Archive: 22/12/2008

Modified plants may yield more biofuel

Plants, genetically modified to ease the breaking down of their woody material, could be the key to a cheaper and greener way of making ethanol, according to researchers who add that the approach could also help turn agricultural ...

dateDec 22, 2008 in
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Air quality in schools affects cognitive performance

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research by a team led by Professor Derek Clements-Croome at the University of Reading has shown a direct association between the environmental conditions in classrooms and pupils' cognitive performance.

dateDec 22, 2008 in Health
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Saturn's Crazy Christmas Tilt

You look through the telescope. Blink. Shake your head and look again. The planet you expected to see in the eyepiece is not the one that's actually there. Too much eggnog? No, it's just Saturn's crazy Christmas tilt.

dateDec 22, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Chocolate, wine and tea improve brain performance

(PhysOrg.com) -- All that chocolate might actually help finish the bumper Christmas crossword over the seasonal period. According to Oxford researchers working with colleagues in Norway, chocolate, wine and tea enhance cognitive ...

dateDec 22, 2008 in Health
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Cancer-fighting antibodies

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT engineers have found that antibodies do not need a particular sugar attachment long believed to be essential to their function, a discovery that could make producing therapeutic antibodies much easier ...

dateDec 22, 2008 in
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