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Happy 100th, Roosevelt Dam!


This month marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. It was a major part of the Salt River project, which aimed to create hydroelectric power from the Salt River and make its surrounding lands cultivable...

March 18, 2011 — Mary Karmelek
Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

A camera with a unique, spherical lens may bring single-shot gigapixel cameras closer to reality

March 18, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

From iPhones to SciPhones

Scientists are developing iPhone apps that aid in research and that appeal to "citizen scientists" as well

March 18, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi
Fukushima Crisis Worsens as U.S. Warns of a Large Radiation Release

Fukushima Crisis Worsens as U.S. Warns of a Large Radiation Release

A top U.S. nuclear regulator has now given a dire assessment of Japan's nuclear crisis, saying that radiation from uncovered spent fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi plant could force emergency workers to abandon their fight to prevent meltdowns there...

March 17, 2011 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire
Which Way Is the Future?

Which Way Is the Future?

How we imagine the movement of time depends on what language we speak

March 17, 2011 — Valerie Ross
House Repubs Vote That Earth Is Not Warming

House Repubs Vote That Earth Is Not Warming

All Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against an amendment that states that global warming exists, regardless of cause. John Rennie comments

March 16, 2011

Rare African kittens bred from frozen eggs and sperm

One of the risks in writing about endangered species is concentrating too much on the cute ones. But I couldn't skip covering the African black-footed cat ( Felis nigripes ) and the scientific breakthrough that could give this rare species an extra chance at survival.The African black-footed cat is one of the world's smallest and rarest cat species, not to mention one of the least studied...

March 16, 2011 — John Platt
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