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2009-07-08 14:06:50

A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh University has reported a breakthrough in the quest to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications.

2009-07-02 09:30:00

According to an Internet monitoring company, the number of visitors to Twitter in the last 12 months has increased 22-fold.

2009-06-24 15:00:00

With the whoosh of compressed gas and the whir of unspooling wire, a team of Boulder scientists and engineers tested a new instrument prototype that might be used to detect groundwater deep inside Mars.

2009-06-16 11:00:00

ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2003 breakup of Space Shuttle Columbia, the 2006 loss of a regional airliner in Lexington, Kentucky, and various general aviation mishaps highlight the adverse effects of human implementation failure.

2009-06-15 16:05:00

It's common for retailers to bundle two different products (like razors and blades) together and describe one as free. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that this strategy leads consumers to devalue the items when they're sold individually.

2009-06-11 14:42:37

Parents can help prevent potential accidents at the pool this summer by staying alert and attentive, said a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Baylor College of Medicine.

2009-05-06 08:21:00

"Physically active transport is probably our best bet for helping populations at risk of heart disease and diabetes to increase physical activity levels, since we have to spend time getting to and from work anyway," says Dr Erik Hemmingsson, who led the research.

2009-04-30 14:00:00

Wolfram Alpha, a web tool that some experts believe could be as important as Google, has made its first public appearance.

2009-03-13 07:00:00

Scratches on an otherwise perfect looking vehicle can be a real annoyance for car owners, but scientists have developed a polyurethane coating that heals its own scratches when exposed to sunlight.

2009-02-21 09:40:25

Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.