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Clever plants chat over their own network

Recent research from Vidi researcher Josef Stuefer at the Radboud University Nijmegen reveals that plants have their own chat systems that they can use to warn each other. Therefore plants are not boring and passive organisms ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.6 / 5 (83) 0

Rainforest fungus makes diesel

(PhysOrg.com) -- A unique fungus that makes diesel compounds has been discovered living in trees in the rainforest, according to a paper published in the November issue of Microbiology. The fungus is potent ...

Nov 03, 2008 4.5 / 5 (78) 4

New source for biofuels discovered

A newly created microbe produces cellulose that can be turned into ethanol and other biofuels, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin who say the microbe could provide a significant portion ...

Apr 23, 2008 4.7 / 5 (70) 11

Scientists unlock secrets of protein folding

A team led by biophysicist Jeremy Smith of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.

Sep 17, 2007 4.6 / 5 (69) 0