Sci/tech

Comet Probes Reveal Evidence Of Origin Of Life, Scientists Claim
August 14, 2007 10:39 AM - Cardiff University

Recent probes inside comets show it is overwhelmingly likely that life began in space, according to a new paper by Cardiff University scientists. Now the team states that findings from space probes sent to investigate passing comets reveal how the first organisms could have formed.

Researchers Develop Bendable Battery
August 14, 2007 09:36 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed it have high hopes for it in electronics and other fields that need smaller, lighter power sources.

MIT Creates 3D Images Of Living Cell
August 13, 2007 08:10 PM - Anne Trafton, MIT News Office

A new imaging technique developed at MIT now allows scientists to create the first 3D images of a living cell, using a method similar to the X-ray CT scans doctors use to see inside the body.

Malls Encourage Back-To-School Shoppers To Create Avatar
August 13, 2007 10:39 AM - Paul Schaefer

A chain of shopping malls announced it's giving students send family and friends a new way to send back-to-school wish lists. The trick? A personalized wish-delivering virtual version of themselves - an Avatar.

Race Is on to Detect Dark Matter
August 13, 2007 10:22 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

In deep underground laboratories around the globe, a high-tech race is on to spot dark matter, the invisible cosmic glue that's believed to keep galaxies from spinning apart.

The Top 10 Things Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Won't Tell You About Your Wii, xBox 360, and PS3
August 13, 2007 10:21 AM - Paul Schaefer

Here's a list you won't see published soon by game console manufacturers: the top 10 things you can do on your Wii, xBox 360 and PS3 that doesn't involve playing any games.

Web Users Now Spend Half Their Time Visiting Content, Outpacing, Communications And Commerce
August 13, 2007 10:00 AM - Paul Schaefer

Internet users are spending nearly half their online time visiting content, a 37% increase in share of time from four years ago. The total time being spent with search remains relatively low, accounting for just 5% of Internet users online time in 2007.

Report: Without New Investment, Internet Will Face 'Rush Hour Traffic' Jam
August 9, 2007 04:48 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

New traffic from YouTube, and other social media may overload Internet without major expansion of capability.

Aerospace Industry to Consume $57 Billion Worth of Composite Materials Between 2007-2026
August 9, 2007 04:23 PM - Source?

On an annual basis, the aerospace industry consumes an estimated 700 million lbs. of raw materials including aluminum, composites, glare, steel, titanium and other materials, according to a new study.

Shoppers Grab Up Green Teflon Replacement
August 7, 2007 06:33 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

The first environmentally-friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware sold out in out 4 hours during its live TV shopping debut. 24,000 pieces sold.

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