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August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ecambrian-Cambrian boundary, most likely driven by very low levels of atmospheric oxygen. Apparently, these low levels of atmospheric oxygen persisted tens of millions of years beyond the origin of animals -- much later than previously reported -- but probably rose prior to the major diversification of an...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

...oteins in the model, using techniques called coarse-graining," Arya explained. "You cannot simulate something as large as a chromatin fiber containing tens of nucleosomes at molecular detail for periods of time longer than a few nanoseconds. That will not tell you much. You need to reduce the complexity o...

Recovery act-funded research projects aid communities across the country

...pment. Universities are helping researchers apply for ARRA funding and the federal science agencies tasked with distributing that money are reviewing tens of thousands of grant applications all in a compressed timeframe and under new reporting requirements. As a result, in every state and the District ...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

...owards the frontal regions associated with awareness. "It's the same principle experienced during a car accident. The car accident actually happens tens of a milliseconds before you are aware you have actually been hit," explains Hanson. "By looking at the back of the brain, we can 'read out,' for exam...

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

...ader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries - including more than half of the Fortune 1000(R) - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence ...

Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water

...e speciation and radiation of a major seafloor predator; globally, and over tens of millions of years of Earth's history. In deep seas all over the worl...the speciation and radiation of a major seafloor predator globally and over tens of millions of years of Earth's history. The study has been supported b...

CSHL scientists harness logic of 'Sudoku' math puzzle to vastly enhance genome-sequencing capability

... Combining a 2,000-year-old Chinese math theorem with concepts from cryptology, the CSHL scientists have devised "DNA Sudoku." The strategy allows tens of thousands of DNA samples to be combined, and their sequences the order in which the letters of the DNA alphabet (A, T, G, and C) line up in the ge...

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

...ader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries - including more than half of the Fortune 1000(R) - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence ...

Work of Field Museum scientist addresses question of chance in evolution

...ails, and crabs, and so on. But what if the broad evolutionary diversification of one of these groups were repeated by a few species in a single genus tens of millions of years after that initial diversification? What would that say about the roles of contingency, constraint, and adaptation? In other wor...

Trading energy for safety, bees extend legs to stay stable in wind

...ty of California, Berkeley, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Combes studied 10 species of wild orchid bees that fly at high speeds for tens of kilometers each day seeking food and other resources. Males of these species are especially motivated to collect aromatic scents in pouches on thei...

First 'nanorust' field test slated in Mexico

...ure to dangerous levels of arsenic can lead to skin discoloration, sickness and cancer. Arsenic-poisoned drinking water is a global problem, affecting tens of millions of people in communities in Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Europe. CBEN's arsenic-removing technology is based on the u...

MSU discoveries upend traditional thinking about how plants make certain compounds

...nes Schauvinhold, were instrumental in coming up with theories and running the assays." Terpenes are the largest class of molecules made by plants tens of thousands of different terpenes have been identified. Some of the known functions of terpenes include attracting pollinators, repelling pests and p...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

...g water reserves on the top of the building, a terrorist only needs to introduce poison into a tank to wreak havoc. "A terrorist wouldn't have to kill tens of thousands of people. Only 50 deaths ― as horrible as that would be ― would cause nationwide panic." Currently, water authorities in ...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

... In the last decade, Asian farmers have cleared tens of thousands of square miles of forests to accommodate the world's growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ingredient. Ancient peatl...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

...ribe development of a unique photochromic material that shows instantaneous coloration upon exposure to ultraviolet light and its disappearance within tens of milliseconds when the light is turned off. The decoloration speed is thousands of times faster than conventional materials. The material is also mo...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

...ut of dissolved gas in prostate tissue. As the bubbles violently collapse, they release tiny shock waves, a phenomena called acoustic cavitation. Over tens of thousands of pulses, the combined force of these cavitations liquefies nearby tissue into slurry that is eliminated through the urine. This tissue ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...ermafrost are destroying homes and infrastructure, forcing 320 residents to relocate to a higher site 15 km west, at an expected financial cost in the tens of millions of dollars. While the move will be financed in part with government funds that would have been spent maintaining the existing village a...

Harnessing cloud computing for data-intensive research on oceans, galaxies

...ing long-term simulations and then sifting through tens of thousands of gigabytes of resulting data to dis...e's project aims to provide that interactivity for tens of thousands of gigabytes of simulation results. H...t now, if I have to multiply it by factors of many tens of thousands, that couple of hours each becomes so...

Better living through chemistry

...ng daily to monthly to less frequently. What's more, the total lifespan of a mud volcano or brine pool is short by geologic standards--on the order of tens of thousands of years, rather than hundreds of thousands or millions of years. After a mud volcano goes dormant, its craters and depressions persis...

New high-throughput screening technique makes probing puzzling proteins possible

... Understanding the tens of thousands of proteins that compose the human proteome has emerged as a key challenge of this century, and research efforts to date have already ena...

Cretaceous octopus with ink and suckers -- the world's least likely fossils?

... are so well preserved that they show, like living octopus, that they didn't have these structures.' This pushes back the origins of modern octopus by tens of millions of years, and while this is scientifically significant, perhaps the most remarkable thing about these fossils is that they exist at all. ...

Frog's immune system is key in fight against killer virus

...populations across the UK. Communities of common frogs (Rana temporaria) are being struck down by a foreign virus which is estimated to be killing tens of thousands of frogs in the UK each year. When it strikes garden ponds, the surrounding lawn becomes strewn with dead frogs, some with skin ulcers so...

An underwater drugstore?

...ture. The research group at TAU has found and isolated thousands bacteria and fungi, including a few hundred unique actinobacteria. So far, several tens hold promise as new drugs. From the Sea to the Lab "Resistance to antibiotics has become an unbelievably difficult challenge for the medical ...

American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing

...023 percent. But the scary truth, says Cort, is that even if Apophis is not a real threat, astronomers still estimate that there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of large near-Earth objects out there that we haven't discovered yet. One of them could easily be headed our way. Cort's award will b...

Calculating gene and protein connections in a Parkinson's disease model

...seNet is potentially very useful for researchers. "It is a powerful approach for interpreting experimental data because it can efficiently analyze tens of thousands of nodes and interactions," says Riva, who is also a co-author on the article. "The output of ResponseNet is a sparse network connecting ...

When fish farms are built along the coast, where does the waste go?

...ume massive amounts of commercial feed, some of which drifts off uneaten in the currents. And the crowded fish, naturally, defecate and urinate by the tens of thousands, creating yet another unpleasant waste stream. The wastes can carry disease, causing damage directly. Or the phosphate and nitrates in ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...the late medieval times, approximately 1,000 years ago, between A.D. 1000 and 1200. During this interval, only a few moister periods (with duration of tens of years) seem to have ameliorated the climate. Hundreds of moisture-sensitive tree-ring records enabled a precise reconstruction of precipitation var...

Neural mapping paints a haphazard picture of odor receptors

...n rodents' odor maps is likely also found in humans, which have only one-third as many receptors but are capable, in some extreme cases, of discerning tens of thousands of distinct smells. ...

Our microbes, ourselves

... terms of diversity and sheer numbers, the microbes occupying the human gut easily dwarf the billions of people inhabiting the Earth. Numbering in the tens of trillions and representing many thousands of distinct genetic families, this microbiome, as it's called, helps the body perform a variety of regula...

Fishdunnit! Mystery solved

...s of less than 1,000 m. Less soluble carbonates, produced by plankton, are more likely to sink further and become locked up in sediments and rocks for tens or hundreds of millions of years before being released. Fish carbonates, on the other hand, are likely to form part of the 'fast' carbonate system by ...

New report on science learning at museums, zoos, other informal settings

... WASHINGTON -- Each year, tens of millions of Americans, young and old, choose to learn about science in informal ways -- by visiting museums and aquariums, attending after-school p...

January GEOLOGY media highlights

...easing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Safe storage requires a robust cap rock to hold CO 2 in the injection zone deep underground for tens of thousand years. Lu et al. studied a mudrock unit from an oilfield with naturally high CO 2 under the North Sea. For the first time, they measured,...

Developer of advanced computing memory, father of biochemical engineering, and innovative engineering educators win highest engineering honors of 2009

...d the world who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation. Through these efforts, the program has influenced hundreds of educators and tens of thousands of their students worldwide. Byers and Seelig had previously both worked in industry before becoming full-time educators at Stanford U...

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

..., can be reversed with a large-scale "geoengineering" fix, such as having a giant blimp spray liquefied sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere or building tens of millions of chemical filter systems in the atmosphere to filter out carbon dioxide. But Richard Turco, a professor in the UCLA Department of ...

Molecules in the spotlight

...n its feel in "real time" using a camera with shutter times on the order of tens of milliseconds. To do the same with molecules, 100 000 million times small...cats, requires shutter times that are 100 000 million times faster -- a few tens of femtoseconds (1 femtosecond is to a second what a second is to 32 millio...

USC researchers head global effort to study genetic risks that contribute to psychiatric diseases

...has received $19 million in funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for a groundbreaking effort to collect genetic information on tens of thousands of patients in order to study the genetic risks for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The USC Center for Genomic Psychiatry and Mas...

Powerful online tool for protein analysis provided pro bono by Stanford geneticist

...s, too, will benefit from ProPhylER (a play on words derived from the bulkier term "PROtein PHYLogenetics and Evolutionary Rates"). Each of us carries tens of thousands of protein variants (due to mutations that have persisted in the human gene pool), some fraction of which affect protein function. For re...

Scientists present 'moving' theory behind bacterial decision-making

...we've shown that proteins with identical shapes have different movements, and these movements allow proteins to select proper DNA targets that lead to tens or hundreds of processes," says Dr. John Cavanagh, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at NC State ...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

...her latitudes, the resolution is 3-6 meters-per-second. The maps consist of tens of millions of velocity measurements. According to Berkeley scientist ... Gopalan and his mentor Professor Joseph Katz have imaged the dispersion of tens of thousands of oil droplets in carefully controlled laboratory settings an...

New national survey says public reveres bison

...ison considered free-ranging in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. An additional 7,000 free-ranging wood bison live in Canada. Bison once numbered in the tens of millions and ranged from Alaska to Mexico but were wiped out by commercial hunting and habitat loss largely as a result of U.S. westward expansion....
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