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2010-07-06 14:05:00

While those wonderful light sabers in the Star Wars films remain the figment of George Lucas’ fertile imagination, light mills – rotary motors driven by light – that can power objects thousands of times greater in size are now fact.

2010-07-06 11:56:15

The world's biggest Roman candle has got nothing on this.

2010-07-02 13:01:00

VALHALLA, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warm weather usually means lots of summer fun and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the combination of high heat and high humidity often become very dangerous.

2010-06-30 18:50:00

15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage.

2010-06-15 11:24:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal) released a video on its website, www.facesofcoal.org, today explaining in easy-to-understand terms and examples why the use of conductivity is an ill-advised and inappropriate measure for water quality impairment.

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2010-05-28 07:29:50

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stumbled upon another one.

2010-05-10 12:32:00

ERIE, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eriez® introduced the remarkable, state-of-the-art, unbelievably powerful P-REX Scrap Drum at the 2010 Scrap Recycling Industry Expo.

2010-04-26 08:02:00

Vehicles From Around the Globe Begin Performance Testing Today in Pursuit of the Multimillion Dollar Cash Prize for Super Fuel Efficient Cars **Celebratory Kickoff Event Planned at Michigan State Capitol on Thursday, April 29** BROOKLYN, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 28 teams, representing 36 super fuel efficient vehicles from across the globe will begin arriving at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI to officially start on-track performance testing for...

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2010-04-08 14:02:25

The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in a range of nano-electronic devices, researchers report in the April 9 issue of the journal Science.

2010-01-11 16:27:00

DETROIT, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For Volkswagen this marks the beginning of an action-packed year, in which more new models will be introduced than ever before in the company's history.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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