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Engineered Plant Sucks Up Arsenic

October 8th, 2002 at 11:56 pm » Comments (0)

An engineered plant that safely sucks up arsenic could restore toxic soils and provide insight into producing biological tools for absorbing chemical pollutants. By inserting two genes from the bacteria escherichia coli into the plant thale cress (arabidopsis thaliana), scientists at the University of Georgia in Athens created an arsenic-tolerant plant that stores the toxin […]

Think Tank Calls for Ban on Engineering Super Intelligent Children

October 8th, 2002 at 7:26 am » Comments (0)

Warning against the potential impact of behavioural genetics research, a UK think tank is urging a ban on selecting babies with genes linked to high intelligence. This is just one of the recommendations from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which contributes to public policymaking by addressing issues such as genetic screening and stem cell therapy. […]

New Planet Discovered

October 8th, 2002 at 12:24 am » Comments (0)

BBC, Sydney Herald, and the Indian Express are reporting a new object, which is one-tenth the diameter of the Earth, and lies well beyond Pluto in an area of the Solar System known as the Kuiper Belt. The new world, which has been dubbed Quaoar, is about 1,280 kilometres (800 miles) across. Quaoar orbits the […]

Inventor Boot Camp – October 26th

October 8th, 2002 at 12:20 am » Comments (0)

Inventing: Success is the Greatest Form of Revenge. EVENT: Inventor Boot Camp PRODUCED BY: The DaVinci Institute DATE: Saturday, October 26th TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado 80021 SPEAKERS: 7 Powerful Speakers, each a successful inventor COST: Only $99 for members, $129 for non-members, with Early […]

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