Archive: 09/03/2010

Corn lines resist fungal toxins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Corn germplasm lines developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are scoring high marks in field trials for resistance to aflatoxin produced by Aspergilllus flavus and A. ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Moving toward greener chemistry

Phosphorus, a mineral element found in rocks and bone, is a critical ingredient in fertilizers, pesticides, detergents and other industrial and household chemicals. Once phosphorus is mined from rocks, getting ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Materials Science
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Researchers identify genes associated with asthma

(PhysOrg.com) -- Yale University researchers have identified three genes containing genetic variations that appear to increase a child's risk of developing asthma. The findings will be published in three separate ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Genetics
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Afla-Guard also protects corn crops

Afla-Guard®, a biological control used to thwart the growth of fungi on peanuts, can be used on corn as well, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists who helped develop it.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Other
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Taking the 'search' out of search and rescue

Their emergencies happened hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from one another, but the captain whose vessel had become disabled near Kamalino, Hawaii, the pilot who crashed onto the Knik Glacier near Anchorage, ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Other
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Setting sail in the sun

Propelled by sunlight pressure, large lightweight sails made of ultrathin aluminum-coated plastic could one day take probes to the edge of our solar system and other stars.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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