Archive: 03/06/2010

Scientists seek blight-resistant spuds

Potatoes offering elevated levels of phytonutrients thought to promote health could add a new dimension to the consumer diet. But the journey from farm to fork can be a perilous one fraught with sundry microorganisms ready ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Hubble Images Suggest Rogue Asteroid Smacked Jupiter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Without warning, a mystery object struck Jupiter on July 19, 2009, leaving a dark bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean. The spot first caught the eye of an amateur astronomer in Australia, and soon, observatories ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Astronomy
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Image: X-51A Makes Longest Scramjet Flight

(PhysOrg.com) -- The X-51A successfully made the longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight to date off the southern California coast on May 26. It was powered by a SJX61-2 that was first validated in ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Pay-by-phone catching on with smart-phone set

"I don't have any cash on me" may no longer be a valid excuse with new credit card readers that can be used with mobile phones. In a potential boon to street vendors, mom-and-pop shops and even those who lend a few bucks ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Telecom
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Ultra-precise optical systems for space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metal mirrors made with extremely high precision and exactly positioned are the key elements of modern telescopes. A new production technique enables complex optical surfaces to be manufactured with excellent ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Engineering
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