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  • Patch Makes Certain Skin Cancers Disappear
    By on June 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    kkleiner writes “What if treating skin cancer was just a matter of wearing a patch for a few hours? At this year’s Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Annual Meeting one group of researchers presented such a patch. The patch is infused with phosphorus-32, a radioactive isotope used to treat some types of cancer. In a study of 10 patients with basal cell carcinoma located on their faces, the patch was applied for three hours, then for another (more…)



  • IBM Makes First Racetrack Memory Chip
    By on December 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    holy_calamity writes “For several years, we’ve followed the progress of IBM’s revolutionary ‘racetrack’ memory, which stores data inside nanowires for several years. Now Big Blue has made the first prototype integrated onto a single chip, using the CMOS processing technique used in commercial chip fabs. It’s still a research prototype, but goes some way to validate IBM’s claim that the technology could be commercialized.”

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  • Phillies Fan Makes Amazing One-Handed Grab (Video)
    By on August 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even with a tray of goodies in one hand, this Phillies fan was able to maintain his composure and make a one-handed grab on a Jayson Werth foul ball.

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  • Calif. coach makes players drink soda from shoe
    By on May 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A California high school girl’s softball coach has apologized for requiring eight players who struck out during a recent game to drink soda pop out of a team member’s shoe.

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  • ***** Economy Makes US a Greener Place
    By on May 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions dropped a record 7 percent in the U.S. in 2009, the largest decline in more than 60 years as the country faced an economic recession.

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  • Solar-Powered Plane Makes First Successful Flight
    By on April 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    lilbridge writes “The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane covered in 12,000 solar cells, took its maiden flight today in Switzerland. The plane stayed aloft for 87 minutes, performing test maneuvers as well as completing a successful takeoff and landing. With the first test flight behind them, the developers can focus on gearing up for their around-the-world solar powered flight set for 2012.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Vanderbilt Pitcher Breaks Kneecap, Still Makes Play
    By on April 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    OMG, this is pretty gnarly. Vanderbilt Freshman Pitcher Corey Williams threw a really bad off-speed pitch and Florida 3B Austin Maddox smoked it right where he has been taught to aim his entire life. The best part is the ball did not hit him in the head, and the video is not as gruesome as the X-Ray.

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  • Beckham makes Man Utd goal pledge
    By on February 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    AC Milan’s David Beckham vows not to celebrate if he scores against Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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  • Fitton makes early Lakeside exit
    By on January 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Seeds Darryl Fitton, Dave Prins, Martin Atkins and Mark Barilli are all beaten but Scott Waites eases through the first round of the BDO World Darts.

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  • GE Makes a Bet on Backyard Wind Turbines
    By on November 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    When it comes to energy, General Electric is all about big: big coal plants, big nuclear plants, big wind towers. So why would the $183-billion a year industrial conglomerate bother to invest in a small company that makes wind turbines so small they can be erected in your backyard?

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