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Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center

The world's most powerful neutron source should be built in Lund, Sweden, it has been announced by EU Research Ministers. At a meeting in Brussels last night (28 May), seven countries voted in support of Lund's bid to host the European Spallation Source (ESS), with a further two voting with the...

K-State research: Freshwater pollution costs US at least $4.3 billion a year

MANHATTAN -- Pollution by phosphorous and nitrogen isn't just bad for lakes, streams and other bodies of fresh water. According to researchers at Kansas State University, it's also bad for Americans' pocketbooks. Freshwater pollution impacts individuals on a level as basic as how much they spen...

Economic value of insect pollination worldwide estimated at 153 billion euros

This press release is available in German . Avignon/Halle(Saale). INRA and CNRS French scientists and a UFZ German scientist found that the worldwide economic value of the pollination service provided by insect pollinators, bees mainly, was 153 billion in 2005 for the main crops that f...

Decade of the Mind symposium in Iowa to emphasize need for $4 billion in federal support

Des Moines, Iowa April 30, 2008 Internationally respected scientists will gather next week for a symposium in Des Moines to explore how a brain creates a mind and to emphasize the need for $4 billion in federal support for scientific research over the next 10 years. Presented by Great Ape Trust...

GBIF sets goal of mobilizing 1 billion records by end of 2008

To increase depth and breadth of coverage, applicability and usefulness of the biodiversity data it mediates, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has set a goal of making one billion (1,000,000,000) high quality data records available via its data portal by December 2008. GBIF cal...

Researchers find origin of 'breathable' atmosphere half a billion years ago

COLUMBUS , Ohio -- Ohio State University geologists and their colleagues have uncovered evidence of when Earth may have first supported an oxygen-rich atmosphere similar to the one we breathe today. The study suggests that upheavals in the earth's crust initiated a kind of reverse-greenhouse ef...

Midlands Consortium delighted to be chosen to host £1 billion energy institute

Representatives from the Midlands Consortium say they are absolutely delighted by todays announcement that the group has been chosen to host a new 1billion national institute to develop cleaner energies. The Midlands Consortium is comprised of the universities of Birmingham, Loughborough and No...

UCLA scientists strengthen case for life more than 3.8 billion years ago

Ten years ago, an international team of scientists reported evidence, in a controversial cover story in the journal Nature, that life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago--400 million years earlier than previously thought. A UCLA professor who was not part of that team and two of the orig...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

Think twice before you blithely swat, stomp, curse or ignore insects, says Cornell University entomologist John Losey, who co-authored a study that shows the dollar value of some of those insect services is more than $57 billion in the United States annually. The research appears in the journal Bio...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades

Growing desertification worldwide threatens to swell by millions the number of poor forced to seek new homes and livelihoods. And a rising number of large, intense dust storms plaguing many areas menace the health of people even continents away, international experts warn in a new report. Thick s...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

Six million children could be saved if $5.1 billion in new resources for preventive and therapeutic interventions were provided each year, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions. Approximately 90 percent of all child deaths occur in ...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...s. Emory's stimulus grant funding is highlighted at http://www.emory.edu/home/research/stimulus/ The NIH is expected to award a total of $10.4 billion in stimulus grants. Funds provided by the ARRA must be used within two years; however, Emory scientists believe they will continue to reap benefits fo...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...et conditions existed on Mars until only about 3.7 billion years ago. In recent years, however, remote sensin...artian lakes during the Hesperian epoch (about 3.5 billion to 1.8 billion years ago). Using images from the High Resolution ...

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

...75,000 for fusion energy research. In March Secretary Chu announced $1.2 billion in DOE Office of Science Recovery Act projects. In July, DOE announced a n..., the Obama Administration has now approved projects covering the full $1.6 billion that the DOE Office of Science received from Congress under the Recovery Ac...

Bioethanol's impact on water supply 3 times higher than once thought

...he study that annual bioethanol production in the U.S. is currently about 9 billion gallons and note that experts expect it to increase in the near future. The...ates. They found that bioethanol's water requirements can be as high as 861 billion gallons of water from the corn field to the fuel pump in 2007. And a gallon...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... lead paint exposure remains a serious global health threat. "A global ban on lead-based paint is drastically needed to protect the more than three billion people who may be exposed in the countries allowing distribution of lead-containing paints as well as Americans unintentionally exposed through consum...

Agricultural research key to food security

...y, Chair of the Global Form on Agricultural Research (GFAR), writing in the latest issue of the TWAS Newsletter, published last week. With nearly a billion people suffering from chronic hunger, global food security remains a major concern, despite being a key goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals (M...

Extraterrestrial platinum was 'stirred' into the Earth

...latinum content gradually increases from about 3.5 billion years to 2.9 billion years ago. "This tells us that the deep source whe... the signal of that stirring, which took about 1.5 billion years to occur. This is the first time a time sc...

Recovery act-funded research projects aid communities across the country

...ase in basic research funding in American history - $21.5 billion. The bulk of the money is for scientific research and education projects, while $3.5 billion is allocated for research facilities and capital equipment. Universities are helping researchers apply for ARRA funding and the federal science agenc...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...micrometer), faster than hundreds of thousands of times a second. The sample jet is designed to shoot droplets right through a pulsed beam of x-rays a billion times brighter than any ever created in a light source before. ASU postdoc Dan DePonte did most of the hard work and refinement needed to realize ...

Organic food not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food

...ts, and the global organic food market was estimated in 2007 to be worth 29 billion (2 billion in the UK alone). Some previous reviews have concluded that organically pr...

Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows

...llions of years, with simple single-celled organisms like bacteria dominating the record. When multi-celled animal life appeared on the planet after 3 billion years of single cell organisms, animals diversified rapidly. Conventional wisdom has it that animal evolution began in the ocean, with animal life...

Smaller than expected, but severe, dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

...he Gulf of Mexico dead zone is of particular concern because it threatens valuable commercial and recreational Gulf fisheries that generate about $2.8 billion annually. The models used to forecast the area of the dead zone are constructed for understanding the important underlying causes to inform long-te...

Biodiesel on the wing: A 'green' process for biodiesel from feather meal

...ada are reporting development of a new and environmentally friendly process for producing biodiesel fuel from "chicken feather meal," made from the 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste that accumulate annually in the United States alone. Their study is scheduled for the July 22 issue of ACS' Journal ...

Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

...alifornia, which is home to nearly 3 million acres of fruit and nut trees that require chilling. The combined production value of these crops was $7.8 billion in 2007, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. "Our findings suggest that California's fruit and nut industry will need t...

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

...rnment Biometrics Markets , finds that market earned revenues of over $2.60 billion in 2007 and estimates this to reach $9.44 billion in 2014. If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provid...

'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

...gation could not be pursued by our lab," said Eric Schon, researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. MDA has committed over $2 billion to fund medical and scientific research, as well as clinical and client services, in its 55-year history. "These new research grants, just annou...

Medical use for waste television screens

...mistry . Professor James Clark, director of the York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and one of the author's of the research, said: "With 2.5 billion liquid crystal displays already reaching the end of their life, and LCD televisions proving hugely popular with consumers, that is a huge amount of po...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...on quality in medical imaging, postal and payment automation, fraud detection, and forms processing operations. Parascript software processes over 100 billion imaged documents per year. Fortune 500 companies, postal operators, major government, and financial institutions rely on Parascript products. Organiza...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...nowledge officer with regard to insight development methods and strategic research. Pentland directs the Human Dynamics Lab and oversees the Next billion Network at the MIT Media Lab. Among the most-cited computer scientists and technologists in the world, Pentland is the author of Honest Signals: How ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...th disorders in the EU-25 (plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) were 136.3 billion in 2007, including 99.3 billion for depression and anxiety-related disorders (McDaid, 2008). Furthermo...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

...amath Mountains; The entire study region of Oregon and Northern California, as far south as San Francisco, holds a total live biomass of about two billion tons of carbon about 14 percent of the biomass in the whole nation; If forests in this region were managed over hundreds of years to maximize car...

Corals stay close to home

...erably. These factors heavily stress corals, and thus put both the countless marine organisms that count on corals for habitat and shelter, and the $1 billion dollar tourism industry fueled by coral reefs at significant risk. Conservation biologists have been scrambling to find ways to conserve and protec...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

...ier said: "Around 8.5 million people in the UK have osteoarthritis. It is the most common cause of chronic pain and costs the country an estimated 5.5 billion every year directly and indirectly. Our Centre will develop technologies to improve the lives of patients with osteoarthritis. For example, we will cr...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...nowledge officer with regard to insight development methods and strategic research. Pentland directs the Human Dynamics Lab and oversees the Next billion Network at the MIT Media Lab. Among the most-cited computer scientists and technologists in the world, Pentland is the author of Honest Signals: How ...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...on quality in medical imaging, postal and payment automation, fraud detection, and forms processing operations. Parascript software processes over 100 billion imaged documents per year. Fortune 500 companies, postal operators, major government, and financial institutions rely on Parascript products. Organiza...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

... least 15% of the animal protein consumed by humans, provide direct and indirect employment for nearly 200 million people worldwide and generate $US85 billion annually. This same report indicates that 28% of the world's fisheries stocks are currently being overexploited or have collapsed and 52% are fully ex...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

...ves to existing technologies in an effort to reduce or eliminate waste, particularly hazardous waste, in industrial production. "Approximately 400 billion pounds of synthetic polymers are produced each year. Often, hazardous chemicals are used to produce these important industrial products," Matyjaszewsk...

Rising acidity levels could trigger shellfish revenue declines, job losses

...ally. "Losses in primary revenue from commercial mollusk harvestsor the money that fisherman receive for their catchcould add up to as much as $1.4 billion by 2060," said Cooley. Reduced harvests of mollusks, as well as losses of predatory fish and other species that depend on mollusks for food, could ...

'Platforms in space' to help businesses

...hma as well as having the potential to reduce hospital admissions." G-STEP will exploit innovation opportunities made available by the flagship 1.4 billion Euro EC/ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. The GMES programme applies data from satellite, aerial and ground-based e...
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