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GKSS to invest 12 million euros ($15.48 million) in a new observation system for the North Sea

"Today's major problems of the coasts and the seas include overfishing, overfertilisation with nutrients and the discharge of toxic substances on top of this, there are the effects of climate change. However, we lack the scientific tools to precisely assess and predict parameters such as currents...

Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy

...e in the plants' climbing ability. Because climbing plants rely on their other supportive structures as they reach toward the sky, they do not need to invest their energy into building huge tree trunks to support heavy branches. Not only are they able to be flexible, but flexibility is an asset that makes a...

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

...etection of illegal immigrants and terrorists. However, port facilities and ship owners, who usually fund maritime security, must be willing to invest in the costly systems. "Facilities and ship owners are reluctant to spend more on security as public funding is minimal and the cost of security-rela...

Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef

...hat 70 per cent of sediment pollution comes from just 20 per cent of the total catchment area. Our task is to build a model that helps decision makers invest wisely." The decision support process takes into account all of the factors that determine the priority areas for spending such as ecological value...

RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

... organizations to choose the solution that best meets their user, risk and security requirements." The white paper also noted, "RSA continues to invest in the RSA(R) Authentication Manager server for robust administration, credential lifecycle management and end user self-service as tools for organiza...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

... climate change is now inevitable. To mitigate resulting migrations, the report recommends that nations prioritize the most vulnerable populations and invest there in defensive measures, including irrigation technology that uses less water; low-till agriculture; economic diversification; and official system...

Biologists devise unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

...their mate for life. Yet, in most bird species, some nests contain offspring of individuals other than the one's tending the nest. Why would a bird invest in another bird's offspring when genetically such parenting would seem to provide no evolutionary advantage? Many scientists are trying to understand ...

Biologists consider unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

...their mate for life. Yet, in most bird species, some nests contain offspring of individuals other than the one's tending the nest. Why would a bird invest in another bird's offspring when genetically such parenting would seem to provide no evolutionary advantage? Many scientists are trying to understand ...

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects

...ds Systems Biology. The budget for the six RTD-projects is 27.5 Million Swiss Francs in total. Institutions involved in each project are required to invest matching funds at least equal to those provided by SystemsX.ch. Hence, total investment for these six RTDs projects will be at least 55 Million Francs...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

...conducted by Dr. David Olds, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado at Denver, played an important role in the President's decision to invest in programs that can help low-income mothers now and save money in the long run. African-Americans Adults: Taking up Heroin after 32. May 29 2009 ...

BIO 2009 -- R&D session: New stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies

... biotech and pharmaceuticals, BIO 2009 in Atlanta, USA. The session is arranged by the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet, SwedenBIO and invest in Sweden Agency. Dr. Frisn will talk about stem cell research, currently one of the most exciting areas in science, and how it unravels potential ...

CI president receives Roger Tory Peterson Medal

...ld's Biodiversity: How the Climate Crisis Could Both Hurt and Help," the lecture examined how climate change may present an opportunity to protect and invest in some of the world's highest priority biodiversity hotspots at levels previously unimagined. Mittermeier began the lecture by challenging his aud...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

...ships that are financially attractive and value-enhancing," said Howard H. Pien, chairman and chief executive officer of Medarex. "We will continue to invest in our growing pipeline of innovative product candidates to address significant unmet medical needs, advance them to proof-of-concept and explore stra...

Field stations foster serendipitous discoveries in environmental, biological sciences

...r environmental disaster triggers their use. "At a time when we are reinvesting in our nation's academic infrastructure, it's critical that we also invest in one of our greatest treasures--America's biological field stations," said William Michener, a biologist at the University of New Mexico and co-auth...

Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs

...latforms, from the Internet to computer games. "The terrorist organizations invest efforts in information warfare tools, which enables them to bridge the phys...apon, and just like an army invests in tanks and planes, the army must also invest in information weapons. The army must develop abilities and skills that are...

ChemoBrain: How cancer therapies can affect your mind

... a real symptom with real potential solutions. "We will learn more about the causes of cognitive impairment soon, asking future patient generations to invest less of their quality of life to not only survive, but also thrive after diagnosis of cancer and its treatment," he writes in the book's foreword. "Ma...

Understanding natural crop defenses

...out-compete their neighbors for light to grow, or, invest directly in defense against hungry insects. Now, a...ls, the plants save resources because they no long invest in defense and, at the same time, avoid the growth...ynthesis going, plants won't have enough energy to invest in sophisticated defense strategies," says Ballar....

Biophysical sciences program receives $2 million training grant

...oval from the divisions of Physical and Biological sciences. Other institutions offer some form of dual mentorship, but at Chicago both mentors invest equally in time, costs and laboratory space for the student. "This isn't one true mentor and one person to chat with occasionally," Hammond said. ...

Threats to biodiversity rise in the world's Mediterranean-climate regions

... need to accelerate conservation action to outpace threats in the mediterranean biome. "This information can help support decisions about how best to invest scarce conservation resources," says co-author Kirk Klausmeyer, a scientist with The Nature Conservancy. ...

Basic research critical to America's economic recovery

...mprove our energy efficiency, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, deploy 21st century technologies or bring down the cost of health care if we don't invest in the research that will drive innovations in these essential areas." Innovation fueled by basic research, much of it conducted at universities a...

Ecologists report quantifiable measures of nature's services to humans

... used in ceremonies. The authors use a new software modeling program called invest (Integrated Evaluation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs) to help land m...anagers and government workers assess this wide array of services. The invest software has also shown that high levels of biodiversity often go hand-in-h...

Concordia University leads academic team for national Cellulosic Biofuels Network

...ajor national project focusing on the conversion of agricultural waste into biofuel is being funded by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada which will invest $19.9 million over the next three fiscal years. "CSFG is known nationally and internationally for its research on the conversion of biomass into fu...

2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

... where a substantially new approach for early detection has opened up, yet the work is so early that traditional sources of funding are not willing to invest in it. Thanks to the Foundation and the Rachleffs' vision and support, the concept will be able to be developed with full vigor." Ivan Maillard , ...

Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought

...alysis of detailed, regional yield data that do encompass this variability, the scientists hope to empower wiser choices by countries about whether to invest in ethanol or biodiesel, which crops to plant, and how best to use existing farmlands. Although agricultural biofuels have been sharply criticized for...

No quick or easy technological fix for climate change, researchers say

...king on such a project could be foolhardy." How can global warming be combated? "We must reduce carbon emissions," Turco said. "We need to invest big-time in alternative energy sources with minimal carbon footprints." ...

Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software

...d by temperate marine ecosystems. Called Marine invest (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tr...fs are likely to be when you have to guess. Marine invest will let you get real numbers and use that informa...e able to develop a tool like this." The Marine invest research grant is led by Natural Capital Project C...

News from the November 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... foods. The researchers concluded: "Our results elucidate the high levels of diabetes risk among children from poor South Texas families. Unless we invest in early age interventions and quantify the results, diabetes morbidity and health care cost will remain uncontrolled." Heart Failure Risk Higher ...

Origin of root offshoots revealed

...her hand, slowing down secondary root formation can be advantageous in tuberous plants, like potatoes or sugar beets. This enables these food crops to invest all their energy in the production of nutrients. Fewer root offshoots also makes it easier for farmers to harvest these crops. Plant research wit...

In a last 'stronghold' for endangered chimpanzees, survey finds drastic decline

...uring period of rapid increase in human populations and political unrest," Boesch said. "We must appeal to the international conservation community to invest in sustainable funding of conservation activities in national parks with known importance for chimpanzee populations. Our results show that this works...

The Science Coalition's '10 questions' for the presidential debate

...rgy independence to climate change to health care to growing a workforce that will enable America to compete a global innovation economy then it must invest in the basic research that will enable discovery and innovation. Several of the attached questions relate to specific research areas, such as medi...

Army can boost mission success by better managing

...g so that soldiers and leaders understand the importance of the environment in contingency operations and techniques for reducing the Army's impact. invest more in environmental resources and good environmental practices for field operations, including training for base camp managers and unit environmenta...

NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria

...t George Washington University and co-author of the analysis. "It's time to invest in this region and end the needless suffering." The analysis states that...eting this week, the Global Network will also call upon CGI participants to invest in efforts to help the people of Haiti who were devastated by Hurricane Ike...

Stevens awarded $1M for advanced biofuels research

...tutions to develop their advanced biofuels projects. In total, the DOE will invest up to $4.4 million in these university projects for their research into how...n be transformed into advanced biofuels. The universities are required to invest an additional 20% of their own funding, which brings the entire investment ...

Carbon Disclosure Project: 'World's largest corporations seek clarity on climate change regulation'

...sions reduction programs via carbon credits; and invest in renewable energy projects. The construc...e capital markets and cite the need to finance and invest in initiatives that could encourage ground-breakin...and workforce education. The Utilities sector will invest further in renewables or low carbon fuel sources a...

Australian frog species chooses not to put eggs in 1 basket

... against nest failure. "Traditionally it was thought that males, but not females, should benefit from promiscuous behaviour because males generally invest less in reproduction. This level of promiscuity is a new record among vertebrates and certainly supports the old adage of not putting all your eggs in...

Improving industry efficiency through environmental innovations

...t reductions and can contribute to corporate results through energy-saving, decreased material use and better product quality. However, companies must invest in the innovations before the enforcement of environmental policy. This anticipation strategy is risky because it remains uncertain whether strict pol...

ETH Zurich-administered fund ends scientific anonymity

...sis on which to establish a priority of ideas and discoveries and to build a reputation among peers. "It is only fair to duly acknowledge authors, who invest time and knowledge in their contributions," Hoffmann says in his article. Clear authorship attribution in this next generation wiki also makes it ...

Humans' response to risk can be unnecessarily dangerous, finds Tel Aviv University study

...dern technology-driven world. Feeling Risky "People want to know how people make decisions, whether it's how you drive your car, or whether to invest in a mortgage. It's important to understand when and how we make those decisions, to understand the type of errors people are prone to make," says Pro...

ID Analytics Study Reveals Employees' Criminal Misuse of Stolen Identities

...The study's findings also provide a better understanding of the harm resulting from an internal versus external data breach. Organizations routinely invest significant resources to ensure the security of confidential customer and employee information such as home address, Social Security number, and date ...

bioMETRX, Inc. Completes Exclusive Licensing Agreement With EZ Print, LLC

...t with EZ Print, LLC for the advanced remote printing technology acquired through the company's Sequiam asset purchase agreement. EZ Print, LLC will invest considerable resources to commercialize and promote the system extensively into the enterprise document production business. Currently the technology ...
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