News tagged with plants

Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

dateJul 13, 2018 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Rice plants evolve to adapt to flooding

Although water is essential for plant growth, excessive amounts can waterlog and kill a plant. In South and Southeast Asia, where periodic flooding occurs during the rainy season, the water depth can reach several meters ...

dateJul 12, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off ...

dateJul 12, 2018 in Robotics
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Reining in soil's nitrogen chemistry

Take a trip down into the soil beneath a field of crops. You won't find just dirt, water, and creepy-crawlies. You'll also find reactions that remind you of high school chemistry lab.

dateJul 11, 2018 in Environment
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