Archive: 16/10/2007

Ecologists discover city is 'uber-forest' for big owls

It may be news to its bankers, but Charlotte, the biggest city in North Carolina and a major center of the American financial industry, is actually an old growth forest. At least that’s the way the barred owls see it.

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Professor studies army-ant-following birds

In the jungles of Central and South America, a group of birds has evolved a unique way of finding food – by following hordes of army ants and letting them do all the work.

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If corn is biofuels king, tropical maize may be emperor

When University of Illinois crop scientist Fred Below began growing tropical maize, the form of corn grown in the tropics, he was looking for novel genes for the utilization of nitrogen fertilizer and was hoping to discover ...

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A wheat for all seasons -- and reasons

The seeds may be lacking for perennial wheat to be grown on any significant basis in Texas, but interest is not, according to Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station plant pathologist.

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Improving Roads with Ethanol Co-products

Iowa’s soil is great for growing corn. But it’s not so great for building roads. Soil around the Midwest is mostly soft clay and till deposited by glaciers, said Halil Ceylan, an Iowa State assistant professor of civil, ...

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Bouncing Bucky Balls

C60 molecules have an intriguing ball-shaped structure that suggests several interesting possibilities for motion on surfaces. Indeed, researchers have found that the passage of electrons through a bucky ball in a transistor ...

dateOct 16, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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