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2013-07-09 16:40:48

By studying rapidly evolving bacteria as they diversify and compete under varying environmental conditions, researchers have shown that temporal niches are important to maintaining biodiversity in natural systems.

Carbon Dioxide Absorption In Antarctic Seas Studied
2013-06-13 09:39:28

The seas around Antarctica can, at times, resemble a garden. Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms.

Polymer Structures Serve As 'Nanoreactors' For Producing Nanocrystals With Uniform Sizes, Shapes
2013-06-12 14:09:01

sing star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.

Understanding Undulatory Swimming Motions In Sandfish
2013-06-05 08:57:24

What do swimmers like trout, eels and sandfish lizards have in common? According to a new study, the similar timing patterns that these animals use to contract their muscles and produce undulatory swimming motions can be explained using a simple model.

New Type Of Paper Created That Repels Wide Variety Of Liquids
2013-05-29 10:37:21

researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids – including water and oil.

2013-05-28 23:22:26

With over 42% growth to over 12,200 attendees in 2013, MomoCon expands venue to include two downtown hotels, the Hilton Atlanta and Marriott Marquis, bringing anime and games to Memorial Day weekend

New Ways To Study How Ordered Materials Arrange Themselves
2013-05-21 14:04:23

A fried breakfast food popular in Spain provided the inspiration for the development of doughnut-shaped droplets that may provide scientists with a new approach for studying fundamental issues in physics, mathematics and materials.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.