Archive: 23/10/2009

Prevent tomato late blight next growing season

( -- Across the northeast, home gardeners expecting the usual bumper crop of tomatoes this season were dismayed to find their plants affected by late blight, the same fungus that caused Ireland's potato famine ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Other
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EphA4 -- the molecular transformer

( -- EphA4 is a protein which is attached to the surfaces of many types of human cells and plays a role in a wide range of biological processes. EphA4 functions by binding to ephrin ligands, cell surface proteins ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Altruism: Genetic or Cultural Evolution?

( -- The origins of altruism, the willingness to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others often unknown to us, has perplexed evolutionary social scientists and biologists for years.

dateOct 23, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Africa world's fastest growing mobile phone market

( -- Mobile phone subscriptions in Africa have defied the world economic crisis by growing faster than in any other region of the world since 2003, according to a United Nations report published yesterday.

dateOct 23, 2009 in Telecom
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Highlight: Capturing quasiparticles

( -- A physics research team from the University of St Andrews and Cornell University in the USA has managed to 'photograph' the traces left by orbiting electrons in a special oxide material, and their observations ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in General Physics
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'Dutch' Batavians more Roman than thought

The Batavians, who lived in the Netherlands at the start of the Christian era were far more Roman than was previously thought. After just a few decades of Roman occupation, the Batavians had become so integrated that they ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Other
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