Archive: 05/13/2011

Know your tomatoes

Genetically modified (GM) tomatoes look much the same as traditional varieties (Fig. 1). But are they? By comparing the chemical diversity of strains of GM tomatoes with a control strain and traditional reference ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Biotechnology
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When plants spin off new species

(PhysOrg.com) -- Contrary to what most people may think, the speciation rates of plants are not linked to the first development of a novel physical trait or mechanism. New international research shows that ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Evolution
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Controlling robotic arms is child's play

Move your arm and the robot imitates your movement. This type of intuitive handling is now possible thanks to a new input device that will simplify the control of industrial robots in the future. But that ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Engineering
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Many with low thyroid missed because labs may be wrong

Millions of Americans - mostly women - could find the key to more energy, easier weight control, sharper thinking, less depression, less infertility, lower blood pressure and lower incidence of heart disease. It all ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Cancer
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AOL offers video chat with no log-in, download

In a move to become more competitive in the fast-growing field of video chat, the team behind AOL Inc.'s AIM instant messenger rolled out the first version of a free video chat service on Thursday that doesn't require users ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Internet
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Perspective on: The future of fusion

Stewart Prager, a well-known plasma physicist and fusion scientist with a distinguished career and a record of discovery at the University of Wisconsin, arrived in January 2009 as director of PPPL, the United ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in General Physics
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