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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

February 24, 2013
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UCLA Researchers Develop New Technique to Scale up Production of Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors

While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution: energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors. Now, Richard Kaner, a member of the California … Continue reading

June 2, 2012
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UCLA Life Scientists View Biodiversity Through a Whole New Dimension

Study of body size, feeding rates has implications for ecosystems, food supply How can blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, survive by feeding on krill, shrimp-like creatures that are the size of a penny? According to UCLA life … Continue reading

August 8, 2011
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Brain’s Map of Space Falls Flat When It Comes to Altitude

Animal’s brains are only roughly aware of how high-up they are in space, meaning that in terms of altitude the brain’s ‘map’ of space is surprisingly flat, according to new research. In a study published online in Nature Neuroscience, scientists … Continue reading