Archive: 11/26/2008

New national park protects world's rarest gorilla

The Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Cameroon, and other partners have collaborated to create a new national park to help protect the world's most endangered great ape: the Cross River gorilla.

Nov 26, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Cricket ball quality hit for six

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study by a University of Adelaide sports engineer shows that not all cricket balls are consistently manufactured, causing quality issues and potentially having major implications for cricket ...

Nov 26, 2008 4 / 5 (3) 0

Boosting the power of solar cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT.

Nov 26, 2008 4.1 / 5 (7) 0

Two-phase microbial resistance: the example of insects

(PhysOrg.com) -- In less than an hour, the immune system of the beetle Tenebrio molitor neutralizes most of the bacteria infecting its hemolymph (the equivalent to blood in vertebrates); this is rendered possible ...

Nov 26, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 0