Archive: 11/12/2013

Dying giant sequoia planted by Muir is cloned

Horticulturists recently announced that they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif.

dateNov 12, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Confronting threats to clean water

Despite the abundance of water on our planet, it remains a precious and sought after life-sustaining resource. Without the technology to provide safe, clean water to the masses, the general public would be consuming massive ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Environment
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Comet at dawn

(Phys.org) —Soon after its discovery in late summer of last year, the media hyped ISON to be the comet of the millennium. At the time when it is expected to come closest to the Sun, on 28 November 2013, ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. "It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Nanotech drug smugglers

Tiny capsules of carbon are invisible to the chemical gatekeeper that flushes potentially harmful substances out of our bodies' cells, according to research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology an ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Creating accountable anonymity online

The World Wide Web is, in many ways, still the Wild West. Though a large portion of internet traffic is monitored and traceable, systems like the Tor Project allow users to post and share anything anonymously. Anonymous systems ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Internet
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