Archive: 10/16/2007

Professor studies army-ant-following birds

In the jungles of Central and South America, a group of birds has evolved a unique way of finding food – by following hordes of army ants and letting them do all the work.

Oct 16, 2007 4.6 / 5 (10) 0

A wheat for all seasons -- and reasons

The seeds may be lacking for perennial wheat to be grown on any significant basis in Texas, but interest is not, according to Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station plant pathologist.

Oct 16, 2007 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Improving Roads with Ethanol Co-products

Iowa’s soil is great for growing corn. But it’s not so great for building roads. Soil around the Midwest is mostly soft clay and till deposited by glaciers, said Halil Ceylan, an Iowa State assistant professor ...

Oct 16, 2007 3.4 / 5 (5) 0

Obesity genetics

New evidence that genetics plays a key role in obesity is published today in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. The findings relate to the genetics of modern Pima Indians who have an unu ...

Oct 16, 2007 1.5 / 5 (2) 0

Bouncing Bucky Balls

C60 molecules have an intriguing ball-shaped structure that suggests several interesting possibilities for motion on surfaces. Indeed, researchers have found that the passage of electrons through a bucky ball in a transistor ...

Oct 16, 2007 4.2 / 5 (14) 1