Archive: 05/05/2010

Chimpanzees use sex tools

( -- Many animals are known to use tools, but chimpanzees (our closest living relatives) show the most varied and complex use of tools, and the males in one group of chimps have even been observed using sex tools ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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Women navigate more efficiently than men

( -- New research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico suggests women navigate more efficiently than men in some circumstances, even though previous studies have shown that in general men score higher ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Evolution report
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Gold nanoparticles enrich every day products

( -- Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) scientist has discovered ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Engineering wheat arabinoxylan for new applications

Arabinoxylan, the major dietary fibre component of wheat bran, is important both from the technological and nutritional point of view. New enzymatic technologies were developed in the HEALTHGRAIN project to partly and selectively ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Other
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