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A drug, already in use to combat arthritis, may be a promising candidate to help developing countries with parasitic infection.
May 21, 2012, 2:56 AM PDT | By Charlie Osborne
“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about rare earth material supply.
May 21, 2012, 1:51 AM PDT | By Charlie Osborne
Italian jewelers use innovative laser techniques to keep artisan designs alive and competitive.
May 20, 2012, 9:52 PM PDT | By Ina Damm Muri
A new space vehicle could prolong the lifespan of ailing satellites by providing them with on-the-spot treatment.
May 20, 2012, 7:59 PM PDT | By Sarah Korones
A physicist has developed a new nano scale model that can make cancer treatments safer and Wi-Fi connections more secure.
May 20, 2012, 7:35 PM PDT | By Ina Damm Muri
Careful to avoid the mistakes of Chicago, New York considers turning over its parking meters to the private sector.
May 20, 2012, 5:45 PM PDT | By Sarah Korones
London-based startup company Pavegen Systems designed floor tiles that convert kinetic energy from footsteps into renewable electricity.
May 20, 2012, 3:50 PM PDT | By Amy Kraft
Scientists at MIT, Indiana and Tufts University have developed a wearable brain sensor that can detect when a user is overwhelmed.
May 20, 2012, 8:09 AM PDT | By Sarah Korones
Students at Cornell University developed a prototype of a glove that translates sign language into spoken words.
May 19, 2012, 7:44 PM PDT | By Amy Kraft
Scientists in Switzerland create bulletproof vests with built-in cooling systems, providing relief for overheated soldiers or police officers.
May 19, 2012, 6:00 PM PDT | By Sarah Korones