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The silk of a spider feared for its venomous bite could be the key to creating new super-sticky films and wafer-thin electronics and sensors for medical implants that are highly compatible with the human body.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 12:16 PM PST
New research published this week sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients they desperately need — even in the driest circumstances.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 10:20 AM PST
Clay — a seemingly infertile blend of minerals — might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, biological engineers report.
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Posted: 05 Nov 2013 06:32 AM PST
New research will help you every morning with the surf report. It is estimated that 75 per cent of waves across the world are not actually generated by local winds. Instead, they are driven by distant storms which propagate as swell.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 06:31 AM PST
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In order to assess the global impacts of land use on the environment and help provide appropriate countermeasures, a group of researchers has created a new world map of land use systems. Based on various indicators of land-use intensity, climate, environmental and socio-economic conditions, they identified twelve global patterns called land system archetypes.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 05:12 AM PST