Tag: "hanging" at biology news
Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study
... Spear collected samples ofplanktonic organisms by hanging
a glass slide in the water and allowingthe microbes to accumulate. "Bacteria are just like us. They like to betogether, they like to be attached to a surface and they like to havetheir food - dissolved hydrogen, in this case -- brought to them."Spear...
Hanging baskets of sex and death help fruit growers
basket style device is at the heart of a plan by r...h arm of the University of Warwick, have devised a hanging
basket style dispenser full of a virus known to kill the larvae of codling moth. The dispenser is de...
Metal-containing compounds show promise as HIV weapon
...ell as several variants with chains of other atoms hanging
off them. The researchers found that at very low concentrations, the new molecules inhibit protease in infected cultured human cells with no obvious toxicity toward the cells. The 12-pointed, cagelike molecule of boron bound to carbon, called carbor...
Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality
...CIAMACHY reveals the world's largest amount of NO2 hanging
above Beijing and northeast China, as reported in Nature this week. As part of ESA's Dragon Programme, European and Chinese researchers are using results returned from the Global Ozone Mapping Experiment (GOME) on ERS-2 and the Scanning Imaging Abso...
Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction
... quarter-sized periwinkle snails can often be seen hanging
on cordgrass above the water line. Contrary to appearances, they don't actually eat the grass, or at least not much of it. Instead, they crunch up the surface to make it easier for colonization by fungi. In a process described as fungal farming, the ...
Northern birds are fatter!
...ding grounds - and that the longer the birds spend hanging
around at San Francisco Bay (one of the more southerly refuelling sites), the lower their fattening rates. Such differences in fattening rates cannot simply be explained by differences in the availability of food. "Our current thinking is that the...
Post oak grasshoppers emerging
.... Spencer Behmer wants to know if you've seen them hanging
out in oak trees or on your house. They're post oak grasshoppers, and Behmer, a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station entomologist, wants to research their life cycle and behavior. If you haven't heard of them, don't feel alone. Until recently,...
In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time
...the Red Sea to India, the Asiatic cheetah today is hanging
on by only the thinnest of threads. In the 1970s, estimates of the number of cheetahs in Iran ranged from 100 to 400 animals. But widespread poaching of cheetahs and their prey during the early years of the 1979 revolution, along with degradation o...
Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing
...with queens inside a swarm cluster, where they are hanging
in a tree. That was really interesting, because nobody had ever really been able to look at that before,” he noted. “What was interesting was how little attention the workers pay the queen – until it became time to go – to become airborne. Then th...