Progress in the development of rechargeable batteries through nanotechnology
Shrinking device makes objects appear smaller than they are
Researchers are testing different ways of improving rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and nanotechnology plays an important role in the development. The aim is to offer batteries that have fast charge and discharge rates as well as high stored energy per mass. This can make electric vehicles a competitive alternative to petrol-powered vehicles.
SKorea's Ticket Monster acquires Malaysian site
(PhysOrg.com) -- By controlling how light bends around an object, researchers have built a shrinking device that makes objects appear smaller than they actually are. Although the original object does not actually shrink, the illusion of the smaller object is convincing enough to confuse viewers since the real size of the object cannot be perceived.
Weather 'promising' for Endeavour landing: NASA
(AP) -- Fast-growing South Korean daily deal website Ticket Monster has acquired a Malaysian company in the first move of its expansion to other countries in Asia.
Gas drilling halted after quake
The weather forecast looks "promising" for the US shuttle Endeavour's nighttime landing to end its final mission, scheduled for 2:35 am (0635 GMT) on Wednesday, NASA said.
The Woman Who Saved Monterey Bay
The company carrying out test drilling for shale gas suspends operations following a second earthquake within two months in Lancashire.
Astronauts Prepare to Land Shuttle Endeavour for Last Time Wednesday
A new book highlights Julia Platt, a rabble-rousing pioneer in marine conservation.
TV, Internet harming protection of biodiversity: UN
SPACE.com - HOUSTON – NASA's space shuttle Endeavour are wrapping up the orbiter's final mission and preparing to return their spacecraft on Earth for the last time on Wednesday.
Brazil to tackle Amazon violence
AFP - Young people's fascination with television, the Internet, video games and other electronic entertainment is making it more difficult to protect the world's biodiversity, a UN official warned...
Weather 'promising' for Endeavour landing: NASA
Brazil will increase policing and protection for people at risk in the Amazon after three environmental activists were murdered, officials say.
3-D Galaxy Map Reveals Cosmic Neighborhood
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India tiger adopts orphaned cubs
A new 3-D map of our corner of the universe includes 45,000 galaxies within about 380 million light-years from Earth.
Poor 'face growing hunger threat'
Forest officials in northern India say a male tiger appears to be caring for two orphaned cubs in an extremely rare display of paternal feeling.
Raising a Genderless Child: Possible?
Soaring staple food prices threaten to worsen global hunger in coming decades, demanding radical reform of the world's food system, Oxfam warns.
Advice for Online Daters: If You're a Guy, Don't Smile
No matter how you raise kids, they eventually end up being who they're going to be, say experts.
Want to Boost Breast-Feeding Rates? More Maternity Leave is Key
Men, if you're trying to lure the ladies with a photograph, make like James Dean and brood. Women are turned off by guys who smile
After the Storms, What Happens to the Tornadoes' Orphans?
If the United States wants to significantly increase its breast-feeding rates, extending women's maternity leave would be a good place to start
Diet Psych Out: Why 'Health' Food Is Less Satisfying, Even If It's Sinful
Alongside the terrible physical devastation that tornadoes have wrought in communities throughout the South and Midwest this spring lies an even deeper human tragedy
Post-HMO Health Care: Are Accountable Care Organizations the Answer?
New research suggests that the stomach signals less satisfaction after eating "health food," regardless of the actual fat and calories consumed
The Teenagers Who Are Making Girls Scout Cookies Better for the Planet
Despite their many potential pitfalls, here's why accountable care organizations may herald a great victory for patient care.
Astronauts get set to land Endeavour one last time
Scouts Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen are fighting to get the Girl Scouts to stop using non-sustainable palm oil in their cookies, and they're actually making progress
British and Canadian synchrotrons sign agreement
(AP) -- Endeavour's six astronauts have checked the systems they need to bring NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight to an end.
Drug can reverse overgrown hearts to help prevent heart failure
Making the power of synchrotron light available to more businesses, building new experimental equipment and developing new capabilities are three of the areas of collaboration in a trans-Atlantic memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Diamond Light Source Ltd. near Oxford and Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLS) in Saskatoon.
Frog dissections go virtual at California school
A promising cancer treatment drug can restore function of a heart en route to failure from high blood pressure, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
LinkedIn opens Asia headquarters in Singapore
(AP) -- A Southern California high school is taking the scalpel to frog dissections in biology class as it becomes the first U.S. school to take up animal welfare supporters' offer of free anatomy software.
Career networking website LinkedIn opened its Asian headquarters in Singapore on Tuesday, part of a plan to tap the region's large pool of professionals.