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Lower Cost Lighting May Not Lower Cost

Lower Cost Lighting May Not Lower Cost

Artificial lighting, despite huge efficiency improvements, has cost a constant percentage of GDP for three centuries. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 30, 2010
What Comes Next: Experts Predict the Future

What Comes Next: Experts Predict the Future

The flip side to every ending is a new beginning. We asked the visionary scientists on our advisory board what new trends will shape the decades to come

August 26, 2010 — Danny Hillis, Arthur Caplan, Edward Felten, Christof Koch, Michael Webber, Daniel Kammen, R. James Woolsey, Leslie Aiello, George Church and John Reganold
Solar Panels Dust Themselves off

Solar Panels Dust Themselves off

Solar panels that can shake off their dust off via a self-generated electric pulse keep soaking in maximal rays. Cynthia Graber reports

August 23, 2010

Heady days of nanotech funding behind it, the U.S. faces big challenges

Nearly a decade after the U.S. launched its National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the program's $12 billion in funding has helped place the country at the head of the pack regarding the development of science and technology measured in billionths of meters...

August 18, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

Oil spill's human health impacts might extend into the future

Scientists are still assessing the ecological damage wrought by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. Other researchers, however, are looking at subtler signs of the disaster's potential impacts on human health...

August 16, 2010 — Katherine Harmon
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