Archive: 03/29/2010

IT-enabled change must involve the entire organization

The secret to successful IT-enabled change is the right balance between "hard" factors like planning, goals, structure and system architecture and "soft" factors like mindset, culture and organisation. This is one conclusion ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Other
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Exotic plant takes over dunes of Southern Spain

Introduced more than 40 years ago, Galenia pubescens, an exotic plant from South Africa is found in great numbers in altered coastal environments in the south of Spain. Since its impacts on the ecosystem are un ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Ecology
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Pacemaker in stomach helps against vomiting

People with severe stomach disorders can sometimes suffer from chronic vomiting. This symptom can be treated with electrical impulses from a pacemaker in the stomach. A new method enables patients who could benefit from this ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Other
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Cutting fat -- and calories -- from cakes and frostings

Delicious new cakes and frostings may someday contain less fat and fewer calories, thanks to work by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists such as Mukti Singh. She's based at the ARS National Center for Agricultural ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Other
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Plant hormone regulates nectar production

Rapeseed is one of the ten most important agricultural crops worldwide. In spring, the rapeseed fields with their bright yellow flowers are widely visible: this year winter rapeseed is being cultivated on ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Chemical cocktail affects humans and the environment

Throughout our lives we are exposed to an enormous range of man-made chemicals, from food, water, medicines, cosmetics, clothes, shoes and the air we breathe. At the request of the EU, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Environment
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