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Lead with a poisonous electron shield

...hought to have been caused by the concentration of grape juice in lead containers. Though the introduction of lead-free gasoline has reduced damage to the environment, the annual production of lead continues to increase worldwide because lead is still used in batteries, glass, and electronic components. Ho...

Science captures the essence of fruit

...hniques ?the same process that helps bread rise or grape juice to become wine - this means that it should be possible for the natural tastes and aromas of fruit to be recreated. According to HortResearch Industrial Biotechnology scientist Dr Richard Newcomb, that's exciting news for the world's food, per...

Gene thwarts some pathogens, gives access to others, could save crops

...aused by Botrytis destroys about 10 percent of the grape crop annually and about 25 percent to 30 percent of tomato and strawberry crops in some seasons. It also infects many other fruits, vegetables, bulbs and a variety of flowers, including petunias, geraniums and chrysanthemums. Cool, humid weather fost...

Attention shoppers: Researchers find neurons that encode the value of different goods

... some trials, the monkey chose between one drop of grape juice (which monkeys prefer) and one drop of apple...other trials, the monkey chose between one drop of grape juice and two drops of apple juice, etc. Behaviorally, Padoa-Schioppa observed a trade-off between j...

Best research work in the area of wine growing

...entitled "Recovery of photosynthetic activity in 4 grape varieties after a hydric stress event", studied th...ivity is evaluated once the irrigation of the four grape varieties was renewed". Plants grown in inclement weather conditions and where irrigation was suspen...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

... by two human "competitors." Each competitor had a grape affixed to a platform by his feet. In each experim...riment spontaneously chose to approach and steal a grape from only the competitor with his back toward the monkey. In five more experiments, the monkeys reve...

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