Archive for November, 2007

Napoleon’s Soldiers Reburied in Belarus

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

MINSK, Belarus (AP)—The remains of more than 200 Napoleonic soldiers who died in a major battle with the Russian army were reburied Sunday with the assistance of historical re-enactors. Tens of thousands of French troops and civilians perished when the Russians attacked Napoleon’s army as it was crossing the Berezina River in November 1812 on [...]

Dato Otiashvili – Movichqarodi shenkena (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

How Flowers Know Spring Has Sprung

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

A 10-year-old, 5-foot tall tropical corpse plant in Brooklyn flowered for the first time last week, emitting its powerful stench for three days. Luckily for Dutch tulip farmers, garden club members, and floral enthusiasts, many flowers in temperate regions of the world bloom each spring—and smell much sweeter. Flowering plants evolved about 100 million years [...]

Whatever Happened to Nuclear Power?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

At the turn of the millennium, nuclear power appeared to be on its way out, like land-line telephones. But the nukes industry appears to be in vogue again, thanks in large part to fears of climate change. “Global warming has definitely been a big help to us,” said Don Hintz, president of the American Nuclear [...]

Nikolshow – Ameri (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Ethanol: Energy Panacea or False Promise?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Now that experts know how to convert prairie grass and leftover lumber into ethanol, six biorefineries scheduled for completion within five years could help the United States produce 130 million additional gallons of the fuel per year. Ethanol, more commonly known as drinking alcohol, is touted by some as a viable alternative fuel for vehicles. [...]

Sofiko Xelvashi – Chain reaction (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

In the Dark, Plants Prepare for Light

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Every grade-schooler knows that plants need light to grow, but just how plants respond to light is a deceptively complex process that has long puzzled scientists. A new study sheds light on this enigma by showing that plants actually get ready to respond to light (by growing, flowering or straining toward the light) while it’s [...]

Onise – Emigrantebi (Clip)

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Gene therapy

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

This information is about the use of gene therapy for people with cancer. Gene therapy is a very new type of treatment which is still being developed. This information is about how gene therapy can be used to treat cancer and gives an overview of the information available so far. * Development of gene therapy [...]