Archive: 06/4/2013

The intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century

The growth of green plants – which can be measured in terms of "net primary production", or NPP for short – provides the energetic foundation for all life on earth. The share of NPP appropriated by humans (HANPP) through ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Stopping the worm from turning

Almost one in six people worldwide are infected by parasitic worms, while parasitic infections of livestock cause economic losses of billions of Euro per year. Resistance to the few drugs available to treat ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Robots could lend a helping hand

With a rapidly ageing population, the number of people with dementia and other age-related disabilities is expected to soar by 2050.

Jun 04, 2013
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Plants tell time

Scientist Peter Freeman is managing a project that is probing the clock and metabolism of plants, called TiMet. Partners to the project include star biologists in the Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, all working to gai ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Cool electron acceleration

Physicists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics produced electron pulses from a laser accelerator whose individual particles all have nearly the same, tuneable energy.

Jun 04, 2013
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