Archive: 08/05/2013

Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting

(Phys.org) —Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical ...

dateMay 08, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Pollen: You can run, but you can't hide

(Phys.org) —It's the yellowish coating on cars. It floats on ponds, blows with the spring breeze and serves as a potent irritant to allergy sufferers. Now a NASA team is targeting pollen—and its work could help alleviate ...

dateMay 08, 2013 in Environment
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Making a conservation conundrum add up

Scientists at Heriot-Watt have helped conservationists trying to protect rare natural habitats but challenged to know how well they're doing when there's no-where else to compare it to.

dateMay 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Mood-tracking app paves way for pocket therapy

(Phys.org) —An Android app which keeps tabs on users' mood swings and works out what might be causing them has been developed by researchers, with implications for psychological therapy and improving well-being.

dateMay 08, 2013 in Software
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