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Scientists Win Race To Find Structure Of Rare Nematode Virus
2014-08-21 03:46:27

Rice University Rice University scientists have won a race to find the crystal structure of the first virus known to infect the most abundant animal on Earth. The Rice labs of structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao and geneticist Weiwei Zhong, with help from researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University, analyzed the Orsay virus that naturally infects a certain type of nematode, the worms that make up 80 percent of the living animal population. The research...

Montastraea faveolata
2014-08-21 03:00:51

Traci Peterson, University of Texas at Arlington New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez. The researchers examined 140 samples of 14 species of Caribbean corals for a study published by the open-access journal PLOS ONE this week. Jorge H. Pinzón C., a postdoctoral researcher in the...

Compromise Needed On Roads Built Through Sensitive Wild Areas
2014-08-21 03:48:59

Cell Press Compromise solutions must be found when it comes to roads built through sensitive tropical and subtropical areas, say experts writing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 18. While developing nations need to deploy adequate transportation infrastructure to develop mineral and energy resources, the researchers write, governments too often put development ahead of wildlife without thinking about the long-term consequences. "Roads are increasingly being built and...

2014-08-21 08:30:59

ST. CLOUD, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GERINGHOFF will participate in POET-DSM's Project Liberty trials, starting with an Open House and tours at POET's facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa--September 3, 2014. GERINGHOFF and POET are teaming up for a second round of trials with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection (SC) corn head--a corn head capable of simultaneously harvesting corn, while windrowing stover, in a single pass. This exceptionally clean windrow is then...

2014-08-21 08:24:22

KARLSRUHE, Germany, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough times ahead for industrials with ETS compliance obligations, as reduced auction volumes and back-loading mean carbon prices set for sustained increase, reaching double digits by 2015 With prices hitting a 5 month high of EUR6.50 today, established energy intelligence provider ICIS Tschach predicts a sustained increase in the price of European Trading Scheme (ETS) allowances. On current trajectories, prices are...

2014-08-21 08:24:16

XI'AN, China, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sino Clean Energy Inc. (OTCPink: SCEI) ("Sino Clean Energy," or the "Company"), a leading producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel ("CWSF") in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial information for the Group as of and for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2013, before the end of October 2014. The Company will schedule an annual meeting of its shareholders to elect directors immediately following...

2014-08-21 08:23:54

Plant Removes Highly Corrosive CO2 from Natural Gas Stream for Use in Power Plants HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerus (www.valerus.com), a world leader in integrated oil and gas handling equipment and services, announced today that it has successfully participated in the installation of a packaged plant to treat 45 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of natural gas containing 21 percent carbon dioxide for United Energy Pakistan (UEP) in Pakistan. The plant...

2014-08-21 08:23:43

System to be one of the largest installed on a rented rooftop BAODING, China and TOKYO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation, Ltd. (Yingli Japan), is supplying more than 2 MWs of monocrystalline...

2014-08-21 08:22:04

First Academically-led Orbital Debris Research Center will lead workshop to connect academe, industry and government to address critical issues in orbital debris policy, management and mitigation. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) announced today that registration is open its inaugural workshop aimed to drive collaborative efforts addressing critical issues in orbital debris. The workshop will be November...

orb-weaving spider
2014-08-21 07:17:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Living in the city can have its benefits – especially if you’re an arachnid, according to new research reporting that some types of spiders grow larger and have increased reproductive capabilities in urban areas. Writing in the latest edition of the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from the University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences explain that golden orb-weaving spiders tended to have smaller bodies when they lived in...


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Maud Island Frog, Leiopelma pakeka
2014-08-22 10:38:14

The Maud Island frog is native to New Zealand, first discovered in the 1940’s. Originally classified as the same species as the Hamilton’s frog, it was reclassified in 1998 as its own species. The Maud Island frog is one of the oldest species known. It has been in existence for roughly 200 million years. In 2006, 60 Maud Island frogs were introduced to a predator free sanctuary. Thirty others were also released outside the sanctuary for comparison. In February 2008, 13 juvenile frogs...

Palawan Horned Frog, Megophrys ligayae
2014-08-21 11:52:00

The Palawan horned frog is native to the Philippines where the habitat is tropical or subtropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, moist shrub land, and rivers. Habitat loss is a contributing factor in the reduction of the population of this species. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The color of this species is a light brown or grey with two ridges running down the back and a dark triangular patch behind the dark brown eyes. It has a large and wide head with a pointed snout....

Long-Nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta
2014-08-21 11:45:09

The long-nosed horned frog is also known as the Malayan horned frog or the Malayan leaf frog. The habitat of this species is in rain forest areas, where it is cool and damp, ranging from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. The body length of the long-nosed horned frog is around four inches. It is light to dark brown in color with camouflaged markings to blend in with the forest floor. The throat is dark in color spreading to a cream color halfway on the...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

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