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Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

Despite major costs to taxpayers in the U.S. and Canada, government programs that offer rebates to hybrid vehicle buyers are failing to produce environmental benefits, a new UBC study says. The study finds that hybrid sales have come largely at the expense of small, relatively fuel-efficient, c...

CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness

Ancestors of tapirs and ancient cousins of rhinos living above the Arctic Circle 53 million years ago endured six months of darkness each year in a far milder climate than today that featured lush, swampy forests, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU-Boulder...

Two Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS

Washington, DC. Each year the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. Since 1972, AIBS has presented the Distinguished Scientist Award annually to individuals who have made significant sci...

Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world

Overfishing and disease have decimated shellfish populations in many of the world's temperate estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Smithsonian scientists, led by Whitman Miller, ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Md., have discovered another serious threat to the...

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

AUGUSTA, Ga. New evidence of how the elevated glucose levels that occur in diabetes damage blood vessels may lead to novel strategies for blocking the destruction, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. They found a decreased ability of blood vessels to relax resulted from increased acti...

Admiral to discuss piracy on high seas at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

WASHINGTON (6 May 2009) -- The Maersk Alabama incident and the latest threats to shipping on the high seas will be featured during the opening session of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 09) at the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel, 11-12 May. Rear Ad...

U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism

College students' views about evolution and creationism are often shaped by what they learned in their high school biology classes, according to a University of Minnesota study published in the May issue of BioScience , the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Co-authors R...

Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop

WASHINGTON, DC A supplement to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition encourages the scientific community and the general public to stop demonizing high fructose corn syrup as the culprit of obesity and to rethink the myths about high fructose corn syrup's impact on the Amer...

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

A mysterious island that moves through time. Travelers in search of answers. It sounds something like the science fiction television show "Lost," but it also describes a new approach to teaching earth sciences to high school students. Iris Totten, an associate professor of geology at Kansas ...

Study finds multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria high in long-term care

The prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria, called multidrug-resistant gram-negative (MDRGN) organisms, far surpassed that of two other common antimicrobial-resistant infections in long-term care facilities, according to a study conducted by researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Inst...

Lobster traps going high tech

New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NO...

Pure fructose frequently confused with high fructose corn syrup

WASHINGTON, DC As researchers continue to examine the role of sweeteners in the diet, it's important that people understand the differences among various ingredients used in scientific studies, according to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). Interchanging two distinctly different ingredients,...

Why the swamp sparrow is hitting the high notes

CORAL GABLES, FL (January 09, 2008)--Birdsongs are used extensively as models for animal signaling and human speech, offering a glimpse of how our own communicating abilities developed. A new study by Adrienne DuBois, a graduate student at the University of Miami (UM) College of Arts and Sciences ...

Adding high doses of sludge to neutralize soil acidity not advisable

This release is available in Spanish . Sludge obtained from water purification plants can be reused, as fertiliser for soils, for example or to reduce their acidity. The main aim of this University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) PhD research thesis was to study the effects of the applica...

Selenium may prevent high risk-bladder cancer

PHILADELPHIA A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer. Researchers from Dar...

UC Riverside rice geneticist receives high honor from US Department of Agriculture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. For their landmark research leading to the development of flood-tolerant rice that can benefit farmers in flood-prone areas worldwide, Julia Bailey-Serres of UC Riverside, Pamela Ronald of UC Davis and David Mackill of the International Rice Research Institute in the Phili...

NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar

NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, will include a review of the status of ...

Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil have high risk of premature birth

A study has found that the risks of a premature birth quadruple if flaxseed oil is consumed in the last two trimesters of pregnancy. The research was conducted by Professor Anick Brard of the Universit de Montral's Faculty of Pharmacy and the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and Master's st...

Self-assembling nano-fiber gel delivers high concentrations of clinically approved drugs

BOSTON, Mass. (Oct. 20, 2008) -- Two teams of scientists from Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (HST) at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new self-assembling hydrogel drug delivery system that is biocompatible, efficient at drug release, and easy to tailor. Importa...

Study finds high mortality of endangered loggerhead sea turtles in Baja California

SANTA CRUZ, CA--Along the southern coast of Baja California, Mexico, scientists have been counting the carcasses of endangered sea turtles for a decade as part of an effort to assess and eliminate threats to loggerhead sea turtle populations. Their findings, published this week, are shocking: almo...

During exercise, the human brain shifts into high gear on 'alternative energy'

Alternative energy is all the rage in major media headlines, but for the human brain, this is old news. According to a study by researchers from Denmark and The Netherlands published in the October 2008 print issue of The FASEB Journal, the brain, just like muscles, works harder during strenuous...

Galloping and breathing at high speed

HILTON HEAD, SCThe coordination of two systems are key for any horse to walk, trot, gallop or win a race. The first are the lower limbs, which allow the animal to move along on a "spring-like" tendon. The second is a complicated respiratory system, which allows a horse to take in one breadth for e...

Promptu Unveils High Accuracy Voice-to-Text Dictation for Mobile Phones at CTIA

Technology expected to increase usability and adoption of SMS and mobile Social Networking applications MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Promptu Systems Corporation, a leading developer of innovative voice-powered mobile applications, unveiled today at the CTIA ...

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Research at Purdue University suggests synthetic carbon molecules called fullerenes, or buckyballs, have a high potential of being accumulated in animal tissue, but the molecules also appear to break down in sunlight, perhaps reducing their possible environmental dangers. ...

Promptu Unveils High Accuracy Voice-to-Text Dictation for Mobile Phones at CTIA

Technology expected to increase usability and adoption of SMS and mobile Social Networking applications MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Promptu Systems Corporation, a leading developer of innovative voice-powered mobile applications, unveiled today at the CTIA ...

Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

This release is available in German . Gaza/Leipzig. Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston could help experts better decide whether to continue the current practice of retesting women during their second pregnancies for a common bacterial infection if they had tested positive for the infection previously. ...

Foods high in conjugated linoleic acids can enrich breast milk

Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 2008 Have a cookie before breast-feeding, mom? Eating special cookies enriched with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can increase the level of these potentially healthful fatty acids in breast milk, reports a recent study in the journal Nutrition Research . Led by At...

Scripps study sets high economic value on threatened Mexican mangroves

The ecological value of coastal mangrove forests in Mexico has been apparent to marine scientists for years. Now, for the first time, researchers have used a wide-ranging compilation of fisheries landings, the official record of fish catches, to place an economic price tag on that value. Scien...

New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony today took the wraps off a new line of sleek, powerful, lightweight PCs -- the VAIO(R) Z Series notebooks. Weighing just over 3 pounds, the VAIO Z model incorporates a vivid 13.1-inch widescreen display with Sony's own XBRITE-DuraView(TM) LCD technolog...

NJIT architect professor advocates best-building practices for high wind regions

More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD. Taher, who is also a...

UC Riverside bioengineer receives high honor from chemical engineers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. As a boy growing up in Brooklyn, NY, UC Riverside's Jerome Schultz would often sneak into his father's office at home to peer into a microscope to examine slides of tissues his father, a physician, had on hand. Over the years, that early interest in science evolved into an ...

New high fiber barley licensed to grow

"The recent signing of a license agreement between the CSIRO/Australian Capital Ventures Limited joint venture and Austgrains Pty Ltd has paved the way for large scale commercial crops of BARLEYmax unique grain developed by CSIRO using conventional plant breeding techniques," says the Director o...

Genetic breakthrough explains dangerously high blood glucose levels

This release is available in French . Canadian, French and British researchers have identified a DNA sequence that controls the variability of blood glucose levels in people. This is a potentially significant discovery because high blood glucose levels in otherwise healthy people often ar...

Researchers use high tech in mold watermark to protect plastic products from piracy

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have devised a high tech way to add Anti-counterfeiting to plastic products as they are created in the moulding process. The process could cost less than one per cent of the total cost of manaufacturing the product. Lead researcher Professor Gordo...

The myth of runner's high revisited with brain imaging

Throughout the world, amateurs, experts and the media agree that prolonged jogging raises people's spirits. And many believe that the bodys own opioids, so called endorphins, are the cause of this. But in fact this has never been proved until now. Researchers at the Technische Universitt Mnchen an...

Vitamin E may increase tuberculosis risk in male smokers with high vitamin C intake

Six-year vitamin E supplementation increased tuberculosis risk by 72% in male smokers who had high dietary vitamin C intake, but vitamin E had no effect on those who had low dietary vitamin C intake, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Previous studies had sugges...

Titanium Group Announces Launch of New Identification Solution Targeting High Growth Retail Sector

NEW PRODUCT APPLIES TITANIUM'S BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY AND RFID FOR STOCK INVENTORY AND STORE FRONT SOLUTION SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Titanium Group, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: TTNUF), a leading biometric and security solutions provider announced today...

European Union forests expanding, absorbing carbon at surprisingly high rate: study

European Union countries likely require an old ally Mother Nature and her forests to meet an ambitious post-Kyoto goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020, according to new research. The University of Helsinki study says that despite rising population and affluence, the EU can me...

Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease

ORLANDO, Nov. 6 Downing an energy drink may boost blood pressure as well as energy, researchers said in a small study presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2007. In the study, conducted by Wayne State University researchers, blood pressure and heart rate levels increas...
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