Archive: 8/08/2011

Technology reveals citrus greening-infected trees

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Early suntan helps lettuce crops

New Zealand’s intense ultraviolet light may be bad for the skin, but it could provide a boost for vegetable production, according to new research by a Massey University crop scientist.

dateAug 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Surviving sex with black widows

Scientists have discovered that male black widow spiders, famous for ending up as their mates' post-coital supper, are not as clueless as you might think. In a series of careful experiments, a team of researchers from Arizona ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Micro-onions and magnetic ink

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microfluidic systems for the easy production of multiphasic emulsion drops and multishelled polymer capsules. Under a microscope they look like miniature onions, in fact, they are new microcapsules introduced ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Coming to a solar system near you… super-Earth!

It is our general understanding of solar system composition that planets fall into two categories: gas giants like Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus… and rocky bodies that support some type of atmosphere like Earth, ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Astronomy
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Two more kepler planets confirmed

Hot on the heels of confirming one Kepler planet, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope announces the confirmation of another planet. Another observatory, the Nordic Optical Telescope, confirms its first Kepler planet as well, this ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Astronomy
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