Archive: 05/08/2009

'Cash for clunkers' effect on pollution? A blip

(AP) -- "Cash for clunkers" could have the same effect on global warming pollution as shutting down the entire country - every automobile, every factory, every power plant - for an hour per year. That could rise to three ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Environment
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New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hydrogen out ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Materials Science
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Pinhead-size worms + robot = new antibiotics

In an advance that could help ease the antibiotic drought, scientists in Massachusetts are describing successful use of a test that enlists pinhead-sized worms in efforts to discover badly needed new antibiotics. Their study ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Double engine for a nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- The new image, showing a very rich field of stars towards the Carina arm of the Milky Way, is centred on the star HD 87643, a member of the exotic class of B[e] stars [1]. It is part of a set of observations ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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