Archive: 02/16/2008

Is that sea otter stealing your lunch -- or making it?

Hunted to near extinction, sea otters are making a steady comeback along the Pacific coast. Their reintroduction, however, is expected to reduce the numbers of several key species of commercially valuable shellfish dramatically, ...

Feb 16, 2008
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New findings on emerging contaminants

American and Canadian scientists are finding that out of sight, out of mind can no longer be the approach we take to the chemicals in our waters. Substances that we use everyday are turning up in our lakes, rivers and ocean, ...

Feb 16, 2008
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Worldwide hunt to solve the mystery of gamma-ray bursts

UK space scientist Emeritus Professor Alan Wells is to speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston in February on International Cooperation in Developing Swift and its Scientific Achievements.

Feb 16, 2008
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You can't teach old materials new tricks

A more sensitive, more selective and easily deployable radiation detection material is necessary to meet complex 21st century challenges. In the AAAS symposium “Radiation Detectors for Global Security: The ...

Feb 16, 2008
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Impacts of fossil fuels on fish and people

NOAA scientist John Incardona will tell a scientific detective story that uncovers a previously unrecognized threat to human health from a ubiquitous class of air pollutants.Incardona's presentation delves into how one type ...

Feb 16, 2008
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From stem cells to organs: The bioengineering challenge

For more than a decade, Peter Zandstra has been working at the University of Toronto to rev up the production of stem cells and their descendants. The raw materials are adult blood stem cells and embryonic stem cells. The ...

Feb 16, 2008
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