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Cracking the sea cucumber code

The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value.

date8 hours ago in Ecology
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Hunt for water intensifies—on two planets

(Phys.org) —Scientists are using a promising new theory to track down hidden water both on Earth – where fresh water is becoming dangerously scarce in some regions – and in the quest for life on the red planet, Mars.

dateMar 17, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Sea turtle's DNA records human exploitation

(Phys.org) —Endangered and iconic sea turtles have a record in their DNA pointing to loss of genetic diversity caused by recent human exploitation, a Flinders University study has revealed for the first ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Maximising solar cells

(Phys.org) —With silicon solar cells set to become a thing of the past, a Flinders University researcher has developed a novel computer system to find the best emerging carbon nanotubes to fuel the future.

dateJan 22, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Climate change to put dunes on the move

(Phys.org) —The instability of coastal sand dunes – already an issue for Adelaide's suburban beaches – is likely to worsen as sea levels rise with global warming, according to Flinders University Professor ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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