Archive: 09/27/2007

The Frugal Cosmic Ant

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer and its unique ability to see small details, astronomers have uncovered a flat, nearly edge-on disc of silicates in the heart of the magnificent Ant Nebula. ...

Sep 27, 2007 4.1 / 5 (16) 0

Grub's passion for plastic causes water loss

Research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has found that a small white grub is responsible for water leaking from sub-surface drip irrigation pipes used by some lucerne growers.

Sep 27, 2007 5 / 5 (3) 0

New possibilities for boron nanotubes

Even though some scientists have managed to grow boron nanotubes, the nature of their structure is unknown. Different theories have been proposed regarding boron nanotube make-up, but they often result in structures that ...

Sep 27, 2007 4.2 / 5 (40) 0 feature