Archive: 07/18/2013

A new way to see space – even its junk

When a large radio telescope in the Australian outback was unveiled last week its improved sensitivity was immediately apparent. It transformed images of supernova remnants taken with last year's equipment ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Why crop rotation works

Crop rotation has been used since Roman times to improve plant nutrition and to control the spread of disease. A new study to be published in Nature's 'The ISME Journal' reveals the profound effect it has on enriching soil w ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Tiny beach crustaceans suffering localized extinctions

Two types of small beach critters—both cousins of the beloved, backyard roly-poly—are suffering localized extinctions in Southern California at an alarming rate, says a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists. As indicator ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Boosting crop yields in Australia

Andrew Hansen grows wheat, barley, canola, and oats on his farm at Coomandook in South Australia, where his family has farmed the land for more than 60 years. But now the family's way of life is threatened.

Jul 18, 2013
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William Forbes manuscript rediscovered

Prof Ernest Metzger of the School of Law has announced the rediscovery of an 18th century manuscript by William Forbes (ca. 1688 – 1745), the first Professor of Civil Law in the University.

Jul 18, 2013
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