Archive: 6/07/2012

Ladybirds thrive on organic aphids

Ladybird larvae that eat prey raised on organically-grown crops are more likely to survive than those eating aphids raised on crops grown with conventional fertiliser, a new experiment shows.

dateJul 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Improving air quality with no-till cropping

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists show some no-till management systems can lower atmospheric levels of PM10—soil particles and other material 10 microns or less in diameter that degrade air ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Environment
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Scanning Webb's surrogate eye

(Phys.org) -- Engineer Erin Wilson adds aluminum tape to electrical cables to protect them from the cold during environmental testing of special optical equipment. These tests will verify the alignment of the actual flight ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Hidden narratives of torture

Allegations of torture by government officials are emerging daily from countries caught up in the struggle for democracy. Derek Elliott, a researcher in Cambridge's Faculty of History, is looking at governmental torture and ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Other
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