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Plankton swim against the current

Zooplankton are often considered to be a passive source of food for fish and other aquatic animals. But at least one of their representatives, the millimetre-sized copepod (Eurytemora affinis), moves purposefully in turbulent ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

Data collected by enthusiastic volunteers can be extremely useful for researchers, particularly when studying Britain's little understood mammals. At the 'Ecology Across Borders' conference in Ghent, Belgium this week, researchers ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Ecology
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Hyperspectral content for cameras

New software developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers will enable standard cameras and smartphones to capture both hyperspectral images and video with a faster and more cost-efficient approach than ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Software
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Image: Cassini's arrival and departure

These two images illustrate just how far Cassini traveled to get to Saturn. On the left is one of the earliest images Cassini took of the ringed planet, captured during the long voyage from the inner solar system. On the ...

dateNov 28, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Do speed cameras really save lives?

Speed cameras have been the focus of motorists' anger and frustration for years, although we are told repeatedly that they are an effective means of reducing death and injury on the roads. But is this really the case?

dateNov 21, 2017 in Other
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Image: Hubble's cosmic search for a missing arm

This new picture of the week, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the dwarf galaxy NGC 4625, located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). The image, ...

dateNov 20, 2017 in Astronomy
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