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Sensoring the World Wide Web

CSIRO scientists will lead an international initiative to develop standards for sharing information collected by sensors and sensor networks over the Internet. Dr Kerry Taylor and Amit Parashar of CSIRO's ICT Centre are to co-chair the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Semantic Sensor Network ...

Toxicology program features wide range of human health and environment topical sessions

Reston, VA (February 19, 2009) - Nearly 6,500 toxicologists from around the world will be gathering in Baltimore, Maryland March 15-19, to create an unparalleled venue for discussion of a number of health and environmental topics of concern to the public. The Society of Toxicology's 2009 Annual Me...

Vitamin C supplements may reduce benefit from wide range of anti-cancer drugs

PHILADELPHIA In pre-clinical studies, vitamin C appears to substantially reduce the effectiveness of anticancer drugs, say researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These new findings, published in the October 1 issue of Cancer Research , a publication of the American Association...

ESA to feature wide range of UW-Madison presentations

The Ecological Society of America will hold its 93rd annual meeting on Aug. 3-8, 2008, in Milwaukee, Wis. The society was founded in 1915 to promote the practice and awareness of ecological science. This year's meeting will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of ecology and linking research...

New oral angiogenesis inhibitor offers potential nontoxic therapy for a wide range of cancers

The first oral, broad-spectrum angiogenesis inhibitor, specially formulated through nanotechnology, shows promising anticancer results in mice, report researchers from Children's Hospital Boston. Findings were published online on June 29 by the journal Nature Biotechnology . Because it is nont...

Acoustics World Wide press room now open

November 21, 2007 -- Reporters interested in the upcoming Acoustical Society of America (ASA) meeting in New Orleans are invited to visit the associated World Wide pressroom even if they cannot attend in person. On this site are posted dozens of lay language papers selected from among the 600 talk...

Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy

...upport or during fall of the support itself. Many anatomical traits of vines, such as the significant development of parenchyma and high frequency of wide water transport vessels, allow them to maintain this flexibility and withstand breakage while still effectively transporting water and nutrients throu...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

...rate enough to cause observable changes in land mammal diversity. "Our paper documents the fact that global change affected plants and animals on a wide scale," said Gunnell, an associate research scientist and vertebrate collection coordinator at the U-M Museum of Paleontology. "Some plants and animal...

New insights into health and environmental effects of carbon nanoparticles

... industry is raising concerns about the potential adverse health and environmental effects of nanoparticles. These materials show promise for use in a wide range of products, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. The study focused on determining how different kinds of exposure to nano...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

...er in life. "Our studies have shown that when comparing the prices of the same size can of paint produced by several companies within India with a wide range of lead concentrations, there is no significant consumer price difference between leaded and unleaded consumer paint," says Clark. Their rese...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...y results are unpredictable and may fluctuate significantly; our business is subject to rapid technological change; we face intense competition from a wide range of competitors; current economic conditions, including the credit crisis affecting the financial markets; our intellectual property is subject t...

MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions

...ccommodate any crop, forage and turf species grown in Missouri and surrounding states. "Water is a finite resource that is in great demand for a wide variety of reasons, including domestic, industrial, leisure, landscape and agricultural uses," Fritschi said. "In light of population increases and gr...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... to try and find out where the particular individuals in Europe had originated. A collecting trip to Japan was arranged and plants collected from a wide geographical range. At this point they were contacted by Dick Shaw of CABI, who was contemplating starting a Biological Control program for Japanese K...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

...rent locations in the chamber would be exposed to different combinations of the drugs. In a single experiment, one could easily study the effects of a wide range of mixed drug concentrations on the same cell type. Another potential application of the microfluidic palette is the study of chemotaxis, the...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

...currently incurable, ranging from diabetes and Parkinson's disease to paralysis. Totipotent embryonic stem cells have great potential for generating a wide range of different human cells that can be used to restore malfunctioning or damaged cells and tissues in patients. Recent studies have shown that plu...

E-Noses: Testing their mettle against fly noses

...se will detect volatiles and contaminants in grapes and wine, thus allowing winemakers to improve their wines. When completed, the Cybernose will have wide application for detecting ripeness and spoilage in a range of foods as well as other applications such as detecting explosives. The comparisons betw...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

...archids. Centrarchids are native to North America but have since been introduced into lakes, rivers and streams worldwide. This group of fishes eats a wide range of aquatic animals, says first author David Collar. "There's a good deal of diet diversity in the group," says Collar, a postdoctoral researcher...

Microbes and their hosts -- exploring the complexity of symbiosis in DNA and cell biology

...ribes this phenomenon as "another mechanism by which the action of a single bacterial member of the oral consortium can affect the host responses to a wide variety of different bacteria." The term "symbiont plasticity" describes the mechanisms by which symbiotic microbes adapt to changes in host develo...

Stress signals link pre-existing sickness with susceptibility to bacterial infection

...cilitated by an increased amount of a signaling protein that is associated with mitochondrial disease. Patients with mitochondrial disease exhibit a wide range of symptoms including diabetes, blindness, deafness, stroke-like episodes, epilepsy, ataxia, muscle weakness and kidney disease. The metabolic a...

Warmer environment means shorter lives for cold-blooded animals

...average lifespan of 11.6 days, to the pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera, which has an average lifespan of 74 years. They found that across this wide range of species, temperature was consistently exponentially related to lifespan. The relationship between temperature and lifespan that Munch and ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

...ing might seem counter-intuitive, given that the last 65 million years have seen mammals expand in diversity and number, not to mention dominance in a wide variety of ecological roles. But it is precisely their success in numbers that could have led to the contraction of their genomes. "Larger populat...

All-in-1 nanoparticle: A Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine

... Nanoparticles are being developed to perform a wide range of medical uses imaging tumors, carrying drugs, delivering pulses of heat. Rather than settling for just one of these, researchers at the Unive...

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

.... [TAL encompasses the Terai region of Nepal and into tiger range states across the border into India.] "To obtain reliable population estimates of wide ranging species like the tiger, it is important to undertake the survey simultaneously in all potential habitats," says Dr. Rinjan Shrestha, Conservat...

Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention

...of cancers and blood disorders. Because tumor cells that result from aberrant changes shed their DNA into bodily fluids, non-invasive screening for a wide range of cancers could result be another result of this initiative, Dr. Bhalla says. "We know that long before anyone tells you that you have ...

New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems

... is to run NWChem, a computational chemistry program that allows researchers to simulate and predict the chemistry within and between molecules. But a wide variety of programs can run on the supercomputer. Scientists are using Chinook to tackle problems such as: Gas hydrates: Pockets of fuels such as ...

Silicon with afterburners: Process developed at Rice could be boon to electronics manufacturer

...ize of a state-of-the-art circuit at 45 nanometers wide -- a human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide -- and smaller ones on the way. The paper sugge...rather than try to supplant it." He anticipates wide industry interest in the process, in which carbon ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) "The continuing evolution toward higher density PCB's and the industry wide acceptance of advanced packaging is pushing AOI systems to the limits of their capabilities," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Anupama Srini...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... of humans. These bacterial spores are essentially dormant cells with protective outer layers making them well-adapted for survival and dispersal in a wide range of environmental conditions. When humans shed spores in their faeces, those spores are capable of surviving dormant in the environment for long ...

UCLA researchers discover new molecular pathway for targeting cancer, disease

...hedgehog Hh signaling pathway is an important regulator of tumor formation, and these findings suggest that LXR agonists may be novel treatments for a wide variety of human cancers," Matsui said. According to researchers, utilizing this new treatment pathway could have broad applications in the can...

Slotted buses keep passengers cool

... near or standing in the aisle do not receive any ventilation, while those in the front seats receive airflow from the rear. The team has found that a wide vent at the front and rear of a bus will draw air into the bus at a much better rate than side windows. A similar boost can be obtained with adjustabl...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...erprises seeking security products that comply with high level industry and international standards. "PalmSecure is currently being used in a wide variety of applications, protecting against unauthorized access to sensitive data at government agencies, healthcare companies, educational institutio...

Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

... $2260 to $880. The annual cost of the wood fuel for the woodstove amounted to $1330 for 5 full cords (a cord is 8 feet long by 4 feet high by 4 feet wide - 128ft3 ). This was a yearly savings of $50 at market fossil fuel prices of 2005-2007 without taking into account rising fossil fuel prices or the i...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

... Experts reported that the reintroduced alligators successfully hibernated, and then in 2008, bred in the wild. With a former range that covered a wide watershed area of East China, the Chinese alligatoror "tu long," which means "muddy dragon"is now listed as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN's Red List...

Facile synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple functions advanced in Singapore

... (IBN) has discovered a new environmentally friendly method to synthesize a wide variety of nanoparticles inexpensively. This new chemical synthesis has bee...from water to an organic phase. This technique may be applied to transfer a wide range of transition metal ions from water. We can greatly facilitate and re...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

.... The research team will also determine if other closely related species of the fungus might be used to enhance the growth of the other plants in a wide range of extreme climates. Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, a member of the Brazilian research team, will present a framed photo of Complexipora albertae...

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

...out M2SYS Technology M2SYS Technology, www.m2sys.com , is a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology, delivering a wide range of customized, fully functional, turn-key fingerprint, finger vein, and other biometric software solutions for businesses and consumers. ...

ACS Technologies(TM) Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

... About M2SYS M2SYS Technology, www.m2sys.com , is a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology, delivering a wide range of customized, fully functional, turn-key fingerprint, finger vein, and other biometric software solutions for businesses and consumers. ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

...the EmimAc ionic liquid. Their results demonstrate that this label-free visualization and mapping technique can provide a means of rapidly screening a wide range of ionic liquids for pre-treating switchgrass and other biomass material. "Our approach can be used to evaluate the deconstruction of lignoce...

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

...novel targets for anxiolytic drugs (Garner et al., 2009). New developments in neuropsychopharmacology may lead to targeted treatment options for a wide variety of mental disorders. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is a n...

A complete view of complexity in science and society in a new authoritative reference work

...her distinguished researchers and thought leaders, the Encyclopedia assembles for the first time concepts and tools for analyzing complex systems in a wide range of topical areas. These include astrophysics, climate modeling and global warming, DNA computing, earthquake and tsunami prediction, applicatio...
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