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“Brain” In A Dish
December, 2004
A University of Florida (UF) scientist has grown a living “brain” that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network.


Predicting A Pollutant’s Longevity In Soil
November, 2004
Building on an idea developed by medicinal chemists, Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a new mathematical tool that accurately predicts how long certain pollutants, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals, will remain in soil.


Lubricant Improves Hard Drives Performance and Longevity
October, 2004
Much discussed among computer circles is the so-called end of Moore’s Law and its predictions of ever-smaller circuits. Less known is a challenge facing the next generation …


Air Cleaning Units Ineffective In Removing Chemical Pollutants
September, 2004
A new study conducted through the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE) to evaluate the performance of room air cleaners has found that no single air-cleaning unit effectively…


Alternative Construction Materials Enhance Aesthetics and Reduce Environmental Impact
August, 2004
Everyone has heard the adage about building a better mousetrap, but how about a better, longer lasting and more attractive dock? A new company headquartered in Virginia Beach is using PVC to make pilings, boat lifts and other pier accessories to replace treated wood as the preferred building material.


Duplicating Nature’s Nanoscale Construction Techniques
July, 2004
“Nature was nano before nano was cool,” Henry Fountain is quoted as saying in a recent New York Times article on the proliferation of nanotechnology research projects. No one is more aware of this fact of nature than Dan Morse of the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research groups have been studying the ways that nature builds ocean organisms at the nanoscale for over ten years.


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