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Sydney researchers have developed a smart chip that can block pain signals from traveling to the brain.
6 | December 22, 2010 6:44am |
It was a rare treat for anyone who saw the Lunar Eclipse Solstice last night.
9 | December 21, 2010 2:53pm |
Towns and communities large and small are looking to energy efficiency retrofits and programs to help stretch municipal budgets.
December 21, 2010 12:43pm |
New study claims to find link between excess urban lighting and metropolitan air pollution.
6 | December 21, 2010 8:43am |
With a hunch that people would save more for retirement if they felt connected to their future selves, researchers devised a virtual reality world that introduced participants to their aged...
7 | December 21, 2010 4:00am |
Waste-to-energy plants, which take municipal solid waste and produce electricity and heat, are about to pick up globally with global revenue surging by 2012.
4 | December 21, 2010 3:31am |
Following the FDA's move to revoke the approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer, Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will challenge the decision, a first move of this...
1 | December 20, 2010 11:55pm |
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls have fused nanotechnology to solar cells in order to harvest infrared radiation - day or night.
10 | December 20, 2010 7:34pm |
The giant printer and copier company details how declining use of paper is affecting its long-term vision and recaps latest achievements in energy, waste-to-landfill reduction.
December 20, 2010 2:10pm |
Tiny sleeping bags with warmed, melted wax could save thousands of babies from hypothermia.
3 | December 19, 2010 11:03pm |
Tax credits that reduce the cost of renewable energy projects were renewed by Congress last night. Industry groups believe that it will lead to further job creation and a new surge of clean power...
7 | December 17, 2010 2:38pm |
Several hundred million dollars in capital financing has been invested into the solar manufacturing industry this week, and further investment is planned.
December 15, 2010 3:56pm |
India and Japan have announced plans to construct two dozen green cities in the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. The targets: transportation, cities, energy and China.
December 15, 2010 7:16am |
Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone?
December 14, 2010 5:26pm |
Researchers gave a bunch of high school students sensors to wear around to track the spread of disease.
1 | December 14, 2010 2:32pm |
More than two-thirds of companies surveyed by KPMG and the Economist have an active sustainability program. Does your company 'get it'?
December 14, 2010 9:58am |
Scientists can read a person's mind using fMRI brain scans. Now, commercial firms are selling lie detection services based on them. Now what?
7 | December 14, 2010 8:59am |
Calculating an electronic device's carbon footprint is harder than previously thought, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
December 13, 2010 7:00pm |
Will the next generation Wi-Fi be delivered at the speed of plasma? A new antenna beckons.
10 | December 13, 2010 2:48pm |
Although the retailer has been giving away 5 percent of its profits for the community good since 1946, this is the first time it has set formal environmental goals.
2 | December 13, 2010 5:22am |