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Archive: November 2010

For Female scientists, discrimination is in the details

November 15, 2010

 

On 23 Sept., a panel of experts gathered in Washington, DC for a congressional briefing to discuss current challenges for female scientists. The panel members agreed that the current environment of academic science faulty could be changed to better support the career of female scientists, but they were not sure that legislation changes would be the best route for these changes.

The “Women in Science: 21st Century Politics and Policy” briefing was sponsored by representative...

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DNA Catching Illegal Hunters Part 1

November 11, 2010

 
by Rob Poindexter - November 10th 2010 11:44pm - Read more Special Reports

With hunting season in full swing, the Maine Warden Service is, again, busy making sure everyone in the woods plays by the rules. Game wardens say the only things that seem to change when it comes to illegal hunting are the methods and technology poachers are using. But I found out it's not just poachers who have expanded their methods.

Often times it starts with a gunshot heard at night. Followed by a call to...

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Maine to construct one-of-a-kind fish lab

November 9, 2010

 

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine will build a high-level containment facility for cold-water aquaculture research near the Page Farm and Home Museum.

It will be the only laboratory of its kind in the U.S. and one of few worldwide, according to a UMaine press release. Construction is expected to start in the spring and take about one year.

The new facility could lead to more U.S.-approved vaccines to treat diseases in fish, frogs, lobsters, sea urchins and dozens of other...

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Reflections of a Research Community” Topic: Where do sea lice on salmon farms come from and can we control them?

November 3, 2010

 

Reflections of a Research Community”

Topic: Where do sea lice on salmon farms come from and can we control them?

Who: Ian Bricknell, Director of the Aquaculture Research Center

When:   Thursday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 PM

Where: University Club, Fogler Library

Sea lice are one of the most important health issues for marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture worldwide. They are found on both the West and East coast of America and it has been suggested that these parasites have a very serious...

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Monhegan prepares for wind power

November 1, 2010

 
Island residents hope offshore floating turbines might lower energy costs, attract marine life
10/28/10 08:51 pm  Updated: 10/29/10 01:24 am
By Bill Trotter
BDN Staff
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ISLAND INSTITUTE
Dr. Bob Steneck adjusts the drop camera before it is lowered on a tether to survey seafloor communities. The unit includes a video camera, a temperature recorder, lights and laser scaling used to measure body lengths of species identified in the video and was deployed...

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Monhegan prepares for wind power

November 1, 2010

 
Island residents hope offshore floating turbines might lower energy costs, attract marine life
10/28/10 08:51 pm  Updated: 10/29/10 01:24 am
By Bill Trotter
BDN Staff
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ISLAND INSTITUTE
Dr. Bob Steneck adjusts the drop camera before it is lowered on a tether to survey seafloor communities. The unit includes a video camera, a temperature recorder, lights and laser scaling used to measure body lengths of species identified in the video and was deployed...

Read the full article »

 
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