Archive: 10/08/2011

How corn came to be

(PhysOrg.com) -- Corn, as we know it, didn’t always exist. A Brigham Young University biology professor published a new study that identified the functions of a gene that may have helped transform a wild grass called ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Is the 'right of publicity' out of control?

(PhysOrg.com) -- American courts are significantly expanding the legal rights and privileges celebrities can command over others using their names or likenesses. And a University at Buffalo Law School professor is questioning ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Social Sciences
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New technique scales up nanofiber production

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

dateAug 10, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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A spiral in Leo

(PhysOrg.com) -- This new picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows NGC 3521, a spiral galaxy located about 35 million light years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Spanning about 50 000 light-years, this ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Indonesian tech frenzy tantalizes venture capital

(AP) -- Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to New York all have the same question about Indonesia's come-from-nowhere tech frenzy: Are the young entrepreneurs that have piqued their interest smart bets or just surfing ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Business
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