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2014-03-11 16:20:18

Company Aims to Help U.S. Manufacturers "Make Better Parts" ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenoptik Industrial Metrology today announced the launch of its special 2014 event: The Better Parts Challenge. The company will be inviting U.S. - based manufacturers to bring their part quality challenges to its experts. These demonstrations will take place at road shows across the U.S., showing how Jenoptik measuring devices and software can help them make better...

Acacia Plants Protected Against Pathogens By Ants
2014-01-16 10:19:05

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Researchers discover an additional level of this insect-plant symbiosis The biological term “symbiosis” refers to what economists and politicians usually call a win-win situation: a relationship between two partners which is beneficial to both. The mutualistic association between acacia plants and the ants that live on them is an excellent example: The plants provide food and accommodation in the form of food bodies and nectar as well as...

2013-08-07 10:29:32

Researchers of the Universities of Jena and Stockholm prove anti-social tendencies of entrepreneurs Media reports about alleged anti-social and delinquent behavior of entrepreneurs are no rarity. Such reports direct the attention towards possibly 'hidden' anti-social tendencies in entrepreneurial types. Is it true then, that entrepreneurs are a particularly self-serving species with their own moral ideas and ethical principles? Does he really exist, the type of the entrepreneurial 'homo...

2012-12-19 15:29:16

After metamorphosis European forest cockchafers benefit from the same bacterial symbionts housed during their larval stage. Apart from the common European cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha), the European forest cockchafer (Melolontha hippocastani) is the most common species of the Melolontha genus. These insects can damage huge areas of broadleaf trees and conifers in woodlands and on heaths. Cockchafers house microbes in their guts that help them to digest their woody food, such as...

2012-01-31 06:13:17

Chemists of the University Jena reveal how algae delete unwanted 'competitors' Every morning when the sun comes up, the ocean ground is radically cleaned. As soon as the first rays of sunlight find their way into the water, the microalgae "Nitzschia cf pellucida" start their deadly 'morning hygiene'. The algae, the size of only some few micrometers, wrap themselves and their surroundings in a highly toxic poison: cyanogen bromide, a chemical relative of hydrocyanic acid, although much more...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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