How to Bake a Galaxy

Start with lots and lots of dark matter, then stir in gas. Let the mixture sit for a while, and a galaxy should rise up out of the batter. This simple recipe for baking galaxies cannot be performed at home, but it does reflect ...

Researchers develop 'MRI' for fuel cells

As gasoline prices top $3 a gallon in major cities, the drive toward increasing energy efficiency and reducing air pollution has accelerated, and the development of fuel cells has become a major focus worldwide.

Random twist for storytelling

UQ software engineer Chooi Guan Lim has created a computer storytelling program that gives children a random, educational experience.

Global warming could accelerate from thawing Siberian permafrost

Permafrost soil blanketing northeastern Siberia contains about 75 times more carbon than is released by burning fossil fuels each year. That means it could become a potent, likely unstoppable contributor to global climate ...

Bacterium takes a shine to metals

Exposed metal surfaces are highly vulnerable to corrosion, but paint or other protective coatings can interfere with some uses, as well as add significant costs. Now, a comprehensive series of experiments suggests a new form ...

Another grape excuse to hit the bottle

Scientists in Italy say they have discovered that the grapes used to make some of the most popular red wines contain high levels of the sleep hormone melatonin.

U.S. arrests 2 for stealing chip secrets

Federal agents Friday arrested two Bay Area men who allegedly used stolen trade secrets to start their own Silicon Valley semiconductor company.

Wariness of U.S. tech lag on the rise

In order to successfully compete with other nations in the 21st century, the United States must integrate the advancements of technology in to all public institutions, according to experts.

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