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Meteorologists to Texans: Get out of town before Hurricane Ike hits

A grim warning for some Texans today: They'll face "certain death" from approaching Hurricane Ike if they don't evacuate.

Ike is a Category 2 storm but could become a "major" Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches the upper Texas coast by midnight, according to the National Weather Service...

September 12, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Hurricane Ike still kicking up a storm

Floridians may have escaped the brunt of Hurricane Ike, but the storm is making a bee-line for the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall in Texas by late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters say...

September 10, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Jet fuel from algae passes first test

No, not flight, not yet. But Solazyme—the mavericks who make their algal oil in the dark—have produced a jet fuel that passes the ASTM's standards for "aviation turbine fuel," otherwise known as jet fuel...

September 9, 2008 — David Biello

Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide

The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif...

September 9, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Tom Friedman's New Book--Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Tom Friedman discusses his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America . Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news...

September 9, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Hurricane Ike: Florida gets the all-clear

It looks like Florida has escaped Ike's wrath. The hurricane watch in the Keys is over, according to the National Weather Service.

The former Category 4 hurricane has weakened to a Category 1 tempest and is now "hugging" Cuba, the agency says, just hours after it declared the storm was "battering" the island...

September 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite
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