Archive: 7/02/2013

Tapping into the rubber plant genome

A group of international scientists have sequenced the draft genome sequence of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis, the major commercial source of natural rubber. The manuscript describing the draft genome is published in ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Farmers markets driving tomato research

The emergence of farmers markets in the Lower Rio Grande Valley has led to new research that shows planting dates affect the productivity of organic tomatoes, according to an expert at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Other
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Fostering critical thinking via assessment

Critical thinking skills have been identified as learning outcomes expected of students. Teaching towards developing thinking skills is quite recent, attempts are observed to find ways to infuse critical thinking into the ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Social Sciences
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'GPS' for indoor use

Have you ever lost your way in a large office building or on a university campus? Normal GPS systems are of little assistance in these cases. A new smartphone app shows you the internal layout of a building and helps you ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Telecom
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