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Scientist on Yakushima, Japan Finds New Parasitic Plant Species

parasidicPistillate flowers of the Sciaphila yakushimensis (left) and Sciaphila japonica (right). The pistillate flower of the Sciaphila yakushimensis has a club-shaped style with multiple papillae. (Kobe University)

A Japanese scientist has discovered a new parasitic plant species.

Suetsugu Kenji, an associate professor at the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, found the new species on the subtropical island of Yakushima.

Kenji collected a specimen while carrying out a survey of lowland laurel forests on the island and a later examination revealed that (click on the title to read the full article)


Cat S60 rugged smartphone features with integrated thermal camera


Flir, Fluke and Seek might be three companies you think of when you think of thermal cameras. A couple of them have created dongles that plug into smartphones and turn them into thermal imaging devices, which can be useful if you’re looking for leaks in your walls, people at night, need to gauge the surface temperature of specific objects and more. Now one company, Cat, otherwise known as Caterpillar, is building (Click on the title to read the full article)


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