Epidemiologists find molecular clues to air pollution's impact on youngsters
Biologists finally are unraveling the medical mysteries of migraine, from aura to pain
As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon
A recurrence of the 1859 solar superstorm would be a cosmic Katrina, causing billions of dollars of damage to satellites, power grids and radio communications
The lotus plant's magnificent ability to repel dirt has inspired a range of self-cleaning and antibacterial technologies that may also help control microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" devices
Compounds that enhance the sweet and salty flavors of foods could combat obesity and heart disease
Researchers are taking the first steps toward building ultrapowerful computers that use individual atoms to perform calculations
Monitoring Antarctic Ice MovementIs a Sticky Business
Scientists discover an important clue inpredicting future consequences of climate change:the mechanism that moves ice streams.
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Why Does Organic Milk Last So Much Longer?
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Gassing Up Gas-Free
A look at the infrastructure necessary to make hydrogen hybrid automobiles a reality.
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The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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Conventional washing machines cause excessive damage and wrinkling to clothes primarily during the water removal step. With the introduc
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