Archive: 10/21/2013

Galloping beetles could be counting steps

(Phys.org) —A species of dung beetle in the Western Cape has given up its ability to fly and instead gallops across the sand in a behaviour which researchers suspect evolved as a way to navigate back and ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Scientist look for new marine species for commercial use

In northwest Mexico, the biggest part of the fishery production is based in few species such as sardine, squid, tuna and shrimp. However, the Center of Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) has identified new marine ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Nearing one thousand exoplanets

A quiet milestone in modern astronomy may soon come to pass. As of today, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia lists a current tally of 998 extrasolar planets across 759 planetary systems. And although various ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Celebrating the legacy of ESA's Planck mission

From the tiniest fraction of a second after the Big Bang to the evolution of stars and galaxies over 13.8 billion years, ESA's Planck space telescope has provided new insight into the history of our Universe. ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Second life for an assembly factor

(Phys.org) —LMU researchers have identified a novel protein that is required for the assembly of photosynthetic reaction centers. Moreover, their findings suggest that it evolved from a pre-existing factor ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Topological light: Living on the edge

(Phys.org) —Topology—the understanding of how things are connected—remains abstract, even with the popular example of doughnuts and coffee cups. This concept, esoteric as it appears, is also neat because ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Deep-sea dive discoveries

A research team recommending that greater conservation measures be applied to two rare, dense coral garden communities that it discovered in the Gulf of Maine has three University of Maine connections.

Oct 21, 2013
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