Archive: 02/28/2012

Drone in action for the rainforest

Vast areas of Indonesia’s rainforests are being destroyed by logging and conversion to oil palm plantations. In this Southeast Asian country, deforestation has reached alarming levels.

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Engineering
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Novel molecules to fight cancer resistance

A French-Italian team headed by researchers from CNRS and Inserm has discovered a new family of compounds that could make it possible to treat numerous cancers, particularly brain tumors and skin cancers. ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Biochemistry
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New laser can point the way to new energy harvesting

New ultrafast laser equipment, capable of generating intense pulses of light as short as a few femtoseconds from the UV to the Infra Red, will help scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) measure how energy is transferred ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Engineering
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Evolutionary question, answered

A new paper published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters journal, shows that early experimental studies of the peppered moth, as taught to many American high school students, are “completely cor ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Evolution
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The great gravity showdown

During the week of February 6-10, 2012, some extremely weighty matters were in progress at NIST’s non-magnetic facility, where PML researchers hosted an international gravimeter shoot-out with potentially ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in General Physics
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Dinosaur forests mapped

The first detailed maps of the Earth's forests at the time of the dinosaurs have been drawn up. The patterns of vegetation, together with information about the rate of tree growth, support the idea that the ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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