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Marine Microbiology Initiative

Nature study: Hypoxia tends to increase as climate warms

Oregon State University December 14, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study of Pacific Ocean sediments off the coast of Chile has found that  offshore waters experienced systematic oxygen depletion during the rapid warming of the Antarctic following the last “glacial maximum” period 20,000 years ago.

The findings are intriguing as scientists are exploring whether climate ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

GBMF Principal Investigator Jessica Green awarded TED fellowship

University of Oregon December 14, 2009
University of Oregon biologist Jessica Green is among 25 newly named, international TED Fellows who will travel to Long Beach, Calif., in February for the organization's 25th annual conference that is themed “What the World Needs Now.” Green, a member of the UO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, ...
Special Projects in Science

A superbright supernova that’s the first of its kind

An extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily long-lasting supernova named SN 2007bi, snagged in a search by a robotic telescope, turns out to be the first example of the kind of stars that first populated the Universe. The superbright supernova occurred in a nearby dwarf galaxy, a kind of galaxy that’s common but ...

Special Projects in Science

Science and engineering fellowship candidates sought for California Legislature

The California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships is accepting applications from scientists and engineers interested in filling up to 10 year-long appointments as an advisor in the California State Legislature.

Managed by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the fellowships offer unique professional development opportunities while providing California ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

China joins Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Thirty Meter Telescope November 17, 2009

The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has joined the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT). As an Observer, China will participate in planning the development of what will be the world's most advanced and capable astronomical observatory.

"The TMT is delighted to take this exciting new ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Program Officer for its Environmental Conservation Program

November 17, 2009

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the appointment of Dr. Guillermo Castilleja as Chief Program Officer for the Foundation's Environmental Conservation program, effective January 15, 2010.

Castilleja will oversee, direct, and manage the Foundation’s Environmental Conservation program.  He will report directly to Steve McCormick, the Foundation's President and ...

Conservation

One step closer for Jenner Headlands

Sonoma Land Trust November 3, 2009

As a next step in the preservation of the 5,630-acre Jenner Headlands coastal property, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, acting as the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, approved the expenditure of $10,150,000 to fund approximately one third of the $36 million ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

AACN to host a San Francisco area QSEN Nurse Faculty Development Institute

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $250,000 in new funding to sponsor a Faculty Development Institute for nurse educators in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This generous award will extend the reach of AACN’s national ...

Chabot Space & Science Center receives grant to support the fabrication and installation of Bill Nye's Climate Laboratory

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto has awarded Chabot Space & Science Center a $300,000 grant to support the fabrication and installation of Bill Nye's Climate Laboratory, an exhibition designed to increase climate change science literacy. The exhibition is scheduled to open at Chabot Space & Science ...

California Institute of Technology

Scientists get detailed glimpse of chemoreceptor architecture in bacterial cells

By Lori Oliwenstein Caltech September 24, 2009

Using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques, a team led by researchers from Caltech has for the first time visualized and described the precise arrangement of chemoreceptors—the receptors that sense and respond to chemical stimuli—in bacteria. In addition, they have found that this specific architecture is the same throughout a wide variety ...