Picture this: Digital album puts focus on kids' health

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern moms and dads snap thousands of photos, recording every drooling smile and flailing attempt to crawl. Until now, this frenzy of activity could be one more thing distracting parents from monitoring ...

Researchers shine light on compact fluorescent bulb problems

Long touted as an energy-saving alternative for home lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) now have the potential to be even more efficient, as well as dimmable, thanks to research at Queen's University.

ACS announces winners of 'What is Nano?' video contest

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the winners of the "What is Nano?" video contest held by ACS Nanotation, the Web community site for nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers and enthusiasts. Organized as ...

Applying Newton's Laws of Motion to Baseball Pitching

The April 2009 edition of Mechanical Engineering magazine profiles Mike Marshall, the former major league baseball hurler who teaches a pitching methodology based on Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion.

High tech needs patent reform

It isn't often that you see heavyweights in the tech world duking it out in a high-stakes match, with Congress as the referee. It's happening today over proposed reforms in patent law, which pits the software and information ...

Empire State Building going green

The Empire State Building is being converted into an eco-friendly skyscraper, transforming the landmark into a "green" architectural marvel as part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade, officials said Monday.

Sony PS3 tops Nintendo Wii in Japan in March: survey

Sony has been given a vital boost in the battle for the multibillion-dollar video game industry, with a survey showing its PlayStation 3 outsold Nintendo's Wii in Japan for the first time in 16 months.

Harmful 'red tide' hits Dubai beaches

Beaches in the Gulf tourism hub of Dubai have been plagued by a bloom of algae known as the "red tide" that has killed fish and is potentially harmful to humans, a municipality official said on Tuesday.

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