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Introduce Baby Coral to Regrow New Reef, suggest Researchers

Introduce Baby Coral to Regrow New Reef, suggest Researchers

Coral reef has significant importance for the marine ecosystem. Due to its strong structure, many smaller animals like fish prefer living in and under coral reefs as they provide them shelter from larger predators.

But factors like pollution have affected many areas, where coral reefs persist. Ocean preservation organizations and researchers from different universities have been involved in projects to protect coral reefs.

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Tackling Seaweed Key to Repopulating Reefs: Study

Tackling Seaweed Key to Repopulating Reefs: Study

A novel study suggests that controlling seaweed is important to repopulate reefs. Researchers based their recommendation on an experiment in which they noticed that baby corals and fish have the ability to smell the difference between healthy and decaying reefs.

Many officials ban fishing in areas where coral reef has decayed and seaweed invades them. But the study researchers affirmed that it would not suffice the purpose.

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Earthquake in Chile Triggers Ice-quakes in Antarctica: Study

Earthquake in Chile Triggers Ice-quakes in Antarctica: Study

According to US study reports, seismic waves from a Chile earthquake (measured 8.8 in magnitude) in 2010, which occurred just off the coast of Chile's Maule region, triggered ice-quakes and tremors, which ruptured ice sheets in Antarctica nearly 4,700 kilometers to the south.

It killed more than 500 people and inflicted an estimated $30-billion in damages and also triggered mirco-quakes in North America's tectonically active regions.

Climate Change Altering Behavior of Fish in Coral Reefs

Climate Change Altering Behavior of Fish in Coral Reefs

Climate change is continuously becoming curse on society as researchers have reported significant increase in acidic levels of oceans. This increase in acidic nature of oceans is causing threat to lives of marine life residing in coral reefs off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

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Cancer Monorails could Kill Tumor without Harming Healthy Tissues

Cancer Monorails could Kill Tumor without Harming Healthy Tissues

US researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used nanotechnology successfully to kill tumors by mimicking the channels cancerous cells they use to move on. They have designed thinner nanofibre cancer monorails that can kill tumors by luring them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on.

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Ballistic Property of Graphene helps Create New Electronic Devices

Scientists Making Use of Ballistic Property of Graphene to Create New Electronic

Scientists are endeavoring to create novel type of electronic devices based on graphene's ballistic property. The property states that graphene has the unique ability to smoothly carry tens or hundreds of electrons along the edges of the material without causing any resistance at room temperature.

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Georgia Researchers Simplify Miller-Urey Experiments

Georgia Researchers Simplify Miller-Urey Experiments

Researcher Eric Parker and his team, working on original ‘Miller-Urey Experiments’, have developed a new modern approach based on earlier methods of Dr. Stanley Miller and Dr. Harold Urey in 1953. Eric Parker and his team at Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a simplified way to carry out the experiments. The study along with an interesting video has been published in online edition of Journal of Visualized Experiments (jove.com, link at the end of the story).

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