Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years
August 20, 2007 09:13 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now little-known field of "wet artificial life."
HIV Launches Two-Pronged Attack On Brain
August 18, 2007 06:32 PM - Jia Hepeng and Li Jiao, SciDevNet
Scientists have identified a way that HIV causes dementia, which could help in developing drugs to treat the disorder. The study was published this week (16 August) in the journal Stem Cell. HIV infection can cause difficulties in memory and learning in patients with advanced disease, a condition known as HIV-associated dementia.
Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 breaks speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats
August 18, 2007 05:45 PM - PressZoom (PR)
At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the dust is still settling form The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999, a production-built fuel cell race-car, which set a new land speed record of 207.297 miles per hour this past Wednesday.
Sony, Waste Management to Start Recycling Program
August 18, 2007 03:12 PM - Reuters
Starting September 15, customers will be able to recycle all Sony products for free at 75 Waste Management recycling centers, the companies said in a statement
New nanotoxicology study delivers promising results
August 18, 2007 01:45 PM - DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2007 — Findings by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee bode well for using single-walled carbon nanohorns, a particular form of engineered carbon-based nanoparticles, for drug delivery and other commercial applications.
New clues to mechanism for 'colossal resistance' effects
August 18, 2007 01:36 PM - DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory
Understanding could lead to lower power, increased memory data storage devices
Software Package Allows People to Make Hydrogen, E85 or Biodiesel Fuel
August 17, 2007 04:38 PM - , Green Progress
With world oil prices reaching $75 per barrel, gas prices over $3.15 per gallon and the constant drumbeat of war in the Middle East, it is time consumers become fuel independent
Solar-To-Hydrogen Technology Sold for $400 Million Euro
August 17, 2007 12:14 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
The maker of a solar powered 'water cracker' - a technology that releases hydrogen from a water molecule, today pre-sold the technology to a large European energy consortium in Spain. The CHP Solar Water Cracker is a system which concentrates sunlight, increasing the heat of a furnace to the point where it "cracks" a molecule of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can be sold or run through a fuel cell to generate energy.
Planets like earth may have formed around other stars, UCLA astronomers report
August 17, 2007 11:58 AM - University of California - Los Angeles
The chemical fingerprint of a burned-out star indicates that Earth-like planets may not be rare in the universe and could give clues to what our solar system will look like when our sun dies and becomes a white dwarf star some five billion years from now.
UK satellite mission to improve accuracy of climate-change measurements gains global support
August 17, 2007 11:05 AM - National Physical Laboratory
TRUTHS (Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial- and Helio- Studies) is a proposed satellite mission, led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), to improve tenfold the accuracy of earth observation satellites used to deliver climate change data.