Archive: 01/13/2014

Controlling puberty onset in salmon

Studies of 3-cm-long medakas (also known as Japanese rice fish) are generating new insight into how to delay the onset of puberty in farmed salmon.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Good vision for a good appetite

The incidence of cataracts in farmed salmon is on the rise due to vegetable-based feeds, a strong focus on fish growth and warm waters. "This is a condition we can do something about," asserts Sofie Charlotte ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Image: NASA's Aqua sees massive winter storm

On January 2, 2014, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the United States multiple times, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture this true-color image of a massive ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Starting fire with water

When firefighters want to extinguish a blaze, they often douse it with water. Astronauts on board the ISS, however, are experimenting with a form of water that does the opposite. Instead of stopping fire, ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Cod's mysterious defence strategies

There may be entirely new vaccines in the offing for the aquaculture industry, if Monica Hongrø Solbakken can figure out cod's unconventional ways of resisting infection.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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"Pressured" for a solution

A simple five-minute pressure treatment makes farmed salmon sterile. Florian Sambraus may have found the solution to a highly controversial issue in Norwegian salmon production.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Robots learn from each other on 'Wiki for robots'

Now it's not just people – robots are also connected by internet thanks to RoboEarth. Next week, after four years of research, scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Philips and four other ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Robotics
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