...it is possible to extract ovarian tissue from aborted foetuses for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.
Scientists announced yesterday that they have been able to remove immature ovaries from four-month-old foetuses. The theory is that they can then be stimulated in the test tube to go through the later stages of development before the creation of fully mature eggs.
Steve Connor Independent UK July 1 2003
...a post-card-sized piece of plastic film that attaches to the front of a car -- bumper, license plate or hood will do -- to collect splattering insects.
At the end of a journey, an identical piece of film is slipped on top of the original to protect its dribbling contents, and the whole thing is peeled off and sent for analysis by an advanced computer picture scanner, which can quickly detect which bugs have been caught.
"We think we have come up with a system that can help to save bugs as well as birds," Richard Bradbury, a biologist at the society, said Monday.
"People have noticed that they are no longer getting large numbers of insects hitting their windshields."
CNN Int'l June 30, 2003