Archive: 01/06/2011

60-second review: Auto-vacuuming robots

This column kicks off our series on gadgets to help you achieve your New Year's Resolution. Today's review: the latest in auto-vacuuming robots to aid our lazy readers who resolve to have a cleaner home. ...

Jan 06, 2011
4.8 / 5 (5) 4

Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?

Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...

Jan 06, 2011
5 / 5 (4) 4

Microsoft's answer to the iPad is still in pieces

(AP) -- Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry's premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts, news about microchips and a shallow preview ...

Jan 06, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

FACT CHECK: Mass bird, fish deaths occur regularly

(AP) -- First, the blackbirds fell out of the sky on New Year's Eve in Arkansas. In recent days, wildlife have mysteriously died in big numbers: 2 million fish in the Chesapeake Bay, 150 tons of red tilapia in Vietnam, 40,000 ...

Jan 06, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 0

Will autism fraud report be a vaccine booster?

(AP) -- This week more shame was heaped upon the discredited British researcher whose work gave rise to the childhood-vaccines-cause-autism movement, as a prominent medical journal published a report that the man had faked his data. But will ...

Jan 06, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 4

Moths tell us how organisms use resources

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a one-of-its-kind flight arena, University of Arizona entomologist Goggy Davidowitz and his group study how giant hawk moths use energy resources for two of nature's most costly evolutionary ...

Jan 06, 2011
not rated yet 0

Electrifying new way to clean dirty water

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove ...

Jan 06, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast