Archive: 09/18/2008

NASA eClips: A New Approach to Learning

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA is making available a free Web-based educational product to learners of all ages across the country. NASA eClips consists of more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments, which are available on-demand ...

Sep 18, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Optical sensors make MRI scans safer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic resonance scans will be safer for children and other patients needing anaesthesia, thanks to new kinds of optical sensors developed by a team of European researchers.

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From Sugar to Gasoline

Following independent paths of investigation, two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar-potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants-into gasoline, diesel, ...

Sep 18, 2008 4.5 / 5 (47) 9

New insights into how cells accessorize their proteins

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have gained new insight into how the cell's vast array of proteins would instantly be reduced to a confusion of lethally malfunctioning molecules without a system for proteins ...

Sep 18, 2008 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

GM crops protect neighbors from pests

A study in northern China indicates that genetically modified cotton, altered to express the insecticide, Bt, not only reduces pest populations among those crops, but also reduces pests among other nearby crops that have ...

Sep 18, 2008 3 / 5 (2) 0