Archive: 05/21/2010

Endangered African rice varieties gain elite status

As part of a redoubled effort to stave off future food crises by bringing Africa's rice production in line with its rapidly growing consumption, scientists have announced a paradigm shift in rice research for the region, ...

May 21, 2010
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YeZ: The Car that Acts Like a Plant

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if there was an eco-friendly car that acted like a plant? It would take in CO2, and its exhaust would be oxygen. That's exactly what the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation unveiled ...

May 21, 2010 weblog
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ESA's SMOS water mission goes live

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's SMOS satellite completed its six-month commissioning this week and formally began operational life. This milestone means the mission is now set to provide much-needed global images of ...

May 21, 2010
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Contaminants in groundwater used for public supply

More than 20 percent of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the nation contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

May 21, 2010
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To publish or not to publish? That is the question

For more than 50 years medical research has been vetted through the peer-review process overseen by medical journal editors who assign reviewers to determine whether work merits publication. A study published in PLoS One invest ...

May 21, 2010
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