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Science In The News Archives
Below are links to “science in the news” from previous years. You will find information on our region’s growth industries and the SciTech focus areas of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology and Information Technology.
March 9, 2007
Macular Degeneration: Preserving Eyesight Through Nanotechnology and Regeneration Science
Feb 22, 2007
UK - Women given all-clear to donate eggs for use in stem-cell research
Jan 29, 2007
Robotics could speed up stem cell research
Jan 16, 2007
Genetically modified chickens that produce medicines in their eggs may be the drug factories of the future
Jan 1, 2007
Genetically engineered cattle could resist mad cow disease
Industry group gives scientists the go-ahead for genetically engineered peanuts - the work could lead to peanuts with enhanced flavor, more vitamins and nutrients, and possibly even nuts that are less likely to trigger allergic reactions
Gene linked with autism found
World's first cloned cat has kittens
Neanderthal DNA sequenced -
could assist understanding human evolution
Scientists study genes, severe injuries
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in biotechnology--and what they mean.
Biotech crop growers moving into clothing industry
Evolution seen in a yogurt cup
Stem cells - a cure for incontinence?
2nd DNA test to free man jailed in 1988 slaying near Kennywood
The first complex organ, the bladder, has been rebuilt in seven patients from living tissue cultivated in the lab
Scientists bring home the bacon with healthy pig fat
Mouse testicle cells behave like stem cells
A new collaboration for regenerating tissue lost in battle includes the military, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, the McGowan Institute.
Stem Cells multiplied from your own blood to strengthen your own heart? (picture #10)
Biotech's Current Harvest
Custom-Made Microbes, at Your Service
International team including Penn State reps recovered DNA from a woolly mammoth. Study also served as a proof-of-principle exercise for a new gene sequencing technology, developed by Carnegie Mellon University graduate.
Korean scandal -
the possibility that cloning experiments were faked threatens to undermine confidence in stem-cell research.
Scientists aim for clone cure to bird flu
The Stem Cell Divide
In Pitt study, adult stem cells show potential for therapeutic use
Genetic patch treats 'bubble-boy' disease
The Battle Over Stem Cells (Newsweek)
March 19, 2007
Viruses as nanotechnology building blocks for materials and devices: orgranic nanoparticles
March 7, 2007
Cement and Concrete Combined With Nanotechnology May Hold Key To Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
March 1, 2007
Nanotechnology creates material that reflects virtually no light - new class of nanotechnology materials could lead to more efficient solar cells, brighter LEDs.
Feb 28, 2007
GE Scientists Discover that Nanostructures on the Surface of Butterfly Wings Exhibit Acute Chemical Sensing Capabilities
Feb 27, 2007
Man Invents Machine To Cure Cancer
Feb 7, 2007
Volcanoes and Nanotechnology - Could these forms of carbon already have been generated on Earth millions of years ago?
Feb 3, 2007
EPA announces grants for nanotechnology research to improve drinking water - aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world.
Jan 31, 2007
Tiny electronics-based detectors could provide simple tests for cancer or bioterror agents.
Jan 30, 2007
Nanotechnology food coming to a fridge near you
Jan 10, 2007
See in the dark with Nanotechnology! (video clip)
Nanotechnology - in my toothpaste...?
Hip chip uses nanotechnology to monitor healing
Nanotechnology saves Renaissance masterpieces, Mayan wallpaintings, and old shipwrecks
Nanoparticle Sheets Form Spontaneously
Nanotechnology: Sold in a Store Near You
Fruit of the Nano-Loom
New textiles tap polymer science to both trap and kill toxins -- all while wicking away sweat.
From golf balls to fuel cells, the promise of nanotechnology isn't from out of this world, but some place better - Pittsburgh!
Nanotechnology Driving Sports to New Lengths
The solar-powered soldier
'Programmable matter' one day could transform itself into all kinds of look-alikes real
Artificial Retina Gets Diamond Coating
EPA moves to determine safety of new, invisibly tiny materials
Advanced Materials Processes
March 27, 2007
Smart Sunglasses Change Color on Demand - They make use of an electrochromic polymer, a material that can alter its levels of darkness and color in response to an electric current.
March 27, 2007
New Biodegradable Plastics Could Be Tossed into the Sea
March 2, 2007
A cheap sensor array that distinguishes the breath of patients with lung cancer.
March 2, 2007
Bayer Says Materials Science Future is Nanotechnology and BayTubes
Feb 21, 2007
Maglev (magnetically levitated)launch assist technology may enable commercial space travel.
Feb 14, 2007
Allegheny General Hospital's Allegheny Singer Research Institute: Fighting brain cancer with electricity
Feb 9, 2007
Smart Nanobattery to be Environmentally Friendly:
batteries that use advanced chemistries but are still safe to dispose
If polymers are the building blocks of creative science, then a Carnegie Mellon University professor and his research team are genies who can make consumer wishes come true.
Seagate to encrypt data on hard drives - the entire industry will benefit!
Power Up: CMU team develops technology to make the energized bunny run farther
'Science of Superman' breaks down his strengths
Windshields that display information for the driver and...
Plastics get faster, thinner - and it's a radically different manufacturing process!
Military Plans Cyborg Sharks
Computer Technology Opens a World - software lets a blind person use keyboard not mouse to navigate a program, voice synthesizers turn text into speech and mouse alternatives for people with limited use of their arms.
Geneva auto showing off new ways to use technology - like holographic brake lights, voice-controlled music systems and Web-based diagnostic services, to improve the driving experience.
Neuromodulators, the New Neurological Technology
With GE's new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.
Moore's Law - Advanced Materials uses Nanotech - Super chips on the Horizon!
U.S. Ski Suits Straight Out of Science Fiction
High-Tech Rollers: For serious players with the latest equipment, it's a whole new game!
Sprayable "concrete" builds shelters fast
Silicon lasers could lead to affordable light-based systems that harness photons instead of electrons to shuttle huge amounts of data swiftly--at multigigabit-per-second rates.
Deep sea sponges - source for new ideas for materials science & engineering
Has new technology found an earth-like planet?
The (Mostly Improbable) Materials Science and Engineering of the Star Wars Universe
Pittsburgh Firm, Agentase, Wins Army Award
March 4, 2007
Oscar Goes Lean, Clean and Green - AND -
Best Documentary Feature goes to “An Inconvenient Truth”
March 1, 2007
Voyage to study an “open wound” on the Atlantic seafloor where the Earth’s deep interior lies exposed without any crust covering
Feb 26, 2007
Australia to Phase Out Incandescent Lightbulbs
Feb 14, 2007
Offshore Wind Farm Could Blow Away Energy Needs - The reduced use of fossil fuels would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the area by 57 percent, even in New England, one of the world’s most highly polluting areas, according to the study.
Feb 1, 2007
Breaking News: 113 Nations Agree ... Climate Change 'Very Likely' Caused by Humans
Susan Solomon helped patch the ozone layer. Now as a leader of a major United Nations Report - out this month - she's going after global warming.
Jan 22, 2007
Hot New Study: Earth's Heat Can Power Our Future
Carnegie Mellon students propose plan to green up city's vacant lots
The Future of energy - a debate...and you can enter your opinion!
An Inconvenient Truth
City to use Heinz Field grease to fuel its vehicles or French fry fat = biodiesel
Environmental experts recently ranked former Allegheny County resident Rachel Carson and the author of "Silent Spring" as the world's most influential environmentalist. Centennial events listed.
Nobel prize winner launches campaign to plant 1 billion trees in 2007
Americans Rank Climate Change as the Top Environmental Problem
ALL new property developments in Scotland will need to produce some of their own electricity
Sheetz store in Pleasant Hills first to offer ethanol-based fuel
Scientists OK Gore's movie for accuracy
Pittsburgh gets poor air quality ranking.
Area continues to have bad traffic congestion.
Proposed building incentives for eco-friendliness
Fill 'er up with plant waste
Rising oil prices spur hopes for extracting ethanol from biomass
Water eventually could be an economic influence, possible cause of war
"Troubled Waters 2006" - Industrial and municipal facilities in Pennsylvania are dumping more pollution into waterways than is permitted by law.
New potential engergy source?
How clean are Pittsburgh's Rivers?
Ancient gas bubbles back theory of human-related global warming.
Pandas are part of a captive insurance policy for animals who are in danger of extinction.
One of 13 buildings in Pennsylvania and 96 nationwide to receive the gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating.
CMU solar-powered house takes 10th place at competition
Louisianans plan to protect themselves by protecting the environment first.
On CMU campus, students build solar-powered house for national competition
Pittsburgh ranks low! America's Cleanest Cities - five areas: air quality, drinking water quality, airborne toxic material, hazardous waste and the number of workers devoted to recycling activities.
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