Archive: 17/05/2010

Seeing the Invisible

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers, like physicians, use as much of the electromagnetic spectrum as they can, from X-ray to radio wavelengths, to examine their subjects the with the most suitable diagnostics.

dateMay 17, 2010 in Astronomy
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Art of Science 2010 online gallery launches

Princeton University's fourth "Art of Science" exhibition -- featuring beautiful or otherwise interesting images created during the course of scientific research -- is now viewable online: http://www.princeton.edu/artofscience

dateMay 17, 2010 in Other
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Using a pest's chemical signals to control it

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are tapping into the biochemistry of one of the world's most damaging insect pests to develop a biocontrol agent that may keep the pest away from gardens and farms.

dateMay 17, 2010 in Ecology
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Protein power for Jack and the beanstalk

Plant geneticists are on a determined quest -- to control auxin, a powerful plant growth hormone. Auxin tells plants how to grow, where to lay down roots, how to make tissues, and how to respond to light and gravity. Knowing ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Biotechnology
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