Archive: 09/9/2011

Bees are good informers

Honeybees can do far more than simply pollinate plants or make honey. The busy creatures also make excellent environmental monitors. This has been demonstrated by Wageningen UR bee researcher Sjef van der Steen. He used ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The unexpected relatives of smallpox

(PhysOrg.com) -- A protein shared by the simple viruses that infect single-cell organisms, and their highly complex counterparts that affect mammals, could hold to the key to understanding and ultimately neutralising ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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A new role for cytokinin plant hormones

When plants, including crops, are exposed to environmental stresses such as drought or high salinity, abscisic acid (ABA), a stress-responsive hormone is synthesized to induce a protective response. At the same time, the ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Tributes to terrorism victims are on Mars

In September 2001, Honeybee Robotics employees in lower Manhattan were building a pair of tools for grinding weathered rinds off rocks on Mars, so that scientific instruments on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Orbiter resumes use of camera

(PhysOrg.com) -- Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.

dateSep 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
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