Miller-McCune Magazine Wins Environmental Journalism Prize
... surrounding how environmental impacts can affect future generations of animals was educational and entertaining -- a rare combination in a story that dives
into molecular biology, toxicology and genetics."
"Valerie Brown has a knack for taking extremely complicated scientific information and turn...
Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces Launch of PD Online Research
... in Innovative Computing at Harvard University , is a one-stop shop for both an overview of the state of Parkinson's disease research as well as deep dives
into top therapeutic targets and technical issues. The Foundation also hopes PDOR will help drive even better decision-making about PD research inves...
Start 2009 with The Chopra Center's Signature Self-Empowerment Workshop
...ed for those who want to increase their
personal fulfillment and take their life to the next level.
"'SynchroDestiny' is a unique program that dives
deeply into the
principles for true success and fulfillment," said Deepak Chopra. "This
January in San Diego, participants will learn how to move beyo...
Using math model, NJIT professor names MVP and Cy Young award contenders
...ers most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. Bukiet, a popular NJIT math professor, dives
annually into such terrain in part for his love of the game, but also for his love of teaching and math.
"Baseball can be a terrific learning tool...
First national study of diving-related injuries
... and 14 are the most likely to get hurt diving,* and boys are taken to the hospital twice as often as girls. Experts say it's not the high risk, high dives
that are to blame.
"More than 80% of the dive injuries were from a dive height of less than or equal to one meter. So, that is not the highest div...
Recently discovered deep-sea reefs catch the attention of the drug discovery team
Researchers typically have to spend hours using a ship depth sounder to map an area before determining where to do submersible dives
because maps detailed enough to show the telltale mounds and other features of deepwater reefs simply do not exist for the bulk of the seafloor. With ...
Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution
...stidine in the myoglobin of strong divers, which may allow the animal to deal better with the accumulation of lactic acid that is frequent during long dives
(the same build up is the cause of the cramps we sometimes get during strenuous exercise). In order to confirm that this was indeed the result of evol...
September 2007 Sumatran earthquakes research findings
...unami in living memory. The cause of that calamity was the rupture of a 1600-km-long piece of the Sunda megathrust, a 6,000-km-long active fault that dives
gently landward from the seafloor a couple hundred kilometers offshore of Myanmar, Sumatra, Java, and Bali. The section that broke in 2004 is a north...
UBC researcher reveals humpback whales' dining habits -- and costs
...rom the snout to the naval, these whales take deep dives
in search of dense patches of tiny zooplankton, su... over an eight-hour period; one whale performed 43 dives
and 362 lunges while the other executed 15 dives
and 89 lunges.
The team found that lunge-feedin...
New robot scouts best locations for components of undersea lab
...itution with funding largely from the National Science Foundation made six dives
during the July 22 to Aug. 5 expedition. It was the first time the vehicle ...methane that collects on or below the seafloor where the Juan de Fuca plate dives
beneath North America.
"Most developed nations have major research effo...
Robot vehicle surveys deep sea off Pacific Northwest
...l investigator for the UW-led regional observatory in the planned OOI.
The one-of-a-kind, WHOI-built AUV--which was largely funded by NSF--made six dives
during the July 22 to August 5 expedition.
Sentry surveyed 212 linear kilometers of seafloor, or about 53 square kilometers, as it traced parallel ...
Dry Tortugas show positive trends: Protected area slowly rebounding
... of research divers = 38 total
Number of research dives
or surveys = 1,710 a new record for the team
Types of dives
= 1,245 RVC (reef fish visual census); 306 lobster... Jefferson during the same time period)
Number of dives
on which video was captured = 72
Mini subs to probe odd structures in BC lake
...turer of single-person Deepworker submersibles, who offered two subs to enableresearchers to finally collect samples of the deepest microbialites. The dives
will begin June 23.
"It's going to help us develop a baseline of understanding about life on our planet," says Slater. "As amazing as it sounds, t...
Quakes under Pacific floor reveal unexpected circulatory system
...ision. They cluster neatly, outlining the cold waters apparent entrance. It dives
straight down through the ridge about 700 meters, then fans out into a hori... the waters route is reinforced by biologists observations from submersible dives
that the area around the downflow chimney is more or less lifeless, while t...
Divers find new species in Aleutians
...hat may be three new marine organisms. This year's dives
surveyed the western region of the Aleutians, from...es may be revealed as samples collected during the dives
continue to be analyzed.
The organisms were fo...signed for crab fishing in the Bering Sea.
were part of a broad health assessment of the Aleu...
Smithsonian scientists working to save microscopic threatened species
...k, which will help preserve the genetic diversity of coral.
Hagedorn, Henley and the team captured spawning coral gametes in nets during night dives
and transferred them back to their laboratory on the beach for research and artificial inseminationoften working until 3 a.m. Using 75 feet of special...