Researchers discover ancient urban center in Mexico

Colorado researchers have discovered and partially mapped a major urban center once occupied by the Purepecha of Mexico, a little-known people who fought the better-known Aztecs to a standstill and who controlled much of ...

Japan want 50% of new cars green by 2020

Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry has announced a strategy that calls for boosting eco-friendly vehicles' share of domestic new car sales to as high as 50 percent by 2020, from the current 9 percent.

Global 1Q PC shipments jump more than 20 percent

(AP) -- Worldwide personal computer shipments increased more than 20 percent in the first three months of 2010 from the same period a year ago, a sign the PC business is on firmer ground after one of its shakiest stretches ...

Treat acne with coconut oil and nano-bombs

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk - lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The ...

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling through fiber ...

Used oyster shells collected to help next generation grow

Like much of the other containers and food scraps from the North Baltimore farm-to-table restaurant Woodberry Kitchen, the oyster shells don't go in the trash. The raw bar castoffs -- about 2,000 per week -- are sent to an ...

Beetles stand out using Avatar tech

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests that jewel scarab beetles find each other -- and hide from their enemies -- using the same technology that creates the 3D effects for the blockbuster movie Avatar.

Study Confirms DNA Repair Model After 26 Years

(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Davis researchers have confirmed a central idea about chromosome repair, more than a quarter century after it was first proposed. The finding is important to scientists who seek to understand DNA repair, ...

Knowing When Poultry Goes Foul

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mom's trusty nose may be good, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have gone her one better by designing an instrument that quickly and precisely sniffs trace amounts of ...

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