Archive: 23/09/2009

Florida bill would ban pythons as pets

You wouldn't be able to buy a Burmese python as a pet anymore in Florida, under a bill drafted by a state senator who said the state should shut off the source of "dangerous reptiles" that have colonized the Everglades.

dateSep 23, 2009 in Ecology
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Stimulating sight: New retinal implant developed

( -- Inspired by the success of cochlear implants that can restore hearing to some deaf people, researchers at MIT are working on a retinal implant that could one day help blind people regain a useful level of ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Engineering
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Used frying oil to power MIT shuttles

( -- If you catch a whiff of french fries this fall when an MIT shuttle rolls past, it won't be a coincidence. Part of the fuel in its tank may have come out of a kitchen deep fryer just a few weeks earlier.

dateSep 23, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Article examines rare quantum physics effect

( -- There's nothing University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Herman Batelaan likes more than a challenge. And there are few areas of science more challenging than working at the sub-atomic, or quantum, world, ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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