Wai Wai choose conservation economy for traditional Amazon territory
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Astronauts to Ride Rails in Emergency
Three years after gaining formal title to their traditional territory in the northern Amazon, the Wai Wai people of Guyana have achieved another milestone when the region was declared the nation`s first Community Owned Conservation Area.
Chili pepper cocktail points to wide-awake surgery
As NASA revamps Launch Complex 39B to host the new Orion spacecraft and Ares I rocket of the Constellation Program, engineers are preparing to install a new kind of departure system to evacuate astronauts.
Fast Food USB Drive Thru: 1GB Pizza, Hamburger To Go, Please
Imagine an epidural or a shot of Novocain that doesn`t paralyze your legs or make you numb yet totally blocks your pain. This type of pain management is now within reach. As a result, childbirth, surgery, and trips to the dentist might be less traumatic in the future, thanks to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) who have succeeded in selectively...
Honda Develops New Automatic Transmission System for Motorcycles
A novelty fast food product line of 1GB USB flash memory is introduced by Green House of Japan is introduced. Soon you will be able to order a hamburger, pizza, hot dog or sandwich flash memory drive to enhance your on-the-go image.
In UK, Computers Replace Therapy Couch
Honda Motor announced that it has developed the Human-Friendly Transmission (HFT), a new automatic transmission system for motorcycles using Honda`s own infinitely variable hydraulic mechanical transmission. Easy to operate, the HFT realizes outstanding relaxed riding comfort, riding feel with direct response and excellent transmission efficiency. The HFT will be installed on the DN-01, a new...
Living fossils have hot sex
(AP) -- For nearly her entire life, Mary had a crippling fear of cramped spaces that meant she couldn't travel on airplanes, subways, or cars.
Microneedles: Flu Vaccine in Painless Skin Patches under Development
University of Utah scientists discovered a strange method of reproduction in primitive plants named cycads: The plants heat up and emit a toxic odor to drive pollen-covered insects out of male cycad cones, and then use a milder odor to draw the bugs into female cones so the plants are pollinated.
Researchers shed light on light-emitting nanodevice
Flu vaccine delivered through painless microneedles in patches applied to the skin could soon be an alternative to delivery through hypodermic needles, according to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Using new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling approximately $11.5 million over five years, researchers from the two...
Sample Non-English Domains Coming Soon
An interdisciplinary team of Cornell nanotechnology researchers has unraveled some of the fundamental physics of a material that holds promise for light-emitting, flexible semiconductors. The discovery, which involved years of perfecting a technique for building a specific type of light-emitting device, is reported in the Sept. 30 online publication of the journal Nature Materials.
Agent that triggers immune response in plants is uncovered
(AP) -- Sample addresses in nearly a dozen languages will be added to the Internet's central directories as early as next week, paving the way for Web surfers around the world to get online without knowing any English.
Australian rainfall - a view of the future
Although plants lack humans' T cells and other immune-function cells to signal and fight infection, scientists have known for more than 100 years that plants still somehow signal that they have been attacked in order to trigger a plantwide resistance. Now, researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI) on the Cornell campus have identified the elusive signal in the process:...
Bain Capital Agrees to Security Review
Southern Australia will continue to experience a reduction in rainfall in winter and spring, the impact of which will be magnified by increased temperatures.
Cholesterol metabolism links early- and late-onset Alzheimer's disease
(AP) -- Bain Capital Partners will submit for a national security review its planned $2.2 billion buyout of network equipment maker 3Com Corp. to address concerns about a Chinese telecommunications company's minority stake.
EU: Roaming Cap Cuts Cell Phone Bills
Although the causes of Alzheimer's disease are not completely understood, amyloid-beta (A-beta) is widely considered a likely culprit the "sticky" protein clumps into plaques thought to harm brain cells.
Geologists recover rocks yielding unprecedented insights into San Andreas Fault
(AP) -- Mobile phone bills in Europe have been slashed by as much as 60 percent since the EU placed a cap on roaming charges over the summer, the European Commission said.
Hydrothermal vents: Hot spots of microbial diversity
For the first time, geologists have extracted intact rock samples from 2 miles beneath the surface of the San Andreas Fault, the infamous rupture that runs 800 miles along the length of California.
NASA awards Juno Jupiter mission contract
Thousands of new kinds of marine microbes have been discovered at two deep-sea hydrothermal vents off the Oregon coast by scientists at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) and University of Washington`s Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean.
Negativity is contagious, study finds
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has picked Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., for the Juno mission to Jupiter.
New Material May Lead To Advances In Quantum Computing
Though we may not care to admit it, what other people think about something can affect what we think about it. This is how critics become influential and why our parents` opinions about our life choices continue to matter, long after we`ve moved out. But what kind of opinions have the most effect" An important new study in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that negative opinions cause the...
New plastic is strong as steel, transparent
Scientists at Florida State University`s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the university`s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have introduced a new material that could be to computers of the future what silicon is to the computers of today.
New research sheds light on shimmering superconductivity and the courtship of electrons
By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.
Payload is loaded into shuttle Discovery
In their normal state, electrons repel each other because of their charge, but in the state of superconductivity, electrons pair up. John Schlueter, a chemist from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, collaborated with a team of researchers from the University of Oxford to better understand how this unlikely courtship occurs.
Physics professor probes superconductivity
The U.S. space agency said the payload for the next mission to the International Space Station has been installed in space shuttle Discovery's cargo bay.
Salmonid hatcheries cause 'stunning' loss of reproduction
When Eric Hudson was introduced to high-temperature superconductivity as a graduate student, it was still, so to speak, a hot topic.
The rearing of steelhead trout in hatcheries causes a dramatic and unexpectedly fast drop in their ability to reproduce in the wild, a new Oregon State University study shows, and raises serious questions about the wisdom of historic hatchery practices.