Archive: 10/5/2010

A hot new look at working fuel cells

Measuring a fuel cell's overall performance is relatively easy, but measuring its components individually as they work together is a challenge. That's because one of the best experimental techniques for investigating ...

Oct 05, 2010
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Report questions biometric technologies

Television cop shows love "biometric" technologies -- fingerprints, eye scans and so on -- but a blue-ribbon panel report calls for caution on widespread use of biological identification.

Oct 05, 2010
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Amino acid supplement makes mice live longer

When mice are given drinking water laced with a special concoction of amino acids, they live longer than your average mouse, according to a new report in the October issue of Cell Metabolism. The key ingredients in the su ...

Oct 05, 2010
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New family of liquid crystals created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from ...

Oct 05, 2010
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US consumers snapping up Android phones: survey

Smartphones powered by Google's Android software were the most popular among US consumers over the past six months ahead of the Blackberry and Apple's iPhone, the Nielsen Co. said on Tuesday.

Oct 05, 2010
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