Researchers in the US are attempting to produce a synthetic material that can stop bedbugs in their tracks. The scientists want to replicate the bedbug-trapping properties of the bean plant leaf in a non-biological material that won't beak down, and help alleviate a problem that has bugged America's cities for years. Rob Muir reports.
AFP (Feb. 6, 2013) A water treatment plant in eastern France is now creating energy with one of the regional food specialties - sauerkraut. The plant treats the corrosive juice left over from sauerkraut production and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 28, 2014) Tasmanian botanists are taking a new approach to saving what is believed to be the world's oldest living plant. By grafting King's Holly onto similar species of plant that has a stronger root base, ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 7, 2013) On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels -- not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically ... watch video
Reuters (May 9, 2012) Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Sep. 5, 2014) Animal control officers trap and catch the albino monocled cobra slithering in Los Angeles suburb. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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June 10, 2014 The United States is experiencing an alarming increase in the number of bedbug populations. In addition to being found in private residences, such as apartments and single-family homes, bedbugs are ... read more
May 20, 2014 The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.” Researchers have devised a bedbug trap that can be built with household ... read more
Apr. 9, 2013 Inspired by a traditional Balkan bedbug remedy, researchers have documented how microscopic hairs on kidney bean leaves effectively stab and trap the biting insects. Scientists are now developing ... read more