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More power from spinach

More power from spinach

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:03:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American researchers have discovered a way of combining the photosynthetic protein in spinach that turns light into electrochemical energy with silicon to produce more electrical current than other 'biohybrid' solar cells.

More power from spinach

The survival and symbiosis of corals

The survival and symbiosis of corals

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:42:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Talk of places like Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia and you tend to think of Pacific coral reefs and the habitat and ecosystems they create. Symbionts (friendly dinoflagellate algae) of hard corals vary according to how resilient the coral host is to change.

The survival and symbiosis of corals

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:49:45 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American scientists are attempting to modify the genes of a soil bacterium to persuade it to make fuel from sources including carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Posted Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:47:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cruising the red planet for only 4.5-6.0m at the Bradbury landing site, Curiosity, the Mars Rover, will now be wiggling its four corner-wheels once more in anticipation.

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

63,000 year old skull fragments of modern humans discovered in Laos. Homo sapiens fossils in Asia confirm that 'out of Africa,' humans colonised far and wide, but perhaps earlier than previously thought.

Humans certainly know how to wander - but where and when?

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The dream of extracting uranium from seawater and boosting nuclear energy reserves for many years to come is getting closer, US scientists have heard.

Nuclear power from uranium in seawater gets closer

Great White versus Wave Glider

Great White versus Wave Glider

Posted Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:07:24 GMT by Paul Robinson

Powered by wave and solar, the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider lets you follow tagged sharks in real time with the 'Shark Net' app for your iPhone or iPad.

Great White versus Wave Glider

Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Posted Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:40:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human origins fascinate some people more than our currently-evolved selves. We have, in Africa, the mother of our species and civilisation. Unfortunately, we were fed a false theory in the beginning and now play catch up with the fossils that give us clues about our adaptive ancestors.

Those pesky apes keep coming and adapting - as do the theories

Aping parrots?

Aping parrots?

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:58:59 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study into African Grey parrot intelligence using acoustic association. While several animals now appear to almost equal the apes in intelligence, conclusive proof was needed.

Aping parrots?

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:04:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Touchdown for the Curiosity Rover on Mars as the landing is confirmed. An incredible success for NASA and an unprecedented feat of technology.

Touchdown Confirmed - Mars Landing for NASA's Curiosity Rover

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:59:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A solar system similar to our own has been discovered with the Kepler space telescope. This parallel solar system is the first exoplanetary system found, meaning it has planets in aligned orbit around a central star.

Kepler space telescope used to find solar system similar to ours

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

Posted Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When a dead red eyed tree frog's egg is used as food by fly larvae, that is an important part of the decomposition of living material. Frog flies tend to choose dead eggs but can lay on others that are healthy nearby.

Red-eyed tree frogs and their frog-flies: recruitment and colonization

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:47:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new species of jelly? Well of sorts; Medusoid, the artificial jellyfish. Medusoid is a piece of silicone and some bits of heart muscle and is named after the sexual phase of jellyfish.

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:36:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The use of algorithms to solve equations has been extended to theorising as to how on earth dolphins cope with their advanced sonar in 'bubbly' conditions they create themselves. No solutions exactly to such a complex problem, but a meeting of mind: human and dolphin - and electronics.

Improving electronics by investigating dolphin sonar capabilities

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:47:13 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The O'SUN NOMAD solar lamp was designed by Alain Gilles to help provide a portable eco-friendly lighting system for use in developing countries and for those without access to electricity.

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Study on fish guilds in the Bristol Channel, UK. New data shows that large-bodied fish species dominate protected areas of habitat and in open water habitats, where the schooling of fish may help protect them against predation, there are larger numbers of smaller fish. The study explains why some fish species are more numerous than others and why this can vary across different types of habitat.

Fish 'Guilds' dependent on habitat selection

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Australian Super Spider Colours!

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:05:05 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Desert elephants - nature, nurture, and we love them anyway!

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:50:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We've never walked alone- whether chimpanzee or hominin !

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The singer sings his own song, if you are an American junco!

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Sea birds secret colony location policy!

Posted Mon, 16 May 2016 08:59:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The Potential and Evolutionary Fireworks of Cross-Kingdom Genetic Transfers.

Posted Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

People and Deer: the diverse, diverting past.

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The earliest permafrost pets.

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Island diversity using hosts

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:57:41 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rotterdam plans electric vehicle fleet

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 11:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Turtle! Turn and migrate to the SE Pacific!

Posted Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fishy modelling

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Ice Warms in Antarctica

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:44:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Butterfly eyespots have potential

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 11:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

And the porpoise killer is --- !

Posted Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong