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A ‘bionic leaf’ could help feed the world

The radishes on the right were grown with the help of a bionic leaf that produces fertilizer with bacteria, sunlight, water and air. Credit: Nocera...
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Touch-sensitive, elastic fibers offer new interface for electronics

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. Credit: North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina...
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DNA double helix structures crystals

DNA is the blueprint of biological life: it contains all hereditary information and the arrangement of its base pairs determines the structure of amino...
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Emissions from the edge of the forest

Forest fragments of the Brazilian Mata Atlântica forest in Brazil are surrounded by sugar cane plantations. Credit: Usina Trapiche S/A When talk is of important ecosystems,...
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Mini brains from the petri dish

When pipetting: Associate professor Dr. Philipp Koch, Dr. Julia Ladewig and Vira Iefremova. Credit: (c) Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn A new method could push research into developmental...
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Archaeologist explains innovation of ‘fluting’ ancient stone weaponry

A collection of Clovis point replicas and casts in the archaeology lab at Kent State University. Credit: Kent State University Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis...
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New indications of gradual decline of dinosaurs before the end of the cretaceous period

Credit:Wolfgang Stinnesbeck According to the latest research results of a German-Mexican team of geoscientists, the gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before...
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Nanoscopic golden springs change color of twisted light

Credit: Ventsislav Valev University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs with powerful lasers to enable the detection of...
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Android apps can conspire to mine information from your smartphone

Credit:Virginia Tech. Mobile phones have increasingly become the repository for the details that drive our everyday lives. But Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered that...
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Electronic synapses that can learn: Towards an artificial brain?

Credit: © Sören Boyn / CNRS/Thales physics joint research unit. Researchers from the CNRS, Thales, and the Universities of Bordeaux, Paris-Sud, and Evry have created an...
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Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage

Credit:Matthew Catenacci USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices...