News tagged with harvests

Drought rattles farmers in eastern China

Yu Ruicheng's weathered face creases with worry as she stands on her dry wheat field in eastern China, where a record drought is threatening to send soaring global food prices even higher.

Feb 25, 2011
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Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...

Jan 26, 2011
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Time is ripe for wine grapes

CSIRO researchers have discovered a new method growers could use to control when their grapes ripen, without affecting wine quality.

Nov 05, 2010
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Nanogenerators for energy harvesting technology

The journal, Nano Letters, recently published an article highlighting the fascinating nanogenerators developed by Dr. Yong Shi, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. The pa ...

Jul 09, 2010
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