Africa research news

Dolphins use specific whistles as names - EarthSky

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:19

EarthSky

Dolphins use specific whistles as names
EarthSky
The vast majority of research into how bottlenose dolphins communicate has been conducted in captivity or on animals who are restrained during the study. These have ... But, research in Africa, especially on the larger truncatus form, is much more sparse.

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift - Imperial Valley Press

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:17

Imperial Valley Press

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift
Imperial Valley Press
Huge, specialized containers of the stuff are shipped to a plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Gas floats above the liquid in these containers; this gas is drawn off and compressed. The gas is loaded into heavy steel tubes, and 10 to 12 tubes are put on ...

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An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks - Smithsonian

Tue, 2014-11-25 16:47

An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks
Smithsonian
That's why the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa has announced a plan to keep predators away from beaches. In an experiment lasting through May, researchers are stretching nearly 330 feet of electric cable on the sea floor and monitoring its ...

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Nebraska gardener plants seeds of fresh food in Africa - Lincoln Journal Star

Mon, 2014-11-24 12:03

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska gardener plants seeds of fresh food in Africa
Lincoln Journal Star
The Bulungula Incubator has been trying to improve lives in a handful of remote villages of South Africa since 2007. The group works with locals to build schools, provide health care, create jobs and coax crucial infrastructure, like clean water, to a ...