Archive: 8/04/2013

Plants communicate what type of light they want

Enormous amounts of energy are wasted in greenhouses where our food is grown as a result of the plants receiving too much and the wrong kind of light. This can also stress and damage the plants. Researchers at Chalmers University ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Organic electronics—a hot matter

Organic semi-conductors could revolutionise electronics in various areas. Nowadays, components put out such high performances that they are used in small devices like mobile phones. With larger devices, however, the organic ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Student and professor solve astronomical mystery

( —To ordinary folks, stars in the galaxy may seem like tiny specks of light. But to Penn State Brandywine Professor Timothy Lawlor and undergraduate researcher Nick Rufo, one of those bright balls of gas is actually ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Scholar explores the human side of animation

( —A new essay takes a new look at the staying power of animated Disney films, as well as examines the long-held criticism that the films promote consumerism. The article by Eric Scott Jenkins, a University of ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Social Sciences
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