Archive: 05/1/2014

Some Ohio butterflies threatened by rising temperatures

The combined heat from climate change and urbanization is likely to reduce the number of eastern swallowtails and other native butterflies in Ohio and promote the spread of invasive relatives, a new study led by a Case Western ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Ecology
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Whales hear us more than we realize

Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide

(Phys.org) —The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Astronaut to give university speech from space

University of Connecticut alumnus Rick Mastracchio would have liked to deliver this year's graduation address to the school of engineering in person. But he'll be out of town on May 10—orbiting the globe on the International ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Decoding the chemical vocabulary of plants

Plants spend their entire lifetime rooted to one spot. When faced with a bad situation, such as a swarm of hungry herbivores or a viral outbreak, they have no option to flee but instead must fight to survive. ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Biotechnology
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