Archive: 05/4/2012

Colors burst into contemporary architecture

White stopped being the official colour of architecture a while ago. New buildings have now been transformed and fragmented and they display movement and innovation thanks to the versatility of colour. This ...

May 04, 2012
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Different recipes for success in the world of plants

Halle/Saale. In order to prevail against native plants, non-native plant species develop special strategies. These differ in part considerably from the propagation strategies of endemic plant species. Dr. ...

May 04, 2012
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Experts unlike ruling in Facebook speech case

(AP) -- The "like" button on Facebook seems like a relatively clear way to express your support for something, but a federal judge says that doesn't mean clicking it is constitutionally protected speech.

May 04, 2012
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Sunlight and air powers access to sterile water

Researchers at the University of Hull (UK) are developing a way to produce constant supplies of sterile water, powered simply by sunlight and air. The device is aimed at remote communities where conventional systems using ...

May 04, 2012
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Starch-controlling gene fuels protein

Researchers from Iowa State University (ISU) have introduced a newly discovered gene, found only in Arabidopsis thaliana plants, into soybean plants and increased the amount of protein in the soybean seeds ...

May 04, 2012
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Global change puts plankton under threat

Changes in the ocean’s chemistry, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, threaten marine plankton to a greater extent than previously thought, according to new research.

May 04, 2012
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