Dinitrogen fixing moderately halo-alkaliphilic microorganisms as a crop productivity enhancer
Electrical conductivity of Sea water and saline soil is above 4 dS/m (Cox et al., 1970; Sehgal, 1980). The high pH and high salinity reduced metabolic rates of dinitrogen (N2) fixing bacteria which lowered or stopped N2 fixation activity. This... continue reading
Antibiotic resistant bacterial diversity from terrestrial hot spring, Unkeshwar (Nanded), Maharashtra, India
Total 46 diverse thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from terrestrial hot springs located at Unkeshwar (Longitude 78o 25’ East and Latitude 19o 85’ North). Bacterial strains showed optimum growth at temperatures ranges from 45-65 oC and... continue reading
Source populations in the context of dispersal modelling
In conservation ecology, missing source populations are often considered the main bottleneck for the successful (re-)colonisation of (restored) habitats ([e.g. Kail et al. 2015](http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0130228)). In theoretical... continue reading
Research on experts as a resource (rather than a tool) in mathematics education
The underlying assumption of the expert-novice paradigm is that findings on experts in a particular field (e.g., mathematicians, expert teachers, gifted students) can be applied for advancing novices in the same field (usually "regular" students... continue reading
Inferring the existence of gravitons from the gravitational wave spectrum
If gravitational waves exist, we might observe them with LIGO sometime in the next decade. Just as the existence of quantized energy (photons) was inferred by the distribution of the blackbody spectrum, the existence of gravitons can be inferred... continue reading
Systems analysis of cancer progression
It is well-known that the stage of the cancer at diagnosis is significantly correlated with the survival odds of the patient, and the chances of survival fall off rapidly with the progression of cancer. Despite this, few efforts address the... continue reading
Establishment of a World Dinosaur Congress/Organisation
Dinosaurs are the most popular and well known extinct animals known to humankind. They have been regarded with awe since the first discovery of Megalodon and the coining of the term dinosaur by Richard Owen. In the 1950s they experienced... continue reading
Partial replacement of the FairTax prebate by a wage subsidy
The proposed FairTax Act (H.R.25/S.155) would replace most U.S. federal taxes, including payroll tax and all forms of income tax, with a retail sales tax. To compensate for the rise in prices of necessities, the legislation provides for an annual... continue reading
Altmetrics are aimed at capturing the amount of attention a paper gets. The adoption has been significantly encouraged by services provided by, for example, Altmetric.com, ImpactStory, and PlumX, which serve the same role as Google Scholar for... continue reading
Learning computationally expensive functions
Analysing data from an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN requires large amounts of computing power.
In addition to large amounts of experimental data, each individual analysis requires large amounts of simulated data. This... continue reading
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