road tests with an adapted trailer. This means that public-private platform PART (Platform for ...

Iowa State researcher studies how enzymes break down cellulose

... cellobiohydrolase enzyme has an extension that works like a little plow. It rips up one cellulose chain from a cellulose crystal and feeds it into a tunnel on the main enzyme surface so that it can be chopped up. Reilly, who cant resist a lesson in biochemistry, likes to explain how enzymes attack ...

Easton, PA Police Officers Armed With BIO-key(R) Mobile Data Solution Access Information Anytime, Anywhere

... County, PA Communications Center. Under the hosting arrangement, the Communications Center provides a secure virtual private network (VPN) tunnel between state and federal databases and local MobileCop users. The VPN is accessible through any broadband or WiFi network giving each of the ...

Carnegie Mellon scientist uses mass spectrometer to weigh virus particle, von Willebrand factor

... using a top-down approach of the intact complex using a cryodetector-based MALDI TOF mass spectrometer (Macromizer) equipped with 16 superconducting tunnel junctions. Carnegie Mellon houses the only two of these instruments in the U.S. Biers group can use the Macromizer to measure the molecular weight of ...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

... early detection and prevention of debilitating conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. The new study from Temple University senior ... who were suffering from repetitive-stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and other wrist and shoulder injuries, and nine ...

Dust to gust

... to the way light is focused by an optical lens, creating a large wind tunnel of sorts. As a result, gusts of surface wind that are accelerated and focused in the tunnel lift the dust from the ground and blow it toward the ocean, allowing the ...

Researchers make gains in understanding antibiotic resistance

... through which the growing peptide chain moves during synthesis. This tunnel is normally blocked by macrolide antibiotics. In the mutant form, the tunnel widens, which may explain why macrolide antibiotics are no longer ...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

... inner membrane protein, TonB. This TonB-dependent transporter (TBDT) contains a beta-barrel domain: a series of parallel sheets that form a tunnel through which large molecules can pass. Another region of the protein, the luminal domain, clogs this barrel until the cell is ready to allow large ...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

... led by Bill Stone of Stone Aerospace, the Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer (DEPTHX) revealed that the geothermal sinkhole, or cenote, did not have a tunnel or any other obvious underwater connections with neighboring cenotes in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It also obtained numerous samples of water ...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

... important outcomes. Further, people who took GH had increased rates of unhealthy side effects such as soft tissue swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and, in men, abnormal breast development. They were also somewhat more likely to develop diabetes. The review, "The Safety and ...

Rearing an army to save wheat

... This fall, the entomologists are concluding a two-year study that involved mass-rearing parasitic wasps that attack wheat stem sawfly larvae that tunnel the interior of developing wheat plants. The team includes entomologists David Weaver, master's graduate Godshen Pallipparambil-Robert and ...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

... dioxide work done by Linton and the project's co-leader, Mark Morgan, a professor of food science. "We are currently working on an industrial tunnel system to apply the gas to produce," Morgan said. His team is also investigating using the gas to sterilize processing equipment. "This would be very ...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

... Almost 50 years ago, Michael Armas, a mining engineer from the central Philippines, discovered some fossils in a tunnel he was excavating while exploring for phosphate. Forty years later, Dr. Hamilcar Intengan, a friend of his who now lives in Chicago, recognized the ...

Novel method reveals how menthol discovery could point towards new or improved pain therapies

... well as a site that translates binding information to ion channel activity. Ion channels are proteins found in the cell membrane that can form a tunnel or channel that allows specific ions to move across the membrane. When activated, the channel opens, allowing an influx of calcium ions into the ...

ASU researchers 'wire' DNA to identify mutations

... a subject of speculation. "One idea is that there is a tunneling process," said Tao. The DNA has properties which make the electrons easier to tunnel through, just like lowering a hill for a marathon runner. "The other may be a charge-hopping phenomenon, where the electrons get trapped in the ...

'Underground' tunnels discovered as means for communication between immune system cells

... report Simon C. Watkins, Ph.D., and Russell D. Salter, Ph.D. Further research may show there are additional cell types with these microscopic tunnel connections. Thus far, their studies suggest the tunnels do not exist between commonly used fibroblast and tumor cell lines. Interestingly, if not ...

NASA probe could reveal comet life, scientists claim

... Deep Impact spacecraft will make a historic encounter with Comet Tempel-1 on 4th July, when a metre-long projectile will crash into the comet and tunnel through its outer layers, producing a crater and a plume of gas and dust. UK astronomers involved in monitoring the comet before, during and after ...

Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips In Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa

... cells of the retina. Night blindness develops, usually in childhood, followed by loss of peripheral visual field, progressing over many years to tunnel vision and finally blindness. At Emory Eye Center retina specialists Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr. and Jiong Yan performed the surgery recently on five ...
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