Archive: 12/02/2011

Green: The new color of rice

Rice consumers worldwide can now look forward to eating "green" rice with the launch of an initiative that will set environmentally sustainable and socially responsible rice production management standards.

dateDec 02, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic

The end of the last ice age and the processes that led to the melting of the northern and southern ice sheets supply basic information on changes in our climate. Although the maximum size of the ice sheet in the northern ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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What's that sparkle in Cassini's eye?

The moon Enceladus, one of the jewels of the Saturn system, sparkles peculiarly bright in new images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images of the moon, the first ever taken of Enceladus with Cassini's ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Monitoring food with millimeter waves

Has the packet been properly filled? Are there impurities in the chocolate? Have the plastic seams been welded correctly? Is there a knife hidden in the parcel? Answers to all these questions are provided ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Engineering
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Zynga plans to raise up to $1.15B in IPO

(AP) -- Online game maker Zynga says it plans to raise up to $1.15 billion in an initial public offering of 115 million shares in the latest in a spate of Internet IPOs

dateDec 02, 2011 in Business
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Thinner thermal insulation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Insulation panels that are both thin and effective are expensive. At present these high-end products are built into energy-saving refrigerators. Innovative components and production techniques ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Engineering
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