Archive: 22/09/2008

Invention could help reduce highway repairs

( -- Ohio University has licensed a new device that tests the durability of highway asphalt to an Athens, Ohio-based company founded by the engineering professor who invented the technology.

dateSep 22, 2008 in Engineering
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Researchers Get to Root of Nematode Genome

( -- North Carolina State University scientists and colleagues have completed the genome sequence and genetic map of one of the world's most common and destructive plant parasites – Meloidogyne hapla, a microscopic, ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in
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When leaves fall, more is occurring than a change of weather

A falling leaf often catches a poet's eye, but scientists also wonder about the phenomenon that causes leaves to fall, or abscission in plants. Abscission is the physiological process plants use to separate entire organs, ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in
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To queue or not to queue?

If there's one thing that separates humankind from the animals, it's that human beings wait in lines. To make a deposit at the bank, to pay for groceries, even to vote -- we've all learned to queue, one behind the other. ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Other
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Swift Catches Farthest Ever Gamma-Ray Burst

( -- NASA's Swift satellite has found the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast, designated GRB 080913, arose from an exploding star 12.8 billion light-years away.

dateSep 22, 2008 in Astronomy
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