Archive: 02/6/2007

Researcher Hopes to Unlock Evolutionary Secrets

Roughly 2 1/2 billion years ago, some algae began to photosynthesize, an astonishing development that led to the creation of plants and a myriad of complex life forms, including, incidentally, mankind.

Feb 06, 2007 4.3 / 5 (8) 0

Cleaner Fuel by Nanoparticles

Bulk molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) is a ubiquitous, standard solid lubricant. However, extremely small MoS2 nanoparticles have a potentially important application as a catalyst for producing sulphur-free fuels. I ...

Feb 06, 2007 3.9 / 5 (17) 0

Genes involved in coffee quality have been identified

To maintain their incomes, growers are increasingly banking on producing quality coffee. However, improving coffee beverage quality means knowing more about the biological processes - flowering, fruit ripening, etc - that ...

Feb 06, 2007 4.8 / 5 (4) 0