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Американская компания запускает линейку солнцезащитных очков из переработанной древесины

Американская компания запускает линейку солнцезащитных очков из переработанной древесины

Основатель компании Woodzee, Люк Винтер, недавно объявил об открытии в своем родном городе Чикаго (Калифорния, США) предприятия по производству солнцезащитных очков, сделанных из переработанных материалов. Как известно, до настоящего времени вся продукция Woodzee изготавливалась в Китае. Но теперь, для ее производства будет использоваться переработанная сертифицированная древесина, взятая из местных источников. Первая американская коллекция солнцезащитных очков, […]

Thailand destroys ivory stockpile amid junta crackdown

Thailand destroys ivory stockpile amid junta crackdown

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (2nd R) looks at pieces of ivory on display during a destruction of confiscated ivory exercise at Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Bangkok on  2015 Thailand destroyed more than two tonnes of ivory Wednesday—a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a […]

Team identifies the off switch for biofilm formation

Team identifies the off switch for biofilm formation

In this false-colored image, individual cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (green) can be seen resting on the fibrous surface of a biofilm (purple) that helps protect cells beneath its surface. At top right, two cells incorporated within the biofilm peek out from a fissure in the film’s surface. Credit: Debra Weinstein, Sao-Mai Nguyen-Mau, and Vincent Lee […]

De ce nu-si reduce Rusia arsenalul nuclear: Se teme de atacuri din spatiu

De ce nu-si reduce Rusia arsenalul nuclear: Se teme de atacuri din spatiu

Rusia este ingrijorata de perspectiva tot mai apropiata a amplasarii de arme in spatiu, a declarat adjunctul ministrului rus de Externe, Serghei Riabkov, care a justificat astfel refuzul tarii sale de a reduce arsenalul de arme nucleare. Intr-un interviu acordat agentiei Tass, Riabkov a exprimat ingrijorarile Kremlinului cu privire la folosirea spatiului pentru amplasarea de […]

Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone

Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone

Barley is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. Credit: Close lab, UC Riverside. Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside […]

Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals

Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals

Seal liver infected with novel hepatitis A-like virus was dubbed phopivirus. Credit: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The […]

Программа утилизации продуктов питания будет распространяться во всем Квебеке

Программа утилизации продуктов питания  будет распространяться во всем Квебеке

Как сообщают канадские СМИ, партнерство между некоммерческой организацией Moisson Montreal и крупнейшими продуктовыми сетями провинции Квебек, начатое ещё в октябре 2013 года и направленное на обеспечение питанием бездомных и безработных жителей провинции, будет продолжаться и расширяться. Организация, название которой Moisson Montreal в переводе с французского означает «Урожай Монреаля», действует в качестве крупнейшего благотворительного продовольственного фонда […]

Dung beetles found to use different celestial navigation cues depending on species

Dung beetles found to use different celestial navigation cues depending on species

Scarabaeus viettei (syn. Madateuchus viettei, Scarabaeidae); picture taken in dry spiny forest close to Mangily, western Madagascar. Credit: Axel Strau/Wikipedia (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with member affiliations to Lund University in Sweden and the University of Arizona in the U.S. has found that two species of dung beetles navigate differently depending on whether they are […]

Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants

Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants

Household dust under a microscope. Credit: NIAID The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic region of a given home, […]

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage

A redbanded stink bug. Credit: Dr. Mo Way, Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beaumont Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according to a report in the journal Environmental Entomology. Various types of stink bugs have long […]

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