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Bacteria have learned to eat plastic bottle

Bacteria have learned to eat plastic bottle PET bottles Matt Montagne / Flickr Japanese biologists have found a new strain of bacteria that is able to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common types of plastic. The article can be found in the journal Science, briefly it …

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Fully Autonomous research vessel Mayflower

The ship Mayflower with the autopilot independently cross the Atlantic ocean 20.08.2015 [11:56] Sergey Karasev In 2020, the project participants Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS) plan to send a swimming robot fully servandae the ship, which will cross the Atlantic ocean. The ship was named the Mayflower is not accidental. …

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Russian scientists discussed the development of science

In the Public chamber of Russia held a conference of the Russian Association for the promotion of science (RASN), during which scientists discussed various advantages in science, the relationship between generations, as well as interdisciplinarity. In RAN believe that experts should be involved in any important research projects, involving economic …

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The giant virus found bacterial “immune system”

From own parasites mimivirus protected with the help of molecular-genetic systems, which, probably, once borrowed from bacteria. The virus is so unique in nature that until now biologists are debating whether to read them alive: in themselves they represent only a molecular complex of proteins, nucleic acids and sometimes lipids, …

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Created unique nuclear battery

Russian physicists have developed a battery that can convert into electricity the energy of beta decay – emission of electrons of a radioactive element. A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of steel and alloys under the guidance of head of the Department of material science of semiconductors and …

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Found on Pluto clouds

Station New Horizons took images of clouds in the atmosphere of Pluto. The first images of normal for the Earth phenomena were adopted by NASA on 13 September 2015 — same time the Agency reported the haze in the atmosphere of the dwarf planet. This publication reports New Scientist. The …

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