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2009-07-14 16:10:00

Awardees include 20 scientists and engineers nominated by the National Science FoundationPresident Obama yesterday named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the fall at a White House ceremony.The Presidential Early...

2009-06-29 11:30:00

 The Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announced today that they will sequence the genomes of four species of labyrinthulomycetes. These little-known marine species were selected for sequencing as the result of a proposal submitted to the competitive JGI Community Sequencing Program by a team of microbiologists led by Dr. Jackie Collier, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University."Labyrinthulomycetes are a huge...

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2009-05-06 16:30:00

Two studies reported on Wednesday argue that the 18,000-year-old fossil remains of tiny humans found in 2003 in the remote Indonesian island of Flores are indeed a new species, and not pygmies whose brains had withered with disease. Anthropologists have bitterly debated the identity and origins of these cave-dwelling relatives since the discovery of Homo floresiensis "“ often referred to as "the hobbit" due to its small size. Measuring roughly 3 feet tall and weighing 65 pounds, the...

2009-04-23 07:00:00

802.11n wireless LAN network delivers high throughput, resiliency and security required for leading research in innovative wireless technologies and business applications SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced that New York's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University has deployed a Motorola 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) network at the Center's new research and education facility. The...

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2009-03-04 14:14:20

In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased "Undesirable" evolution in fish "“ which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle -- can actually be reversed in a few decades' time by changing our "take-the-biggest-fish" approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published today by Stony Brook University...

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2008-12-17 16:50:00

Researchers compare cranial features using 3-D modeling University of Minnesota anthropology professor Kieran McNulty (along with colleague Karen Baab of Stony Brook University in New York) has made an important contribution toward solving one of the greatest paleoanthropological mysteries in recent history -- that fossilized skeletons resembling a mythical "hobbit" creature represent an entirely new species in humanity's evolutionary chain. Discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in...

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2008-10-29 14:31:16

Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed "” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans. Anchovies, sardines, menhaden and other small- to medium-sized fish often thought of as bait are being used to feed pigs, chickens and farm-raised fish, researchers wrote in a study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The study said...

2008-10-11 00:00:20

By Bernadette Starzee Sound funds for environmental projects State and local governments and community groups in New York and Connecticut were recently awarded $912,994 in grants under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The grants will be added to $1.4 million raised by the recipients, for a total of nearly $2.3 million that will be put toward on-the-ground conservation projects in New York and Connecticut. The Long Island Sound Futures Fund was initiated in 2005 by the Long Island...

2008-09-05 00:00:25

By Claude Solnik Stony Brook University Medical Center on Thursday celebrated the completion of the first phase of its $300 million hospital revitalization project with a ribbon cutting ushering in what school and hospital officials described as a new era for the institution. The project, which began in 2002, includes 154,000 square feet of new construction and 48,000 square feet of renovation of the 28- year-old facility. Stony Brook University President Shirley Strum Kenny dubbed the...

2008-07-24 09:00:00

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 24--Mercury levels in several varieties of Hudson River fish have declined significantly over the past three decades, Stony Brook researchers have found in an analysis that points to dramatically decreasing concentrations of industrial pollution. Heavy-metal contaminants -- particularly mercury -- mounted up in the Hudson throughout most of the 20th century because of increasing dependence on the river for industry and commerce. Now, after...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.