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Consumers Choose Fuel-efficiency As GM's Numbers Improve
2012-04-04 04:11:16

General Motors Company (GM) became the first US automaker to sell more than 100,000 30 mpg cars in a single month, according to a press release on Tuesday. According to Mark Reuss, GM president for North America, about 40% of their March sales were these fuel-efficient cars. GM is not alone in their steep sales increase of fuel-efficient cars, however. Other major automakers such as Ford Motor Company and Hyundai Motor Company have also seen increases in these kinds of cars. These...

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2012-03-13 06:53:05

Australian scientists have bred a variety of durum wheat that can grow up to 25% better in salty soils. Scientists from the CSIRO Plant Industry discovered a salt tolerant gene and, using non-GM breeding techniques, implemented this gene into a commercial durum wheat. The field tests of this crop show remarkable results. Researchers from the University of Adelaide´s Waite Research Institute are leading the effort to understand how this specific gene lends the wheat the ability to...

2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using 'non-GM' crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat, with spectacular results shown in field tests. Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have led the effort to understand how the gene delivers salinity tolerance to the plants....

2012-02-01 09:39:03

The current issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents a new collection of articles on the use of genetically modified (GM) insects for controlling some of the most widespread infectious diseases. Articles from across the PLoS journals describe the technological advances these tools represent, the regulatory framework, and the societal dialogue that is necessary for their wide-scale application for disease control. Diseases transmitted by insects form a huge burden on human and...


Latest GM Reference Libraries

Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.