Archive: 16/07/2012

A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

( -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using molecular tools to help cotton growers cut back on their use of pesticides in controlling one of their worst adversaries: the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Biotechnology
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J-2X nozzle extension goes the distance

( -- NASA engineers conducted a 550-second test of the new J-2X rocket engine at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on July 13. The J-2X engine will power the upper-stage of a planned two-stage Space Launch System, ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Lessons learned from MITx's prototype course

Last December, MIT announced the creation of MITx, an ambitious project to recreate the MIT classroom experience online; in March, the MITx prototype course — “Circuits and Electronics,” or 6.002x in MIT’s ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Social Sciences
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