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Indoor Plants Found To Release Volatile Organic Compounds

9 years ago from Science Daily

Potted plants add aesthetic value to homes and offices, and have been shown to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) gases or vapors emitted by solids and liquids that may have...

Organic Or Local Fruits and Vegetables?

9 years ago from Science Daily

The emerging trend toward healthier, fresher foods presents new dilemmas for conscientious consumers. Marketers tout the attributes of "organic" food, while the "local foods movement" is gaining popularity throughout the...

Stanford open-source camera could revolutionise photography

9 years ago from

Stanford photo scientists are out to reinvent digital photography with the introduction of an 'open-source' digital camera, which will give programmers around the world the chance to create software that...

Greening university classrooms

9 years ago from Physorg

In today's frenetic world, many urban dwellers spend more than 80% of the day indoors. Bringing nature in to living spaces by enhancing homes and offices with ornamental plants has...

Technology strikes a chord with algal biofuels

9 years ago from Physorg

An award-winning Los Alamos National Laboratory sound-wave technology is helping Solix Biofuels, Inc. optimize production of algae-based fuel in a cost-effective, scalable, and environmentally benign fashion -paving the way to...

How to advance scientific literacy

9 years ago from Physorg

Society needs science, and scientists need an informed, thoughtful, and open-minded citizenry. Thus, the obvious dependence of American society on science is strikingly inconsistent with the low level of scientific...

Verizon Wireless Plans to Offer 4G Capability Next Year

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- In today's world, we want our information to travel faster. This is especially true as smart phones take over and we become used to using smaller devices to...

More Privacy Issues With Web Browsing

9 years ago from

A couple of years ago, I talked about some of the search terms that people have used when they’ve found my blog pages. In the comments, Donna was amazed at...

European Urology September issue features 'Surgery in Motion' article

9 years ago from Science Blog

Arnhem, September 2009 -- The September issue of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an article and a video in the Surgery in...

Sprint to release HTC Hero Android phone in October

9 years ago from Physorg

US wireless carrier Sprint Nextel and Taiwan's HTC Corp. announced plans on Thursday to release a mobile phone in October powered by Google's Android software.

FDA: Drug makers obeying regulatory rules

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has determined most producers of drugs and biologics are generally meeting their regulatory obligations.

Rhetoric and instability stunt Latin American science

9 years ago from SciDev

A majority of Latin American countries suffer from worthy talk but little stable R&D funding. Long-term strategies should be a priority.

Diagnostic devices lower costs

9 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that the right tools can make GPs more accurate at diagnosing melanoma – and so reduce unnecessary operations.

EU reveals probe into Oracle's bid

9 years ago from Physorg

Business software giant Oracle's 7.4-billion-dollar bid for Sun Microsystems is under investigation under EU merger regulations, the European Commission announced on Thursday.

Toy Robot to Solve Sudoku (w/ Video)

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- A Swedish programmer, Hans Andersson, has used a Lego Mindstorms NXT kit to develop a robot to solve Sudoku puzzles.

Green pledge campaign launches

A new environmental campaign, backed by a variety of businesses and celebrities, is launching on Tuesday.

Pfizer Pays $2.3 Billion to Settle Marketing Case

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The government charged that executives throughout the company planned schemes to illegally market Bextra and other drugs.

Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills

9 years ago from NY Times Health

White House officials are looking for ways to simplify and scale back the major Democratic bills, lower the cost and drop contentious but nonessential elements.

Tangential Science: 42,001 And The Science Of Karma

9 years ago from

Tangential Science: it's not necessarily science, but it's still funny. 1. Science of Karma  Can there be science to 'Karma'?   Likely not, since Karma is, by definition, an Eastern religious concept...

Porn Company, College Drop Lawsuit

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Naughty American University Will Stop Using National American University's Trademark

Sculptor plugs Greek classics into iPod Age

9 years ago from Physorg

With an iPhone, Zeus could have saved time to call on lightning from the heavens -- so says California-based sculptor Adam Reeder, who seeks to merge classical Greek iconography with...

Blu-ray drives seeing limited growth within PCs

9 years ago from Physorg

The sharp video quality of Blu-ray disc players, increases in the devices' technical capabilities and growth in the number of high-definition video titles has made the devices one of the...

Bumblebees dive in to fill a void

9 years ago from Physorg

Native pollinators such as these fat, fuzzy bumblebees, once an overlooked sideshow in the insect world, are gaining widespread appreciation among everyone from backyard gardeners to big-time farmers. That's because...

News Corp. seeks stake in Saudi media company: WSJ

9 years ago from Physorg

News Corp. is in talks with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to take a stake in Rotana Media in what would be its first major investment in the Middle...

Private exchange to aid startups seeking more cash

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Since June, a Web site called SharesPost has been helping a small pool of qualified buyers and sellers trade shares in fast-growing startups that have not yet...

Motorola Debut i856 Available

9 years ago from Physorg

Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint that offers wireless phones and services with no contracts and Motorola announced today the launch of its first push-to-talk slider phone. The Motorola Debut...

YouTube to offer online movie rentals

9 years ago from Physorg

YouTube is considering streaming movies for rental, a move that would see the free video-sharing site charging for content for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

N.L. premier, MHA disagree on health cuts

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A Tory backbencher is breaking ranks with the Williams government after cuts to X-ray and laboratory service in the central Newfoundland community of Lewisporte, but the premier said Wednesday he...