GAO critical of Bush's global AIDS plan

The Government Accountability Office is criticizing U.S. President George Bush's AIDS plan for causing confusion and eroding prevention efforts in some nations.

Finding a Better Way to Quiet Noisy Environments

Researchers at UCSD report in the April 4 issue of the Journal of Sound and Vibration a new mathematical algorithm designed to dramatically improve noise-cancellation technologies that are used to quiet everything from airplane ...

Spitzer Finds Hints of Planet Birth Around Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered new evidence that planets might rise up out of a dead star's ashes. The infrared telescope surveyed the scene around a pulsar, the remnant of an exploded star, and found a surrounding ...

Chinese companies ready to drive global expansion

Research by IBM and Fudan University finds that Chinese companies are expanding globally to acquire technology and management skills, escape intense domestic competition and capture new market opportunities. The in-depth ...

Low-calorie diet: Longer life?

St. Louis scientists are starting a 2-year study to confirm a short Louisiana State University trial suggesting low-calorie diets result in longer life.

Illinois first in tritium leaks

Illinois reportedly has more sites at which radioactive tritium have leaked than any other state where such spills have been reported.

Rutgers Researchers Find Fat Gene

Rutgers researchers have identified a human gene, its protein product and the way in which the protein influences how the body processes fat, discoveries that may lead to drugs to control obesity and promote weight loss.

Faster, Less Expensive Approach to Fluid Meter Design

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has patented a faster way to determine flow rates of liquids through channels or pipes. Its balanced flow meter provides 10 times the accuracy of standard orifice-based ...

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