Archive: 03/15/2012

New generation of flexible graphene transistors

Making electronic components using graphene, a material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of today's major technological challenges. Researchers hope to harness the outstanding electron mobility ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Nanophysics
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An early spring drives butterfly population declines

Early snow melt in the Colorado Rocky Mountains initiates two chains of events resulting in population decline in the mormon fritillary butterfly, Speyeria mormonia. One effect of snow melt date was readily detectable, but th ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Cyborg snail produces electricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- First it was grapes, then cockroaches, and now snails have become the latest organism to generate electricity through an implanted biofuel cell. The process works similarly in all three situations: ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Biochemistry report
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Study: Young people not so 'green' after all

They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today's young Americans are less interested in the environment ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Social Sciences
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