and Articles on Science, 03 Feb 2019


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Microbes help make the coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes …

dateFeb 01, 2019 in Cell & Microbiology Biotechnology

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‘Quiet’ light

Spectrally pure lasers lie at the heart of precision high-end scientific and commercial applications, thanks to their ability to produce near-perfect single-color light. A laser’s capacity to do so is measured in terms of …

dateFeb 01, 2019 in Optics & Photonics

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Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves—waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of …

dateFeb 01, 2019 in Soft Matter

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Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

With X-ray microscopes, researchers at PSI look inside computer chips, catalysts, small pieces of bone, or brain tissue. The short wavelength of the X-rays makes details visible that are a million times smaller than a grain …

dateFeb 01, 2019 in Optics & Photonics

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How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after ‘Snowball Earth’

Around 635 to 720 million years ago, during Earth’s most severe glacial period, the Earth was twice almost completely covered by ice, according to current hypotheses. The question of how life survived these “Snowball Earth’ …

dateFeb 01, 2019 in Earth Sciences
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