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Institute hoping new girl in town will help grow swift fox population - Cochrane Eagle

Institute hoping new girl in town will help grow swift fox population - Cochrane Eagle | Biology at Warhill | Scoop.it
Institute hoping new girl in town will help grow swift fox population Cochrane Eagle The Cochrane Ecological Institute and Cochrane Wildlife Reserve Society have imported a female swift fox, named Prudence (not pictured), to help widen the genetic...
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Cohen Van Balen Uses Specially Designed Bacteria to Get Pigeons to Poop Soap

Cohen Van Balen Uses Specially Designed Bacteria to Get Pigeons to Poop Soap | Biology at Warhill | Scoop.it

London-based studio Cohen Van Balen is creating devices for feeding pigeons with bacterias that make them poo soap, using a specially designed bacteria created with the help of biochemist James Chappell. Feeding the pigeons with the Lactobacillusbacteria (naturally found in the digestive tract) can modify their metabolism so that they create tiny bits of soap with every dropping.

 


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Environment: Solar plant yields water and crops from the desert

Environment: Solar plant yields water and crops from the desert | Biology at Warhill | Scoop.it

The Sahara forest project will use seawater and solar power to grow food in greenhouses across the desert. Photograph: Exploration Architecture


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Vast greenhouses that use sea water for crop cultivation could be combined with solar power plants to provide food, fresh water and clean energy in deserts, under an ambitious proposal from a team of architects and engineers.

The Sahara Forest Project, which is already running demonstration plants in Tenerife, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, envisages huge greenhouses with concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses mirrors to focus the sun's rays, creating steam to drive turbines to generate electricity.

The installations would turn deserts into lush patches of vegetation, according to its designers, and do away with the need to dig wells for fresh water, an activity that has depleted aquifers across the world.

 

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'Pirate' Flies Have Symbiotic Relationship With Fungus - RedOrbit

'Pirate' Flies Have Symbiotic Relationship With Fungus - RedOrbit | Biology at Warhill | Scoop.it
RedOrbit 'Pirate' Flies Have Symbiotic Relationship With Fungus RedOrbit By studying tiny flies, biologist Jeffrey Joy, from Simon Fraser University located just outside of Vancouver, Canada, was able to gain insight not only into a symbiotic...
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