Archive: 10/17/2011

Examining rice genes for rice blast resistance

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have characterized the molecular mechanism behind some plants' ability to resist rice blast, a fungal disease that affects cereal grain crops such as rice, wheat, rye and barley ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Biotechnology
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US rivers and streams saturated with carbon

Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing enough carbon into the atmosphere to fuel 3.4 million car trips to the moon, according to Yale researchers in Nature Geoscience. Their findings could ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Environment
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Irish Church launches app for would-be priests

The Catholic Church in Ireland launched a new app on Monday for young men who are thinking of joining the priesthood, taking a technological leap to reverse four decades of declining vocations.

dateOct 17, 2011 in Software
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India's TCS announces 14.7% Q2 profit jump

India's biggest software exporter, TCS, said Monday its quarterly net profit rose 14.7 percent, marginally below estimates, as concerns over global uncertainty offset improved outsourcing demand.

dateOct 17, 2011 in Business
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Drug tracked in tissue

When a new drug is developed, the manufacturer must be able to show that it reaches its intended goal in the body's tissue, and only that goal. Such studies could be made easier with a new method now established ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Flat universe

A remarkable finding of the early 21st century, that kind of sits alongside the Nobel prize winning discovery of the universe’s accelerating expansion, is the finding that the universe is geometrically ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in General Physics
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