Archive: 29/04/2008

Orchid sexual deceit has male wasps in a loved-up frenzy

Orchids are admired by humans and insects alike, but according to Macquarie University research, one Australian wasp is so enthralled by ‘Orchid Fever' that actually he ejaculates while pollinating orchid flowers.

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Oldest Known Objects Are Surprisingly Immature

Some of the oldest objects in the Universe may still have a long way to go, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. These new results indicate that globular clusters might be surprisingly less mature ...

dateApr 29, 2008 in Astronomy
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Scientists discover the double life of proteins

Scientists at The Australian National University are a step closer to understanding the rare Hartnup disorder after discovering a surprising link between blood pressure regulation and nutrition that could also help to shed ...

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High-definition television to go

New video compression technology and transmission/reception equipment means Europe is ready for commercially deploying multi-channel HDTV over terrestrial, satellite, cable or IPTV digital links.

dateApr 29, 2008 in Telecom
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'Electronic ears' to guide mining drills

CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship have successfully used an electronic listening post to track and control a drill operating more than 300 metres below the Earth’s surface.

dateApr 29, 2008 in Engineering
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Shakespeare's 'man of the sonnets' revealed

Bristol University students researching for a new display of Tudor portraits in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery have uncovered a ghost figure which may be Shakespeare’s only known patron Henry Wriothesley, ...

dateApr 29, 2008 in Other
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