Archive: 21/06/2012

Chimps self-medicate under human pressure

Chimpanzees living in small fragments of forest close by people and farm animals are turning in increasing numbers to natural remedies in an effort to deal with their stressful and disease-prone existence, a new study suggests.

dateJun 21, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

About 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the spectrum — energy that conventional silicon-based solar cells are unable to harness. But a new kind of all-carbon ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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'Brave' features hair-raising animations

Trying to curl hair into perfect spiral curls is difficult enough to do in real life but for the team of scientists and artists at Pixar the quest to create a wild mane of curls for Merida, the redheaded heroine of their ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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