Archive: 15/12/2009

Antagonistic genes control rice growth

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues, have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each other—one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the experimental plant ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Engineers help secure California highways and roads

Sprays of dirt flew out of a soil box that held a retaining wall as it violently shook from a simulated 7.4 magnitude earthquake. The wall was put to test recently by engineers at the UC San Diego Englekirk Structural Engineering ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Engineering
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Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lead levels that are "off the scale" have been confirmed after tests were done this morning on the lid of a soup can dating back more than 150 years. The findings reopen the mystery surrounding the cause ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Other
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