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Duke University researchers are using computers to predict how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. The goal? Create more robust drugs that can win.
1 | July 21, 2010 9:56am |
Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
10 | July 21, 2010 7:10am |
Oregon's wind power problem; redesigning the LED light; Detroit: greenest city in America?; BP's risky buy; a pro-drilling environmentalist.
July 20, 2010 1:24pm |
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Siemens Energy an $8.9 million grant to capture carbon at American coal-fired plants.
July 20, 2010 12:09pm |
Aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled a new capsule spaceship for NASA that can transport people to and from space stations.
12 | July 20, 2010 7:07am |
Toyota and Ford have settled lawsuits with Paice over patented technology used in their hybrid electric vehicles.
1 | July 20, 2010 6:25am |
Budget messes across the United States call for a radical new approaches to running our school districts. Along the way, we'll be teaching kids to think more sustainably.
1 | July 20, 2010 4:49am |
Overseas innovation; Happy Birthday, parking meter; America: country of cities; Charlotte's streetcar project; paved roads, R.I.P.
July 19, 2010 1:28pm |
DARPA, Lockheed Martin develop sensor system that uses gravity to locate, identify underground targets
DARPA has commissioned Lockheed Martin to develop a sensor system that can locate and identify underground targets -- with a little help from gravity.
9 | July 19, 2010 7:42am |
Known as a disease of the past and the poor, tuberculosis still plagues many developing countries and is the number one killer for people living with HIV. Why is there only one vaccine, nearly a...
July 19, 2010 2:00am |
University of Arizona scientists have a designer mosquito that is completely resistant to malaria. This single gene breakthrough could have big implications for the fight against malaria.
16 | July 16, 2010 11:02am |
The McMansion is dead! Long live the idea of regenerative communities that give back to the environment.
11 | July 16, 2010 4:35am |
If they're not affordable, Agassi says, few people will buy them.
21 | July 16, 2010 12:18am |
As we swelter, think about a study of office workers a few years back that found productivity jumped and errors decreased when the thermostat was raised from 68 to 77 degrees.
5 | July 15, 2010 3:27pm |
Following the Avandia mess, you might excuse the FDA for an over-abundance of caution. Where do you think the balance should be?
7 | July 15, 2010 8:29am |
UCLA engineers are touting a lens-free cell phone microscope as a tool to improve health care from Africa to the United States.
2 | July 15, 2010 5:00am |
Despite decades of development, no one has succeeded in the biofuels business. Cobalt Technologies CEO Rick Wilson says he wants to be the first.
2 | July 15, 2010 4:24am |
Self-directed robots, tiny satellites and vehicles that store solar power are next for NASA.
1 | July 15, 2010 12:01am |
Researchers are engineering 3-D custom-made bone structures to improve facial reconstruction.
1 | July 14, 2010 12:33pm |
GE challenges would-be cleantech entrepreneurs: do you really want to go it alone?
2 | July 14, 2010 4:46am |