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International honor for University of East Anglia ocean researcher

An environmental scientist from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has won a prestigious international prize for her outstanding contribution to oceanography. Prof Karen Heywood will be awarded the Georg Wst Prize at a meeting of the European Geophysical Union assembly in Vienna on Wednesday ...

RV Polarstern on its way to East Siberian Sea

This release is available in German . Bremerhaven, August 19th 2008. German research vessel Polarstern, operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, transits the Northwest Passage for the first time. Polarstern left the port of Re...

Climate change may boost Middle East rainfall

The prospect of climate change sparking food and water shortages in the Middle East is less likely than previously thought, with new research by an Australian climate scientist suggesting that rainfall will be significantly higher in key parts of the region. Recent projections from the Intergove...

Biodiversity maps developed by UCSD scientists will help guide conservation measures in East Africa

Conservation biologists from UC San Diego are collaborating with scientists from the African Conservation Centre and other institutions to map patterns of biodiversity and land use in East Africa in unprecedented detail. Their maps, combined with climate models, will project how climate change wil...

NASA satellite measures pollution from east Asia to North America

In a new NASA study, researchers taking advantage of improvements in satellite sensor capabilities offer the first measurement-based estimate of the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban exhaust, and industrial production that makes its way to western North America. China, the...

LaserCard Corporation Announces Expansion of Middle East Project

Receives $2.3 Million Purchase Order MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LaserCard Corporation (Nasdaq: LCRD ), a leading supplier of secure ID credentials used in biometric identification, today announced the expansion of the national ID card program fo...

A dichotomy in migration patterns found for sea turtles in east Atlantic

Studying members of a large population of loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the Cape Verde islands off of West Africa, researchers have found an unexpected dichotomy in turtle behavior: While some turtles leave the nesting grounds to feed on bottom-dwelling sea life in shallow coastal waters, oth...

Acid water in East Java threatens biodiversity and local welfare

She went to investigate the local ecology. Yet during her field work on East Java, Dutch biologist Ansje Lohr became increasingly involved with the local residents, whose harvests failed and whose health was deteriorating due to extremely acidified and polluted river water. Lohr has recently receiv...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

... Tasmania's east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water t... measurements made near Maria Island on Tasmania's east coast. CSIRO oceanographers Katy Hill, David Gr... the country, meeting its better known cousin, the east Australian Current (EAC), at Tasmania. The exact l...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ties. Natural and anthropogenic sources of east Asian dust Gaojun Li et al., State Lab of Minera...anjing 210093. Pages 727-730. Densely populated east Asia is often hit by severe dust storms. It has be...ed samples of loess -- a natural eolian deposit of east Asia dust that has accumulated over the past few m...

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

..., broadcast video products, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is located at 1255 east Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more info...

Humans lend a hand to critically endangered waterbird

...s can be beneficial rather than destructive - and could even save it from extinction - according to counterintuitive new findings by the University of east Anglia (UEA). Published today in the peer-reviewed journal Animal Conservation , the study by UEA conservation experts explores the exact reasons ...

Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research

...sed to higher than normal levels of sunlight over the next several months. This early April freeze resulted in positive effects for a well-studied east Tennessee stream and reiterated the importance of sunlight on the growth of algae, bacteria, snails and other organisms in forest streams. Compared...

Stunting plants' skyward reach could lead to improved yields

... east LANSING, Mich. In the forest's fight for survival, it's the tallest trees that prevail by reaching for sunlight and shading competition. Corn and oth...

New discovery suggests trees evolved camouflage defense against long extinct predator

...f moa the team compared Araliaceae leaves to samples from a similar species of tree, P chathamicus, from the Chatham Islands, which are 800 kilometres east of New Zealand. Unlike New Zealand the islands lacked large browsers such as Moa and so the plant life did not evolve a defence against them. "The...

Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication

...rgest cattle population in Africa. "Most of the veterinarians working in east Africa are based in cities and towns and do not often travel to remote regi...al areas. "Eradication of rinderpest is an incredible turning point for east Africa," said Peter Walker, PhD, director of FIC and the Irwin H. Rosenberg...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...rs and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is located at 1255 east Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more i...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

... in 1999 with a survey conducted by WCS, the Anhui Forestry Bureau, and the east China Normal University in Anhui Province, the only remaining location wher...d in the wild. With a former range that covered a wide watershed area of east China, the Chinese alligatoror "tu long," which means "muddy dragon"is now ...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

... Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: European Border Security Market, European Sea Port Security Market, Middle east Maritime Security Market and European Sea C2 Markets. All research included in subscriptions provides detailed market opportunities and industry trend...

Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earth's water

...s to project various future scenarios for the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and what it would mean to the changing water cycle in forests east of the Mississippi River. They found that runoff would increase anywhere from 3 to 6 percent depending on location and the amount of the increase in C...

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

...mers were ruined by Hurricane Ike. In July 2008, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued an advisory for Galveston Bay, Chocolate Bay, east Bay, West Bay, Trinity Bay and contiguous waters, saying consumers should limit intake of spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout, and gafttop ...

New monkey discovered in Brazil

...his tribe was spread through the largest territory of any of the Amazonian Indigenous peoples, extending from the Peruvian frontier today (Rio Yavari) east to the Rio Trombetas. The monkey is mostly gray and dark brown in color, with a distinctly mottled "saddle." It weighs 213 grams (less than of a p...

Mystery of bat with an extraordinary nose solved

...us bat. The echoes of the sound wave convey a wealth of information on objects in the bat's environment. This bat from the remote rainforests of South east Asia received its name 58 years ago because of its mysterious trait. Much like a flashlight with an adjuster that can create an intense but small ...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...ontagious pathogenic germ with only a dozen ingested bacteria causing severe diarrhoea. This strain is a threat for the pacific region and reached the east coast of the United States in the 21st century. Since the end of the 1990s, Vibrio parahaemolyticus epidemics have led to thousands of cases of illnes...

New national genome center launched

...ished in Norwich by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in partnership with regional economic development partners The east of England Development Agency (EEDA), Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk Council, Norwich City Council and the Greater Norwich Development Partners...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

...d over hundreds of years to maximize carbon sequestration, the carbon in live and dead biomass could theoretically double in the Coast Range, west and east Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada; and triple in the Klamath Mountains. ...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...ontagious pathogenic germ with only a dozen ingested bacteria causing severe diarrhoea. This strain is a threat for the pacific region and reached the east coast of the United States in the 21st century. Since the end of the 1990s, Vibrio parahaemolyticus epidemics have led to thousands of cases of illnes...

NSF provides $3.4 million to study climatically important Agulhas Current

...n Indian Ocean, carrying warm and salty tropical waters southward along the east coast of Africa as a narrow, fast jet. At the tip of Africa the Agulhas ret... The ACT mooring array will be positioned offshore and to the southwest of east London, South Africa, in up to 4700 m of water. The array will consist of s...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

... east LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University has been awarded a three-year, $2.1 million federal grant to serve as the data coordinating center for the l...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

... Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey. The tentacled snake from South east Asia has developed a more effective technique. The small water snake has found a way to startle its prey so that the fish turn toward the snake's head...

Research vessel Polarstern starts 24th Arctic season

...and Sea is dependent on Arctic ice cover in this summer. Seismologic examinations are meant to deliver new insights into the geological history of the east Greenland shelf. Researchers from Belgium will also count birds and whales in the framework of a long-term project to document their distribution, jus...

When palm trees gave way to spruce trees

...th dropped by five degrees Celsius, to just above freezing," he said. "This was probably not enough to create much in the way of continental ice on east Greenland," he said, "but it did wipe out palms and other subtropical trees such as swamp cypress. They were replaced by temperate climate trees such ...

Beaked, bird-like dinosaur tells story of finger evolution

...bird embryos-contrary to the traditional interpretation that they were the first, second and third. Limusaurus is the first ceratosaur known from east Asia and one of the most primitive members of the group. Ceratosaurs are a diverse group of theropods that often bear crests or horns on their heads, ...

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

...ng them what to do and how to do it," he said. The team also found that the manioc fields and adjacent cornfields at Ceren were oriented 30 degrees east of magnetic north -- the same orientation as the village buildings and the public town center, said Sheets. "The villagers laid out the agricultural ...

'Platforms in space' to help businesses

...ess innovation and economic competitiveness in the east Midlands, nationally and internationally. G-STEP ...tion." David Wallace, Director of Innovation at east Midlands Development Agency (emda), said: "This is another example of the way that the east Midlands is at the forefront in looking at innovat...

Caribbean coral reefs flattened

... reefs throughout the Caribbean have been comprehensively 'flattened' over the last 40 years, according to a disturbing new study by the University of east Anglia (UEA). The collapse of reef structure has serious implications for biodiversity and coastal defences a double whammy for fragile coastal co...

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiracahua Mountains

...neys on interpreting DNA evidence. Collecting moths is a hobby. His new discovery is Lithophane leeae . Walsh found it in the Chiracahua mountains east of Tucson, and reported it in the journal Zoo Keys . Lithophane moths are members of the noctuid family, which often are dull colored. Walsh's mot...

'Jellyfish joyride' a threat to the oceans

...lyfish blooms have been recorded in the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Black and Caspian Seas, the Northeast US coast, and particularly in Far east coastal waters. "The most dramatic have been the outbreaks in the Sea of Japan involving the gargantuan Nomura jellyfish which can grow up to 2 m ...

MSU researchers receive $400,000 in first wave of stimulus funding

... east LANSING, Mich. A pair of Michigan State University professors have received a total of nearly $400,000 for their cardiovascular research projects as ...

International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury

...arriers to develop DILI in response to this antibiotic. This risk-associated variant is relatively common in Europe, but less prevalent in Africa and east Asia. In addition to HLA-B*5701, variations on chromosome 3 were also found to influence the risk for DILI. These findings provide initial insights ...
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