Archive: 12/08/2011

The heart of the plant

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth's population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie's Wolf Frommer into the system by ...

Dec 08, 2011
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Carving at the nanoscale

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology have successfully demonstrated a new method for producing a wide variety of complex hollow nanoparticles. The work, published this week in Science, applies well known ...

Dec 08, 2011
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National interests hinder climate accord attempt

(AP) -- Delegates attending a 194-nation climate conference agree the world needs to send less carbon into the atmosphere, but national interests and economic worries have so far hindered attempts to reach an agreement that ...

Dec 08, 2011
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LivingSocial seeks $400 million in funding

(AP) -- LivingSocial, the No. 2 online deals site behind Groupon, plans to raise $400 million in a private offering that will likely give it a cushion to put off an initial public offering.

Dec 08, 2011
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The birth of a telescope 30 times larger than Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- On 15 November 2011, the Effelsberg 100-meter radio telescope, together with three Russian and one Ukrainian telescope, took part in the first interferometric observations with the orbiting ...

Dec 08, 2011
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