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Rice Blast Research A Step Closer To Controlling Devastating Crop Diseases
2013-06-18 11:57:00

Like a stealthy enemy, blast disease invades rice crops around the world, killing plants and cutting production of one of the most important global food sources.

British Butterfly Needs Warm Weather This Summer For Survival
2013-06-10 11:38:26

Butterflies are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and new research has revealed that when summer weather turns bad the silver-spotted skipper battles for survival.

2013-05-29 09:36:55

Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis.

New Research On Fish Suggests The Big Guy Doesn't Always Win A Fight
2013-04-26 11:44:09

When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn't always win suggests new research on fish.

2013-04-24 12:40:05

New scientific research published today in the journal PLoS Biology shows that bacteria can evolve resistance more quickly when stronger antibiotics are used.

Diesel Produced By Bacteria On Demand
2013-04-23 10:01:06

University of Exeter It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand. While the technology still faces many significant commercialization challenges, the diesel, produced by special strains of E. coli bacteria, is almost identical to conventional diesel fuel and so does not need to be blended with petroleum products as is often required by biodiesels derived from plant oils....

UK Researchers Develop Transparent Photoelectric Smart Device
2013-04-20 08:18:41

Researchers at the University of Exeter have reportedly developed a new flexible and transparent photoelectric device that converts light into electrical signals by taking advantage of a pair of recently-discovered materials.

2013-04-19 19:16:33

Smart electronics are taking the world by storm.

2013-02-20 15:02:55

New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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