The plant cell's corset

We still have a lot to discover about the mechanism in plants that ensures cell growth in a specific direction. However it is clear that a structure of parallel protein tubes plays an important role. Simon Tindemans investigated ...

Sculptor plugs Greek classics into iPod Age

With an iPhone, Zeus could have saved time to call on lightning from the heavens -- so says California-based sculptor Adam Reeder, who seeks to merge classical Greek iconography with 21st century gadgets.

Bumblebees dive in to fill a void

Native pollinators such as these fat, fuzzy bumblebees, once an overlooked sideshow in the insect world, are gaining widespread appreciation among everyone from backyard gardeners to big-time farmers. That's because European ...

Blu-ray drives seeing limited growth within PCs

The sharp video quality of Blu-ray disc players, increases in the devices' technical capabilities and growth in the number of high-definition video titles has made the devices one of the most-popular consumer-electronics ...

New myTouch 3G phone takes big step forward

When T-Mobile and Google launched the T-Mobile G1 last fall, there were high hopes that the device and its Android mobile operating system would provide a real threat to Apple's iPhone.

Researchers uncover genetic origins of rice fragrance

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Cornell study reports that the gene that gives rice its highly valued fragrance stems from an ancestor of basmati rice and dispels other long-held assumptions about the origins of basmati.

Private exchange to aid startups seeking more cash

(AP) -- Since June, a Web site called SharesPost has been helping a small pool of qualified buyers and sellers trade shares in fast-growing startups that have not yet gone public. Now, the private stock exchange is hoping ...

News Corp. seeks stake in Saudi media company: WSJ

News Corp. is in talks with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to take a stake in Rotana Media in what would be its first major investment in the Middle East, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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