VD - 6/05/2018Dating of new vestiges of life. Dissemination 113th
A research team from University College London (UCL) has dated between 4280 and -3,770 million, the age of fossil bacteria located on the banks of the Hudson River (Nuvvuagittuq in Canada), an area of ancient hydrothermal vents. This finding brings...
VD - 22/04/2018The movement of plants. Dissemination 112th
The leaves of Erythrina crista-galli, a tree belonging to the order of the Fabales, family of the fabaceae, daily perform a phenomenon known as "nyctinasty" which consists of folding its leaves on the trunk at night and deploy them at dawn.
VD - 25/03/2018Biomimicry. Dissemination 111th
Janine Benyus (New Jersey 1958) presented in 1997 her book "Biomimicry: innovation inspired by Nature" where she defended the idea: "We must ask nature about how we can design the products and processes that allow us to solve the needs of Humanity in a...
VD - 4/02/2018Adaptation to solar radiation, heat and cold. Dissemination 110th
The snail is a gastropod mollusc extended on a vast diversity of environments on the Earth. The most common species, typical of temperate climates...
VD - 1/11/2015The human ancestors in the Tethys Sea. Dissemination 89th
There is a general tendency to think that the ancestors of the human species lived exclusively in the Rift Valley (South-Africa). However in recent years many discoveries are questioning this hypothesis, putting the spotlight to the tropical islands...
VD - 28/06/2015An panchronic alga, Acetabularia. Dissemination 84th
On Disclosure Blog No. 2, entitled "From Hamerling to J.Watson and F.Crick", we presented some photos of Acetabularia crenulata and Acetabularia Mediterranean. Both species are distinguished by the shape of the umbrella. In this blog nÂş 84, we...