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Gum arabic under an electron microscope (w/ Video)

This alien glob in the video below is a piece of gum arabic from the hardened sap of the Acacia tree, most likely collected from a tree in Sudan. Rox Middleton explains how the electron microscope has changed the way we are ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Measuring vegetation status by photography

Quick and efficient measurement to assess vegetation in natural ecosystems around Australia is being made possible by a University of Adelaide research project combining computer vision and environmental science.

May 02, 2014
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Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

Mar 31, 2014
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Mollusc shells inspire super-glass

Engineers intrigued by the toughness of mollusc shells, which are composed of brittle minerals, have found inspiration in their structure to make glass 200 times stronger than a standard pane.

Jan 28, 2014
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