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Study: Predatory dinosaurs had bird-like pulmonary system

...nding is one of several studies in recent years to paint a new, more avian-like portrait of meat-eaters such as T. rex: The creatures may have had feathers, incubated their eggs, grown quickly and perhaps even breathed like birds. "What was once formally considered unique to birds was present in some form...

Creeping crinoids! Sea lilies crawl to escape predators, new video shows

...prey upon them. The video and related studies help paint a bigger picture of the evolution and ecology of these deep-sea creatures and their predators. University of Michigan professor of geological sciences Tomasz Baumiller will show the videos and discuss the research Oct.16 at a meeting of the Geologi...

U. of Colorado researcher identifies tracks of swimming dinosaur in Wyoming

...prey upon them. The video and related studies help paint a bigger picture of the evolution and ecology of these deep-sea creatures and their predators. University of Michigan professor of geological sciences Tomasz Baumiller will show the videos and discuss the research Oct.16 at a meeting of the Geologi...

Researchers identify molecular anchor that allows bacterial invasion of central nervous system

...rs are looking at all of these factors in order to paint a complete picture of how the bacteria invade the brain and spinal cord to produce this potentially devastating infection. Bacterial meningitis must be treated quickly and aggressively with antibiotics, since up to 25 percent of affected children ma...

The dangerous legacy of lead

... housing, where children come in contact with lead paint and dust and, as a result, may experience intellectual impairment, behavioral problems and lifelong health issues. The effects of lead in children are irreversible, so public health officials are primarily focused on preventing these exposures. ...

Sequencing our seas

... sequences from microbial communities will help us paint the picture of how that world works and provide important details on the players involved and their biological properties and activities." DeLong and his coworkers report their findings in the Jan. 27 issue of the journal Science. The interdiscipli...

Wyoming cloud seeding experiment begins this month

... sequences from microbial communities will help us paint the picture of how that world works and provide important details on the players involved and their biological properties and activities." DeLong and his coworkers report their findings in the Jan. 27 issue of the journal Science. The interdiscipli...

Vaccine provides 100 percent protection against avian flu virus in animal study

... sequences from microbial communities will help us paint the picture of how that world works and provide important details on the players involved and their biological properties and activities." DeLong and his coworkers report their findings in the Jan. 27 issue of the journal Science. The interdiscipli...

Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint

... 2006. The researchers say that this lead-based paint production poses a global health threat, and a wor...used to improve the durability and color luster of paint used in homes and other buildings and on steel structures, such as bridges. Now scientifically linke...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...ficial capital of tupelo honey. "We're hoping to paint a comprehensive picture of the challenges that face the beekeepers," Stallins said. "I don't think the public knows how hard it is to produce honey. We want more awareness of the social context of beekeeping and how environmental change and sociopoli...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...pen simulated e-mail, draw circular shapes using a paint program on the computer and play a simple video game, "neural Pong," using only his thoughts. He could change the channel and adjust the volume on a television, even while conversing. He was ultimately able to open and close the fingers of a prosthet...

Copying nature could save us energy, study shows

...table wing in aeroplanes, Velcro and self-cleaning paint are all simple devices based on natural inspiration. The Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technologies at the University of Bath is helping extend this principle to more advanced engineering challenges. Researchers are currently looking at the des...

Solvent exposure linked to birth defects in babies of male painters

Men who paint for a living may be placing their unborn children at increased risk of birth defects and low birth weight. A study of construction workers in the Netherlands, conducted in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, links low birth weigh...

Microcapsules like it hot and salty

...s include using the capsules as a component of car paint which releases a corrosion protection agent when damaged, thereby stopping the damaged section from becoming larger. As microsensors they could supply information about the concentration of certain molecules, such as glucose or calcium ions in cells ...

Carnegie Mellon scientists use 'green' approach to transform plastics manufacturing

...g from targeted drug delivery systems to resilient paint coatings. The revolutionary improvement in atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) now enables large-scale production of many specialty plastics, according to the scientists, whose work appears in a special issue of the Proceedings of the Nation...

Definitive evidence found of a swimming dinosaur

... Université de Nantes, France, the S-shaped prints paint a picture of a large floating animal clawing the sediment as it swam in approximately 3.2 meters of water. Ripple marks on the surface of the site indicate the dinosaur was swimming against a current, struggling to maintain a straight path. "The d...

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