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World's largest ocean observatory takes shape

Canada is taking the world on a 25-year non-stop research expeditioninto the deep ocean. Over the next two-and-a-half months, a team of scientists and marine engineers are completing the installation off the British Columbia coast of NEPTUNE Canada, the world's largest and most advanced cabled ...

One of the Largest Wendy's(R) Franchisees, Tar Heel Capital, Reduces Fraud and Slashes Costs with DigitalPersona

76 Wendy's Locations Realize Immediate Return on Investment with DigitalPersona U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Readers REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the largest Wendy's restaurant...

Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population

An international team of scientists has identified a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa as the world's largest. The research, published in the May issue of Biological Conservation , involved country-wide land and aerial surveys that estimated a population of betwe...

Disappearing act of world's second largest fish explained

Researchers have discovered where basking sharks the world's second largest fish hide out for half of every year, according to a report published online on May 7th in Current Biology , a Cell Press publication. The discovery revises scientists' understanding of the iconic species and highlights...

DOE makes largest Danforth Campus research award in history

Washington University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have received two awards totaling $35 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to do research on novel energy initiatives. At $20 million, the Washington University award is the largest ever received on the Danforth Campus...

World's largest snake discovered in fossilized rainforest

Sixty million years before Jennifer Lopez starred in the film "Anaconda," the world's biggest snake slithered around northern South America. Excavations in Colombia co-organized by Carlos Jaramillo, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Jonathan Bloch, curato...

At 2,500 pounds and 43 feet, prehistoric snake is the largest on record

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Scientists have recovered fossils from a 60-million-year-old South American snake whose length and weight might make today's anacondas and reticulated pythons seem a bit cuter and more cuddly. Named Titanoboa cerrejonensis by its discoverers, the size of the snake's verte...

Tips for making a 'green' holiday from the world's largest scientific society

Move over, white Christmas, and make way for a "green" holiday. Here are a few tips that can make your holidays more environmentally friendly, courtesy of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. The Institute works to fost...

Less than one month to opening of world’s largest global congress on osteoporosis

More than 4,000 health professionals are expected to attend the upcoming IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) to be held from December 3 7, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. Detailed information about the congress is available on the IOF website at www.iofbonehealth.org IOF and the Thai Os...

Paradigm Tactical Products to be Largest Distributor of Metal/Radiation Detection Wands in United States

GEORGETOWN, Mass., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Paradigm Tactical Products Inc. (Pink Sheets: PDGT.PK), a leading provider of detection technology and homeland security solutions to the military as well as to the corrections, law enforcement and security industry signs an agreement which ...

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

Global corporations view climate change as a driver of risk and opportunity and have cited clear regulation as key to managing the impacts, in this year's findings from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which includes exclusive data from 1550 of the world's major companies on greenhouse gas emi...

Exploited fish make rapid comeback in world's largest no-take marine reserve network

No-take marine reserves, in which fishing is completely banned, can lead to very rapid comebacks of the fish species most prized by commercial and recreational fisheries, reveals a new study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef published in the June 24th issue of Current Biology , a Cell Press publi...

Findings released from 1 of the largest percutaneous coronary intervention trials ever

NEW YORK (May 23, 2008) A study led by Gregg W. Stone, M.D., professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian and chairman of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, has shown that heart attack patients who were administered the direct thrombin inhibitor bivalirudi...

University of Minnesota to host world's largest conference on evolution

More than 1,400 of the world's top experts on evolution will gather in Minnesota June 20 through 24 for "Evolution 2008," the world's largest annual gathering of evolutionary biologists. The conference, the premier international event for scientists to share research related to evolution, is spons...

World's largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean

Arlington, Virginia (Feb. 14, 2008) The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the worlds largest marine protected area a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and cl...

World's largest investor coalition seeks further disclosure on climate change and shareholder value

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) a collaboration of 385 institutional investors, with assets under management of $57 trillion, has issued its 2008 information request to the worlds largest corporations. This asks companies to measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and report on the...

World's largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms

The plant with the world's largest flower -- typically a full meter across, with a bud the size of a basketball -- evolved from a family of plants whose blossoms are nearly all tiny, botanists write this week in the journal Science. Their genetic analysis of rafflesia reveals that it is closely rel...

UNC scientists solve mystery of how largest cellular motor protein powers movement

Scientists now understand how an important protein converts chemical energy to mechanical force, thus powering the process of cell division, thanks to a new structural model by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The structural model helps solve a scientific mystery: how the...

Butterfly migration could be largest known

Millions of painted lady butterflies that fluttered into California's Central Valley in the last week of March could be just the advance guard of one of the largest migrations of the species on record, said Arthur Shapiro, a professor and expert on butterflies at UC Davis. "This may be the bigges...

World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase

Scientists with The Woods Hole Research Center are analyzing the surprising results of the first phase of a drydown experiment occurring in the Amazonian rainforest. From January 2000 to July 2004, rainfall was excluded from a one-hectare (2.2 acre) plot in the middle of the Tapajós National Fore...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

Scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered a form of blue-green algae that lives independently in California's Salton Sea, using near-infrared light for photosynthesis, according to an article published in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

...esearch Centers, the world's most advanced centers for fundamental research on biofuels; New equipment for DOE Joint Genome Institute, the world's largest genomic sequencing facility for non-medical, DOE mission-related research in bioenergy, climate, and environmental remediation; Improvements at h...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...scovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated stream in Atlanta, but rarely in a nearby clean stream. They also found that mosquitoes were largest in streams with high levels of organic minerals in this case, nitrogen and phosphorous that originated from the sewage treatment plants. Likewise, i...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... 15.5 million years ago, coincident with massive flood basalt release in the Columbia River basin, USA. The Columbia River Flood Basalts represent the largest group of eruptions to occur on Earth since the Paleogene, over 50 million years ago, and Kender et al. now suggest that they had a significant effect ...

Recovery act-funded research projects aid communities across the country

...t of 2009 (ARRA), thousands of research-related awards have been made, supporting important scientific efforts across the country. ARRA delivered the largest increase in basic research funding in American history - $21.5 billion. The bulk of the money is for scientific research and education projects, while...

Douglas-fir, geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

... NEWPORT, Ore. Scientists are comparing annual growth rings of the Pacific Northwest's largest bivalve and its most iconic tree for clues to how living organisms may have responded to changes in climate. Analyzed by themselves, the rings from...

Scientists discover Amazon river is 11 million years old

... of the river to calculate the age of the Amazon river and the Amazon deep sea fan. Prior to this study the exact age of the Amazon, one of the two largest rivers in the world, was not known. Until recently the Amazon Fan, a submarine sediment column around 10km thick, had proven difficult to penetrate. ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...platforms. Precision Robotics Assembling Machine This machine manufactures small and complex laser-driven fusion ignition targets for the world's largest and most energetic laser, the National Ignition Facility. The machine can manipulate millimeter-scale components with 100-nanometer precision in an op...

Red List overlooks island species

...the Canary Islands (38 vertebrates, 510 plants, 2,960 arthropods or invertebrates and 196 molluscs) should be labelled as threatened, because only the largest island of the Canaries, Tenerife, covers an area of around 2,000 km2. The scientists believes that "many of the more than 4,000 endemic species on...

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...d this inaugural initiative highlighting education in the sciencesin fact, the Festival drew 50,000 attendees to its signature Expo Day, making it the largest single-day celebration of science in the nation. We look forward to expanding our outreach efforts as the Festival grows, and encouraging San Diego's ...

New discovery suggests trees evolved camouflage defense against long extinct predator

... head forward. The long rigid leaves produced by P. crassifolius would have been difficult for a moa to swallow. The maximum browsing height of the largest known moa was approximately 300cm and once P. crassifolius grow above this height they produce leaves that are ordinary in size, shape and colour, l...

PRS And EmSense Partner To Integrate Bio-Sensory Measures In Packaging Research Studies

...lytical insight that help our clients "win at retail" in the global marketplace. PRS is the recognized leader in packaging research and possesses the largest normative database for packaging research (PRS Package Performance Index(TM)). PRS conducts over 600 studies annually, on a global basis, including pr...

When children have breathing problems

... tested their toxic and mutagenic properties. We selected four comparative source regions: a residential area in the immediate vicinity of Argentina's largest oil refinery, an area with heavy traffic in the centre of La Plata, a suburban area and a rural area." The children whose health formed the basis o...

Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication

...by developing novel community-based approaches to vaccination. Eradication of rinderpest in Ethiopia is especially crucial because the country has the largest 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...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...as awarded a five year $20 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The grant is the largest in UIC's history. "The CCTS draws upon the rich intellectual breadth of the UIC campus and adds to the portfolio of excellent research that is unde...

Smaller plants punch above their weight in the forest, say Queen's biologists

...t new research has proven that this is not generally the case in natural vegetation. In the Queen's project, PhD student Laura Keating targeted the largest individuals or "host plants" of 16 woody plant species growing in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. The research team calculated the number and v...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...s took place, is the third longest river in the world (after the Amazon and the Nile) and is China's most economically important waterway. The world's largest hydro-electric damthe Three Gorges Damis also located on the river. The high levels of development along the river have become a challenge for native ...

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...major reservoirs and many groundwater basins are well below average. Court-ordered restrictions on water deliveries have reduced supplies from the two largest water systems, and an outdated statewide water system can't keep up with population growth. With these critical issues looming large, researcher...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

... Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally accl...

New theory gives more precise estimates of large-scale biodiversity

...e said. "The new theory is probably going to reduce the direness of the predictions of species loss under either habitat loss or climate change at the largest spatial scales, but it will increase (the direness) of estimates of loss at smaller scales." Losing half of a small biome, for example, will have a...
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