Archive: 07/12/2013

Researchers invent a mobile guide for the blind

A research group at the University of Alicante has developed an application for smart phones designed for the blind to overcome aerial obstacles such as branches or awnings, which cannot be done with guide ...

Jul 12, 2013
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Smoke from Canada Observed in Europe

This summer, Canada is experiencing unusually extensive wildfires. This week alone, 341 new forest fires have consumed a total area of 616,000 hectares. The smoke clouds produced by the fires in Canada have ...

Jul 12, 2013
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A coral symbiont genome decoded for first time

The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was published in the online version of Current Biology on July 11. This is a major advance in understanding the co ...

Jul 12, 2013
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More crops per drop

A solution is much needed to fight droughts and preserve crops. Researchers have now developed a device capable of checking the humidity in the soil, and releasing irrigation water as needed – just enough without wasting ...

Jul 12, 2013
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Nature valued from space

Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources.

Jul 12, 2013
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Shoals tells whale tale with beached minke

(Phys.org) —When a 25-foot, 10,000-pound minke whale washed up dead on Kap and Christina Mona's property in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 30, the couple found themselves with a whale of a problem: how to ...

Jul 12, 2013
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