Archive: 08/23/2006

Engineers Find New Way to Close Levees

A team of University of South Carolina civil engineers who have studied the failure of the 17th Street canal levee in New Orleans say they have found a cost-effective and efficient way to halt flooding caused by breached ...

Aug 23, 2006 4.1 / 5 (9) 1

Tight-knit family: even microbes favor their own kin

New research published by Rice University biologists in this week's issue of Nature finds that even the simplest of social creatures - single-celled amoebae - have the ability not only to recognize their own family member ...

Aug 23, 2006 4.4 / 5 (12) 0

Scientists Discover How We Detect Sour Taste

A team headed by biologists from the University of California, San Diego has discovered the cells and the protein that enable us to detect sour, one of the five basic tastes. The scientists, who included researchers ...

Aug 23, 2006 4.6 / 5 (5) 0