Archive: 10/15/2009

Sweet Potato Protection is More Than Skin Deep

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sweet potatoes are a seasonal staple that earn U.S. producers some $370 million every year. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found traits in sweet potatoes that someday ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Other
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Open Lid Reveals Mercury

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mercury, the silvery liquid formerly used in thermometers, is now known to be highly toxic. The worst of the toxins are organic mercury compounds, such as methylmercury. Most previous analytical procedures ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Fuel cells get a boost

Fuel cells, devices that can produce electricity from hydrogen or other fuels without burning them, are considered a promising new way of powering everything from homes and cars to portable devices like cellphones ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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How the Moon produces its own water

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. These particles interact with the oxygen present in some dust grains on the lunar surface, producing ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Call it twine? Twitter makes wine for charity

(AP) -- Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them? Yes, the people at Twitter - the social media site on which users post messages no longer than 140 characters - are getting into ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Internet
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