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Invasive Plants Can Accelerate The Greenhouse Effect
2014-07-02 03:04:01

Clemson University Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems. In a paper published in the scientific journal New Phytologist, plant ecologist Nishanth Tharayil and graduate student Mioko Tamura show that invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon...

More People Means More Plant Growth
2014-07-02 03:36:12

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Ecologist Thomas Mueller uses satellite data to study how the patterns of plant growth relate to the movement of caribou and gazelle. The research sparked an idea: Would the footprint of human activity show up in the data? Mueller, of the University of Maryland in College Park (now at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt) teamed up with university and NASA colleagues to find out. Their new analysis shows that on a global scale, the presence of...

Researchers Discover A New Species Of Beetle Discovered In The World's Deepest Cave
2014-07-02 03:12:40

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The unusual habitat of the Krubera cave in the Western Caucasus remains a mystery. Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of this cave. Cave beetles are one of the most iconic species found in subterranean habitats. They were historically the first living organisms described by science that are adapted to the conditions of hypogean or subterranean life. Now, a Portuguese...

star formation region Gum 15
2014-07-02 10:48:50

European Southern Observatory The little-known cloud of cosmic gas and dust called Gum 15 is the birthplace and home of hot young stars. Beautiful and deadly, these stars mold the appearance of their mother nebula and, as they progress into adulthood, will eventually also be the death of her. This image was taken as part of the ESO Cosmic Gems program [1] using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows Gum 15, located in the...

Key To Adaptation Limits Of Ocean Dwellers Uncovered By Scientists
2014-07-02 03:35:33

Alfred Wegener Institute The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology. For the first time biologists studied the relationship between the complexity of life forms and the ultimate limits of their adaptation to a warmer climate. While...

research outlines the story of soot
2014-07-02 03:36:39

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules into solid particles like soot and other carbon-based compounds. The finding could help combustion chemists make more-efficient, less-polluting fuels and help materials scientists fine-tune their carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets for faster, smaller...

2014-07-02 08:26:33

DUBLIN, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j3vx3l/supercapacitor) has announced the addition of the "Supercapacitor Market by Materials, Products, Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast (2013 - 2020)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 As per the changing and demanding global approach, energy resources and energy storage have become a keen area of interest of the major world...

2014-07-02 08:23:25

El Paso Project Is PSEG Solar Source's First Texas Facility NEWARK, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Solar Source announced today that it will acquire a 13 megawatt (MWdc) solar energy facility near El Paso, TX from juwi solar (JSI). The project was originally developed by JSI and has a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with El Paso Electric Company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120830/MM62627LOGO The plant, to be called the PSEG El Paso Solar Energy Center...

2014-07-02 08:23:03

Construction to begin on 200 MW project in Minnesota BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce it has received notice to proceed (NTP) for construction of the Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Mower and Dodge Counties in southeast Minnesota. RES Americas is the developer and...

2014-07-02 08:22:54

Statewide Custom Homes Selects Eco Red Shield(TM) Protected Lumber as Framing Lumber of Choice VISTA, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that Statewide Custom Homes of Margate, New Jersey again selected Eco Red Shield protected lumber as their framing lumber of choice on two new residential construction projects which will begin framing on July 10(th). These two orders represent the 2(nd) and 3(rd) Eco Red Shield homes to be...


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Betizu Cattle
2014-07-09 15:12:18

The Betizu is a breed of cattle native to northern Spain and the French Basque Country. The government of Navarre established a conservation project to protect and conserve the breed. There were an estimated 254 Betizu cattle in Navarre as of 2013. There is a small herd that inhabits the abandoned village of Sastoya owned by the government of Navarre. It covers a 200 acre area with approximately 30 acres of grassland in the Urraul Alto valley. Within the village there are facilities and...

Belmont Red Cattle
2014-07-09 15:13:20

The Belmont Red is a breed of beef Cattle produced in 1954 by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the Australian tropics. It was developed at the Belmont Research Station from several different breeds including the Africander and Hereford-Shorthorn. The Belmont Red was released to breeders in 1969. The Belmont Red was bred to have a greater resistance to ticks, have a calm temperament and  more efficiently use the environment for higher weight gain....

Australian Milking Zebu Cattle
2014-07-09 13:49:54

The Australian Milking Zebu (AMZ) is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia in the 1950s. It was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) by crossbreeding the Sahiwal and Red Sindhi cattle from Pakistan with Jersey cattle. A small amount of Illawarra, Guernsey and Friesian blood was introduced as well. It was bred specifically to be resilient to heat, cattle tick and for milk production. The AMZ is similar in color and markings to...

Australian Friesian Sahiwal Cattle
2014-07-09 13:39:58

The Australian Friesian Sahiwal is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed in the 1960s by the Queensland Government by crossbreeding the Sahiwal dairy breed from Pakistan and the Holstein breed from tropical Australia. The cows produce about 790 gallons of milk per lactation period in tropical pasture conditions. The breed is resistant to heat, humidity, ticks and other parasites. It has also been exported successfully to other tropical regions in South East...

Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the cattle have been exported to South America and South Africa, while live cattle have been exported to...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.