Archive: 06/01/2011

New app to report sudden oak death on smartphones

California’s majestic oak trees have been felled by the hundreds of thousands by a disease first reported in 1995 and dubbed “sudden oak death.” To get a broader perspective on the disease, UC Berkeley scientists ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Graphene electrodes for organic solar cells

A promising approach for making solar cells that are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible is to use organic (that is, carbon-containing) compounds instead of expensive, highly purified silicon. But one stubborn problem has ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Carrots' antioxidant value boosted by ultraviolet light

Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful veggie. That's according to preliminary studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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Carbon swap bank to beat climate change

Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap bank that might lead to genuine reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Environment
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