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Hair Reveals Where Murder Victims Drank Water

University of Utah scientists developed a new crime-fighting tool by showing that human hair reveals the general location where a person drank water, helping police track past movements of criminal suspects ...

Feb 25, 2008 4.5 / 5 (33) 4

Hydrogen-powered lawnmowers?

In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power.

Jan 23, 2007 4.4 / 5 (34) 0

New water-splitting catalyst found

(PhysOrg.com) -- Expanding on work published two years ago, MIT's Daniel Nocera and his associates have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently ...

May 14, 2010 4.4 / 5 (33) 14 | with audio podcast

New catalysts may create more, cheaper hydrogen

A new class of catalysts created at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory may help scientists and engineers overcome some of the hurdles that have inhibited the production of hydrogen for use in fuel ...

Aug 21, 2007 4.7 / 5 (31) 0

Niacin, the fountain of youth

The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, as Michael Ristow has demonstrated in roundworms. From his study, the ETH-Zurich professor also concludes that so-called reactive oxygen species are healthy, ...

Sep 30, 2013 4.5 / 5 (31) 0 | with audio podcast