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Plants defend against insects by inducing 'leaky gut syndrome'

Fall armyworms are pests of corn plants. Credit: Nick Sloff, Penn State              Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome" —permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten, according to researchers at Penn State. By improving our understanding of plant defenses, the findings could contribute to the development of …

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Search for new semiconductors heating up with gallium oxide

An artistic rendering of the MacEtch-produced fine structures in a beta-gallium oxide semiconductor substrate from Professor Xiuling Li's latest project. Credit: ACS Nano The University of Illinois Electrotechnical Engineers has cleared another obstacle in high-quality semiconductor fabrication by adding the field's hottest material-beta-gallium oxide to their arsenal. Beta-gallium oxide is readily available and promises to transform power faster and more …

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Scientist meets monster 16ft shark he compares to "T.Rex in water"

Researchers in Florida had a close encounter with a huge deep-sea shark, which they compared to meeting T.rex in water. The Florida State University team encountered the 16 foot long blunt nose sixgill shark at a depth of more than 1,700 feet below sea level. Bearing in mind that the researchers were safe in an immersion during the expedition, which …

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Astronomers decode the violent birth of the Milky Way

PARIS: The Milky Way opened a galaxy a quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a "violent collision" that did not completely resolve itself for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday 22 June. Earlier studies had suggested that our home galaxy was composed of two separate sets of stars, but the exact chronology of the galactic …

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Milky Way, 10 billion years ago, scientists say

Our Milky Way at another huge galaxy 10 billion years ago, new research has found. Smaller galaxies – like the Milky Way in its earlier life – merge together and create larger ones. If they do, they form and evolved over time. Now researchers claim to have found when our Milky Way ate one of the other galaxies that would …

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County Announces SpaceX Closures – Brownsville Herald: Local News

SpaceX tests were driven back In this June 5, the "Starhopper" Starship prototype continues at the SpaceX site near Brownsville. Testing on the prototype has been pushed back again. Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00 am County announces SpaceX closures STAFF REPORT Brownsville Herald Cameron County has approved another round of beach and road closures for SpaceX operations at the company's …

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Humanity's giant ran celebrated as a million mark month landing anniversary

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – A moon truck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, competitions, ball games and Saturday concerts, roasted with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At the Johnson Space Center in Houston, the masses were counted down to the exact minute, 10:56 pm. EDT, when Armstrong first …

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