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January[ edit ] 1 January The two satellites will study the Moon’s gravitational field, generating a detailed map of its fluctuations to help scientists understand how the Moon formed. Honey bees are crucial pollinators , and their rapidly diminishing population may have severe effects on human agriculture. If available in bulk quantities, the silk could be used to produce high-strength medical sutures and lightweight forms of body armor. Among the systems described are a laser -based weapon designed to divert hostile aircraft, an underwater sonic weapon for incapacitating SCUBA divers and a heat-based weapon designed to compel crowds to disperse. Such ” chimeric ” hybrids could give valuable insights into the development of human embryos. In future, the development may permit the production of efficient nanometer-scale electronics.

State of the Species

We will focus on the heliocentric model and learn about how Earth fits into the Solar System, Galaxy and Universe. We will focus on different types of weather patterns and see why certain regions have different atmospheric conditions. Moreover, we will focus in on the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming and relate it to climate patterns.

The year involved many significant scientific events and discoveries, including the first orbital rendezvous by a commercial spacecraft, the discovery of a particle highly similar to the long-sought Higgs boson, and the near-eradication of guinea worm disease.A total of 72 successful orbital spaceflights occurred in , and the year also saw numerous developments in fields such as.

A researcher who specialized in cells and microorganisms, Margulis was one of the most important biologists in the last half century—she literally helped to reorder the tree of life, convincing her colleagues that it did not consist of two kingdoms plants and animals , but five or even six plants, animals, fungi, protists, and two types of bacteria. She knew I was interested in ecology, and she liked to needle me.

Hey, Charles, she would call out, are you still all worked up about protecting endangered species? Margulis was no apologist for unthinking destruction. More than 90 percent of the living matter on earth consists of microorganisms and viruses, she liked to point out. Heck, the number of bacterial cells in our body is ten times more than the number of human cells! Bacteria and protists can do things undreamed of by clumsy mammals like us: Microorganisms have changed the face of the earth, crumbling stone and even giving rise to the oxygen we breathe.

Compared to this power and diversity, Margulis liked to tell me, pandas and polar bears were biological epiphenomena—interesting and fun, perhaps, but not actually significant.

Geological Terms Beginning With “F”

Paralyzed when someone asks what GIS can really do? Looking to diversify your business and services? Precision Farming — Harvesting more bushels per acre while spending less on fertilizer using precision farming and software.

* The Scablands: The primary surface features of the Scablands, which cover thousands of square miles of eastern Washington, were long believed to have formed gradually.

Create Waffle Chart Visualizations in R http: This package is currently under the development. Bi-Clustering Data Using Co- similarity: An R library to generate wiki reports in TiddlyWiki format. Rothman and Sander Greenland. Introduction in spatial thinking

1000 GIS Applications & Uses – How GIS Is Changing the World

If so, there are three datasets to keep an eye on: Seismic station YNM, in the Norris museum, is the first indicator of an eruption. The webicorder for the station is located here. Look for a thick seismic trace that lasts minutes. About 90 minutes after eruption, increased discharge can often be seen at the Tantalus stream gage. You can get that information here.

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It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change?

Has there been too much? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs.

Roger W. Lee, Ph.D, P.G. Curriculum Vitae

In addition to level courses, these may also include up to 6 units of approved technical electives but not the required courses from the undergraduate curriculum. Emphasizes problem-based approach to learning Geology and the process of scientific investigation. Topics include a wide range of geological concepts including plate tectonic setting of Mexico, living with volcanoes:

Learn and research space and astronomy, Geology, Earth Science, science, chemistry, biology, physics, math, electronics, and much more. is the internet.

I want you to put on your scientist hats with me and engage in a bit of an experiment. Cut it in half. Then put the bagel in the toaster oven for about minutes. Remove and see the results. The dipped part — significantly less so. If you continued to toast the bagel, eventually the heat from the oven will cause the undipped side to burn. Take even more time and the heat would overcome the moisture on the dipped side and cause it to burn as well.

Here was the result of my at-home experiment after about 10 minutes in the oven at degrees. Can you guess which half was dipped in water? The more heat, the faster both sides of the bagel burn. But the drier side always first. The wetter side always second.

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This study began in November and will continue through August BEG will conduct a number of tasks to accomplish this objective. The ability of phosphate fertilizers to mobilize arsenic from arsenical pesticide applications will also be evaluated, when information on phosphate fertilizer application can be obtained.

Relationships between arsenic concentrations and other ions, particularly uranium and oxyanions, will be evaluated using existing databases to determine geologic rather than anthropogenic sources of arsenic. The impact of different redox conditions on the distribution of arsenic will also be examined. Limited additional groundwater sampling will be conducted where necessary and feasible.

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Link to list of publications. Technical Approach Objectives include: We can then leverage that natural attenuation mechanism quantification in developing contaminant attenuation enhancement approaches for in situ remediation feasibility. Benefits This project will advance our ability to characterize contaminant attenuation. These research results will enhance our ability to quantify and predict feasibility of remediation approaches, and assessment of natural attenuation processes will support extension of naturally occurring contaminant attenuation processes to actively enhanced attenuation for contaminant remediation.

Technical Approach Specific objectives and approach includes: Benefits This project will advance our ability to characterize and our mechanistic understanding of flow, transport, and geochemical reactions occuring within hyporheic zones, which will advance Hg contamination cleanup efficiency. We do not know how sustainable our water resources are, because we have not characterized the storage, flow dynamics, and resiliency of the groundwater system, especially for the deeper aquifers. Also, use of nontraditional e.

Objective The objectives of the study are to characterize the deep groundwater system in the Mesilla Basin and to determine the contribution of deep groundwater to flow and salinity in the shallow groundwater of the Mesilla Basin.

A History: ’s Word of the Year

Age is determined by: One tritium unit is equal to one molecule of 3H per molecules of 1H and has an activity of 0. The measured concentration of 3He must be corrected for these other sources.

It would be interesting to see natural building materials — cob, straw bale, light clay, etc. — compared to brick and concrete. Some cob-and-thatch houses in England .

A study of biology includes the study of the chemical basis of living organisms, DNA. Other related sciences include microbiology and organic chemistry. The word science comes from a Latin word scientica, which means knowledge, or information. Science is a process of systematically gathering detailed information and gaining exact knowledge.

We do not know all the “life” information secrets but we are learning more every day. The three biological life cycle s, are; Zygotic meiosis, Sporic meiosis, and Gametic meiosis, Amoeba – one basic life form. Amoebas and there are many different kinds feed by phagocytosis the engulfing and ingesting of foreign particles or waste matter by phagocytes –they flow around their prey usually a smaller cell and engulf it. Organism that eat other organisms are usually called “consumers”.