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Plants can tell the time

Plants can tell the time

Much the same as human jet lag, plants have their body clock that is pivotal for their life in a world that has day...
Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’

Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’

Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.
An image of moss

Scientists identified the genes that first enabled plants to grow leaves

The study explains how a 450-million years ago a switch enabled plants to delay reproduction and grow leaves, shoots, and buds.
Optical (top) and fluorescence (bottom) microscopy images of a protocell community showing four protocell types produced spontaneously in an intersecting chemical gradient. Two different artificial morphogens are injected from the left and right sides of the array along the x axis to generate an opposing gradient that translates into different changes in shape, composition and fluorescence in the protocells. Labels for the shape-shifting types are shown in the top row. University of Bristol

Shapeshifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life

Scientists have exhibited another approach to building communities of cell-like entities i.e., protocells using chemical gradients.
Atomistic structure of an artificial atom that could be used to produce light with vibrationally supressed fluctuations for quantum-enhanced sensors. Gerhard Klimeck, Insoo Woo, Muhammad Usman, David S. Ebert (2011), "Self-Assembled Quantum Dot Wave Structure,"

Quantum sensors with ultra-high precision

Atoms emit light in the form discrete packets called photons. If measured, these separate packets lead to particularly profound changes in its brightness, as...
Study aims to improve acne in women

Study aims to improve acne in women

Scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton want to check whether if Spironolactone is useful for treating acne in women. For this, they...
Schematic showing the interaction of the designer protein on the surface of the stem cell with heart fibronectin

Scientists hijack bacteria’s homing ability

Until now, stem cells- taken and grown from patients- have been used to regenerate damaged tissue. And the fascinating is, such treatments also showed...
Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

Depression is the primary source of disability worldwide and is relied upon to be the most noteworthy global burden of disease by 2030. In...
Left: A 3D image that allowed the researchers to discover the distribution of elements within the sample Right: An X-Ray Tomography scan showing the interior structure of the particle Credit: University of Bristol/Diamond Light Source

New research identifies Fukushima reactor material in the environment

Air-fall material got from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) mishap has formerly been isolated and examined from regions across Japan, expanding many...

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