Archive: 29/08/2007

NASA satellites eye coastal water quality

Using data from instruments aboard NASA satellites, Zhiqiang Chen and colleagues at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, found that they can monitor water quality almost daily, rather than monthly. Such information ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Environment
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Perfect projections on surfaces of any shape

Projecting brilliantly sharp images as a single picture onto curved surfaces has previously been a very elaborate and expensive process. Now a new software system automatically calibrates the projectors needed so that the ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Engineering
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Neurotransmitter current not flowing through ion channels

In studying how neurotransmitters travel between cells -- by analysis of events in the dimensions of nanometers -- Cornell researchers have discovered that an electrical current thought to be present during that process does ...

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Simpler Radium Test Cuts Analysis Time

A simpler technique for testing public drinking water samples for the presence of the radioactive element radium can dramatically reduce the amount of time required to conduct the sampling required by federal regulations. ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Environment
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Transgenic maize is more susceptible to aphids

The environmental consequences of transgenic crops are the focus of numerous investigations, such as the one published in the journal PloS ONE, which was carried out by Cristina Faria and her colleagues, under the supervision ...

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