News tagged with shells

Study eyes egg quality and composition

(PhysOrg.com) -- There's no substantial quality difference between organically and conventionally produced eggs. That's one of a number of findings in an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study examining various aspects ...

Jul 07, 2010
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Oyster Shells Tell Story

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some oysters provide pearls but all oyster shells have a story to tell, if you know how to look for them. One compelling story about North America’s first successful English settlement has ...

Jun 04, 2010
4.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Buried shells in Houston are no treasure

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fan-Wei Zeng saw seashells, but not by the seashore. In fact, they were quite far away, and they were skewing the Rice University graduate student's study of the environmental impact of Houston's rivers.

Apr 02, 2010
4.3 / 5 (10) 2 | with audio podcast

Shells, silicon & neighbourly atoms

What do shells, solar panels and DVDs have in common? At the atomic scale they are 'amorphous', that is -- unlike crystals -- they are built from irregular arrangements of atoms.

Mar 24, 2010
4.4 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast