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Bio-Inspired Materials Leading To Greater Engineering
2013-02-16 10:56:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bio-inspired, man-made materials may one day offer up designs that are more lightweight, tougher, and stronger than other options out there. A team writing in the journal Science say they have identified characteristics of biological materials they think engineers will be able to emulate in future materials. Two engineers at the University of California, San Diego examined three characteristics of biological materials, including...

2012-07-04 01:37:59

Scientists from NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service report a significant decline of endangered white abalone off the coast of Southern California in the journal Biological Conservation. "Since 2002, we have been surveying white abalone off San Diego using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV)," said Kevin Stierhoff, research fisheries biologist at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, and lead author of the journal article. "In the absence of fishing, we hoped...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Abalone which are small to very large edible sea snails, the Krebs Cycle which is a cycle of chemical reactions used by all aerobic living organisms to generate energy, and Clostridium which is a genus of bacteria with multiple bio-industrial uses. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Biology Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological...

Image 1 - NOAA Designates Critical Habitat For Black Abalone
2011-10-27 11:57:26

NOAA's Fisheries Service on Oct. 26 filed with the Federal Register a final rule that identifies black abalone critical habitat along the California coast. In February 2009, black abalone was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and the Act requires critical habitat be designated, to the maximum extent prudent and determinable, whenever a species is listed for protection. Once areas are designated as critical habitat, federal projects or permits and projects with federal...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

The Biology and Health Sciences Magazine Eurekamag.com publishes reviews on a wide range of topics within the basic and applied biological and health sciences. The latest inclusions in this collection of reviews is one on Abalone and one on Aneurysma (Aneurysm). Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com covers a wide range of topics including biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geography, environment and health. Drawing...

Image 1 - World’s Earliest Art Studio Uncovered In Cape Town Cave
2011-10-14 05:59:35

[ Watch the Video ] Archaeologists have uncovered two shells near the southern coast of South Africa that contain a primitive paint mixture, revealing what experts believe may be the remnants of the world´s earliest art studio. The 100,000-year-old workshop was likely used to mix and store the reddish pigment ochre, and was unearthed in Blombos Cave near Cape Town.  The scientists had previously found some of the earliest sharp stone tools at this same site, along with...

2011-05-26 12:50:00

Increasing levels of ocean acidity could spell doom for British Columbia's already beleaguered northern abalone, according to the first study to provide direct experimental evidence that changing sea water chemistry is negatively affecting an endangered species. The northern abalone--prized as a gourmet delicacy--has a range that extents along the North American west coast from Baja California to Alaska. Even though British Columbia's northern abalone commercial fisheries where closed in 1990...

2011-03-22 22:22:58

A Pitt and Carnegie Mellon team developed a new model of how self-repairing materials function and show that materials with a certain number of easily breakable bonds can absorb more stress, a natural trick found in the resilient abalone shell, according to a report in Langmuir Conventional rules of survival tend to favor the strongest, but University of Pittsburgh-based researchers recently found that in the emerging world of self-healing materials, it is the somewhat frail that survive....

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2007-07-02 16:30:00

MADISON -- While the shiny material of pearls and abalone shells has long been prized for its iridescence and aesthetic value in jewelry and decorations, scientists admire mother-of-pearl for other physical properties as well. Also called nacre ("NAY-ker"), mother-of-pearl is 3,000 times more fracture-resistant than the mineral it is made of, aragonite, says Pupa Gilbert, a physicist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "You can go over it with a truck and not break it - you will crumble...

2005-10-23 12:53:51

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Americans scorned lobster until the 1880s while the ancient Romans loved fish so much that their catches depleted the Mediterranean, according to a study that may give clues about how to restore damaged world fish stocks. Picking through 200,000 U.S. restaurant menus since the 1850s, schooner logs and archaeological sites, marine historians are finding that capricious human tastes have let some species thrive while other...


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Horn Shark, Heterodontus francisci
2009-01-20 20:37:50

The Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci) is a species of bullhead shark that ranges from central California to the Gulf of California, Mexico, and possibly Ecuador and Peru. Its habitat includes rocky reefs, kelp beds, sand flats, crevices, and caverns at depths from 7 to 490 feet. It is mostly nocturnal and is rather sluggish in the daytime. The adult can reach a length of 4 feet and weigh about 22 pounds. It is brown with black spots. If harassed it may bite. It has poisonous spines on...

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