Archive: 24/05/2012

Fungi shifted plant balance of power

Cooperating with fungi didn't just help the earliest plants spread across a barren, rocky landscape; it also played a decisive role in the rise of more complex plants with roots and leaves that make up most of today's flora.

dateMay 24, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Colliding galaxy cluster unravelled

An international team of astronomers has used the International LOFAR Telescope from ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, to study the formation of the galaxy cluster Abell 2256.

dateMay 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Marine scientist discusses cod colonization

New evidence suggests that Atlantic cod may have the ability to affect entire food webs in both benthic and pelagic marine ecosystems, according to a University of Maine marine scientist, writing in the Proceedings of the ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Ecology
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The myth of the disconnected telecommuter

( -- The assumption that employees who regularly telecommute will feel less attached to the organization they work for due to feeling isolated and disconnected is a myth, according to a study led by a communication ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Rapid coral death by a deadly chain reaction

( -- Most people are fascinated by the colorful and exotic coral reefs, which form habitats with probably the largest biodiversity. But human civilisation is the top danger to these fragile ecosystems through climate ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Environment
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Fighting house fires with computer models

( -- Through advanced computer modelling of house fires, mechanical engineers at UNSW are giving fire fighters a new suite of tools to investigate and battle dangerous blazes in time for the traditionally high-risk ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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