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Gates, China Collaborating On Cleaner, Safer Nuclear Reactor
2011-12-10 05:30:26

A Washington-based company, created and funded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, will work with Chinese scientists to jointly develop a new, novel type of nuclear reactor, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the reactor -- which Gates said would be "very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste" during a discussion China's Ministry of Science and Technology -- will run on depleted uranium. UPI and BBC News report that the...

Image 1 - Scientists Making Strides In Sniffing Out TB Electronically
2011-11-08 12:43:38

Indian researchers said on Monday that they were close to developing an "electronic nose" that is capable of sniffing out tuberculosis on someone's breath. The device is a hand-held unit that is similar to a police breathalyzer used to detect blood alcohol levels. The "E-Nose" has sensors that pick up TB biomarkers in the breath droplets, resulting in an almost instantaneous and accurate diagnosis. "We hope to have a prototype ready for clinical testing by October 2013," lead...


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2013-09-17 12:44:24

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, Born October 28, 1955 is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and Co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. He Co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 — excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. In 2011 he...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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