Archive: 11/09/2012

Texas cotton getting a genetic 'tune-up'

Can you imagine trying to build a competitive race car with old parts? Chances are, the entry would not fare well at the Indy 500. Very much the same thing might be said about today's crops, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Biotechnology
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New lows for daily deals firm Groupon

Groupon shares plunged to their lowest level since the online deals giant went public a year ago, as analysts offered a harsh response to a disappointing earnings report.

dateNov 09, 2012 in Business
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Investigating the Big Bang particle

Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are collaborating with experts at some of the world's leading research institutes in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of a particle that played a role in the ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in General Physics
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Getting a Qloo on where to find similar tastes

Trolling the Internet is an obsession for millions. Joy of discovery is often the journey's reward. That's the premise of Qloo (pronounced "clue"), a new website and soon-to-be app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices that ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Internet
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Chemist develops spray to detect poison oak's toxic oil

The last time Rebecca Braslau got a bad case of poison oak, she found herself pondering the chemical structure of urushiol, the toxic oil in poison oak and its relatives, poison ivy and poison sumac (all species of Toxicodendron).

dateNov 09, 2012 in Other
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