Archive: 10/08/2011

China releases 600 million wasps to combat moths

( -- Chinese forestry officials have released some 600 million parasitic insects into the north China city of Baoding to combat the spread of the American White Moth that has been (in their caterpillar stage) ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Ecology report
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HARPS tunes in on 'noisy' planets

Able to achieve an astounding precision of 0.97 m/s (3.5 km/h), with an effective precision of the order of 30 cms-1, the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) echelle spectrograph has already discovered 16 ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Consumers' close encounters with nanoparticles

The most personal encounter that many consumers have had so far with the much-heralded field of nanotechnology is the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the American Chemical ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Exotic quantum crystal discovered

Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our everyday life ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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