Archive: 03/04/2010

Can corn be taught to fix its own nitrogen?

Nitrogen fertilization is essential for profitable corn production. It also is a major cost of production and can contribute to degradation of the environment. Is it possible to "teach" corn to fix its own nitrogen, thus ...

Mar 04, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 2

Phobos flyby success

Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of ...

Mar 04, 2010 5 / 5 (10) 4 | with audio podcast

A new energy source from the common pea

If harnessing the unlimited solar power of the sun were easy, we wouldn't still have the greenhouse gas problem that results from the use of fossil fuel. And while solar energy systems work moderately well in hot desert climates, ...

Mar 04, 2010 2.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast