Archive: 26/11/2013

Researchers cultivate new medicinal chamomile

Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have been working on developing new varieties of chamomile that can be cultivated ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Longline fishing endangers sea turtles

When a marine turtle is incidentally by-caught by a longliner, fishermen try to cut the line —without hauling it on board— and release the turtle into the sea. However, a research published in the journal Marine Ecology ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Modelling seismics and explosions

Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Forensic analysis of car paint

The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Plant identification becomes snap

Identifying New Zealand's unique native flora is set to become much easier with the launch of Flora Finder, a smart phone app developed by the University of Otago and MEA Mobile.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Other
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