News tagged with molds

Custom glass bending

The possible applications for curved glass panels are many and varied – ranging from facades to designer furniture. Researchers have now developed a process which enables the panels to be shaped six times faster and ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Mold fungi can cure plants

We know them from our garden, from damp cellars or from the fridge - mold fungi can be found almost everywhere. Their success is due to their remarkable versatility:  depending on external conditions, they can choose ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Breaking the mold

National Physical Laboratory, after over nine years of extensive research, has developed a world-leading pvT (pressure-volume-temperature) and thermal conductivity test kit that can be used to help improve the design and ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Materials Science
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Slime mold prefers sleeping pills

In a new paper published in Nature Precedings, Andrew Adamatzky from the University of the West of England shows that slime molds like Physarum polycephalum prefers sleeping pills and their sedative effects over their standard ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology weblog
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