Archive: 12/11/2010

Using bark to vacuum oil spills

Cleaning up oil spills is a time consuming, difficult process. But a novel approach developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) uses a new kind of vacuum cleaner that blows bark or other absorbent ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Environment
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Fertility or powdery mildew resistance?

Powdery mildew is a fungus that infects both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and other plant pathogens cause immense crop loss. Despite decades of intense research, little is known of the plant molecules ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Light and dark in the Phoenix Lake

( -- They say you can't judge a book by its cover but, with planets, first impressions do count. New images show where complex fault lines in Mars’ Phoenicis Lacus region have resulted in terrain with a distinctly ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Frito-Lay study forecasts changing snack preferences

( -- Take a peek in your co-worker's desk, your child's backpack or your friend's glove compartment. Chances are you'll find a bag of chips, nuts or breakfast bars. Time-constrained Americans are snacking on popcorn, ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Health
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First Apple computer ready for auction

Created in 1976, the Apple-1 was only worth $666.66 and was one of an estimated 200 produced by the hand of co-founder Steve Wosniak. The original version, sold without a keyboard, monitor or power supply, came equipped with ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Consumer & Gadgets weblog
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Sun's magnetic building blocks revealed by SUNRISE

( -- Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany have now for the first time uncovered and characterized the smallest building blocks of the Sun’s magnetic field. In ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Astronomy
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