Archive: 04/6/2010

A Cyborg Space Race

Who should explore space: robots or humans? Our ability to travel beyond Earth is hampered by the harsh conditions of space, but rather than let robots have all the fun, could cyborg technology allow humans ...

Apr 06, 2010
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A smart way to charge up

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electromobility makes sense only if car batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources. But the supply of green electricity is not always adequate. An intelligent charging ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Berkeley Researchers Light Up White OLEDs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Light-emitting diodes, which employ semiconductors to produce artificial light, could reduce electricity consumption and lighten the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. However, moving this ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Buddhism on the dinner plate

(PhysOrg.com) -- New book by a Harvard nutritionist and renowned monk encourages the Buddhist sense of mindfulness in how people eat.

Apr 06, 2010
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An addiction to fossil fuels

Clean, renewable wind and solar power may be the most-preferred fossil fuel alternatives, but their land-hungry collecting requirements make them difficult options for replacing more conventional power sources, ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Supersonic Freefall

The sound barrier was first broken by an aircraft in 1947, but this year a man will attempt to break the sound barrier with his body alone. His freefall jump from the edge of space will not only break records, ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Energy Star program is under fire

The Energy Star program may be overhauled in the wake of a scathing government report that found the certification process vulnerable to fraud and abuse, calling into doubt the worthiness of the label that directs shoppers ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Haptic solution for modelling industrial designs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Poisoning by prescription drugs on the rise

Poisoning is now the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. While several recent high-profile Hollywood celebrity cases have brought the problem to public attention, the rates of unintentional poisoning ...

Apr 06, 2010
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