Archive: 05/3/2011

Biological diversity: Exploiters and exploited

From the crops we farm to the insects which blight them mankind has always had a complex relationship with nature, commanding some species while falling victim to others. In Biological Diversity: Exploiters and Exploited Paul H ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Ecology
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Curtains that 'quench' noise

Swiss researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zürrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Market lighting affects nutrients

Many people reach toward the back of the fresh-produce shelf to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration dates. But a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists may prompt consumers to ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Other
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Bin Laden story shows changing media nature

(AP) -- A soldier in Afghanistan learned about the death of Osama bin Laden on Facebook. A TV producer in South Carolina got a tip from comedian Kathy Griffin on Twitter. A blues musician in Denver received ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Internet
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Vatican invites bloggers to first-ever summit

(AP) -- Monks, priests, nuns and lay bloggers hunched over their iPads and tweeted updates to their followers as the Vatican told them of its desire to get to know them better and establish a genuine relationship.

dateMay 03, 2011 in Internet
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Sponge competition may damage corals

Sponges are a group of common and diverse aquatic creatures, very abundant in coral reefs where they are an important part of the ecosystem. But new research has found that if the balance is disturbed, sponges ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Environment
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