Archive: 02/17/2011

Plants cloned as seeds

Plants have for the first time been cloned as seeds. The research by aUC Davis plant scientists and their international collaborators, published Feb. 18 in the journal Science, is a major step towards making hybrid crop p ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Bats with high social intelligence

Scientists agree that living in complex social systems with individualised relationships doesn’t work without a high degree of socio-cognitive skills. Elephants, dolphins and primates live in complex ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Glory promises new view of perplexing particles

Climatologists have known for decades that airborne particles called aerosols can have a powerful impact on the climate. However, pinpointing the magnitude of the effect has proven challenging because of difficulties ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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CeBIT 2011: Preparing for the unexpected

How can you plan for an emergency the nature of which you don’t know? Several Fraunhofer institutes are working on strategies and technologies that would help to predict and improve the response to crises. ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Engineering
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