Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe

University of Minnesota astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, unseen “dark ...

Emphasis on conifer forests places multiple species at risk

The traditional emphasis on dense, fast-growing, conifer-dominated forests in the Pacific Northwest raises questions about the health of dozens of animal species that depend on shrubs, herbs and broad-leaf trees, a new analysis ...

New cancer weapon: nuclear nanocapsules

Rice University chemists have found a way to package some of nature's most powerful radioactive particles inside DNA-sized tubes of pure carbon -- a method they hope to use to target tiny tumors and even lone leukemia cells.

NASA seeks moon life and work images

NASA has launched a competition that invites university art and design students to create art representative of living and working on the moon.

New Nano-Sensor Can Detect Asthma Symptoms

A sensor developed at the University of Pittsburgh could strip the element of surprise from some asthma attacks by detecting one before its onset. Fitted in a hand-held device, the tiny sensor provides people who have asthma ...

Sony Develops 'Bio Battery' Generating Electricity from Sugar

Sony today announced the development of a bio battery that generates electricity from carbohydrates (sugar) utilizing enzymes as its catalyst, through the application of power generation principles found in living organisms.

LG announces 'LG Viewty' camera phone

LG Electronics today announced plans to launch 'LG Viewty' KU990, its very first professional-level high feature camera phone, destined to steal the spotlight.

Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe

“Fruity plastic” may seem like a connoisseur’s description of the bouquet of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot gone bad. However, that was among several uncomplimentary terms that a panel of water “sensory experts” ...

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