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Water Bottle Being Modeled After Desert Beetle
2012-11-26 05:15:47

Drawing inspiration from a creature known as the Namib desert beetle, a US company has developed a prototype for a self-filling water bottle that could help hydrate people in hot, dry, drought-stricken parts of the world.

Image 1 - Geologist Discovers Strange Boulders In Atacama
2011-10-12 04:40:19

University of Arizona geologist Jay Quade reports that he has discovered a geological process operating in a remote corner of northern Chile's Atacama Desert.

Researchers Find Freshwater Springs, Numerous Micro-organisms In The Dead Sea
2011-09-27 10:04:59

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered deep freshwater springs on the Dead Sea floor that feed into this rapidly dwindling body of water.

2011-07-20 14:24:00

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a new test that quickly and accurately distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections in as little as five hours.

2011-02-15 19:31:06

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have developed techniques to manipulate root development functionality that can help plants better adapt to hostile growing environments.

2010-12-23 17:36:41

A new study by Dr. Zvi Reich, a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel, documents the process through which journalists at major newspapers fought to receive byline recognition of their work, paving the way for today's celebrity journalists.

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2010-02-22 07:47:41

Australians can learn much from their deserts and from desert people about how to cope with climate change and scarce resources.

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2009-12-14 07:10:00

Australians can learn much from their deserts and from desert people about how to cope with climate change and scarce resources.

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2009-07-01 10:10:00

Researchers from the Department of Science Education-Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim have managed to make out the \"self-irrigating\" mechanism of the desert rhubarb.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.