Archive: 12/24/2007

Active mechanism locks in the size of a cell's nucleus

Cells know that size matters, especially when it comes to the nucleus. In the early 1900s, German scientists first proposed that the size of a nucleus is always proportional to the size of its cell. Now, more than a century ...

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New method enables scientists to see smells

Animals and insects communicate through an invisible world of scents. By exploiting infrared technology, researchers at Rockefeller University just made that world visible. With the ability to see smells, these scientists ...

dateDec 24, 2007 in Medical research
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Old TVs bad landfill reception

When U.S. broadcasters switch to digital transmissions, millions of viewers will likely discard analog televisions creating a potential environmental disaster.

dateDec 24, 2007 in Environment
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SmartGrow uses hair to grow food

A new product marketed as SmartGrow uses human hair imported from China and India to help people with their horticultural efforts.

dateDec 24, 2007 in Other
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