News tagged with chemical signal

The laser beam as a "3D painter"

(—There are many ways to create three dimensional objects on a micrometer scale. But how can the chemical properties of a material be tuned at micrometer  precision? Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Materials Science
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Plant perfumes woo beneficial bugs

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered that maize crops emit chemical signals which attract growth-promoting microbes to live amongst their roots. This is the ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate

( -- A species of small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language in which they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior, reports a new study from ...

dateJan 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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