Fourier-transform Raman spectroscopic studies of chronological change in stromatolitic cores from Antarctic lake sediments

first_imgThe Fourier transform-Raman spectra of two lacustrine sediment cores from Antarctic sites are reported. The Lake Hoare specimens were predominantly calcium carbonate, quartz and β-carotene, with chlorophyll and calcium sulphate being noted as minor components. No evidence was found for iron (III) oxide or oxy-hydroxide bands. The Lake Nella specimens, in contrast, contain chlorophyll and quartz predominantly, but the absence of β-carotene is noteworthy. Here, the presence of haematite and a haematite–goethite mixture have been identified, with weaker features such as those of scytonemin, characteristic of cyanobacterial mats. The Raman spectra indicate that two different types of lake chemistry have been operating and several reasons are proposed for this.last_img read more

How a simple “good morning” can get you moving

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Not all of us are morning people, myself included. Having a young child means I’m up early everyday (weekends included) and although it’s tough to get going, I’ve found there are easy things one can do to start the day off right. Here are various things, including saying a simple “good morning,” that can help get you in your daily groove.Plan aheadOne surefire way to feel stressed in the morning is to be rushed and disorganized. To prevent feeling hectic first thing be sure to prepare the night before for the next day. Whether it’s readying your children’s lunches, laying out your work attire, or simply getting a good night’s sleep, being purposeful the night before will help the morning be less chaotic.Be politeAs mentioned above, saying an easy “good morning” to not only your family while you’re still at home, but also to your coworkers once you arrive at work can be a real game changer. No matter how tired or grumpy you may be, clear your head, smile, and be friendly. Starting the day out with a positive spirit can lead to a more productive and pleasant day, and it will also rub off on those around you and help to brighten their mood as well.Stick with your scheduleIt’s been proven that we thrive on structure and routine. So, try your hardest to maintain consistency in your mornings. Exercise, eat right, get your coffee, and map out the day. Sticking with a regular regime will keep you organized, boost your energy level, and leave you feeling geared up for a great day.last_img read more

Police investigating shots fired, leaving 1 injured in Ithaca

first_imgThis incident is under investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.  Officers arrived on scene at the 100 block of Clevland Avenue and located a man believed to be in his 30’s with a gunshot wound to his lower body. The man was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Ithaca Police Department was assisted by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Cornell University Police Department and Bangs Ambulance.  Anyone with information should contact the Ithaca Police Department.Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245Police Administration: (607) 272-9973Anonymous Email Tip: ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating reports of shots fired leaving one injured Tuesday night.  Police say a patrol supervisor was near the intersection of W Clinton Street and S Meadow Street around 6:30 p.m. when he heard several gunshots coming from Cleveland Avenue. The police department says a resident in the area called 911 for a report of gunshots around the same time. last_img read more

Horse Racing Preview: Tipp interest in Thurles

first_imgPreview: Noel Meade is out to keep his good run of form going as he saddles likely favourite Down Ace in the opening race which is worth over €20,000.While the Willie Mullins-trained Lockstockandbarrel is sure to be all the rage for the Thurles-dot-ie Maiden Hurdle at 3.35. TippFM’s Horse Racing Correspondent previews today’s card, with Tipperary interest beginning in the opener at 2.05. last_img