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November 5, 2013
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The secret math of plants: UCLA biologists uncover rules that govern leaf design

Life scientists from UCLA’s College of Letters and Science have discovered fundamental rules of leaf design that underlie plants’ ability to produce leaves that vary enormously in size. In their mathematical design, leaves are the “perfect machines,” said Lawren Sack, … Continue reading

May 10, 2013
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How some leaves got fat: It’s the veins

Some plants, such as succulents, have managed to grow very plump leaves. For that to happen, according to a new study in Current Biology, plants had to evolve 3-D arrangements of their leaf veins in order to maintain adequately efficient hydraulics for … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
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New Tool for CSI? Geographic Software Maps Distinctive Features inside Bones

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains. In a recent issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, researchers describe how they used commercially available mapping software to identify … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
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UA Professor Uses Aerospace Materials to Build Endless Green Pipeline

Carbon fiber fabric and lightweight honeycomb materials, plus a mobile manufacturing platform, make infinite pipeline technology cheaper and greener while boosting local economies. Mo Ehsani, professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of Arizona, has designed a new, lightweight … Continue reading

August 8, 2012
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Chemists Advance Clear Conductive Films

Thin, conductive films are useful in displays and solar cells. A new solution-based chemistry developed at Brown University for making indium tin oxide films could allow engineers to employ a much simpler and cheaper manufacturing process. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] … Continue reading

January 4, 2012
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Prehistoric Predators with Supersized Teeth Had Beefier Arm Bones

*Combination of colossal canines and forceful forelimbs arose repeatedly over time* The toothiest prehistoric predators also had beefier arm bones, according to results of a study published today in the journal Paleobiology. Saber-toothed tigers may come to mind, but these … Continue reading