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'Corkscrew' light could turbocharge Internet

'Corkscrew' light could turbocharge Internet | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Different-shaped beams could increase fibre-optic capacity, easing Internet congestion.
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Twisty beams of light could boost the traffic-carrying capacity of the Internet, effectively adding new levels to the information superhighway, suggests research published today in Science.

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How do plants grow toward the light? Scientists explain mechanism behind phototropism

How do plants grow toward the light? Scientists explain mechanism behind phototropism | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Plants have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to generate energy by photosynthesis.
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The plant hormone auxin is responsible for a plant's ability to grow towards the light.

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