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‘Smart metal’ gadget may reduce noise during takeoffs and landings

Engineers design the ‘slat-cove filler’ to cut down on air turbulence

Eat a peach? Extract appears to restrain aggressive cancer in mice

Findings may apply to humans; treatment is equal to eating two to three peaches per day

The Tycoon challenges the Celebrity for admiration of tomato producers

Latest addition to the Texas Superstar list can produce high quality fruit that weighs a pound — or more

Ergonomics for software users: Device will track repetitive motions

Funding comes from group that includes Apple, Chevron, Dell, Exxon Mobil, and Microsoft.
Atmospheric Sciences

Of sea and sky: How do oceans interact with Earth’s atmosphere?

British authority Peter Liss is collaborating with Texas A&M researchers to seek answers.

Why do horses move like they do? Research says it’s a genetic ‘mistake’

‘Gait keeper’ mutation happened once, then was spread around the world, likely by early humans

Monarch butterflies need your help to avoid starvation during migrations

Researcher calls for national effort to plant milkweed to feed Monarchs on their long annual journeys

Dark matter: New detector enhances search for ‘missing’ 95% of universe

Collisions between improved Ge/SI detectors and dark matter particles release heat and charge that can be detected at temperatures close to absolute zero
Atmospheric Sciences

An unexpected finding: Aerosols appear to weaken tropical cyclones

Team applies complex computer model to data obtained from Hurricane Katrina