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Mushrooms Create Their Own Wind To Spread Their Spores
2013-11-26 04:32:04

[ Watch the Video: Mushrooms Create Their Own Wind ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mushrooms can alter the moisture of the air around them, effectively creating their own wind in order to help their spores disperse over a wide area, according to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics. According to The Telegraph, experts had previously believed that mushrooms were passive seed spreaders,...

2013-04-30 23:04:02

National Energy Technologies LLC, a Pennsylvania company, opens new region for distribution of food preservation mineral that also conserves energy from refrigeration. This system will effectively remove moisture, ethylene gas, odor, bacteria, mold spores and fungal spores. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 American corporations spend billions annually on food, drink and flower preservation. The value of food freshness cannot be overstated, for obvious reason, food quality and shelf...

Study Finds Bacteria Delay Survival Decisions
2012-11-26 14:57:56

Rice University Like a homeowner prepping for a hurricane, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis uses a long checklist to prepare for survival in hard times. In a new study, scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston uncovered an elaborate mechanism that allows B. subtilis to begin preparing for survival, even as it delays the ultimate decision of whether to “hunker down” and withdraw into a hardened spore. The new study by computational biologists at Rice and...

New, Less Expensive Nanolithography Technique Developed
2012-08-31 17:04:35

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications. “Among other things, this type of lithography can be used to manufacture chips for use in biological sensors that can identify target molecules, such as proteins or genetic material associated with specific medical conditions,” says Dr. Albena Ivanisevic, co-author of a...

3-D Printers Could Be Next-Generation Toy Shop
2012-08-02 09:00:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The days of going to a local toy store may be coming to an end. A group of scientists have developed a way for kids to print out their own actions figures from a 3D printer. Computer scientists and graphics experts at Harvard collaborated to come up with an add-on software that translates video game characters into fully articulated action figures. The team showed off their development by turning characters they had created through...

2012-05-23 19:29:28

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a simple, inexpensive dip-and-dry treatment can convert ordinary silk into a fabric that kills disease-causing bacteria – even the armor-coated spores of microbes like anthrax – in minutes. This new "killer silk" has many potential uses, including make-shift curtains and other protective coatings that protect homes and other buildings in the...

2012-04-29 23:01:23

Creature creation has always been fun for many players of Spore. Some players have already started using a chat widget known as Chatwing. This application helped Spore players share insights and tips about the game. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 When it comes to open-world exploration and creation, the statistics always emphasize Maxis, the developer company of Sims and Spore. These large games have generated many websites, forums, and chat discussions all throughout the web....

2012-03-28 09:09:08

When faced with life-or-death situations, bacteria Рand maybe even human cells Рuse an extremely sophisticated version of "game theory" to consider their options and decide upon the best course of action, scientists reported here today. In a presentation at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, they said microbes "play" a version of the classic "Prisoner's Dilemma" game. Jos̩...

2012-03-15 16:44:18

A simple, inexpensive dip-and-dry treatment can convert ordinary silk into a fabric that kills disease-causing bacteria – even the armor-coated spores of microbes like anthrax – in minutes, scientists are reporting in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. They describe a range of potential uses for this new killer silk, including make-shift curtains and other protective coatings that protect homes and other buildings in the event of a terrorist attack with anthrax....

2011-11-28 23:09:15

Fungi and bacteria help one another stay mobile, say TAU researchers Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the two organisms enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to aid them in that movement – and their survival. Fungal spores can attach themselves to bacteria, "hitching a ride" wherever the bacteria travel. And while this allows them to travel further than they would on their own, says Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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