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ethanol

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The art and science of the bottom of a whisky glass

Photographer Ernie Button discovered a world of beauty -- and fluid science -- in the residue of evaporated whisky.

By November 26, 2014

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California to use 1 billion gallons less gasoline in six years?

A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance charts reductions in gasoline use, and estimates future reductions due to CAFE and ZEV rules.

By May 5, 2014

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Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014

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A good BrewNanny is easy to find

The BrewNanny Home Brew Monitor is a Kickstarter project that communicates data via Wi-Fi. Real-time results make it easy for brewers to track progress.

By April 2, 2014

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Vinod Khosla slams '60 Minutes' for clean tech report

Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."

By January 14, 2014

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'Safer alcohol': No hangovers, plus an antidote to sober you up

British neuroscientist David Nutt says his substitute booze would still be relaxing, but without the negative side effects.

By November 11, 2013

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Guess what? Drunk fish aren't afraid of robot fish

Scientists find that fish are scared of robot predators, but not when they're totally hammered.

By August 2, 2013

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Orbiting robot gas station gets closer to reality

Canadian robot Dextre completes a test on the ISS to refuel a mock satellite, a step toward reducing space junk.

By January 25, 2013

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Cellulosic ethanol maker Range Fuels goes belly up

After shutting its biofuel plant in January, Range Fuels is being forced to sell its assets after failing to make ethanol from wood chips at scale.

By December 5, 2011

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By October 29, 2012