Archive: 23/02/2010

Cloned sorghum is aluminum tolerant

(PhysOrg.com) -- Leon Kochian and colleagues have cloned a unique sorghum gene that is being used to develop sorghum lines that can withstand toxic levels of aluminum in the soil, a consequence of acidic soils.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Dalai Lama to 'tweet' on Tibet

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has joined micro-blogging service Twitter, attracting over 55,000 followers in just two days.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Internet
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Banking on mobile money

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many technologists and entrepreneurs have argued that mobile phones can empower people in the developing world by providing civic and commercial resources where traditional infrastructure is lacking. But ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Economics & Business
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First images from ESA's water mission

In less than four months since launch, the first calibrated images are being delivered by ESA's SMOS mission. These images of 'brightness temperature' translate into clear information on global variations of soil moisture ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Marine reserves mend food chains, link by link

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conservation managers need to take a long-term view when assessing the value of marine protected areas, according to a paper in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Environment
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