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Climate, Change, Impacts, New, England

New England Climate Change Workshop

The UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space will host the New England Regional Climate Change Impacts Workshop Sept. 3-5. This important regional gathering will bring together stakeholders interested in identifying climage change issues that impact their communities and possible local solutions for responding to global warming. The workshop is part of a federal initiative to define the nation's research agenda in the area of climate change.


Lichens, Bioindicators, air, Pollution

Using Lowly Lichens To Gauge The Effects Of Air Pollution On Vegetation

University of New Hampshire researchers think some of the Earth's smallest organisms can tell us some big things about what we're doing to our planet. That's why Barry Rock, UNH associate professor of natural resources, and graduate student Katrina Maloney focus part of their research on lichen, which can be found on rocks, trees--even roof shingles.


Wolf, Adirondacks, Wildlife, Conservation

Report Addresses Questions Over Wolves in Adirondacks

In an effort to inform the 130,000 people living in New York's Adirondacks State Park where wolves may soon be sharing the landscape, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report today answering many of the commonly asked questions by residents about the big canines.


Purdue, Engineering, fire, Safety, Combustion

'Flare' For Fire Research Leads To New Detector

Purdue University engineers have developed a new type of fire detector that senses temperature to detect flames, and that has several advantages over conventional smoke detectors.


Meteorite, Space, Interstellar, Murchison, Chemistry, NASA, Planetary, Universe

Analysis of Meteorite Sheds Light on Building Blocks of Life in Interstellar Space

With the aid of light pulsating from a star, the creation of organic molecules that may ultimately lead to the formation of life could be happening throughout the universe in a relatively simple process.


Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHY

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated 23 August for New Scientist, the international science and technology weekly news magazine



Automobiles, cars, Vehicles, Transportation, Northwest, Energy, Environment

Secretary Pena, industry leaders to discuss vehicles of the future

Secretary of Energy Federico PeÃ’a and senior executives from the Big Three automakers, the IBM Corporation and Northwest aluminum, transportation and electric utility companies will gather for a summit in Seattle later this month to discuss the development of technologies needed to create motor vehicles of the future, including cars that get 70 to 80 miles to the gallon.


rice, Tomatoes, Genetics, Genetics, Cornell, Mc Couch, Tanksley, Plants, Crops, Mapping, Food, Quantitative, Trait, Locus, qtl

Wild plant genes increase food production

With a burgeoning world population and fewer places to grow food, Cornell University scientists have begun to locate high-production genes from wild plants to put into domesticated, edible crop plants -- thus boosting food production worldwide, according to their report in the Aug. 22, 1997 issue of Science.


Education, Reform, Undergraduate, Monetary, Awards

NSF Awards Recognize Comprehensive Reform of Undergraduate Education

University of California-Irvine leaders have decided that their existing mathematics and science curriculums are no longer adequate to prepare students to meet the needs of modern society.


Coral, Cores, Reefs, Climate, Nino, Greenhouse, Geosciences

Coral Cores Offer New Record of Climate

Coral reefs have long been known for their unparalleled beauty and for serving as home to a wide variety of fishes and plants. Now scientists at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are discovering that the reefs also hold a precise record of past climate.


Los, Alamos, Defense, Weapons, Stockpile, Radiography, Proton

Researchers Use Protons to Image Detonation Shock Wave

Using protons instead of photons, researchers have "photographed" the moving shock wave in an explosive's detonation. The technique has value for aiding in maintenance of the nation;s nuclear stockpile.


Espresso, Coffee, Brewing, Foams

The Fickle Foams Of Espresso Coffees

Drinkers of some espresso coffees who like a lot of foam can't be fussy about how quickly the foam disappears. That's because you can't have ultimate foaming and long-lasting foam at the same time, according to Dr. Manuel A. Coimbra and his student Fernando Nunes of the University of Aveiro in Portugal.


Journals, On Line, Research, Chemistry

Real-Time Science Available Online

A vast range of scientific research results will be available faster than ever before when - for the first time - the world's largest scientific society makes its entire collection of 26 prestigious research journals available via the Internet next month.


Arctic, Ocean, Visit, ice, Station

Opportunities for Reporters to Visit SHEBA Ice Station in Arctic Ocean

In the largest and most complex science experiment ever supported in the Arctic by the National Science Foundation (NSF), an icebreaker will be allowed to freeze into the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean and left to drift for a year, serving as a floating science station.



Laser, Vcsel, Blood, AIDS, Sickle Cell, Anemia, pap, Cancer, Apoptosis

Patented laser device detects blood disorders near-instantly

A revolutionary handheld laser device that in a few moments can detect and then track disorders of the blood has been patented in prototype by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and the National Institutes of Health. The scanner, which makes blood samples part of the laser generation process, immediately detects sickle-cell anemia as well as nanometer-scale changes in cell structure like those imposed by the AIDS virus.


Robotics, Engineering, Ballard, Jason, MARS, Pathfinder

High-Tech Robots Take Exploration To New Heights--And Depths

Unmanned robotic vehicles have performed crucial roles in scientific expeditions during recent weeks. Johns Hopkins University robotics expert Louis Whitcomb has been directly involved in one of these: the undersea explorer Jason's recent excavations in the Mediterranean Sea.


Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHYS

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated 16 August for New Scientist, the international science and technology weekly news magazine


Genetics, Molecular, Biology, Evolution, Genetics

Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor

Some 600 or 700 million years ago, before animal life made a sudden evolutionary shift and diverged into nearly all the major animal divisions we know from fossils, primitive animals were inventing the genes that would make it all possible.


Children, Violence, Agression, Behavior, Teachers, Schools, Elementary

Violence workbook's success depends on teachers

Evaluation of the workbook "Let's Talk About Living in a World With Violence," shows it can reduce aggression in children when the teacher is comfortable with the curriculum and integrates the material into other subjects.


Pfiesteria, Piscicida, fish, Kills, Jo Ann, Burkholder, Toxic, Organism

Public On-Line Access to Pfiesteria News on WWW

Hundreds of people call Dr. JoAnn Burkholder's office at North Carolina State University each week seeking answers to questions about Pfiesteria piscicida, the toxic organism that, since 1991, has killed millions of fish in Mid-Atlantic coastal waters and, in some cases, been linked to human illnesses. Now, a new Web site may help them get the information they need with a few keystrokes and the click of a mouse.

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