Archive: 01/25/2006

EPA announces latest Green Power list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest "Green Power" list Wednesday, led by the U.S. Air Force and the Whole Foods Market chain.

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Evolution delays Fla. science curriculum

Florida's public school science curriculum won't be updated until 2008, reportedly to avoid an evolution fight until Gov. Jeb Bush leaves office.

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Pittsburgh U. gets fossil-rich land

A Wyoming cattle rancher has donated about 4,700 acres of his dinosaur-bone rich Wyoming ranch to the University of Pittsburgh.

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California announces new solar power plan

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a new solar initiative, with a goal of 3,000 megawatts of solar power generation capacity.

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Coffee May Protect Against Disease

It's surprising when something that was once considered questionable for your health turns out to have health benefits, usually with the proviso to use it "in moderation." That happened with chocolate and alcohol, ...

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Titania Nanotube Arrays Harness Solar Energy

Penn State researchers are finding new ways to harness the power of the sun using highly-ordered arrays of titania nanotubes for hydrogen production and increased solar cell efficiency.

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UW scientists unravel mystery of how flu viruses replicate

Like any other organism, an influenza virus's success in life is measured by its genetic track record, its ability to pass on genes from one generation to the next. But although much is known about the genes and inner workings ...

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Carbon Nanotube Transistor Can Detect Genetic Mutations

University of Pittsburgh researcher Alexander Star and colleagues at a California-based company, Nanomix, Inc., have developed devices made of carbon nanotubes that can find mutations in genes causing hereditary diseases, ...

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Rights experts question Google censorship

Google's decision to do business in China by adhering to the government's strict censorship rules has come under attack by many bloggers, academics and activists alike. What's more, some question whether the ...

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Google chided for China censorship deal

Google's decision to allow censorship of its search-engine results in China was chided by human-rights groups Wednesday and defended by company officials.

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Support grows for McDowell FCC nomination

Support for the nomination of telecom lobbyist Robert McDowell for the Federal Communications Commission seemed to be solidifying in Washington Wednesday.

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Egypt may have eradicated the polio virus

Scientists believe the world's first cases of polio occurred about 5,000 years ago in Egypt, but now that nation has apparently eradicated the virus.

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