News tagged with hydrogen cyanide

Oribatid mite uses hydrogen cyanide for defence

The common oribatid mite species Oribatula tibialis is an extremely clever poisoner, as an interdisciplinary team of researchers under the leadership of the TU Darmstadt has shown and published in the Proceedings of the National ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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A peachy defense system for seeds

ETH chemists are developing a new coating method to protect seeds from being eaten by insects. In doing so, they have drawn inspiration from the humble peach and a few of its peers.

dateMay 23, 2016 in Biotechnology
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First detection of super-earth atmosphere

For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Astronomy
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Rain in China blast city raises pollution fears

Heavy rain fell Tuesday on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies were held to mark the disaster's ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Environment
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Cyanide ice in Titan's atmosphere

Gigantic polar clouds of hydrogen cyanide roughly four times the area of the UK are part of the impressive atmospheric diversity of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, a new study led by Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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