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Natural anesthetic in honeybee bites

(Phys.org)—Honeybees never cease to amaze us... their bite contains a natural anesthetic. This discovery was made by a team of Greek and Cypriot researchers, in collaboration with the CNRS Laboratoire Evolution, ...

Nov 27, 2012
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Two new emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica

While about 2500 chicks of emperor penguins are raised this year at the colony close to the French Dumont d'Urville Station, two new colonies totalling 6000 chicks have just been observed about 250 km away, ...

Nov 09, 2012
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Assembly of nano-machines mimics human muscle

For the first time, an assembly of thousands of nano-machines capable of producing a coordinated contraction movement extending up to around ten micrometers, like the movements of muscular fibers, has been synthesized by ...

Oct 23, 2012
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New type of cosmic ray discovered after 100 years

(Phys.org)—Using the European X-ray astronomy satellite XMM-Newton, researchers from CNRS and CEA have discovered a new source of cosmic rays. In the vicinity of the remarkable Arches cluster, near the ...

Oct 16, 2012
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Genetic diversity: The hidden face of biodiversity

Will future conservation policies have to take account of the genetic diversity within each species ? A large-scale study into plants found at high altitude throughout the Alps and the Carpathians, has enabled ...

Oct 08, 2012
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Chemistry sheds light on Mamluk lamps

The Department of Islamic Art, Musée du Louvre, will re-open to the public on September 22, 2012. Among the items to be exhibited are four large lamps and a long-necked enameled glass bottle dating from ...

Oct 05, 2012
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Solar System genealogy revealed by meteorites

(Phys.org)—The stellar environment of our Solar System at its birth is poorly known, as it has accomplished some twenty revolutions around the Galactic centre since its formation 4.5 billion years ago. ...

Aug 29, 2012
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Bio-inspired nanoantennas for light emission

Just as radio antennas amplify the signals of our mobile phones and televisions, the same principle can apply to light. For the first time, researchers from CNRS and Aix Marseille Université have succeeded ...

Jul 30, 2012
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Tracking animal epidemics through road network

Road transport is one of the main vectors of animal epidemics. It is vital to understand how potentially infected animals are transported and exchanged within a country. A French-Italian team, including researchers ...

Jul 10, 2012
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Snow could offset global warming in Antarctica

Increased snowfall in Antarctica could offset the future impact of global warming on the continent, according to research carried out by a French team comprising researchers from the Laboratoire de Glaciologie ...

Jul 10, 2012
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Self-healing dynamic membrane

The market for membranes, porous materials used mainly to filter liquids, is booming. However, their design leaves room for improvement. Taking their inspiration from cellular membranes, French researchers ...

Jun 28, 2012
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