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2010-04-07 10:37:56

A new and relatively little-known scientific discipline called molecular gastronomy has quietly revolutionized the dining experience in some famous restaurants and promises to foster a wider revolution in other restaurant and home kitchens. That's the conclusion of an article in ACS' Chemical Reviews, a monthly journal. In the article, Peter Barham and colleagues present a sweeping overview of molecular gastronomy, which focuses on the science behind food preparation techniques, including the...

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2009-05-20 16:10:00

Experts said Wednesday that African penguins are disappearing at an alarming rate due to depleted food stocks from commercial fishing and global warming affects on breeding patterns, The AFP reported. A statement issued after an international African penguin conference in Cape Town said: "Last year there were only about 26,000 pairs of African Penguins left in southern Africa (this represents their global population) "” a decline of about 121,000 breeding pairs since 1956." Urgent...

2008-07-02 12:00:43

British scientists say they've developed technology that will revolutionize the quality of species population data available to ecologists. The University of Bristol researchers said the non-intrusive, intelligent visual surveillance technology can enable biologists to remotely identify and monitor large numbers of endangered animals, from butterflies to whales. The new system using computer vision and human biometrics techniques is now employed on Robben Island in South Africa, capturing...

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2008-06-28 15:35:00

Researchers have developed surveillance technology that can identify thousands of near identical African Penguins and then monitor them over long periods of time. The system will boost our understanding of the animals and it could even help ecologists solve the mystery of how long penguins live, the team said. It could also be used to track other species, from cheetahs to sharks. The Royal Society's Summer Exhibition is currently displaying the groundbreaking technology. "Until now, if you...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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