Archive: 19/02/2009

Gene to reduce wheat yield losses

A new gene that provides resistance to a fungal disease responsible for millions of hectares of lost wheat yield has been discovered by scientists from the US and Israel.

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Probing Question: What predicts a happy marriage?

You’ve planned the perfect Valentine’s Day, booked the candlelit restaurant, bought chocolate and flowers. (Or, depending on your darling's taste, bought tickets to a monster truck rally.) The night couldn’t have gone ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Other
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Carbon dioxide map of US released on Google Earth

( -- Interactive maps that detail carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion are now available on the popular Google Earth platform. The maps, funded by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy through ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Environment
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iPoint 3D - Using fingers as a remote control

( -- The 'iPoint 3D' allows people to communicate with a 3-D display through simple gestures - without touching it and without 3-D glasses or a data glove. What until now has only been seen in science fiction ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Engineering
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