Archive: 12/11/2013

Mauritania 'warns of locust plague'

Mauritania said on Tuesday it had sent exterminators to the north to fight a plague of locusts swarming over the desert which could devastate the west African nation, local media said.

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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A nano-sized sponge made of electrons

A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists. Using the X-ray beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF they showed that the electrons absorbed ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Nanophysics
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The secret of short stems

The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as found in semi-dwarf ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Biotechnology
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