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The common dentex (Dentex dentex) is a voracious and aggressive predator that eats fish, crabs and cephalopods. It plays an essential role in the activity of marine benthic ecosystems and it is a target species with great economic value in trade and sports fisheries. According to Professor Bernat Hereu from the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the UB and IRBio, "Knowing the movement patterns of the dentex is essential to better understand their biology and ecology as well as to determine the role of marine reserves in the recovery of populations and exportation of models (biomass) that can be captured by fisheries out of the reserves." "Acoustic telemetry, together with new analytical and computational methods in the framework of movement ecology, are revolutionizing marine biology and will allow us to understand the effects of climate change and fishery pressure on key species, as well as the search for solutions for their preservation," added Frederic Bartumeus, ICREA researcher from CEAB-CSIC and CREAF, and expert in animal dispersal and movement patterns. The experts studied dentex populations in the Medes Islands with acoustic telemetry techniques based on tagging with acoustic transmitters that send periodic signals. These signals are received by a network of receivers in the study region and track the fish movement. After more than 15 months of research, the researchers registered the position and depth of all individuals tagged in the study in two-minute intervals. According to Eneko Aspillaga (UB-IRBio and CEAB-CSIC), first author of the article, "The study shows a clear pattern of dentex movement depending on the temperature of the water. In winter, temperatures around 12º C do not alter the whole water column, and dentex move in a depth range between 10 and 40 meters, without any defined pattern." "The thermal pattern of water mass in the Medes Islands is the typical northwestern Mediterranean one. After April, the surface gets warmer, and between May and June, two different water masses appear—shallow ones, which are warm and less dense, and deep, cold ones separated by a frontier called the thermocline. When the thermocline is formed in summer, dentex are found only over this limit, regardless of its depth." Why do dentex move to warmer waters? The new study, published in Scientific Reports, finds that dentex is a thermophile species, with dispersal patterns and activity conditioned to summer due the depth and period the thermocline lasts in the water column. Since the dentex is poikilothermal, with an internal temperature fully dependent on the climate, it would move through the water column until finding warmer and better conditions for its physiology, especially in summer, when they are more active. The population growth of dentex, observed in preserved areas and fishery areas in the Medes Islands, could occur due the rise in the sea temperatures (more than 0.5ºC over the last 30 years in the area). The thermocline temperature and distribution, which lasts until late October, could also have an important impact on the spread of other fish, both predators and others of lower trophic levels, according to data by Josep Pascual, from the Weather Station in Estartit. Climate change, a threat to biodiversity in the Medes Islands The archipelago of the Medes Islands has exceptional ecological value as a natural ecosystem, with a great diversity of habitats and related species. The special orography of the Montgrí mountains, the rivers and the positive effect of marine ecosystem preservation have benefited the richness and biodiversity of the islands, part of the Natural Park of Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter. Despite being one of the areas less affected by climate change in the Mediterranean, this reserve is also sensitive to global warming due its richness in species and habitats. Gorgonians, coral reefs, sponges or shellfish, filtering organisms that live fixed in marine depths, are highly vulnerable to climate change, especially if they are above the thermocline. Fish and other mobile species are also sensitive to temperature changes during some stages in their life cycles (reproduction, nutrition, etc.). Some thermopile species could widen their distribution range and force other marine organisms to move. Moreover, species that are more prone to move around colder waters could disappear. The authors warn that in this global climate change scenario, the introduction of tropical species is particularly worrying, since they can deeply influence the balance in marine ecosystems. Explore further: Ghost fishing net removed in the Medes Islands marine reserve in Catalonia More information: Eneko Aspillaga et al. Thermal stratification drives movement of a coastal apex predator, Scientific Reports (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00576-z


News Article | May 19, 2017
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The atomic nucleus offers a unique opportunity to study the competition between three of the four fundamental forces known to exist in nature, the strong nuclear interaction, the electromagnetic interaction and the weak nuclear interaction. Only the much weaker gravitational force is irrelevant for the description of nuclear properties. Although in general the decay of an excited nuclear state follows the hierarchy of these forces, there are sometimes exceptions. In a recent experiment performed at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory at RIKEN, an international collaboration with scientists from eleven countries, led by scientists of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC (Spain) and the RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan), made a very surprising observation: High-energy gamma rays -- which are mediated by the electromagnetic force -- are emitted in the decay of a certain excited nucleus -- tin 133, in competition with neutron emission, the decay mode mediated by the strong nuclear force. This is despite the fact that the neutron emission was expected to be orders of magnitude faster since the force is much stronger. The discovery, reported in Physical Review Letters, was made using the neutron-rich nucleus 133Sn, which consists of a single neutron coupled to the doubly-magic nucleus 132Sn, a nuclei that is very stable due to its doubly-magic status. The nuclei were produced knocking out a neutron from a slightly heavier nucleus, 134Sn, at relativistic energies. The gamma radiation emitted in the decay of its excited states was detected using the gamma ray spectrometer DALI2. According to Pieter Doornenbal of the Nishina Center, "This was quite surprising as we would expect neutron emission to be much faster. We believe that the ability of electromagnetic decay to successfully compete with neutron emission is due to to nuclear structure effects, one of the ingredients of Fermi's golden rule describing the probability of a certain decay process to occur." The RIBF results suggest that structure effects, which are commonly neglected in the evaluation of neutron-emission probabilities in calculations of global beta-decay properties for astrophysical simulations, are much more important than generally assumed, in particular in the region "south-east" of 132Sn, where nuclei are very neutron-rich. According to Doornenbal, "One of the significances of this finding is that it could help us gain a better understanding of nuclear synthesis of the elements in our Universe -- in other words, how our Universe came to have the nuclei that it does. Nearly half the heavy elements beyond iron are believed to be made by what is known as the r process, which takes place in supernovae. Neutron emission is usually emitted from calculations on the decay of neutron-rich nuclei, because it is not considered to play an important role. But our work shows that this may need to be reconsidered, and that our understanding of how nuclei are produced by the r process may need to be revised."


News Article | May 19, 2017
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Culinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worldwide. A study by Spanish researchers has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile of mushrooms. Mushrooms are considered valuable health foods, since they have a significant amount of dietary fiber and are poor in calories and fat. Moreover, they have a good protein content (20-30% of dry matter) which includes most of the essential amino acids; also provide a nutritionally significant content of vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and trace minerals such as zinc or selenium. Mushrooms are also an important source of biologically active compounds with potential medicinal value such as betaglucans. The most mushrooms are commonly cooked before being consumed. Scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) aimed to evaluate the influence of different cooking methods (boiling, microwaving, grilling and frying) on proximate composition, betaglucans content and antioxidant activity of four cultivated mushrooms species. The study was conducted on the most widely consumed mushrooms worldwide: Agaricus bisporus (white button mushroom), Lentinula edodes (shiitake), Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom) and Pleurotus eryngii (king oyster mushroom). They were harvested from the cultivation rooms at CTICH facilities. After the cooking process, raw and cooked mushrooms were then freeze-dried, and the proximate composition and the antioxidant activity were analyzed. The results of this study, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that frying induced more severe losses in protein, ash, and carbohydrates content but increased the fat and energy. Boiling improved the total glucans content by enhancing the betaglucans fraction. A significant decrease was detected in the antioxidant activity especially after boiling and frying, while grilled and microwaved mushrooms reached higher values of antioxidant activity. "Frying and boiling treatments produced more severe losses in proteins and antioxidants compounds, probably due to the leaching of soluble substances in the water or in the oil, which may significantly influence the nutritional value of the final product" says Irene Roncero, one of the authors of the paper. "When mushrooms were cooked by microwave or grill, the content of polyphenol and antioxidant activity increased significantly, and there are no significant losses in nutritional value of the cooked mushrooms" says Roncero. The researcher clarifies that adding a little oil portion while grilling mushrooms is not a problem. "This minimal amount will not cause nutrient loses by leaching; in fact, the antioxidant capacity can be even improved. Moreover, if olive oil is used, the fatty acid profile of the final preparation is enhanced with barely increase in the calorie content." Roncero underlines that the cooking technique clearly influences the nutritional value and the antioxidant activity of mushrooms so that "the adequate selection of the culinary method is a key factor to preserve the nutritional profile of this highly consumed food." In this study the CTICH collaborated with the Estacion Experimental del Zaid?n (CSIC, Granada) to analyze the antioxidant activity of the raw and cooked mushrooms. Irene Roncero-Ramos, Mónica Mendiola-Lanao, Margarita Pérez-Clavijo, Cristina Delgado-Andrade. "Effect of different cooking methods on nutritional value and antioxidant activity of cultivated mushrooms". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 68 (3): 287-297, 2017. http://dx.


News Article | May 19, 2017
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The atomic nucleus offers a unique opportunity to study the competition between three of the four fundamental forces known to exist in nature, the strong nuclear interaction, the electromagnetic interaction and the weak nuclear interaction. Only the much weaker gravitational force is irrelevant for the description of nuclear properties. Although in general the decay of an excited nuclear state follows the hierarchy of these forces, there are sometimes exceptions. In a recent experiment performed at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory at RIKEN, an international collaboration with scientists from eleven countries, led by scientists of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC (Spain) and the RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan), made a very surprising observation: High-energy gamma rays -- which are mediated by the electromagnetic force -- are emitted in the decay of a certain excited nucleus -- tin 133, in competition with neutron emission, the decay mode mediated by the strong nuclear force. This is despite the fact that the neutron emission was expected to be orders of magnitude faster since the force is much stronger. The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made using the neutron-rich nucleus 133Sn, which consists of a single neutron coupled to the doubly-magic nucleus 132Sn, a nuclei that is very stable due to its doubly-magic status. The nuclei were produced knocking out a neutron from a slightly heavier nucleus, 134Sn, at relativistic energies. The gamma radiation emitted in the decay of its excited states was detected using the gamma ray spectrometer DALI2. According to Pieter Doornenbal of the Nishina Center, "This was quite surprising as we would expect neutron emission to be much faster. We believe that the ability of electromagnetic decay to successfully compete with neutron emission is due to to nuclear structure effects, one of the ingredients of Fermi's golden rule describing the probability of a certain decay process to occur." The RIBF results suggest that structure effects, which are commonly neglected in the evaluation of neutron-emission probabilities in calculations of global beta-decay properties for astrophysical simulations, are much more important than generally assumed, in particular in the region "south-east" of 132Sn, where nuclei are very neutron-rich. According to Doornenbal, "One of the significances of this finding is that it could help us gain a better understanding of nuclear synthesis of the elements in our Universe -- in other words, how our Universe came to have the nuclei that it does. Nearly half the heavy elements beyond iron are believed to be made by what is known as the r process, which takes place in supernovae. Neutron emission is usually emitted from calculations on the decay of neutron-rich nuclei, because it is not considered to play an important role. But our work shows that this may need to be reconsidered, and that our understanding of how nuclei are produced by the r process may need to be revised."


The atomic nucleus offers a unique opportunity to study the competition between three of the four fundamental forces known to exist in nature, the strong nuclear interaction, the electromagnetic interaction and the weak nuclear interaction. Only the much weaker gravitational force is irrelevant for the description of nuclear properties. Although in general the decay of an excited nuclear state follows the hierarchy of these forces, there are sometimes exceptions. In a recent experiment performed at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory at RIKEN, an international collaboration with scientists from eleven countries, led by scientists of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC (Spain) and the RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan), made a very surprising observation: High-energy gamma rays—which are mediated by the electromagnetic force—are emitted in the decay of a certain excited nucleus—tin 133, in competition with neutron emission, the decay mode mediated by the strong nuclear force. This is despite the fact that the neutron emission was expected to be orders of magnitude faster since the force is much stronger. The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made using the neutron-rich nucleus 133Sn, which consists of a single neutron coupled to the doubly-magic nucleus 132Sn, a nuclei that is very stable due to its doubly-magic status. The nuclei were produced knocking out a neutron from a slightly heavier nucleus, 134Sn, at relativistic energies. The gamma radiation emitted in the decay of its excited states was detected using the gamma ray spectrometer DALI2. According to Pieter Doornenbal of the Nishina Center, "This was quite surprising as we would expect neutron emission to be much faster. We believe that the ability of electromagnetic decay to successfully compete with neutron emission is due to to nuclear structure effects, one of the ingredients of Fermi's golden rule describing the probability of a certain decay process to occur." The RIBF results suggest that structure effects, which are commonly neglected in the evaluation of neutron-emission probabilities in calculations of global beta-decay properties for astrophysical simulations, are much more important than generally assumed, in particular in the region "south-east" of 132Sn, where nuclei are very neutron-rich. According to Doornenbal, "One of the significances of this finding is that it could help us gain a better understanding of nuclear synthesis of the elements in our Universe—in other words, how our Universe came to have the nuclei that it does. Nearly half the heavy elements beyond iron are believed to be made by what is known as the r process, which takes place in supernovae. Neutron emission is usually emitted from calculations on the decay of neutron-rich nuclei, because it is not considered to play an important role. But our work shows that this may need to be reconsidered, and that our understanding of how nuclei are produced by the r process may need to be revised." Explore further: 'Magic numbers' disappear and expand area of nuclear deformation More information: V. Vaquero et al. Gamma Decay of Unbound Neutron-Hole States in, Physical Review Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.202502


News Article | May 23, 2017
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Collaboration with 20 key industry partners announced at Huawei eco-Connect to drive innovation and capitalize on cloud transformation opportunities SINGAPORE, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei Technologies announced collaboration and partnerships with 20 key industry peers at this year's Huawei eco-Connect conference, held in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2017. The series of partnerships, announced over the course of the three-day trade conference from 23 to 25 May at Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore, reinforced Huawei's continued stronghold of the cloud ecosystem in the Southern ASEAN and Oceania region. The partnerships also demonstrate Huawei's commitment to empower its cloud partners and build synergies that will: (1) support the growth of the cloud ecosystem; (2) enable more businesses of all sizes and industries to tap on the opportunities of cloud technologies; and (3) accelerate the region's digital economy transformation. Mr Lim Chee Siong, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei Southern Pacific Region, said, "The role information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure play as the catalyst for socioeconomic growth has never been more prominent and critical. In fact, the recently released Global Connectivity Index 2017 demonstrated that for every additional US$1 of infrastructure investment in information and communications technology (ICT), it will create a return of US$3 in the current GDP and a potential return of US$5 in GDP in 2025. This equates to an accumulative US$17.6 trillion in GDP that will boost global economic growth in 2025." Lim added, "ASEAN demonstrates great potential for an intelligent, connected future - one that harnesses the full spectrum of benefits that future technologies such as Internet of Things has to offer to governments, businesses and consumers. From Huawei's perspective, the region represents a collective of key growth markets that are strategic to our business and vision to build a connected future for all." Huawei currently offers its Cloud Platform to enable customers to build new business models and increase revenue streams in the digital age. Huawei also identifies growth opportunities, and hence the emphasis, on IoT-as-a-Service where telecommunications operators and industry partners will be equipped with a holistic approach to IoT services. Other areas for growth identified by Huawei include Video Cloud hosting services for entertainment, gaming, education and business. To drive innovation and glocalisation of technology services in Singapore, Huawei also recently invested and established a Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center (CSIC), OpenLab, and jointly introduced the i5Lab with NUS Enterprise. The collaboration aims to cater to the industry's needs for incubation of innovative ideas, training, research support, funding, testing and certification in the region. Huawei continues to develop industry alliances and partnerships with businesses, open source communities, as well as developer platforms to unleash greater potential for innovation, as well as promoting the growth and sustainability of the ecosystem. Existing partners such as SAP, i5Lab, Ascent, Itron, Fusionex, Redtone and more form the growing line of collaborators who share expertise, solutions and networks to realise the region's connected future ambition. To enable the development of an open, conducive platform where the innovation ecosystem players can engage, learn, share best practices, and grow business match-making opportunities, Huawei will be organizing a series of insights-driven platforms such as an IoT Ecosystem Forum, Asia Pacific Telco Content Forum, Singapore Channel Partner Summit, and Smart City Roundtable that gather all key stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem ranging from governments to regulators, operators, developers and content providers. Extending the experience to the CommunicAsia Expo, Huawei and its partners will showcase at its booth cloud applications in business and consumer-simulated environments, as well as the latest IoT innovation in sectors such as utilities, energy, transportation, public safety and infrastructure, as well as waste and drainage management. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/HuaweiAPAC  http://www.facebook.com/HuaweiAPAC  http://www.youtube.com/HuaweiAPAC


News Article | May 4, 2017
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VIDEO:  The Djehuty Project, led by research professor, José Manuel Galán, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be... view more The Djehuty Project, led by research professor, José Manuel Galán, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be found- on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt. The discovery comes during the 16th year of archaeological excavations which are sponsored this year by Técnicas Reunidas and Indra. The discoveries made by this project shed light on a key epoch when, for the first time, Thebes (now Luxor) became the capital of the unified kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypt about 4,000 years ago. Dr. Jose Galán explains, "We knew of the possible existence of these gardens since they appear in illustrations both at the entrances to tombs as well as on tomb walls, where Egyptians would depict how they wanted their funerals to be. The garden itself consisted of a small rectangular area, raised half a meter off the ground and divided into 30 cm2 beds. In addition, next to the garden, two trees were planted. This is the first time that a physical garden has ever been found, and it is therefore the first time that archaeology can confirm what had been deduced from iconography. The discovery and thorough analysis of the garden will provide valuable information about both the botany and the environmental conditions of ancient Thebes, of Luxor 4,000 years ago". Galán continues, "The plants grown there would have had a symbolic meaning and may have played a role in funerary rituals. Therefore, the garden will also provide information about religious beliefs and practices as well as the culture and society at the time of the Twelfth Dynasty when Thebes became the capital of the unified kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypt for the first time. We know that palm, sycamore and Persea trees were associated with the deceased's power of resurrection. Similarly, plants such as the lettuce had connotations with fertility and therefore a return to life. Now we must wait to see what plants we can identify by analysing the seeds we have collected. It is a spectacular and quite unique find which opens up multiple avenues of research". "Digging in a necropolis not only allows us to discover details about the world of funerals, religious beliefs and funerary practices, it also helps us discover details about daily life, about society and about the physical environment, both plant and animal. The necropolis thus becomes, as the ancient Egyptians themselves believed, the best way to understand and embrace life", concludes the CSIC researcher. The garden, or funeral garden, was unearthed in an open courtyard at the entrance of a Middle Kingdom rock-cut tomb very probably from the Twelfth Dynasty, circa 2000 BCE. The garden, measuring 3m x 2m, is raised and is divided into a grid arrangement of 30 cm2 beds distributed in rows of five or seven beds. View of the funeral garden with a bowl of dates and seeds found in the orchard. / CSIC According to experts, these small beds may have contained different types of plants and flowers. In addition, at the centre of the raised garden there two beds which are set higher than the others where small trees or shrubs probably grew. In one corner, the researchers recovered a still upright tamarisk shrub complete with its roots and 30cm-long trunk, beside which was a bowl containing dates and other fruit which may have been given as an offering. In addition, attached to the facade of the tomb, which the garden is related to for the time being, a small mud-brick chapel (46cm high x 70cm wide x 55cm deep) with three stelae, or stone tombstones, in its interior was also uncovered. These are dated later than the tomb and the garden, coming from the Thirteenth Dynasty, around the year 1800 BCE. One of them belongs to Renef-seneb, and the other to "the soldier ("citizen") Khememi, the son of the lady of the house, Satidenu." On each, reference is made to Montu, a local god from ancient Thebes, and to the funerary gods Ptah, Sokar and Osiris. "These finds highlight the importance of the area around the Dra Abu el-Naga hill as a sacred centre for a wide range of worship activities during the Middle Kingdom. This helps us understand the high density of tombs in later times as well as the religious symbolism that this area of the necropolis holds", concludes the CSIC researcher.


News Article | April 25, 2017
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Around 300 million tons of plastic is manufactured each year globally. Plastic is not naturally biodegradable and pollutes the environment. Environmental researchers have been persevering to find a way to dispose of the huge amounts of plastic and plastic products in an effective manner, without harming the Earth. A new study has found that a caterpillar commonly bred for fish bait can chew through polyethylene (plastic) products at an impressive rate. Researchers assert that the worm, known as wax worms (Galleria mellonella), can make sizable holes through plastic in just 30 to 40 minutes. Federica Bertocchini, a scientist at the Spanish National Research Council, conducted the study. Paolo Bombelli and Chris Howe from Cambridge University assisted CSIC's Bertocchini in the research. The idea of using wax worms first occurred to Bertocchini when she was cleaning out her backyard bee hive. These worms had infested the hive and while cleaning it, Bertocchini placed them inside a plastic bag. An hour later, she discovered the sizable holes in the bag and the plastic eating worms missing. Drawing inspiration from the incident, Bertocchini and her co-researchers started a study to figure out how the caterpillars were eating through the polyethylene. The scientists placed these wax worms on a sheet of plastic and recorded that each worm was able to create 2.2 holes per hour in the sheet. Overnight, these plastic-eating worms were able to go through around 92 milligrams of a shopping bag. The researchers estimated that it would likely take 100 of these wax worms a month to go through a standard 5.5 gram plastic shopping bag. The scientists also added dead wax worms to plastic and were surprised to see that even then the polyethylene bags were degraded. This suggested that the plastic-eating caterpillars were secreting some kind of enzyme or bacteria, which resulted in the degradation. "If a single enzyme is responsible for this chemical process, its reproduction on a large scale using biotechnological methods should be achievable," Bombelli shared. He added that the caterpillar was not essentially eating the plastic, but was using the chemical enzyme to break down polyethylene into ethylene glycol. The excessive use of polyethylene in packaging and manufacturing of shopping bags has resulted in the rise of plastic pollution over the years. Even low density polyethylene bags take around 100 years to degrade completely. While the highest density plastic takes up to 400 years to disintegrate. Scientists are optimistic that the wax worm research results would lead to some form of degradation process, which would be much faster than the current ones. However, some researchers opine that reducing plastic pollution should not rely on degradation methods, but instead focus on recycling plastic bags and minimizing their production. The research's results will be published in the next edition of Current Biology. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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A research scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Federica Bertocchini, has discovered that wax worms (Galleria mellonella), which usually feed on honey and wax from the honeycombs of bees, are capable of degrading plastic. The discovery has been patented by the research scientists. The CSIC scientist worked on this research with Paolo Bombelli and Chris Howe from the University of Cambridge. The paper will be published in the next issue of Current Biology.


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Leave a Query @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/enquiry/1218368-global-semi-submersible-drilling-platforms-market-professional-survey-report-2017 Table of Contents Global Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Market Professional Survey Report 2017 1 Industry Overview of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.1 Definition and Specifications of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.1.1 Definition of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.1.2 Specifications of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.2 Classification of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.2.1 Underwater Float Types 1.2.2 Caisson Types 1.3 Applications of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 1.3.1 Offshore Wind Turbines 1.3.2 Oil and Natural Gas Drillings 1.3.3 Others 1.4 Market Segment by Regions 1.4.1 North America 1.4.2 China 1.4.3 Europe 1.4.4 Southeast Asia 1.4.5 Japan 1.4.6 India .... 8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms 8.1 CIMC Offshore Segment 8.1.1 Company Profile 8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.1.2.1 Product A 8.1.2.2 Product B 8.1.3 CIMC Offshore Segment 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.1.4 CIMC Offshore Segment 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.2 Keppel Corporation 8.2.1 Company Profile 8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.2.2.1 Product A 8.2.2.2 Product B 8.2.3 Keppel Corporation 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.2.4 Keppel Corporation 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.3 Sembcorp Marine 8.3.1 Company Profile 8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.3.2.1 Product A 8.3.2.2 Product B 8.3.3 Sembcorp Marine 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.3.4 Sembcorp Marine 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.4 Heerema Marine Contractors 8.4.1 Company Profile 8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.4.2.1 Product A 8.4.2.2 Product B 8.4.3 Heerema Marine Contractors 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.4.4 Heerema Marine Contractors 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.5 Maersk Drilling 8.5.1 Company Profile 8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.5.2.1 Product A 8.5.2.2 Product B 8.5.3 Maersk Drilling 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.5.4 Maersk Drilling 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.6 Shell 8.6.1 Company Profile 8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.6.2.1 Product A 8.6.2.2 Product B 8.6.3 Shell 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.6.4 Shell 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.7 DSME 8.7.1 Company Profile 8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.7.2.1 Product A 8.7.2.2 Product B 8.7.3 DSME 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.7.4 DSME 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.8 COSCO 8.8.1 Company Profile 8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.8.2.1 Product A 8.8.2.2 Product B 8.8.3 COSCO 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.8.4 COSCO 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.9 TSC 8.9.1 Company Profile 8.9.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.9.2.1 Product A 8.9.2.2 Product B 8.9.3 TSC 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.9.4 TSC 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.10 CSIC Dalian 8.10.1 Company Profile 8.10.2 Product Picture and Specifications 8.10.2.1 Product A 8.10.2.2 Product B 8.10.3 CSIC Dalian 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.10.4 CSIC Dalian 2016 Semi-submersible Drilling Platforms Business Region Distribution Analysis Buy Now @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/checkout?currency=one_user-USD&report_id=1218368 Continued... 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