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To thwart counterfeiting, UK mint proposes new pound coin

A new 12-sided design has both covert and overt signs that make it easier to find fakes. But modernization only goes so far: the 766-year-old Trial of the Pyx tradition lives on to check the metals.

By Mar. 19, 2014


Imaging technology captures tumor growth in real time

Researchers soon will unveil an imaging method that documents developing tumors at the molecular level.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Lasers could help biotag cancer cells

A breakthrough laser technology can discriminate between cancerous prostate cells and healthy bodily fluids, and ultimately help predict when cancer will metastasize.

By Sep. 21, 2011


The most toxic cars on the road

All manufacturers tell you how much horsepower, cargo capacity, and safety features are included in their vehicles, but what about the levels of chemicals in the materials?

By Feb. 16, 2012


Storage start-up fits 250 hours of HD content on one disc

Israeli company Mempile uses fluorescence to store up to 1 terabyte of data on an optical disc.

By Sep. 20, 2007


'R2D2s of the sea' sails across Pacific for science

Hoping to foster new scientific discoveries, four wave-propelled robots are now collecting data across the Pacific Ocean. See how you can help.

By Nov. 22, 2011


Action film inspires low-cost test for chemical weapon attacks

A researcher says he got his idea to use a nerve-gas antidote to create an inexpensive litmus paper-like nerve-gas sensor after watching "The Rock."

By Mar. 15, 2012


Can we diagnose and destroy cancer in one sitting?

Researchers announce the creation of a single nanoparticle, traceable in real time via MRI, which can tag cancer cells and kill them with heat within the very same procedure.

By Dec. 15, 2009


Philips SPC-900NC

Aside from its ability to follow a face, the Philips SPC 900NC Webcam disappoints.

By Nov. 16, 2007

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'New car smell' becoming less toxic, report says

Automakers are making progress in reducing potentially harmful materials, but car interiors remain polluted, according to the watchdog Ecology Center.

By Jul. 28, 2008