MIT sees acceleration in US greenhouse emissions

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions could grow more quickly in the next 50 years than in the previous half-century, and technological change may cause increased emissions rather than control them, according to a new study by an ...

China's great dam in midst of eco-debate

The year-old Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River has spawned environmental problems such as water pollution and landslides, Chinese officials admitted.

Bacteria shed light on an important group of human proteins

A collaboration between researchers in Switzerland, the UK and France has led to the solution of the first crystal structure of a member of the Rhesus protein family and thereby shed new light on a group of proteins of great ...

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPU Comes to Notebooks

This holiday season a new era of PC games, featuring advanced new graphics effects, will immerse gamers in cinematic realism like never before. Games like Crysis, Unreal Tournament 3, and Call of Duty 4 are sure bets to be ...

Tiny Silicone Hotel Reveals How Bacteria Control Crowds

Using a device composed of microscopic rooms and hallways that was designed and fabricated at the University of California, San Diego, a team of researchers from four institutions has determined how bacteria self-organize ...

Organic Molecules Stay on Top

The van der Waals force, a weak attractive force, is solely responsible for binding certain organic molecules to metallic surfaces. In a model for organic devices, it is this force alone that binds an organic film to a metallic ...

Car catalysator works differently than expected

The 3-way catalysator of a car apparently works differently from the way chemists had expected. The conversion of carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide takes place not in one single step, but in at least two different steps. ...

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