Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions

Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu interviewing a Samoan farmer. Credit: Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to Samoa and Otago researchers. It is one of the first studies to examine Samoa’s grassroots More...

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By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials

Magnetic simulations for magnetic disks measuring 0.5 micrometres in diameter. The spatial distributions of dynamic magnetization in permalloy (left) and cobalt and nickel (right) can be seen. More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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More people want a green burial, but cemetery law hasn’t caught up

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Visitors to the White Eagle Memorial Preserve in southern Washington won’t find rows of headstones, manicured lawns or pathways to a loved one’s More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms

A depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are color-coded in pink, orange, purple and yellow. Credit: NHGRI A new cancer-detecting More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Oaks instead of palm trees? Florida’s iconic palms don’t cut it with climate change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain South Florida’s palm trees are postcard promises of sighing sea breezes and sandy beaches, but the icon of the tropics may be an impractical More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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NASA’s infrared analysis of Tropical Storm Sebastien sees wind shear

On Nov. 22 at 1:15 a.m. EST (0515 UTC) the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite showed on area in Sebastien’s southwestern corner where cloud top temperatures were More...

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Clear, conductive coating could protect advanced solar cells, touch screens

Schematic illustration of PEDOT synthesis by the oCVD method. (A) The postdeposition acidic rinsing step (e.g., MeOH or HBr rinsing) is generally used for poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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California ditched coal—is gas next?

Credit: Petr Kratochvil/Public Domain Every day, millions of Californians burn a planet-warming fossil fuel to cook dinner, stay warm or take a hot shower. Persuading More...

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Interaction with fungus containing nitrogen-fixing endobacteria improves rice nitrogen nutrition

N2-fixing bacteria Pseudomonas stutzeri labeled with fluorescent marker (green) introduced into filaments of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa fungus. Credit: Karnelia Paul, Mayurakshi Nag, and Anindita More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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DNA repeats—the genome’s dark matter

The sequencing device has tiny nanopores that can determine both the DNA sequence and the epigenetic signature. Credit: MPI f. Molecular Genetics/ Pay Gießelmann Expansions More...