Archive: 12/3/2007

Wild strawberries may reduce cancer risk

We've all seen the term "super food" used to describe those nutrition-loaded edibles that promote health and discourage disease. Powerhouse foods high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that block the development ...

Dec 03, 2007
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One bad apple: Consumers prefer perfect produce

A research study published in the October 2007 issue of HortScience found that consumers don't like blemishes—on apples, that is. The study of consumer values led by Chengyan Yue, PhD, Assistant Professor of Hor ...

Dec 03, 2007
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Mapmaking for the masses

Sites such as Wikimapia and OpenStreetMap are empowering citizens to create a global patchwork of geographic information while Google Earth is encouraging individuals to develop appplications using their own data.

Dec 03, 2007
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'Smart' flower bulbs pull themselves to deeper ground

Confused about the right planting depth for flower bulbs? Trust the bulbs! Researchers have discovered that some flower bulbs are actually "smart" enough to adjust themselves to the right planting depth. A ...

Dec 03, 2007
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Giardia loses its hold on intestinal tissue after 'tonic shock'

Known in America chiefly as the bane of hikers, the single-celled intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia is a major cause of diarrheal illness worldwide with estimates of 100 million infections a year. The parasite colonizes ...

Dec 03, 2007
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Analog of cosmological particle creation

“In cosmology there’s this quantum effect,” Ralf Schützhold tells PhysOrg.com. “In the universe, there is a ground state, where it is empty. But if the universe starts to expand or contract, the vacuum is distor ...

Dec 03, 2007 feature
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Proposed federal rule threatens 2 decades of established law

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) has condemned a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Interior that would put in jeopardy the highly productive compromise that was reached when the Native American Graves Protection ...

Dec 03, 2007
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Team sculpts 3D particles with light

MIT engineers have used ultraviolet light to sculpt three-dimensional microparticles that could have many applications in medical diagnostics and tissue engineering. For example, they could be designed to ...

Dec 03, 2007
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