Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that the Fujitsu PalmSecure vascular biometric authenticat...
Energy-saving method checks refrigerant level in air conditioners
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Engineers have developed a technique that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime.
The new "virtual refrigerant charge sensor" is particularly practical for automotive air cond...
Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education
Increase needed to train workforce, stimulate economy
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the White House unveiled its Fiscal Year 2010 budget request, proposing level
funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act) at $1.3 billion. The P...
Geoscientists discuss sea level rise, extreme storm events and more
Boulder, CO More than 300 geoscientists will gather 12-13 March for the 58th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America. The meeting takes place at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Geoscientists from the University of Sout...
Low level herbicide use can damage potato reproduction
MADISON, WI, JANUARY 5, 2009 Currently, plant testing in the United States to determine potential ecological risks from chemical pesticides to nontarget plants requires two tests, both of which use immature plants. Protection of the plant development and reproduction are not considered, unlike te...
Plasma DNA level is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer, study finds
CHICAGO (July 25, 2008) New research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows elevated plasma DNA is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer. The study also suggests that plasma DNA levels rise before clinical evidence of cancer recurrence in...
New NOAA coral bleaching prediction system calls for low level of bleaching in Caribbean this year
A new NOAA coral bleaching prediction system indicates that there will be some bleaching in the Caribbean later this year, but the event will probably not be severe. NOAA issued the first-ever seasonal coral bleaching outlook this week at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Ft. Lauderda...
In diatom, scientists find genes that may level engineering hurdle
MADISON Denizens of oceans, lakes and even wet soil, diatoms are unicellular algae that encase themselves in intricately patterned, glass-like shells. Curiously, these tiny phytoplankton could be harboring the next big breakthrough in computer chips.
Diatoms build their hard cell walls by layin...
University of Toronto finds humans and chimps differ at level of gene splicing
TORONTO, ON Researchers are closer to understanding why humans differ so greatly from chimpanzees in the way they look, behave, think, and fight off disease, despite having genes that are nearly 99% identical.
Innovative research from the University of Torontos Centre for Cellular and Biomo...
ESF conference probes water's mysterious interactions at molecular level
Some of the most challenging problems in science concern the behaviour of the most commonplace compound on the planets surface - water. But some of the mysteries are now being unravelled by the latest analysis and imaging techniques in an unfolding story that was presented at a recent conference o...
WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu
New data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed a low frequency of resistance to Tamiflu (oseltamivir) over 3 influenza seasons (2003 ?2006)1.
The information, published by the Neuraminidase Inhibitor Susceptibility Network in the WHO’s Weekly Epidemiological Record, ha...
Investment level in HIV prevention programs related to HIV incidence in the United States
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a historical analysis to examine the relationship between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV prevention budget and HIV incidence in the U.S. from 1978 to 2006. The results are published in the January 2...
Reef warns of sea level rise
Margaret River in WA, famed for its wine, is about to become famous for another reason: warning coastal dwellers what they may have to cope with under global warming.
A fossil coral reef, lying several metres above today's high tide mark at Foul Bay near Margaret River, points to the high point o...
Taking 'chips' to the next level of gene hunting
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins' High Throughput Biology Center have invented two new gene "chip" technologies that can be used to help identify otherwise elusive disease-causing mutations in the 97 percent of the genome long believed to be "junk."
A variety of DNA microarray technology, one of ...
Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol
How a person "feels" the effects of alcohol is, in part, genetically influenced and relates to their risk for developing alcoholism. A low level
of response (LR) to alcohol, or the need for a higher number of drinks to feel intoxication the first few times a person drinks, is more likely to occur ...
Scientists find evidence of catastrophic sand avalanches, sea level changes in Gulf of Mexico
Identical twins lose some fundamental similarities as they grow older, a new study reports.
They may start to look and act less alike. The changes could leave one twin susceptible to diseases like cancer, while the other twin remains healthy.
Researchers report in this week's Proceedings of th...
Low level of extinction during ice age linked to adaptability
A Johns Hopkins University graduate student may have figured out why rates of extinction were so low for many of the major groups of marine life during one of the greatest ice ages of them all, which occurred from about 330 million to 290 million years ago, late in the Paleozoic Era.
The likely a...
Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia
In East Africa, where days of heavy rains and flooding have led to numerous deaths and entire villages being wiped out, locals are reporting an unprecedented rise in Somalia's Shabelle River and that a major water surge may be headed into the centre of the country, the United Nations said today.
AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
...nd the forces driving upper ocean currents and sea level
variability. To study the dynamics of the response...alard et al. analyze satellite observations of sea level
and wind stress as well as a new data set of curre... the west coast of India. They find that while sea level
shows a seasonal variability, the alongshore curre...
Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting
...r of Duke University's Center on Global Change. Global alterations of Earth's natural cycles have too many uncertainties to be viable with our current level
of understanding, he says.
One global-scale geoengineering method, termed atmospheric seeding, would cool the climate by releasing light-colored su...
delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation
...s our business plan and mission statement immediately into action without further delay.
It is time to bring the del-Id technology to the next level
and to test its capabilities. With this new alliance we are much closer to that goal."
delSECUR, a public company (Pink Sheets: DLSC) with its ...
Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat
...lead in new pant was established more than 30 years ago when the blood-lead level
of concern was much higher than at present. Modern research has shown that ...children are affected at very low exposure levels and that there is no safe level
For the current study, Clark analyzed a total of 373 new ...
Fossil plants bring Wilf distinguished speaker honor
...modern insect herbivory, leaf shape-to-climate relationships and the decoding of leaf venation characters.
Wilf will lecture on three topics at any level
from introductory to technical. His topics are "Ancient Biodiversity at the End of the World: Paleogene Floras of Patagonia Rediscovered," "Insect-Dam...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...red on our planet during the mid-Cretaceous (80-120 million years ago): sea level
was higher, continents were inundated, the climate was warmer, ocean basins...nces, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E3, Canada
Declining sea level
during the last great glacial event resulted in the exposure of a continuou...
Humans 'damaging the oceans'
"At current emission rates it is possible we will pass the critical level
of 450 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere by 2040. That's the level
when, it is generally agreed, global climate change may become catastrophic...
Bizarre walking bat has ancient heritage
... have evolved a special relationship as a pollinator for the Hades flower, or woodrose, a parasitic plant that produces nectar from blooms near ground level
at the base of tree trunks.
Among other unusual traits, the bat is thought to use its teeth and claws to excavate roosting burrows and males appear...
Scientists discover Amazon river is 11 million years old
...ew exploration efforts by Petrobas, however, have lea to two new boreholes being drilled near the mouth of the Amazon - one 2.5miles (4.5km) below sea level
- which resulted in new sedimentological and paleontological analysis of samples from the river sediment.
"River sediment records provide a unique...
Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing
...re significantly greater than the physiological pH level
The results of the study were published... the nanodiamonds. But, in this case, the right pH level
effectively triggers the release of the insulin." ...colonization, to levels as high as pH 10.5, the pH level
that promoted insulin release from the nanodiamond...
ISU researchers find possible treatment for spinal muscular atrophy
... do its job of creating functional SMN proteins.
Singh's solution is to replace that poor-performing gene with another gene.
Humans need a certain level
of SMN protein to ward off Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
When SMN1 fails to create functioning proteins, Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the result.
Most older long-term cancer survivors have poor health habits
...only 7 percent met healthful eating recommendations set by national guidelines. Despite their suboptimal health behaviors, cancer survivors reported a level
of mental and physical quality of life that actually exceeded levels typically found among older individuals. This may be explained in part by the stu...
Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3
...nal challenges are in addition to the technical difficulties involved in locating people in three dimensions to within one foot inside buildings--this level
of accuracy is necessary to determine on which side of a wall someone is located or to find someone in a space filled with dense smoke. "WPI began wor...
Ants more rational than humans
...ble in an artificial system and the idea that limitations at the individual level
can actually help at the group level
is potentially very useful." Pratt is a member of Heterogeneous Unmanned Ne...
Improved air quality during Beijing Olympics could inform pollution-curbing policies
...n monoxide, carbon dioxide and black carbon, or soot.
Among the researchers' conclusions: Black carbon pollution is significantly greater at ground level
than at higher elevations, and diesel trucks are a major source of black carbon emission during the summer in Beijing. These particles are not only ha...
Short stressful events may improve working memory
...emory, Yan, Yuen and colleagues trained rats in a maze until they could complete it correctly 60-70 percent of the time. When the rodents reached this level
of accuracy for two consecutive days, half were put through a 20-minute forced swim, which served as acute stress, and then were put through the maze ...
Stunting plants' skyward reach could lead to improved yields
...sts but only in a broad sense. Phytochromes tend to control more than one function, Montgomery explained, making it hard to nail down at the molecular level
exactly what causes a specific effect in a plant.
Plants are adept at using sunlight to determine the time of year and even time of day, she said, ...
When children have breathing problems
...ied the fingerprint of the industrial pollution in all sampled areas," says Leipzig-based meteorologist Dr. Uwe Schlink, explaining the analysis. "The level
of the pollution, however, depends on the distance, season and weather situation. With an annual average of 20 micrograms of benzene per cubic metre a...
Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure
...orrelation between nAb titers at baseline and CD4 T-cell frequency.
"Ad-specific CD4 T-cells are exceptionally common in humans, regardless of the level
of neutralizing antibodies to Ad5," says Betts. "This is probably the major factor that disproves the main hypothesis proposed to explain the STEP tri...
The right messenger for a healthy immune response
...r when a low amount of Beta-Interferon has already been present before the infection occurs. Scientists call this behaviour "priming". A healthy basal level
of Beta-Interferon facilitates a faster immune reaction against microbial and viral threads.
Researchers from the HZI have now managed to show why...
UK bioscience sparkles with new Diamond fellowship
...duced by the Diamond Light Source to study the structure of human cell membrane transporters to provide a basic understanding of life at the molecular level
and help advances in medicine and pharmacology.
Up to 1.7 Million has been awarded to each of the 16 new Fellows from across the bioscience field, ...
A global model for the origin of species independent of geographical isolation
...ute on the role of complexity in species coexistence and evolutionary diversification.
"One can think about the creation of species on the genetic level
in the same way we think about the appearance of many patterns, including traffic jams," said Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of The New England Complex Sy...