Archive: 11/29/2010

Breeding potatoes with improved properties

It is possible to breed potatoes in such a way that they produce new types of starch for use as a new and improved plant-based raw material in the construction, paper, glue, fodder and food industries. These ...

Nov 29, 2010
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Sea noise adventures

In 1953, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau published his groundbreaking book The Silent World, which has since sold five million copies and captured the imagination of generations of armchair adventurers. While ...

Nov 29, 2010
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Prescriptions for teens and young adults on the rise

Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications. Yet prescription rates for controlled medications, or drugs the Drug Enforcement Administration deems as having the potential for abuse, have ...

Nov 29, 2010
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UBC physicists make atoms and dark matter add up

Physicists at the University of British Columbia and TRIUMF have proposed a unified explanation for dark matter and the so-called baryon asymmetry -- the apparent imbalance of matter with positive baryon charge and antimatter ...

Nov 29, 2010
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