Archive: 17/11/2011

Satellite images help species conservation

Organisms living on small islands are particularly threatened by extinction. However, data are often lacking to objectively assess these threats. A team of German and British researchers used satellite imagery to assess the ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Ecology
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GE investing $1B in Bay Area software hub

(AP) -- General Electric Co., a maker of power plants, jet engines and medical imaging equipment, said Thursday that it is investing $1 billion in a new software headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area with plans to hire ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Business
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The buzz around beer

Ever wondered why flies are attracted to beer? Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have, and offer an explanation. They report that flies sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that yeasts make during ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Adolescents underserved at American Public Gardens

While public gardens typically offer educational programming for adults and elementary school–aged children, the teenage audience has been largely underserved. A new study examined the institutional benefits, challenges, ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Other
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