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Membranes in tight corners

Photosynthesis takes place in specialized membrane systems, made up of stacked disks linked together by unstacked planar leaflets. A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has now identified a protein that ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Caterpillars attracted to plant SOS

Plants that emit an airborne distress signal in response to herbivory may actually attract more enemies, according to a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science .

dateJul 01, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Getting the carbon out of emissions

Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to "scrub" carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Materials Science
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Antioxidant with a long shelf life

( —Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a nanomaterial that protects other molecules from oxidation. Unlike many such active substances in the past, the ETH-Zurich researchers' antioxidant has a long shelf ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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