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2010-03-25 15:17:16

Eleven questions that should shape the next decade of geographical sciences research were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Reflecting a time when populations are moving and natural resources are being depleted, the questions aim to provide a more complete understanding of where and how landscapes are changing to help society manage and adapt to the transformation of Earth's surface.

2010-03-03 13:30:51

Understanding how past climate may have influenced human evolution could be dramatically enhanced by an international cross-disciplinary research program to improve the sparse human fossil and incomplete climate records and examine the link between the two, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2010-02-22 06:05:00

- Research Intended to Develop New Enzyme Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Manufacturing - PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

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2010-01-22 13:40:00

A new report from the National Research Council lays out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects (NEOs) – asteroids and comets that could pose a hazard if they cross Earth's orbit.

2009-12-16 17:11:00

Study Misses Mark on Electric Vehicle Penetration WASHINGTON, Dec.

2009-12-10 06:00:00

Collaboration to Create Optimized Antibodies Produces First Candidates Which Selectively Target HER2 in Breast Cancer MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc.

2009-12-09 15:23:24

Energy efficiency technologies that exist today or that are likely to be developed in the near future could save considerable money as well as energy.

2009-10-19 13:06:08

A new report from the National Research Council examines and, when possible, estimates "hidden" costs of energy production and use -- such as the damage air pollution imposes on human health -- that are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from them.

2009-10-14 05:52:00

NRC-IRAP Program Supports Day4 Energy's Technology Advancement BURNABY, BC, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Day4 Energy Inc.

2009-10-01 09:49:50

The most effective way to prevent the deliberate misuse of biological select agents and toxins (BSATs) -- agents housed in laboratories across the U.S. considered to potentially pose a threat to human health -- is to instill a culture of trust and responsibility in the laboratory.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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