Hurtling Toward Mars

By the time you finish reading this sentence, you'll be 25 miles closer to the planet Mars.

Study: cow-powered fuel cells grow smaller, mightier

Cows could one day help to meet the rise in demand for alternative energy sources, say Ohio State University researchers that used microbe-rich fluid from a cow to generate electricity in a small fuel cell.

Smooth: Nokia's sensuous new 3G device

Nokia today announced a new 3G mobile phone that pairs original design and quality workmanship with outstanding features.

'Clutter detector' could cut confusion

The danger of clutter--especially on a visual screen--is that it causes confusion that affects how well we perform tasks. To that end, visual clutter is a challenge for fighter pilots picking out a target, for people seeking ...

Computational actinide chemistry: Are we there yet?

Ever since the Manhattan project in World War II, actinide chemistry has been essential for nuclear science and technology. Yet scientists still seek the ability to interpret and predict chemical and physical properties of ...

Geologist plans volcano safety for Ecuador

A geologist at Washington University in St. Louis is doing his part to make sure that the small Latin American country of Ecuador follows the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

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 ...

Elephantnose fish 'see' with their chin

Originating in Central Africa, Peters' elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii), finds its bearings by means of weak electrical fields. Scientists from the University of Bonn have now been able to show how well this works. ...

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