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Mangroves vital for environmental decontamination
3-August-2017

Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Science
 
Different Sensory Pathways Engaged in Feeling and Responding to External Temperature
3-August-2017

A team at Nagoya University, Japan, has shed light on how distinct sensory neural pathways function in “feeling” changes in temperature in the environment on the one hand, and actually responding to these changes, such as seeking a cooler or warmer site, on the other.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Peninsular Malaysia - Home to 110 bats species
31-July-2017

Researchers from University of Malaya and China Agricultural University painstakingly searched for all bats’ records in Peninsular Malaysia and found records for 110 species. This first comprehensive list of bat species found in Peninsular Malaysia has been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE recently.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Science
 
Magnon circular birefringence: polarization rotation of spin waves and its applications
31-July-2017

An international team of researchers from Thailand, USA and Japan, has conducted a thorough study of an exotic behavior of material called “noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnet.”

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Nature provides a key to repelling liquids
30-July-2017

A nature-based technique paves the way for cheaper and environmentally friendly liquid-repellent materials.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
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