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How a plant regulates its growth

Molecular mechanisms of polar growth in plantsCredit: U. Hammes / TUM Plants grow towards the light. This phenomenon, which already fascinated Charles Darwin, has been observed by everyone who owns houseplants. Thus, the plant…

When foams collapse (and when they don’t)

High-speed video microscopy reveals the complex mechanics of foam collapseCredit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have revealed how liquid foams collapse by observing…

New insights into an ancient protein complex

Cells rely on membranes to protect themselves from the outside world. But these membranes can't be fully closed because nutrients and other molecules have to be able to pass through. To achieve this, cell membranes have many types of…

Can a robot operate effectively underwater?

USC researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces If you've ever watched Planet Earth, you know the ocean is a wild place to live. The water is…