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Expect oxygenated Dasani and Aquafina within a year. Given falling sales after buyers learned these were just tap water, it's just the news Coke and Pepsi need to hear.
6 | March 5, 2010 8:05am |
Scientists discovered the oldest dinosaur relative, suggesting that dinosaurs are older than previously thought. While the prevailing theory painted dino cousins as two-legged, small carnivores,...
3 | March 5, 2010 7:45am |
Need some happiness-inducing retail therapy? Go for the family vacation, and forget the flat-screen TV, researchers say.
12 | March 5, 2010 4:00am |
You can't judge a book by its cover, not that this stops publishers from making a science of cover design. The same is true in operating systems.
12 | March 4, 2010 9:54am |
Next generation sequencing machines promise to make sequencing the human genome faster and cheaper. Which company will reach the $1,000 genome target first?
5 | March 4, 2010 8:19am |
Weâ€™re relying more than ever on systems and technology for our day-to-day existence and commerce, and at the same time, the impact of system glitches are magnified to the nth power.
1 | March 4, 2010 4:30am |
IBM scientists on Wednesday announced the development of a device that uses light, instead of copper wires, to allow computer chips to communicate.
March 3, 2010 11:40am |
High humidity might decrease the shelf life of your vitamins and supplements, even if the lids are on tight, a new study shows.
3 | March 3, 2010 4:00am |
The Feb. 27 earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile probably shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, a NASA scientist said.
March 2, 2010 11:37am |
One woman gives her personal account of the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, while two scientists explain what happened and what they've learned from it.
1 | March 2, 2010 10:44am |
Researchers at Caltech have developed a solar cell that could more double the electricity output of conventional technology and be much cheaper to manufacture.
March 2, 2010 10:40am |
The equation is an elegant solution to a problem first posed by Enrico Fermi and Llewellyn Thomas more than 80 years ago. It's a model for measuring how electrons will act in metals. With a few...
March 2, 2010 6:28am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Intelligent Energy. From oil to wind to hydro to thermal power, contributor Melissa Mahony will bring us the latest energy news and help us understand how it...
2 | March 1, 2010 11:25am |
Brace yourself: As smartphone usage rises, so does the potential for privacy and security compromises.
March 1, 2010 6:04am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Science Scope. From astronomy to zoology, scientist-turned-journalist Boonsri Dickinson will cover the latest scientific discoveries and help us understand...
February 28, 2010 6:49pm |
Japanese manufacturer Hitachi is preparing to open a new research facility, the G1 Tower, to test elevators that can travel at an astounding 40 miles per hour.
2 | February 26, 2010 2:16pm |
A new sensor-based system could help track firefighters' vital signs and alert them when the air becomes hot enough to ignite.
February 26, 2010 1:23pm |
Zipping around the earth's atmosphere, or even to the moon, may require a different kind of insurance.
1 | February 26, 2010 9:33am |
Profit and patriotism are the routes out of the climate crisis.
12 | February 26, 2010 9:02am |
Test tube babies; Van Halen business advice; Brooklyn's LEED Silver mall; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; nuclear reactor shut down.
1 | February 24, 2010 1:59pm |