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Plant toughness: Key to cracking biofuels?

Along with photosynthesis, the plant cell wall is one of the features that most set plants apart from animals. A structural molecule called cellulose is necessary for the manufacture of these walls. Cellulose is synthesized ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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A step closer to an ultra precise atomic clock

A clock that is so precise that it loses only a second every 300 million years - this is the result of new research in ultra cold atoms. The international collaboration is comprised of researchers from the University of Colorado, ...

dateApr 16, 2009 in General Physics
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Big crab claws for bling or bang?

Male fiddler crabs tread an evolutionary fine line between growing an enlarged claw better for signalling to females or one better for fighting finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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