biological science News

  • Field stations foster serendipitous discoveries in environmental, biological sciences

    North America's biological field stations have long been home to a rich legacy of research results, scientists say, making them important places for serendipitous discoveries in the biological and environmental sciences. In a paper published in the April issue of the journal BioScience, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Science Uncut - the Robb Lectures

    Science should be about questions, inquiry and revision, not facts, certainty and dogma, according to visiting neuroscientist, Professor Stuart Firestein from Columbia University. Professor Firestein will give this year’s Robb Lecture series at the University of Auckland in August. His three public talks on the nature of scientific practice are intended to ...


    By PaR Systems, Inc.

  • Science Labs Get Down with Energy

    (Washington, DC) Energy-swollen science laboratories in the United States are slimming down. In a program known as Laboratories for the 21st Century, or Labs21, a growing number of such facilities are exposing their energy hogs to the environmental equivalent of low-fat diets. Energy-swollen science laboratories in the United States are slimming down. In a program known as Laboratories for the ...

  • Meeting tomorrow’s challenges: start with science

    In a fiscally responsible budget that emphasizes cost containment, management efficiencies and program savings, the President's proposed $1.1 billion budget for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in fiscal year 2011 reflects his commitment to use science as the basis for natural resource management decisions. 'Science is a cornerstone for sound decision making,' said Marcia McNutt, USGS director. ...

  • Get biodiversity science to decision-makers

    Scientists must ensure biodiversity research information reaches decision-makers, say biologists Harold Mooney and Georgina Mace. Global responses to biodiversity loss have been slow, say the authors — partly because environmental agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) lack solid science assessments. We have no baselines and standards for these and lack information on ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Top Scientists Join Carbon Sciences

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced the addition of Dr. Hui Wang and Dr. Jenny McCahill to its technical team. Byron Elton, Carbon Sciences CEO, commented, "The addition of Dr. Wang and Dr. McCahill to the company provides our technical team with world class catalysis ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • World celebrates international day for biological diversity

    On 22 May 2010, the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) under the theme "Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation". The International Day for Biological Diversity will be celebrated in 11 countries around the world – from Tunisia to the Philippines and from India to the United Kingdom. This year"s event is a unique opportunity to raise public ...

  • ROSES 2010: climate and biological response - research and applications

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/04/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • Biodiversity meeting calls for more science-based information

    An international meeting on biodiversity has called for more science-based information, the closure of knowledge gaps, and increased precaution, in the emerging fields of synthetic biology and geoengineering (climate engineering). Two decisions related to these areas, among a set of 34 decisions adopted at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Center for medical science chemical kill system

    Practical Applications, Inc. (PAI), a leading environmental company, recently commissioned the chemical/biological decontamination system (chemical kill system) at the Center For Medical Science in Albany, NY. The Practical Applications, Inc. (PAI) Model# 1792 Chemical Kill System is designed to chemically treat waste water generated by the Center for Medical Science (CMS) laboratory prior to ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • LanzaTech Signs for First Coal to Biological Fuel Project

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand - LanzaTech and one of the largest coal producers in China, Henan Coal and Chemical Industrial Corporation (HNCC), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the production of fuels and chemicals. Ethanol fuels and chemical products will be produced through the integration of coal gasification and LanzaTech’s biological fermentation process. The MoU was signed ...


    By LanzaTech

  • Funding announced for three Alberta biological projects

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is funding three new initiatives through its Biological Greenhouse Gas Management Program. The program is managed on behalf of CCEMC by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. The initiatives include optimizing small methane biofilters for controlling low volume point-source emissions, creating 'activated' biocarbon from wood-residue to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Join forces to share biological resources equitably

    Countries must put aside cynicism and differing opinions to make the Nagoya protocol a success, say Suneetha Subramanian and Govindan Parayil. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted at the Rio Earth Summit of 1992, has been open and transparent to the concerns of various stakeholders — including those considered less powerful. During the Tenth meeting of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Help wanted: communicating climate science via video

    Many people have wrestled with how best to convey the latest scientific research on climate change. Here’s your chance to help us figure out the answer. Last summer I was selected as a Google Science Communication Fellow and had the opportunity to explore this topic. Now, we are ...

  • HORIBA Supports Raman Spectroscopy, Science and Research

    During May and June HORIBA participated in and co-hosted the latest RamanFest conference in Xiamen, China, and the RamanFest satellite meeting in Kyoto, Japan. These meetings provided an ideal forum for researchers to hear about some of the latest research in Raman spectroscopy. The focus this year was on biological Raman analysis and nanoRaman (TERS) with talks covering ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • International labmate publishes and sells science books

    Publisher of leading scientific journals including Labmate UK & Ireland, International Environmental Technology and Petro Industry News, International Labmate has expanded its portfolio to publish and sell scientific books aimed at industry and academia. ILM Publications is the company’s book publishing division which produces high-level reference books for scientists and researchers working ...

  • HORIBA Supports Raman Spectroscopy, Science and Research

    During May and June HORIBA participated in and co-hosted the latest RamanFest conference in Xiamen, China, and the RamanFest satellite meeting in Kyoto, Japan. These meetings provided an ideal forum for researchers to hear about some of the latest research in Raman spectroscopy. The focus this year was on biological Raman analysis and nanoRaman (TERS) with talks covering ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • New science gauges potential to store CO2

    A new method to assess the US's potential for storing carbon dioxide could lead to techniques for lessening the impacts of climate change, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who praised a U.S. Geological Survey report in an energy teleconference today. The USGS released the report to describe its methodology to assess the nation's potential for carbon sequestration--the ...

  • Closing U.S. Arctic Ocean Science Gaps

    The Pew Environment Group and Ocean Conservancy released a white paper today recommending concrete steps the Obama administration should take to address science gaps and inform conservation and development decisions in America's Arctic Ocean. The white paper is the work of 14 scientists, all experts in Arctic marine ecosystems. "When it comes to the fragile Arctic, ...

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