News tagged with shape

Shaping the plants of the future

A hormone that determines the size and shape of crops could improve harvests, and help in the control of a vampire plant according to Queensland researchers presenting their work today at the International Botanical Congress ...

Jul 28, 2011 not rated yet 0

Seeing the S-curve in everything

Esses are everywhere. From economic trends, population growth, the spread of cancer, or the adoption of new technology, certain patterns inevitably seem to emerge. A new technology, for example, begins with ...

Jul 20, 2011 4.1 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast

Physicists demonstrate rotated light images

(PhysOrg.com) -- In what might at first seem obvious, but isn't after further thinking, a group of physicists from the United States and Canada have demonstrated, for the first time, that images generated by light, can be ...

Jul 06, 2011 4.5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast report

Engineering blue-hued flowers

Flower color in plants is determined by pigments such as aurones, anthocyanins, and carotenoids. Research has found that the ultimate color displayed is dependent not only on the pigment present, but also on other factors, ...

Jun 27, 2011 not rated yet 0

Discovery alters conventional understanding of sight

A discovery by a team of researchers led by a Syracuse University physicist sheds new light on how the vision process is initiated. For almost 50 years, scientists have believed that light signals could not be initiated unless ...

Jun 23, 2011 not rated yet 0

Imaging cereals for increased crop yields

University of Adelaide computer scientists are developing image-based technology which promises a major boost to the breeding of improved cereal varieties for the harsher environmental conditions expected under climate change.

Jun 17, 2011 not rated yet 0

Exploring tessellations beyond Escher

(PhysOrg.com) -- By incorporating geometrical concepts into his artwork, M. C. Escher demonstrated the potential beauty that could be achieved by combining mathematics and art. One of Escher's most well-known ...

Jun 16, 2011 4.3 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast weblog