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Mantis shrimp fluoresce to enhance signaling in the dim ocean depths
...40 meters, you see all different kinds of colors - greens
and oranges and yellows. It's probably just a byproduct of the pigments that are used." But stomatopods are different.Caldwell, Cronin and Marshall have collaborated for 15 years in the study of stomatopod eyes and their color vision system, and have...
Golfing toward a greener environment
...tilizers and pesticides applied to the golf-course greens
to keep them looking, well, green. These products ...he surrounding environment, he says. "Because many greens
are built near groundwater levels or wetlands," explains Park, "it is vital to consider the mitigati...
Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)
...s produced by a specific mineral compound. Bright greens
are from barium; blues come from copper; and yellow requires sodium. More colors result by mixing compounds. The role of minerals in fireworks is just one example of our societys growing reliance on minerals for making things from automobiles to too...
Chemical in broccoli blocks growth of prostate cancer cells
...found that a chemical produced when digesting such greens
as broccoli and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells. The findings show that 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), which is obtained by eating cruciferous vegetables in the Brassica genus, acts as a powerful anti-androgen that inhibits t...
Site of US Open at Bethpage is reducing pesticide use
...year's U.S. Open June 13-16, is making the putting greens
free from fungal diseases, cutworms and weevils --...tate park when it opened in the 1930s. The putting greens
are constructed of a native loamy soil, which is typical of older courses in the Northeast. Rossi sa...
Some carotenoids specifically target colon cancer
...matoes, carrots, oranges and orange juice, celery, greens
and eggs. In explaining the apparently potent antioxidant effect of lutein and zeaxanthin, the authors point to their biochemical effectiveness as scavengers of oxygen radical species, as well as their reaction with cell membranes which are susceptib...
Testing Restaurant Compost For Greenhouses
...hrenheit, helps heat greenhouse spaces where salad greens
grow yearround and photovoltaic cells capture sunlight to produce electricity. "Heather has put together a good consortium of people," Hicks says. "A pilottest will help identify the weak links in the operation before it's scaled up tofull productio...
Putting Doesn't Pollute, Research Finds
... used on golfcourses -- fungicides applied to golf greens
-- do not pass into surface waterrunoff or leach into ground water, researchers said today (Wednesday 8/26) atthe American Chemical Society meeting in Boston. Ronald Turco, professor of agronomy and director of Purdue University'sEnvironmental Sc...
Purdue Golf Course Serves Double Duty As Research Lab
...ries go, this is pretty nice. Bentgrass fairways, greens
and bunkers all designed by noted architect Pete ... notice what appear to be gigantic square putting greens
next to the course. Those are the turf research plots of the new William Daniel Turfgrass Research...
Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
..., cabbage, green peas, lettuce, liver, spinach and greens
-- wasassociated with a decreased risk of having an INR over 6. Although some previous research suggested that acetaminophen might increasewarfarin's blood-thinning effect, Hylek notes, this is the first largedemonstration of its impact in usual cl...