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Whirligig beetle gets rock 'n' roll legendary name

TEMPE, Ariz. An unusual new species of whirligig beetle from India is being named Orectochilus orbisonorum in honor of the late rock n roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara. Arizona State University entomologist Quentin Wheeler announced the description and discovery of the beetle spec...

How alligators rock and roll

The embargo for this press release has been lifted at the request of the PIO. Without a ripple in the water, alligators dive, surface or roll sideways, even though they lack flippers or fins. University of Utah biologists discovered gators maneuver silently by using their diaphragm, pelv...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

... city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a brochure will be sent to you by e-mail. "Heightened emphasis on R&D to roll out new products to meet the industry's current and future requirements will establish biometric technologies as an integral component of national sec...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...ion, Single- Wavelength Laser II-57 PyroPhotonics Unveils PyroFlex II-57 Fianium Unveils New 266nm Fiber Laser System II-58 NTC America to roll Out New Laser Systems II-58 9. Focus on Select Global Players II-59 Coherent, Inc. (USA) II-59 Cutting Edge Optronics, Inc. (USA) II-59 ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

...ous scientific studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous barriers must be overcome, starting with finding ways to break lignocellulosic b...

Children's National experts present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting

...ren's hospital nationwide that implemented universal rapid HIV screening for teens in the pediatric ED. In preparation for the universal HIV screening roll out Children's National conducted a survey among teens and their guardians to evaluate the history of HIV testing and risk behavior and the acceptance...

UniPixel Announces Availability of Opcuity(TM) Finger Print Resistant Film Test Samples

...ing to perfect the production technique and to prove its compatibility with roll to roll production systems. The completion of recent test runs has demonstrated su...

Iowa student engineers develop hand-held water sanitizer for a thirsty world

...on people, according to UNICEF -- lack clean water on a daily basis? If you happen to be one of 15 student engineers at the University of Iowa, you roll up your sleeves and design a $5, hand-held device to sanitize water and potentially save lives. Although the student invention began as a class pro...

Nanotube's 'tapestry' controls its growth

...about one nanometer, or one-billionth of a meter, in diameter. In molecular diagrams, they look like rolled-up sheets of chicken wire. And just like a roll of wire or gift-wrapping paper, nanotubes can be rolled at an odd angle with excess hanging off the end. Though nanotubes are much-studied, their g...

Ship-in-a-bottle kit on a microchip

...stirrer is also driven by a magnetic field that rotates clockwise or anticlockwise parallel to the chip. In the same way, the researchers in Stuttgart roll a cog wheel through a channel with a serrated wall. The cog wheel, which completely shuts the channel off, agitates liquid back and forth and only in ...

December Geosphere media highlights

...iachronous, with north-south and east-west normal faulting that migrates in tandem from east to west, respectively, an expression of slab differential roll back along northern and southern parts of the Hellenic subduction zone. Extension in the Hellenic orogen was accompanied by late Cenozoic clockwise ro...

Simple chemical procedure augments therapeutic potential of stem cells

...r. The biotin and streptavidin anchored SLeX to the cell surface. Sarkar tweaked the concentrations of each molecule to maximize the cell's ability to roll along the interior of the blood vessel, rather than getting lost in the flow. He also confirmed that the altered cells were still viable. "The meth...

Mandate for biofuels production requires science-based policy and global perspective

...large amount of land. This will change the landscape of the Earth, not just in the United States. "One of the least understood aspects of the biofuels roll out is how it will play out on the international stage. U.S. decisions can influence the magnitude and direction of land-use change elsewhere, and vic...

UNC study on properties of carbon nanotubes, water could have wide-ranging implications

...ts, the exfoliated layer of graphite. "Normally, graphene is hydrophobic, or 'water hating' it repels water in the same way that drops of dew will roll off a lotus leaf," said Wu. "But we found that in the extremely limited space inside these tubes, the structure of water changes, and that it's possib...

FAS honors Mark D. Levine with 2008 Public Service Award

...ir quality, buildings energy efficiency, and a variety of clean energy technologies, and Levine expanded its mission to include taking on a leadership roll in analyzing energy efficiency issues. The FAS Public Service Award is presented annually to an outstanding statesman or public interest advocate ...

Montana State University research reaches Supreme Court of India

...engineering professor and head of a Hindu temple. Veer has been recognized by Time magazine as a hero of the planet. He's on the United Nations' honor roll for environmental activists. In early 2003, Hamner traveled to the city of Varanasi in north central India to meet with members of the Sankat Mocha...

BIO-key(R) Receives New Mobile Data Contract Award From Indiana Police Agency

...er of hours officers are on the street and on patrol by as much as 5%. All officers have department-issued take home vehicles. Since they can now read roll call, check email, and perform other administrative functions right on their in-vehicle laptops, they don't need to regularly check in at the station ...

BIO-key(R) Receives New Mobile Data Contract Award From Indiana Police Agency

...er of hours officers are on the street and on patrol by as much as 5%. All officers have department-issued take home vehicles. Since they can now read roll call, check email, and perform other administrative functions right on their in-vehicle laptops, they don't need to regularly check in at the station ...

Robot fetches objects with just a point and a click

... several types of household items including towels, pill bottles and telephones from floors or tables. To ensure that El-E will someday be ready to roll out of the lab and into the homes of patients who need assistance, the Georgia Tech and Emory research team includes Prof. Julie Jacko, an expert on h...

Birds, bats and insects hold secrets for aerospace engineers

...r second. But a common pigeon flying at 50 miles per hour covers 75. The roll rate of the aerobatic A-4 Skyhawk plane is about 720 degrees per second. The roll rate of a barn swallow exceeds 5,000 degrees per second. Select military...

Unique whey protein is promising supplement for strict PKU diet

...aily dose of the amino acid drink. Most people with PKU drink two or three cups per day. By consuming a glycomacropeptide-fortified pudding cup, fruit roll or sports drink, they may be able to drink just one or two. This is exactly what Ann Zimmerman of Middleton, Wis. would like to see. Her 10-year o...

Cat fleas' journey into the vacuum is a 'one-way trip'

...ntrols are necessary. Fleas have multiple life stages. Adult fleas eat blood meals and mate while living on a host animal. Females lay eggs, which roll off of the animal and onto the floor, furniture or pet bedding. After hatching from the eggs two to 14 days later, the insects go through three larval...

CAST rolls out biofuel commentaries in New Orleans

... November 5, 2007 5:005:30 p.m.Room 206, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Immediately following the Biomass Working Group session, CAST will roll out its new Commentary, Biofuel Feedstocks: The Risk of Future Invasions, prepared by a Task Force chaired by Dr. Joseph DiTomaso, University of Calif...

West Nile virus' spread through nerve cells linked to serious complication

...tic nerve back to the central nervous system. An untreated human patient's chances of developing flaccid paralysis from West Nile may come down to a roll of the dice, Diamond speculates. To break through the blood-brain barrier and cause encephalitis, high levels of the virus have to build up in the blo...

Cassini's new view of land of lakes and seas

...be interesting to see if there's a big difference between the north and south polar regions." It is summer at Titan's south pole but winter should roll over that region in 2017. A season on Titan lasts nearly 7.5 years, one quarter of a Saturn year, which is 29.5 years long. Monitoring seasonal change...

Magnetic snakes control fluids, gravity-defying droplets, and solving a dragonfly mystery

...using a segmented pattern. The self-assembly of the snakes can take anywhere from a fraction of a second to several minutes. -KM Droplets that roll Uphill P. Brunet, J. Eggers, and R.D. Deegan Physical Review Letters (forthcoming) A recent experiment conducted by physicists at University of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 12, 2007

... New way to watch the lipid flip flippases, flopases, and scramblases Bioconjugate Chemistry The lipid flip may sound like a rock and roll dance craze from the 1960s. However, it actually is a key biochemical process in which fatty materials termed lipids move into cells movements that a...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...lammation, the vascular wall presents surface selectins that adhere specifically to white blood cells. These selectins cause the white blood cells to roll slowly along the vascular wall, seeking signals that tell them to crawl out of the bloodstream. This is how white blood cells migrate to bacterial in...

Gene hunters close in on Lou Gehrig’s disease

...so to tailor tools that will reveal therapies for it.? Traynor cautioned that the 34 SNPs are not guaranteed trail markers for ALS genes. “If you roll dice 555,352 times, you are bound to get lucky by chance alone on some of those throws,?he says. “The next step is to go back and figure out which of ...

Tearing down the fungal cell wall

...arked: "Typical A. brassicicola spores are hydrophobic. Water droplets placed on a lawn of fungal hyphae bearing normal spores are repelled and easily roll off the surface. When the AbNPS2 gene is disrupted, the linkage of the outermost layer of the fungal spore cell wall to the middle layer appears to be...

Malaria treatment efficacy compromised in certain HIV-positive patients

...sistance. "This is a major concern, as antimalarial drug resistance is now generally acknowledged to be one of the greatest threats to our ability to roll back malaria," according to Dr. Van geertruyden. The study suggests that malaria control and prevention, next to early diagnosis and a highly effic...

UCSD study reveals how plants respond to elevated carbon dioxide

...s within cells--changed in frequency according to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. As the carbon dioxide concentration was increased, the rapid drum roll of calcium spikes within the cells changed to a slower beat. The cells responded by reducing the size of the pores in the leaf. In the presence of...

Iowa State researchers improving plastics made from corn and soy proteins

...ble plastics in a stick lubricant it has developed. The bio-based lubricant rubs off on metals ?it, for example, can be used to help locomotive wheels roll more easily around curves in a track. Senti said biodegradable plastics that add rigidity to the company's product would be very useful in outdoor app...

Hope I die before I get old?

...ock star Pete Townshend wrote the line "I hope I die before I get old" into a song, "My Generation" that launched his band, the Who, onto the rock 'n' roll scene. But a unique new study suggests that Townshend may have fallen victim to a common, and mistaken, belief: That the happiest days of people's ...

Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic

... less likely for two people who have less in common. "So we are only computing the probability of any person becoming infected on any given day, and a roll of the dice is needed to decide whether they are infected or not," said Germann. Other elements of randomness modify the simulated disease course. ...

High-resolution light microscope reveals the fundamental mechanisms of nerve communication

...cations along the synapse junction, but preferentially at so-called 'active zones.' The bruchpilot protein discovered in fruit flies plays2 a decisive roll in the formation of these active zones. This is explained in the Science publication by Kittelet al. With STED imaging the scientists discovered that ...

Carnegie Mellon scientists show brain uses optimal code for sound

... basic frequency of a given feature are essentially "kernalized," or compressed mathematically, into a single spike. This is similar to a player piano roll that can reproduce any song by recording what note to press when the spike code encodes any natural sound in terms of the precise timings of the eleme...

Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows

...n from building filaments to steer the neutrophils, stopping the body's immune response, the study found. "Neutrophils crawl around in the body and roll around in the bloodvessels and whenever they sense bacteria, they gobble it up likePac-Man," said Russell During, a graduate student in the Interdisci...

Chemical 'band-aid' prevents heart failure in mice with muscular dystrophy

...yte membrane, which allowed calcium ions to get inside the cell. When calcium floods a cell, it triggers a hyper-contraction, which causes the cell to roll into a little ball and die." To test for the presence of tears in myocyte membranes, U-M researchers used a special fluorescent dye, which cannot p...

Malaria killing a million a year

... socio-economic ills, would halt or reverse the spread by 2015, while WHO's roll Back Malaria partnership, founded in 1998, aims to halve the burden by 2010...urgent need for greater investment in research," Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, roll Back Malaria chief since 2003, said in New York. "We are pleased by the ...
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