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New fluorescent polymer makes deformation visible

A new type of polymer can show that it has changed shape. After exposure to UV light, the chain-like molecules emit a different colour of light. This opens a new pathway for research into how viruses function in a cell and ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Polymers
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How to ensure more earwigs in the orchard

Why does one orchard have many earwigs while another has only few? And if only a few are present, how can one ensure more are in place? This is the subject of a new research project by the Dutch fruit growers association ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Vaccine stops Dutch elm disease

Since 1992 over half a million Dutch elms have been 'vaccinated' against Dutch elm disease. Among these vaccinated trees, only 0.1% was infected by the fungus via the infamous elm bark beetle over recent years. The Wageningen ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Ecology
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