Moon, Mars bright lights in the big sky

The moon and Mars -- not the stars -- emitted enough wattage Monday to providing night travelers by sleigh and by foot a lighted way to their destinations.

Active mechanism locks in the size of a cell's nucleus

Cells know that size matters, especially when it comes to the nucleus. In the early 1900s, German scientists first proposed that the size of a nucleus is always proportional to the size of its cell. Now, more than a century ...

Old TVs bad landfill reception

When U.S. broadcasters switch to digital transmissions, millions of viewers will likely discard analog televisions creating a potential environmental disaster.

Toward improved non-stick surfaces at the flip of a switch

Researchers in New Jersey report development of a new type of non-stick material whose ability to shed liquids like water from a duck’s back can be turned on or off simply by flipping an electrical switch.

SmartGrow uses hair to grow food

A new product marketed as SmartGrow uses human hair imported from China and India to help people with their horticultural efforts.

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