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Image 1 - Researchers Reveal Spider Mite's Secrets
2011-11-24 04:48:50

Blueprint of spider mite may yield better pesticides A University of Utah biologist and an international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest, which resists pesticides and destroys crops and ornamental plants worldwide. The voracious mites, which technically are not insects, can eat more than 1,100 plant species — a rare trait. The mites' newly revealed and sequenced genome contains a variety...

2011-11-17 06:00:00

Utah State University's vehicle electrification spin-out company receives federal grant to reduce transit system energy consumption LOGAN, Utah, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WAVE, Inc., a Utah State University spin-out company, has received $2.7 million to electrify a bus route on the University of Utah campus. "We are pleased that WAVE was selected from a very competitive field of candidates to receive this grant for the bus electrification project," said Stan Albrecht,...

2011-11-14 15:59:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that a member of management will present at the following conferences: Stephens Fall Investment Conference, November 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. ET Citi North American Credit Conference, November 16, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. ET A webcast of each presentation along with accompanying materials will be available on the investor relations section of the company's website, www.huntsman.com. About...

Flies And Mice Help Scientists Get To The Heart Of Down Syndrome
2011-11-04 10:19:17

[ Watch the Video ] A novel study involving fruit flies and mice has allowed biologists to identify two critical genes responsible for congenital heart defects in individuals with Down syndrome, a major cause of infant mortality and death in people born with this genetic disorder. In a paper published in the November 3 issue of the open access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers from UC San Diego, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and the University of...

2011-11-03 08:01:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that the University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), an internationally recognized leader in scientific computing, visualization and image analysis, has deployed EMC® Isilon® scale-out NAS to power its Big Data-intensive workflows in biomedicine, geophysics and other research areas. Due to an increase in new data files and processing requirements,...

Big Cat Roars Similar To Babies Crying
2011-11-03 05:10:16

When lions and tigers roar loudly and deeply — terrifying every creature within earshot — they are somewhat like human babies crying for attention, although their voices are much deeper. So says the senior author of a new study that shows lions' and tigers' loud, low-frequency roars are predetermined by physical properties of their vocal fold tissue — namely, the ability to stretch and shear — and not by nerve impulses from the brain. "Roaring is similar to what...

Image 1 - Land Animals Suffered Catastrophic Losses After Permian Period
2011-10-26 06:31:51

The cataclysmic events that marked the end of the Permian Period some 252 million years ago were a watershed moment in the history of life on Earth. As much as 90 percent of ocean organisms were extinguished, ushering in a new order of marine species, some of which we still see today. But while land dwellers certainly sustained major losses, the extent of extinction and the reshuffling afterward were less clear. In a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B,...

2011-09-26 06:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it will invest approximately $40 million to build a new Asia Pacific Regional Technology Center (ATC) in Shanghai's Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone, to support the rapidly growing demand for world-class technology and innovation from customers across the Asia Pacific region. The state-of-the-art facility will comprise machine halls, laboratories and offices,...

2011-09-20 13:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecoman and the Skeptic, Philadelphia University's award-winning green radio show designed to educate, inform and entertain listeners on a wide range of topics relating to sustainability, will kick off its fifth season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. Sustainability experts Rob Fleming, associate professor of architecture and director of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program, and Dr. Chris Pastore, professor of engineering,...

2011-09-19 08:20:44

Noninvasive method to watch for SIDS, help surgery patients University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Because the technique uses off-the-shelf wireless transceivers similar to those used in home computer networks, "the cost of this system will be cheaper than...