Pond Scum: Fueling Our Future?

Utah State University researchers are using an innovative approach that takes oil from algae and converts it to biodiesel fuel.

No Big Bang? Endless Universe Made Possible by New Model

A new cosmological model demonstrates the universe can endlessly expand and contract, providing a rival to Big Bang theories and solving a thorny modern physics problem, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

'Origami lens' slims high resolution cameras

Engineers at UC San Diego have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens. This technology may yield lightweight, ultrathin, high resolution miniature cameras for unmanned surveillance ...

Researchers probe health and safety impacts of nanotechnology

University of Florida engineering student Maria Palazuelos is working on nanotechnology, but she's not seeking a better sunscreen, tougher golf club or other product — the focus of many engineers in the field.

Three Back-to-Back Spacewalks Coming Up on Station

The first of three spacewalks in nine days by International Space Station Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Study points way to communicating nanotech

If you could paint a gallon of paint one nanometer thick, how much area could you cover? The surprising answer-about 930 acres, or slightly larger than New York's Central Park-certainly makes fun trivia fodder.

Extinct parrot resurfaces in Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum (UK) has taken care of a case of mounted Australian birds, one of which is the spectacular but sadly extinct Paradise Parrot Psephotus pulcherrimus.

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