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The U.S. DOE and NOAA have announced eight joint research awards worth almost $5 million to support offshore wind energy and ocean energy projects.
October 28, 2010 7:30am |
Copy number variants are believed to be linked to a number of diseases. For the first time, scientists have figured out how to map the variations of the other elusive copies.
October 27, 2010 2:00pm |
A universal childhood dream is now officially sanctioned--and will soon be available for purchase.
17 | October 27, 2010 1:00pm |
Organization for sustainability communities publishes planning guide to aid smart city planning, programs.
October 27, 2010 12:38pm |
And the sellers are small, secretive companies.
3 | October 26, 2010 11:50pm |
This DARPA-funded robot gripper could revolutionize robotics--and it smells nice, too.
9 | October 26, 2010 10:00am |
Sprint opened its M2M Collaboration Center, a lab designed to cook up machine-to-machine wireless technology and create commercially viable products.
1 | October 26, 2010 8:55am |
Autodesk and Granta Design are partnering to make it easier for designers to evaluate the sustainability of materials and components.
October 26, 2010 4:40am |
The Bearded One has his eye on NASA cash.
2 | October 25, 2010 4:00pm |
A webcam offers insights into one of the most challenging missions ever designed. Enter the Curiosity Cam, a look into the creation of the next Mars rover.
2 | October 25, 2010 1:12pm |
Terabit Optical Ethernet Center wants to hit Terabit Internet by 2015. Google, Verizon, Intel, Agilent Technologies and Rockwell Technologies are partners with UCSB.
1 | October 25, 2010 11:09am |
The city of Atlanta has won a $47.6 million from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to fund a modern streetcar system linking business and tourism highlights.
6 | October 25, 2010 9:08am |
Starbucks uses 3 billion hot drink cups a year. If cities establish better commercial recycling programs and recycling companies find value in the paper, Starbucks will reach its goal of fully...
7 | October 25, 2010 4:43am |
Forget Intel and AMD: a little known family of chips is finally drawing China into the processor wars.
4 | October 22, 2010 11:20am |
Meet Wavebob, one of 45 energy devices about to enter the growing wet world of wave and tidal power.
3 | October 22, 2010 4:00am |
Siemens has announced a new line of electric vehicle charging stations for residential, public and commercial applications. They're powered by Coulomb's ChargePoint network.
1 | October 21, 2010 9:08am |
Jose Gomez-Marquez thinks some of the best inventions are the most simple. He's making vaccines and other drugs for the developing world.
1 | October 21, 2010 4:28am |
An unusual vehicle gets an appropriately unusual engine.
4 | October 20, 2010 12:00pm |
Ioannnidis did a statistical analysis of major medical research papers, finding out many of the most popular had results that were later reversed after further study.
34 | October 20, 2010 6:26am |
Daniel Gibson makes synthetic genomes in his lab at J. Craig Venter Institute. He hopes to make genomes that can be used in the next generation vaccines.
2 | October 20, 2010 4:30am |