News tagged with humidity

Corrosion protection for metal artifacts

The Mediterranean region is home to numerous museums and historical sites housing metal objects that provide an invaluable window into the past. EU funding enabled development of state-of-the-art corrosion protection and ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Materials Science
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How geckos cope with wet feet

Geckos are remarkable little creatures, clinging to almost any dry surface, and Alyssa Stark, from the University of Akron, USA, explains that they appear to be equally happy scampering through tropical rainforest canopies ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Study: Hawkmoths use humidity to sense nectar

( -- People assume that a flower's scent, color and shape attract insects to settle on a flower to sip nectar and, thereby, pollinate the plant. But new research shows that a more relevant sensory apparatus may help ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Exploring Mars in the Austrian Alps

In the largest ice caves on Earth, spacesuits and remote-controlled planetary rovers were for the first time tested in a five-day odyssey in the Alps designed to mimic potential future missions on Mars.

dateJun 01, 2012 in Space Exploration
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