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Winter honey bee losses decline

Total losses of managed honey bee colonies from all causes dropped to 21.9 percent nationwide for the 2011/2012 winter, a decline of some 8 percentage points or 27 percent from the approximately 30 percent ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Synchronized Swimming for Submarines

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature shows and Caribbean vacation commercials often depict a school of fish moving as a single entity to avoid obstacles and elude prey. Engineers hope to give unmanned mini-submarines, ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Engineering
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A genomic CluE for cloud computing

DNA sequencing is the next frontier in biological research. As new sequencing technology becomes more efficient and affordable, it is increasingly available to small laboratories. Thus, sequencing data is being generated ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Warning computer hackers shortens their intrusion

(Phys.org) —Cybercrime has grown to define the criminal landscape of the 21st century. Yet, cybersecurity research has focused on the crime – computer system attacks – and on counter measures to it, ...

dateJan 17, 2014 in Internet
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Is it safe to breathe yet?

Anyone who has ridden behind a truck belching black exhaust knows the smell and discomfort caused by soot, the airborne carbon particles that result from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as diesel ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Environment
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Consumer preferences and the power of scarcity

When something is rare, it's alluring—true whether you're talking about precious gemstones or a pristine edition of the first issue of Action Comics (which introduced Superman). And psychologists have long known that if ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Social Sciences
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