Archive: 06/11/2011

Gold rush hurts aquatic life

Gold prospectors chasing $1,600-an-ounce flecks in river bottoms east of Charlotte also might be sucking life out of the streams, experts say.

dateNov 06, 2011 in Environment
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Engineers solve energy puzzle

University of Toronto materials science and engineering (MSE) researchers have demonstrated for the first time the key mechanism behind how energy levels align in a critical group of advanced materials. This discovery is ...

dateNov 06, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers crack pigeonpea genome

Once referred to as an "orphan crop" mainly grown by poor farmers, pigeonpea is now set to join the world's league of major food crops with the completion of its genome sequence.

dateNov 06, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Porous crystals for natural gas storage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different structures possible, ...

dateNov 06, 2011 in Materials Science
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