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Artificial Surfaces Developed That Surfaces Insects Cannot Stick To
2013-09-24 09:55:00

Beetles, cockroaches, and ants will have a harder time walking on facades or air conditioners in the future - thanks to the bio-inspired, anti-adhesive surfaces

2011-09-21 18:55:20

Scientists may soon be able to make pest insects buzz off for good or even turn them into models for new technologies, all thanks to a tiny finding with enormous potential.

2010-05-20 15:16:41

Wheat plants found to be resistant to Hessian fly larvae may be calling in reinforcements to build up rigid defenses.

2010-03-04 16:50:12

We may like to eat mussels steamed in white wine, but we also like to find mussels at the beach. Mostly they are burrowed into the ground or tethered to rocks.

2009-07-02 15:07:26

Israeli scientists say they have discovered the self-watering mechanism of the Negev desert rhubarb, which harvests 16 times more water than other plants. Researchers at the University of Haifa-Oranim said the desert rhubarb grows in the mountains of Israel's Negev desert, where average precipitation is particularly low.


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'.