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University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

The burning of fossil fuels has released tremendous amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere, significantly impacting global climate. Were it not for the absorption of CO 2 by the oceans, the alarming growth of atmospheric CO 2 concentration would be substantially...

First jaguar photo taken at Smithsonian Research Station in Panama

Barro Colorado Island in Panama, home of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's premier tropical biology field station, has been described as the best-studied piece of tropical real estate in the western hemisphere. Although the island has been a mecca for biologists for nearly 90 years, no...

White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference

The University of California White Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains will host a climate change conference November 5-8 at the Tri-Valley Fairgrounds in Bishop. The conference is e...

Biomedical researchers invited to design experiments for the International Space Station

The National Institutes of Health and the National Air and Space Administration are partnering to conduct biomedical experiments that astronauts could perform on the International Space Station. In a notice to scientists at universities, medical centers, and companies across the United States, the...

Experiment station researchers to explore genome of disease-fighting fungus

A team of Texas Agricultural Experiment Station scientists will soon begin genome sequencing a disease-fighting fungus used to protect crops, which has implications for both agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry. The fungus, Trichoderma virens, is used to protect field crops from various p...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...of both the EAC and Leeuwin Current systems varies in Tasmanian waters. As part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), a National Reference station mooring has been deployed at the same site, and data is now available online every 10 minutes. Monthly samples are taken by boat to measure nutrients,...

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

...evelopment of Smart Grid technology. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Stanford, CA$21.8 million, including $20 million for an experimental end station at the Linac Coherent Light Source to study high energy density plasmas; and $1.8 million for improvements at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light...

Key OSU water research receives national funding

...is an important study to help the state plan for the future." Clarence Watson, associate director of the statewide Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment station system, said the study is a great example of the division's commitment to its land-grant mission. "We have a state and federal mandate to help Okla...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

...beam line area after draining the mercury--approximately 20 tons of it--from the vessel. Then the new module is put into place, returned to the target station and then refilled with the mercury. The entire process is performed with remote manipulators by operators working in a control room adjoining the targ...

Researchers design first model motor nerve system that's insulated and organized like the human body

...odel research systems. James Hickman, a bioengineer at UCF and the lead researcher on this project explained: "The nodes of Ranvier act like power station relays along the myelin sheath. They chemically boost signals, allowing them to get across breaks in myelin, or from node to node, at the electrically...

Hurricane Katrina: Phone home

...Using real data measurements collected from the towers, the researchers demonstrated how microwave links in a cellular network correlated with surface station humidity measurements. The data provided by cell phone towers is the missing link weather forecasters need to improve the accuracy of flood forecastin...

In the warming West, climate most significant factor in fanning wildfires' flames

... burned may vary in different parts of the country," said David L. Peterson, a research biologist with the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research station and one of the study's authors. "With this information, managers can design treatments appropriate for specific climate-fire relationships and priorit...

Study of agricultural watersheds and carbon losses

...manure management on the availability of DOC leached into subsurface soil is currently being investigated. Ongoing research at the water quality field station is being conducted to quantify nutrient and contaminant losses in tile drains as a result of manure application and crop rotation. ...

A research work will be the reference to characterize the climatic impact of desert dust

...e framework of programmes of validation of satellites of the NASA. The Lidar technique has been used in different countries all over the world. The station of the Andalusian Centre for Environmental Studies, in Granada, belongs to the European network EARLINET, which also interacts with a global network o...

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain

...engths that are not visible. This scanner, known as SisuCHEMA, is a work station that integrates all the elements required for acquiring an image of a sampl... range of 900 to 2500nm, known as SWIR (short-wavelength infrared). This station will complement the hyperspectral image analysis software developed by Tecn...

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

...nsor nets, they could keep better tabs on how water conditions are changing. For example, Benson is working with researchers at an ecological research station in Tahiti that includes underwater sensors. However, the data from the sensors is only available every six months, when a diver manually goes down to ...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...oping countries are relying on limited and highly variable water resources," said Bolten. "And typically those same regions don't have adequate ground station data or crop-estimating agencies capable of making reliable production forecasts." By definition, the severity of agricultural drought is determin...

Getting to the root of science in a nutty way

... COLLEGE station - Dr. Leo Lombardini has gone underground to get the most top secret information in his field. Lombardini is watching roots grow in his experimenta...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... Solving the mystery of how plants survive near Chernobyl Journal of Proteome Research Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident in the Ukraine the worst in history scientists are reporting insights into the mystery of how plants have managed to adapt and survive in t...

Climate change driving Michigan mammals north

...n especially pronounced. They then calculated monthly averages for minimum and maximum daily temperatures for each year between 1970 and 2007 for each station and for the region as a whole. Across all 16 sites, average annual minimum daily temperatures increased significantly over the 37-year period. Aver...

Scientists urge world leaders to respond cooperatively to Pacific Ocean threats

...cal stability. These threats affect all members of the Pacific Ocean community, said Stephen Palumbi, director of Stanford University's Hopkins Marine station and one of the principal organizers of the consensus statement. "Remarkable similarity exists between the major problems experienced in poor and rich ...

Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions

...y, the University of Kent, and the University of Cambridge on the oxyfuel combustion process in which coal is burned in a mix of pure oxygen and power station flue gases, creating a stream of CO 2 that can be captured for storage. Dr Trevor Drage said: "The funding brings together world leading research ...

New Southern California beetle killing oaks

... was previously collected in Arizona, Guatemala, and Mexico," said Steve Seybold, an entomologist with the Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research station and one of the study's authors. "We suspect it was either recently brought to California or somehow expanded its range." There are reports of oak f...

Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments

...dies and identification of genes." Texas AgriLife Research is part of the Texas A&M University System, with scientists based at Texas A&M in College station and 13 research centers across the state. SNPs in 497 cattle from 17 geographically and biologically diverse breeds and two related species (anoa an...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... WHITEHOUSE station N.J., PRINCETON, N.J. and JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass., April 21, 2009 Merck & Co., Inc., (through an affiliate), Medarex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDX) and Massachuse...

Former NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar to speak at NJIT's biomedical engineering seminar

...than 50 days in space. She has served as the Payload Commander on two flights, including the first Space Shuttle docking mission to the Russian Space station Mir. Dr. Dunbar holds BS and MS degrees in ceramic engineering from the University of Washington, and a PhD in mechanical/biomedical engineering fr...

Field stations foster serendipitous discoveries in environmental, biological sciences

... near Kempton, Pa. An understanding of and ability to forecast the spread of Hantavirus and West Nile virus, based on research at the Sevilleta field station near Albuquerque, N.M. Creation of a new framework for forest ecosystem management, later adopted as policy, based on field studies at the H.J. Andre...

Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space

...ied Physiology , suggests that astronauts need to modify their workouts to avoid extensive muscle loss during missions onboard the International Space station (ISS). The latest NASA-sponsored research from Ball State University's Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) suggests that changes are needed to optim...

Study assesses impact of fish stocking on aquatic insects

...l alpine lakes so they have significant top-down effects on ecosystems," said Karen Pope, a Forest Service scientist at the Pacific Southwest Research station and one of the study's authors. "They prey upon aquatic insects that are also food for other insects, amphibians, birds and bats." In 2003, Pope and...

MCTP bought Genomatix NextGen Sequencing analysis stations

...Pathology (MCTP) at the University of Michigan installed a Genomatix Mining station (GMS) and a Genomatix Genome Analyzer (GGA) at its labs in Ann Arbor, MI. G...ted, complete insight into the origins of disease. The Genomatix Mining station is the first level analysis solution starting at the raw data from the sequ...

Pilot study shows effectiveness of new, low-cost method for monitoring hand hygiene compliance

...d is how data are recorded," Herman said, "data are recorded and processed in the badges rather than relying on a network." Each use of the dispenser station is automatically reported by the user's badge, which logs the time and length of use, date and dispenser ID number. The data from the badges can be a...

Carnegie Mellon researchers apply new statistical test

...as collected between July 2001 and September 2002 using a device that measured 10-minute average PM2.5 concentrations for a full year. The monitoring station was located on a hill in Schenley Park, adjacent to Carnegie Mellon and about six miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. "The winds measured at this l...

UAB space freezers deemed a success

...newest generation of compact research freezers is performing well in space and have already boosted the scientific capacity of the International Space station (ISS), said engineers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A UAB-designed cryogenic freezer called GLACIER, short for General Laborato...

A new view of oceanic phytoplankton

...imited by temperature-induced stratification and the inability to mix the ocean to depths where phosphorus is available. Indeed, research conducted at station ALOHA near Hawaii during the past two decades has shown that phosphorus is rapidly becoming less abundant in the stratified regions of the North Pacif...

Scientists gather to protect global food security from return of devastating wheat fungus

... The site of the meeting in Ciudad Obregn is where Borlaug and his Mexican partners did much of their original work. It is home to a wheat research station owned by the Mexican agricultural research program, INIFAP, and the farmer association Patronato, and used by the Mexico-based International Maize and...

Eugene-Springfield face Upper Willamette climate threats

...Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research station through its Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System (MAPSS) Team. The reports incorporate findings and recommendations of separate panels of scientists, l...

Boehringer Ingelheim uses Genomatix' Next Generation Sequencing data analysis systems

...that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG installed a Genomatix Mining station and a Genomatix Genome Analyzer at its Pharma Research Center in Biberach, ... future generations of next generation sequencers " The Genomatix Mining station (GMS) is based on a proprietary genomic pattern recognition paradigm, or Ge...

Study predicts when invasive species can travel more readily by air

...partment of Agricultural inspectors encountering invasive species in airline baggage. Liebhold, a research entomologist with the Northeastern Research station of the U.S. Forest Service, reported that infested fruit, mainly from the tropics, was the most commonly intercepted commodity, and that flies, cicada...

BioScience tip sheet, March 2009

... We Have Field Stations: Reflections on the Cultivation of Biologists. John Janovy Jr. and Krista M. Major. For students, time studying at a field station can be a life-changing experience that leads to increased respect for living systems, and, for some, a career choice leading to professional science. ...

EPA to study Puerto Rico waters and marine habitat

... off La Parguera, EPA will continue a 2007 study to sample sea bottom, or benthic sediments, which help gauge the reefs' health. At an observation station some 25 nautical miles off Puerto Rico's southwestern coast, EPA will test sea water to determine its temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen level...
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