Global changes alter the timing of plant growth, scientists say

Any gardener knows--different plant species mature at different times. Scientists studying plant communities in natural habitats call this phenomenon "complementarity." It allows many species to co-exist because it reduces ...

Television in Top Quality

Whether you are at home or on the move new technologies are bringing TV in good quality on the “small screen”. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting various systems at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) ...

Rural Chinese villages to get clean water

China says 312 million villagers face water shortages or use water contaminated by fluorine, arsenic and organic or industrial pollutants.

'Red to Dead' seawater plan underway

Esteemed British architect Lord Foster has been enlisted to carve a canal through the Sinai desert in order to rescue the Dead Sea from environmental damage.

Shade trees fight global warming in Calif.

Sacramento, Calif., has decided that when it comes to battling global warming Mother Nature knows best and nothing is better than planting a tree.

Solar cells go thin and flimsy

The next generation of solar cells made out of plastics and microscopic crystals instead of silicon are taking shape at UQ (University of Queensland). UQ Master of Physics student Michael Deceglie is working on improving ...

Scientists plan new space mission to observe quantum gravity

Physicists in the UK have made an exciting breakthrough and are developing plans for a new space mission that could carry out a range of fundamental physics experiments, which will involve placing a high-precision instrument ...

Snake origin theories spark venomous debate

Rudyard Kipling tells a tale of how the elephant's trunk might have originated, thanks in part to the efforts of a quick-thinking snake. It seems Kipling did well to steer clear of questions pertaining to the evolution of ...

Switchable Lotus Effect

Lotus blossoms are beautiful, and always immaculately clean. Water drops bead up and roll off of their water-repellent surface, washing away every speck of dust. This type of self-cleaning surface would be very useful to ...

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