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New tech improves ability to reflect sound back to its source
Researchers have developed a device that reflects sound in the direction it came from, rather than deflecting it at an angle. (2018-06-26)
Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction
New research indicates that introduced 'alien' honeybees are competing for resources with native bees and threatening the survival of plants that rely on interactions with specific pollinators. (2018-02-08)
Birds are on the move in the face of climate change
Research on birds in northern Europe reveals that there is an ongoing considerable species turnover due to climate change and due to land use and other direct human influences. (2017-09-07)
Even 'healthy' weight gain raises pregnancy diabetes risk
Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes. (2017-04-04)
Many North American birds may lose part of range under climate change scenarios
Over 50 percent of nearly 600 surveyed bird species may lose more than half of their current geographic range across three climate change scenarios through the end of the century in North America. (2015-09-02)
Warmer climates may increase pesticides' toxicity in fish
In a study of the effects of increasing climate temperatures on the toxicity of three contaminants in different fish species, researchers found that all pesticides and industrial contaminants studied became toxic. (2015-06-01)
Hitting the borders of expansion
IST Austria scientists research how population size and genetic drift affect the limits to a species' range. (2015-05-05)
How much sleep do we need?
An expert panel that examined data from 320 studies is recommending new guidelines on how much sleep people should get. (2015-02-11)
Researchers take big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles
Researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. (2014-10-21)
Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life
Scientists have found a huge mountain range in Gondwana, 600 million years ago. (2014-10-16)
Electric vehicle consumers better off with electric range under 100 miles: INFORMS study
Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of US consumers for battery electric vehicles will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles, according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. (2014-08-18)
Dolby licenses Max Planck imaging technology
Dolby Laboratories acquires usage rights to innovative imaging patent portfolio from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. (2013-08-01)
Why is it easier to lose 2-4 pounds rather than 3 pounds?
Consumers are more likely to pursue goals when they are ambitious yet flexible, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2013-06-18)
Researchers find local wildlife protection safeguards entire range
Researchers have analyzed historical range maps for 47 mammal species to find patterns that might help conservationists assess threats to animal populations from human encroachment. (2011-02-22)
'Fowl' news: Hints from Taiwan that free-range eggs may be less healthy than regular eggs
Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports. (2010-06-16)
Final rocket launches, measures aurora movement
It's been a long wait, but it was worth it. (2009-03-23)
Threatened birds may be rarer than geographic range maps suggest
Geographic range maps that allow conservationists to estimate the distribution of birds may vastly overestimate the actual population size of threatened species and those with specific habitats, according to a study published online this week in the journal Conservation Biology. (2007-12-10)
Immune deficiency linked to increased risk of infection-related cancers
Immune deficiency rather than other risk factors for cancer such as lifestyle are probably responsible for the increased risk of cancer in immune suppressed populations concludes an article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2007-07-05)
Launch window to open at Poker Flat Research Range
Five NASA rockets are scheduled to launch from Poker Flat Research Range this month. (2007-01-10)
Geophysical Institute purchases unmanned aircraft system
It only weighs about 40 pounds, but the Insitu A-20, an unmanned aircraft system, will provide a hefty boost to a variety of research projects throughout Alaska. (2006-08-04)
First global bird map provides new clues to future extinctions
The first global survey of bird diversity could play a key role in identifying species most vulnerable to extinction, researchers report today in the journal PLoS Biology. (2006-06-19)
Wide range of options increases extreme choices
A new study forthcoming in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research found that offering a wide range of options causes consumers to gravitate towards extreme choices because it is easier for the consumer to discern difference. (2005-11-14)
Poker Flat Research Range supports unmanned aerial vehicle operations
Staff from Poker Flat Research Range helped secure crucial imagery of wildfires raging through Alaska, including those in their own backyard. (2004-07-16)
High quality AM radio
Combining the quality of disturbance-free digital radio with the range and global popularity of AM (2004-06-15)
IQ linked to birth weight even among children of normal birth weight
Many studies have shown that low birthweight babies have lower IQ test scores at school age, but a study in this week's BMJ finds that the association between birthweight and childhood IQ also applies to children in the normal range of birth weight. (2001-08-09)
ASU professor finds new twist to old theory
Arizona State University Physics and Astronomy professor Ralph V. Chamberlin has found a new twist to an old theory of magnetism. (2000-11-15)
Virginia Tech researchers study effects on environment of lead from bullets
Two studies done at Virginia Tech showed very little lead damage to the environment from bullets left on battlefields or on a carefully designed shotgun/rifle range. (2000-03-23)
Silent Thunder: In The Presence Of Elephants
The American Museum of Natural History will host elephant researcher Katherine Payne on October 8th. (1998-10-01)
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