Monthly Archives: July 2010

Eco-friendly microbial pathogens resistant GM potato plants produced

Eco-friendly microbial pathogens resistant GM potato plants produced

Cuban scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) potato plants with enhanced resistance against various plant microbial pathogens, including the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, causal agent of the economically important potato late blight disease, under greenhouse and field conditions. … learn more→

B-cycle helping Chicago commuters and visitors get green on the go

B-cycle helping Chicago commuters and visitors get green on the go

B-cycle teams with the city of Chicago and Bike and Roll to launch a bicycle-sharing demonstration program this summer. … learn more→

Insecticide 'wallpaper'  for mosquito-free house

Insecticide ‘wallpaper’ for mosquito-free house

‘Wallpapering’ huts with sheeting made from insecticide-treated plastic could be a new environmentally-friendly tool for malaria control, research in Burkina Faso shows. … learn more→

UNE experts develop model of disease spread in livestock

UNE experts develop model of disease spread in livestock

Artificial intelligence experts at the University of New England are helping the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry prepare for any potential outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Australia. … learn more→

Gulf oil spill spreads to classroom

Gulf oil spill spreads to classroom

The Gulf of Mexico is one of Stephen MacAvoy’s laboratories. … learn more→

Plankton decline across oceans as waters warm

Plankton decline across oceans as waters warm

The amount of phytoplankton – tiny marine plants – in the top layers of the oceans has declined markedly over the last century, research suggests. … learn more→

Past decade warmest on record according to scientists in 48 countries

Past decade warmest on record according to scientists in 48 countries

More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years. Based on comprehensive data from multiple sources, the report defines 10 measurable planet-wide features used to […] … learn more→

Novel Nano-approach for remediation of arsenic contaminated water

Novel Nano-approach for remediation of arsenic contaminated water

Korean scientists have synthesized a new type of magnetite composite that could effectively remove arsenic from drinking water. … learn more→

Scientist excited by rare coral find

Scientist excited by rare coral find

The Pacific elkhorn coral was found during underwater surveys at Arno atoll, in the Marshall Islands, by coral researcher Dr Zoe Richards of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS). The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered and fast-vanishing elkhorn coral, or Acropora palmata, of the Atlantic Ocean. […] … learn more→

Open your mind to a new world

Griffith University students, staff and graduates are preparing to open people’s minds to a whole new world on Sunday, August 8. … learn more→