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Researchers capture bacterial infection on film

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to make a movie of bacteria infecting their living host. Whilst most studies of bacterial infection are done after the death of the infected organism, this system developed by scientists at the University of Bath and University of Exet...

Scientists capture the first image of memories being made

This release is available in French . The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill Universi...

Researchers capture wave of brain activity linked to anticipation

WASHINGTON, D.C. Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have, for the first time, shown what brain activity looks like when someone anticipates an action or sensory input which soon follows. In the February 25 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience , they say this neural clairv...

A common aquatic animal's genome can capture foreign DNA

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Long viewed as straitlaced spinsters, sexless freshwater invertebrate animals known as bdelloid rotifers may actually be far more promiscuous than anyone had imagined: Scientists at Harvard University have found that the genomes of these common creatures are chock-full of DNA f...

Corporate Safe Specialists Smart Safes Capture Evidence in Robbery and Theft

POSEN, Ill., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two separate criminal events were open and shut cases for law enforcement when Corporate Safe Specialists' (CSS) products recorded on video a robber and a thief in separate incidents. Ed McGunn, President & CEO of CSS, stated, "These are the first times tha...

Carbon capture strategy could lead to emission-free cars

ATLANTA (February 11, 2008) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles to prevent the pollutant from finding its way from a car tailpipe into the atmosphere. Georgia Tech researchers envision a zero em...

UK scientists lead China closer to carbon capture and storage

Chinas CO 2 emissions from using coal are set to double by 2030, the scale of which is significant in the context of mitigating global climate change. In view of the essential role of coal in Chinas energy system, it is vital to minimise emissions where coal is used. The British Geological ...

Microarray sequence capture speeds large-scale resequencing of targeted genomic regions

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Roche NimbleGen Inc., a fully integrated part of Roche Applied Science, today have published details of a highly efficient and cost-effective method for capturing targeted regions of the genome via NimbleChip microarrays in preparation for high-through...

Green alga genome project catalogs carbon capture machinery

WALNUT CREEK, -The genome analysis of a tiny green alga has uncovered hundreds of genes that are uniquely associated with carbon dioxide capture and generation of biomass. Among the 15,000-plus genes revealed in the study are those that encode the structure and function of the specialized organell...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

While solar power and hybrid cars have become popular symbols of green technology, Stanford researchers are exploring another path for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Carbon capture and storage, also called carbon sequestration, traps c...

A key antibody, IgG, links cells' capture and disposal of germs

Scientists have found a new task managed by the antibody that's the workhorse of the human immune system: Inside cells, Immunoglobulin G (IgG) helps bring together the phagosomes that corral invading pathogens and the potent lysosomes that eventually kill off the germs. The research, by Axel Noht...

Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting

...e, Jackson thinks that research should continue on safer ways to use geoengineering at a smaller scale. Geologic sequestration, sometimes known as CO2 capture and storage, takes CO2 out of the atmosphere and stores it in underground reservoirs. Jackson says that this solution has the potential to store more ...

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

...are in balance with each other. Arya's collaborators have developed an innovative experimental approach called Electron microscopy assisted nucleosome capture technique to corroborate Arya's findings. "What we did was extract the most important features of DNA and the associated proteins in the model, us...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

...logy to block all disks at the physical level, SAFE is the only Windows-based boot environment to ensure a forensically sound preview, exploration and capture of the digital evidence. SAFE employs Microsoft Windows PE (a fully licensed copy is included) and is capable of running your favorite Windows-based f...

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

...sensors by using a special dual-imaging lens, which acts like a bifocal, to capture both images simultaneously and combine them into one. Because the system co...trumentation Systems developed this technology. SIMTECHE Carbon Dioxide capture Process This process captures and compresses the greenhouse gas carbon dio...

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

... PITTSBURGHCarbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, which captures carbon dioxide from power plants and safely disposes of it deep underground, will not meet its full...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...osition as one of the industry's most secure biometric identification solutions." The Fujitsu PalmSecure sensor uses a near-infrared light to capture a person's palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users' palm vein patterns. This advanced, ...

New way to make sensors that detect toxic chemicals

...icles are made. Beach and Morris have devised a new synthesis method that yields very small particles -- which give the sensor a large surface area to capture chemical molecules from the air -- and very pure particles -- which enable the sensor to detect even very small quantities of a substance. Each par...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

...erage number of collisions was 2.5. While this initial performance trial only required six tongue commands, the Tongue Drive system can potentially capture a large number of tongue movements, each of which can represent a different user command. The ability to train the system with as many commands as an ...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...& Johnson is pleased the Selection Committee chose Dr. Ullrich as the recipient of the 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award, as we believe that his discoveries capture the spirit and legacy of Dr. Paul," said Paul Stoffels, M.D., global head, Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson. "Dr. Paul's pas...

What makes a great footballer?

... ability in humans will also provide them with insight into the role that individual skills play in other species, for example during aggression, prey capture or escape from a predator. Dr. Wilson argues that the importance of skill for the evolution of vertebrate physical performance is currently unknown an...

Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa

...nces of prey interception were greatest. Instead the attacks seemed to take place at strategic locations that could offer a balance of prey detection, capture rates, and inter-shark competition. "The study expands our knowledge of how large predators hunt and offers a new scientific reference for studying ot...

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

...to have been illegally imported from Myanmar in recent years, to be sold to elephant trekking companies catering to adventure tourism in Thailand. The capture of wild elephants has been banned in Thailand since the 1970s, but such trade usually goes undetected because domesticated elephants do not have to be...

UC Davis researchers visualize formation of a new synapse

... fellow when the study was initiated and now an assistant professor of biology at the University of Oregon. McAllister and Barrow are continuing to capture images of the dynamics of other important molecules during synapse formation. Their goal is to create a virtual cinematic representation that includes...

Sediment yields climate record for past half-million years

...al Union and the National Science Foundation. Harunur Rashid, a post-doctoral fellow at the Byrd Center, explained that experts have been trying to capture a longer climate record for this part of the ocean for nearly a half-century. "We've now generated a climate record from this core that has a very hig...

The downside of microtubule stability

...ed. Dynamic microtubules help construct the Golgi complex in two ways: they capture the vesicles that combine to form a mature Golgi complex; and they provide ...agments reunite, the researchers found that dynamin 2 was essential for the capture step, not for transportation. Dynamin 2 also clings to microtubules of the ...

Flexible solar strips light up campus bus shelter

...output as a three watt regular tungsten bulb or what a small night light would use. The lights are bright enough for easy reading. The solar cells capture sunlight during the day and convert it to electricity to recharge batteries located in each lighting unit. The batteries can hold enough charge to li...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

...,000 man-hours of field work between 2001-2005. Opiang spent 500 hours in the field before locating his first animal. In the end, Opiang managed to capture 22 individual echidnas (15 adults and 7 juveniles), and affixed radio transmitters to 9 adults and 3 juveniles. Because this was the first study of th...

DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net

...i , a single-celled green alga, a powerful model system for the study of photosynthesis and source of hundreds of genes associated with carbon dioxide capture and generation of biomass. Brachypodium distachyon , a temperate wild grass and model plant for temperate grasses and herbaceous energy crops. ...

Triage technology with a Star Trek twist

...heir rapid assessment of a patient's critical medical conditions. With the help of Washington University, researchers have found that best place to capture strong readings vital signs is on the carotid artery, although strong signals have been obtained from the head, chest, abdomen, even a foot. Research...

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

...sive sonar systems for underwater communications for years, scientists around the world urgently need low cost underwater sensor technologies that can capture and transmit environmental data back to land in real time, explained Bridget Benson, the UC San Diego computer science Ph.D. student leading the proje...

Getting to the root of science in a nutty way

...t various times in the growing year. "Pecan trees are planted bare root, that is with not much root system," Lombardini said. "The camera turns to capture a panoramic-type view. So we will be able to watch as these roots grow and see how they respond to various conditions over time." A pecan tree spen...

Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population

...ost comprehensive survey of marine turtles ever conducted in Gabon. This involved aerial surveys along Gabon's 600 km (372 mile) coast, using video to capture footage for evaluation, and detailed ground-based monitoring. By covering the entire coastline, they were not only able to estimate the number of nest...

Focus on the formation of bones, teeth and shells

...nd sea shells. They used the world's most modern electron microscope to capture a three-dimensional image of the nanoparticles that form the basis for this...dijk's research group at the TU/e Faculty of Chemical Technology managed to capture images of the earliest stages of this type of biomimetically led mineralisa...

Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant

...croscopes (TEMs), which have graced research facilities since the late 1930s. However, rather than taking static photos like their predecessors, DTEMs capture processes in real time by using a pulsed laser to produce very short bursts of electrons to illuminate specimens. In order to create the third-gene...

NEWSLETTER: Antibody Fragment Production Breakthrough with 2nd Generation EBA

...e of buffers required to perform clarification and capture was reduced significantly, effecting cost of manuf...nt Chromatography enables customers to efficiently capture and purify monoclonal antibodies, therapeutic prot... ligand chemistry enables efficient control of the capture and release of target molecules by simple changes ...

Pliable proteins keep photosynthesis on the light path

...e Foundation, acts like a high-speed motion picture camera. It splits the light spectrum into infinitesimally discrete slivers, allowing the group to capture vast numbers of ultrafast frames from the components of these exceedingly rapid reactions. These frames are then mathematically assembled, allowing t...

Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions

... in 6.9m of research funding to investigate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies which could drastic...gh and Leeds will investigate combustion and CO 2 capture and transport technologies that could help make a ...hemical absorption using amines in post-combustion capture systems. The other participants are the University...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

...sion based on the principles of photosynthesis, the process by which plants capture sunlight and convert it to useful energy. All 46 centers and are being esta...rgy efficiency, electricity storage and transmission, clean coal and carbon capture and sequestration, and nuclear energy. For more information on the EFRC pro...

DOE to establish Energy Frontier Research Center at PNNL

...ork for fundamental advances in solar energy, biofuels, transportation, energy efficiency, electricity storage and transmission, clean coal and carbon capture and sequestration, and nuclear energy. At PNNL's Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, Bullock and colleagues will study molecules called catalyst...
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