Canola Oil: A Product of Food Technology Should you be consuming canola oil? The FDA seems to think so, allowing canola labels to claim it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Even Whole Foods Markets is on board with canola oil, and most foods on their hot bar are swimming in it. Column Glassy-eyed Optimists or Material Geniuses - 05-02 KNOWLEDGE CENTER Improving Productivity and Efficiency for Automotive Part Manufacturing According to consulting firm IRN Inc., the automotive industry is expected to launch an average of 120 new vehicles annually through 2020... Engineering The K900: Kia Goes Big & Up Gary S. Vasilash Once, Kia was all about comparatively innocuous, thrifty cars. Then it began to put stunning designs on the road.
BBC Nature - Rare cat filmed up close in Borneo 10 December 2012Last updated at 07:44 By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature A Sunda clouded leopard is filmed up close (copyright Jyrki Hokkanen) One of the world's most rare and elusive cats, the Sunda clouded leopard of Malaysia, has been filmed up close. A biologist holidaying in Malaysia has captured unique footage of a young female leopard resting in the forest.
Natural Pesticides: Recipes & Tips These homemade pesticides are cheap and easy to make with many being just as effective as some commercial products on the market. No fancy ingredients required, everything you need is likely stocked in your kitchen and garden. Most of the ingredients are earth friendly and natural with the harshest being liquid dish detergent–no need to use toxic chemicals! Wired 11.04 The Bacteria Whisperer The Bacteria Whisperer Bonnie Bassler discovered a secret about microbes that the science world has missed for centuries. The bugs are talking to each other. And plotting against us. By Steve Silberman Looking Out For All Animals - The Atlantic Food Channel Photo by law_keven/Flickr CC Most people know NFL quarterback Michael Vick jeopardized his career and went to prison for violating animal cruelty laws. What they likely don't realize is that unlike dogs and other pets, farm animals are virtually unprotected against cruelty, no matter how extreme.
Lightcraft Technology Incorporated What is a Lightcraft? A Lightcraft is a 1kg launch vehicle, made from high temperature ceramic materials, that flies into space on a megawatt laser beam. The Lightcraft, shown here in flight, is both a single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle and a satellite. How does it work? A ground based laser is the power source that propels the Lightcraft into orbit. Interactives Science/AAAS Subscribe Interactive Features Interactive versions of posters and illustrations from Science and other interactive environments from our companion sites. The Neandertal Genome
Vehicles blamed for 17 Florida panther deaths Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 11:01 am | Updated: 11:30 am, Mon Dec 17, 2012. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials say vehicle strikes are responsible for most of the 25 Florida panther deaths this year. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 17 panthers were killed by vehicles. In 2011, nine of 24 panther deaths were attributed to vehicle strikes. The Florida panther once roamed across the Southeast. Rehoboth Ranch - Home 2238 County Road 1081Greenville, Texas 75401(903) 450-8145 (Dallas metro) There is a place in Texas, outside the sleepy little town of Greenville, where the cock still crows and the cows still chew their cud. Cute ruby red calves and frisky goat kids still skip and play in green pastures while children gather golden brown eggs and milk a cranky goat. Mama still wears an apron and has happy-faced toddlers in tow. All is peaceful and in harmony with God and His creation.
News Release Firefly Light Helps Destroy Cancer Cells; Researchers Find That The Bioluminescence Effects Of Firef London (April 15th) -- Could the gentle firefly turn out to be a potent weapon against cancer? In a new study, researchers from London inserted the firefly gene that activates bioluminescent light into modified cancer cells, hoping to set off a chain of events that has a proven track record at fighting the disease. This light source, known as Luciferin, caused the modified cancer cells to glow much like it does with the firefly.
Cheetahs on the Edge Anticipation ripples through the crowd. Fingers tighten around binoculars. Camera lenses snap into focus. No fewer than 11 canopied safari buses, bright with tourists and bristling with long lenses, huddle near a solitary acacia tree in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. For the past half hour a mother cheetah named Etta has been sitting in the shade with her four young cubs, eyeing a herd of Thomson’s gazelles that drifted into view on a nearby rise. Now she’s up and moving, sidling toward the herd with a studied nonchalance that fools no one, least of all the gazelles, which are staring nervously in her direction.