Chemically squeezing every drop of ethanol from corn

Brent Shanks is going down to the molecules to find a little extra ethanol. Shanks, an Iowa State University associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, is leading a research team that's working to develop ...

Nanotech to Improve Satellites and Solar Cells

More efficient space solar cells could mean better imagery satellites and improved solar energy technology. Scientists at the NanoPower Research Labs at Rochester Institute of Technology, led by director Ryne Raffaelle, are ...

The Unusual Insulating Properties of a Superconductor

Since their discovery, high-temperature superconductors, a class of remarkable materials that conduct electricity with almost zero resistance, have perplexed scientists. Despite many, many studies, how these materials do ...

Internet tech dazzles FOSE convention

Perhaps the U.S. government can rest a little easier over its battle with Internet censorship in China, knowing there is software that could circumvent the Chinese's online censor program.

Move over TiVo, MythTV is here

Frustrated by the slow, advertising-laden cable experience provided by AT&T Broadband, programmer Isaac Richards took matters into his own hands by coming up with his own solution to the problem.

Mathematician may become U-Chi president

A presidential search committee is recommending Robert Zimmer, provost of Brown University, become the 13th President of the University of Chicago.

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