Archive: 01/16/2012

Black hole jets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Black holes are irresistible sinks for matter and energy. They are so dense that not even light can escape from their gravitational clutches. Massive black holes (equal to millions or even ...

dateJan 16, 2012 in Astronomy
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Maize gene could lead to bumper harvest

(PhysOrg.com) -- The discovery of a new ‘provisioning’ gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food ...

dateJan 16, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Exploring space burps

(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget the Big Bang theory on the origins of the universe. University of Alberta physicist Greg Sivakoff is looking to find the secrets of the Big Burp theory.

dateJan 16, 2012 in General Physics
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Drilling for climate change

Researchers aboard the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution will finish their Mediterranean voyage next week to unearth thousands of centuries of climate data from beneath the ocean floor.

dateJan 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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