Archive: 28/10/2010

GM safety debate may have new twist

By studying plant-fungi-bacteria interactions at plant wound sites, the team have identified a natural process stimulated by a hormone released by the wounded plant that would allow synthetic genes to move across organisms ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Biotechnology
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China says rare earths not a 'bargaining tool'

(AP) -- China said Thursday it will not use exports of rare earths, exotic minerals required by high-tech industry, as a diplomatic "bargaining tool" while Washington pressed Beijing to clarify its policy following its de ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Business
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Food quality improved with software

Max Planck Innovation GmbH, the technology transfer organization of the Max Planck Society, has awarded an exclusive license for the analysis software TagFinder to Metabolomic Discoveries GmbH, a service provider in biochemical ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Earth's fiery past and future modeled by NASA

Wildfires may seem like a fixed and unchanging force of nature. They're not. Over long time scales, research has shown that both the climate and humans have a profound effect on wildfire activity around the globe. Now new ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Environment
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Real-world programming in the classroom

In undergraduate computer-science classes, homework assignments are usually to write programs, and students are graded on whether the programs do what they're supposed to. Harried professors and teaching assistants can look ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Other
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The new home of Envisat

ESA’s Earth-observing satellite Envisat has moved to a lower orbit in order to conserve fuel and extend its life by three years, and is once again delivering invaluable data to thousands of scientists.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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