Archive: 08/23/2011

A better test for a potato pest

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has created a new weapon in the war being waged against the potato cyst nematode-a diagnostic test that identifies the type of nematode infesting a grower's field.

Aug 23, 2011 not rated yet 0

Comparing soybean production methods

In the Mid-South, twin-row soybean production is becoming a popular growing technique for soybean producers. An estimated 80% of the total hectares grown in the Mississippi Delta are planted in this configuration. While growers ...

Aug 23, 2011 not rated yet 0

Sony remodels PlayStation Home

Sony is remodeling PlayStation Home to put games at center stage in a virtual world that merges console-quality play with styles of social gaming that are hits at venues such as Facebook.

Aug 23, 2011 1 / 5 (1) 1

Viking 1 examines Mars' Ophir Chasma

During its examination of Mars, the Viking 1 spacecraft returned images of Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, whose connected chasma or valleys may have formed from ...

Aug 23, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Waste not, want not

Imagine being able to get the equivalent of 70 miles per gallon in your car, keep your home cool and power your computer – all from sewage. Thanks to technology developed by UC Irvine’s National ...

Aug 23, 2011 4.7 / 5 (6) 16 | with audio podcast