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The Danforth Center is spotlighting the arrival of these robots because they represent what Mockler calls “enabling technology.” The human genome project is a result of such enabling technology. Scientists have known how to determine the sequence of the nucleotide building blocks of a gene’s DNA for a fairly long time. However, the method was tedious and time consuming. There was no hope of sequencing the entire human genome until the process was automated. Because of advances in automation, that monumental task was actually finished ahead of schedule.
Not only do the trees produce chestnuts — great for feeding wildlife and humans alike — but their wood is rot-resistant and fast-growing, Powell said, which was important for the lumber industry.
“We are excited to launch a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors on the UMSL campus,” said Tamara Wilgers, director of technology, commercialization and economic development at UMSL. “This offers the university a great opportunity to recognize and encourage innovation among faculty, staff and students.”
In between their space station maintenance duties, all the astronauts devote significant time to science research in their weightless environment. One of Pettit's projects is watching how microgravity affects the growth of the zucchini.
Boeing and Japan’s ANA conducted the first-ever transpacific flight powered with biofuel on Tuesday using the airline’s newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner. “Our historic flight using sustainable biofuels across the Pacific Ocean highlights how innovative technology can be used to support our industry's goal of carbon-neutral growth beyond 2020,” said Osamu Shinobe, ANA senior executive vice president.
The hypothesis we were working on is that salinity tolerance in cereal crops, especially wheat, is related to the ability to exclude sodium ions from the leaves. If you build up sodium levels in leaf cells you start to inhibit essential life processes like photosynthesis, so wheats that exclude salt from their leaves grow better in salty soils” explained Matthew.
The New York Times
He was the first African president in recent years to face down the donors by insisting that Africa can and must feed itself, especially by helping smallholder farmers to gain access to the vital inputs they need to raise their productivity, diversify their production, and escape from poverty.
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