Archive: 2/09/2009

What's Smelly But Can Fuel a Car?

Driving home from a seminar on fuel cell technology, Gerardine Botte was struck with a notion. Her idea was based on water electrolysis, a process used to produce hydrogen energy from water. Botte, an associate professor ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Wiretapping Skype calls: virus eavesdrops on VoIP

(AP) -- Some computer viruses have a crude but scary ability to spy on people by logging every keystroke they type. Now hackers and potentially law enforcement have another weapon: a virus that can eavesdrop on voice conversations ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Internet
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Researcher uncovers secrets of Kells 'angels'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Book of Kells and similarly illustrated manuscripts of seventh- and eighth-century England and Ireland are known for their entrancingly intricate artwork -- geometric designs so precise that in some places ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Other
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Statin cuts heart problems after artery surgery

(AP) -- Score another victory for the cheap, cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs known as statins. People getting an artery unclogged or repaired were much less likely to die or have a heart attack afterward if they took preventive ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Medical research
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Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative

(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention involves your electric ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Telecom
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Inexperience a key factor in youth crashes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Adelaide (Australia) study has found that young drivers are twice as likely to have an accident during their first few months of driving on a provisional licence than after a year of driving ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Social Sciences
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