Archive: 16/08/2010

When life gives you weeds, make a salad

August was known by early Anglo-Saxons as "weed month," for this is the month broadleaf weed growth accelerates, even on this continent. These weeds are emulating the grasses that took off so abundantly last winter.

dateAug 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Climate change affects geographical range of plants

Researches at the University of Gothenburg have shown how climate change many million years ago has influenced the geographical range of plants by modelling climate preferences for extinct species. The method can also be ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Ecology
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A robot that identifies doors from their handles

The intelligent robots that appear in the movies have little relation to real life, although the tendency in current robotics to create machines that are as independent as possible is a fact. "The robot has to be aware of ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Robotics
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