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Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens from around the world. This is because zoo animals are not only potentially exposed to pathogens occurring where the zoo is located, but also to those pathogens harbored by other zoo animals. In other words: the diagnostic challenge is...

Tiny Flexible Power Supply
2013-08-07 16:03:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Searchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry have created a tiny power supply that is made of a flexible material. This powerful micro-supercapacitor is just nanometers thick - or thin, as the case may be - and this could help electronics companies develop devices such as mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The bottleneck for making smaller electronic devices such as mobile phones has been...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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