Archive: 08/08/2011

Flowing structures in soft crystals

What is common to blood, ink and gruel? They are all liquids in which tiny particles are suspended – so called “colloids”. In some of these liquids, the particles form groups (clusters), which ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Scientists grow plants with friendly fungi

Dr. Chris Thornton and colleagues at the University of Exeter are examining whether adding a safe and harmless fungus to compost boosts the growth and proliferation of crops' roots, helping them grow with ...

Aug 08, 2011
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FAA probing News Corp.'s use of drones

(AP) -- With the newsgathering techniques of its sister publications in Britain under fire, News Corp. is facing a probe into the use of drones by its U.S.-based digital publication, The Daily.

Aug 08, 2011
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Efforts to close canal to Great Lakes

Efforts are underway to try and get the river locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal closed in order to stop the spread of two invasive species of fish known as the Asian carp and the Snakehead.

Aug 08, 2011 report
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Many top US scientists wish they had more children

Nearly half of all women scientists and one-quarter of male scientists at the nation's top research universities said their career has kept them from having as many children as they had wanted, according to a new study by ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Technology reveals citrus greening-infected trees

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Early suntan helps lettuce crops

New Zealand’s intense ultraviolet light may be bad for the skin, but it could provide a boost for vegetable production, according to new research by a Massey University crop scientist.

Aug 08, 2011
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