Archive: 12/9/2013

Preserving the precious Tigers Milk mushroom

A technique to preserve cells from the rare and popular Tigers Milk Mushroom for later use is published in the latest issue of The Journal of Tropical Agriculture Science. The mushroom, Lignosus rhinoceros, is wid ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Is your Budgie left-handed?

The short answer is no. Unlike people, Australian budgerigars do not have a dominant hand (or claw), scientists studying the brain and visual system have found.

Dec 09, 2013
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Algorithms are watching

In his prescient novel "1984," English author George Orwell predicted a future that bears an uncanny resemblance to current reality—except for a simple twist. Rather than Big Brother watching, today we ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Constructed ecosystems reduce risk of flooding

In many locations throughout the world, protection against increasingly severe flooding can be improved by the construction of large ecosystems (e.g. tidal marshes and mangroves). In comparison with conventional flood-prevention ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Using the potential of waste heat

Siemens researchers analyze how different components of the future energy system can be combined in an optimized way. In its latest issue the research magazine "Pictures of the Future" reports about the chances ...

Dec 09, 2013
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English language variation in the classroom

Anne H. Charity Hudley has spent 11 years bringing her message about linguistic and cultural diversity to teachers involved in kindergarten through 12th grade. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Polymers can be semimetals

Polymers can behave like insulators, semiconductors and metals – as well as semimetals. Twenty researchers, under the leadership of Xavier Crispin, Docent in organic electronics at Linköping University, ...

Dec 09, 2013
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