Molecular DNA Switch Found to be the Same for All Life

The molecular machinery that starts the process by which a biological cell divides into two identical daughter cells apparently worked so well early on that evolution has conserved it across the eons in all forms of life ...

No Signs of Soybean Rust Found in Virginia

Asian soybean rust has not been detected in Virginia this year, according to Erik Stromberg, professor and Extension plant pathologist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. However, soybean rust ...

Our Suns fiery outbursts seen in 3D

UK solar scientists are eagerly awaiting the launch of NASAs STEREO mission which will provide the first ever 3D views of the Sun. STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) comprises two nearly identical observatories ...

Huge potential for bioplastics

It almost sounds too good to be true - turning cow pats into plastic. But the unlikely-looking liquid in the flask Dr Steven Pratt holds is the key ingredient to an environmentally friendlier drink bottle.

DHS' ready.gov updated

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched an updated version of its Web site www.ready.gov Monday.

Researchers create fiber webs that see

In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs, which have a number of advantages ...

Physics to the rescue of the fresco

When Florence was hit by disastrous floods in 1966, art conservation experts rushed to the city to save as many priceless pieces of art as they could. Now Florentine scientists have developed a tool to help restorers preserve ...

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