Archive: 18/01/2006

'Cry for help' gene identified in plants

A genetic mechanism that enables corn plants to "cry for help" and attract beneficial insects has been clarified by scientists from the University of Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology ...

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Purdue studies office building power

Purdue University engineers say they've developed a method of "pre-cooling" small office buildings, cutting energy consumption during times of peak demand.

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Study: Workplace aggression commonplace

A McMaster University study indicates 47 million U.S. residents are victims of workplace aggression, with the general public the primary source of abuse.

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Yogurt bacteria may soon fight HIV

Brown University scientists say they've genetically modified some of the 'friendly bacteria' found in yogurt to release a drug that blocks HIV infection.

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Japan postponed space satellite launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Wednesday it has postponed the launch of an advanced land observation satellite due to a malfunction.

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