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Killing fungi and bacteria, the Aussie way

Australian company Ioteq says the iodine in its Isan system will kill bacteria better than chlorine or ozone will--and it won't cost more.

By December 7, 2007


What Japan's nuclear crisis means for public health (Q&A)

Tiny amounts of radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant have spread across the Pacific. An expert from Columbia's Center for Radiological Research assesses the health risks.

By April 15, 2011


Tech Award winners tackle water crisis, stove emissions

Tech Museum's Tech Awards honor projects that take on the world water crisis, emissions from cooking stoves, iron deficiencies, and education in developing countries.

By November 6, 2010


Cornell tests dots that light cancer cells

FDA approves the first human clinical trial using inorganic material in the same way as a drug, and it will determine whether the "C dots" are safe and effective in five melanoma patients.

By January 31, 2011


3D X-ray provides window into heart health

The high-res images could help researchers better understand the conducting tissue that triggers each heartbeat.

By April 26, 2012


What are the health concerns in Japan's nuclear crisis? (FAQ)

The greatest danger from radiation is to Fukushima Daiichi plant workers who are trying to prevent a large-scale release of radioactive material, which would affect the immediate area.

By March 16, 2011


What does 'safe' mean in a nuclear disaster? (Q&A)

A nuclear expert with Physicians for Social Responsibility says there is no "safe" level of radiation. But for now, he advises caution, not panic.

By April 15, 2011


It's the end of the light bulb as we know it

With new, stricter efficiency standards almost upon us, it's time to think differently about your lights. Here's why you should feel fine.

By September 20, 2013


Introducing the bra that is meant to be taken off

The Annals of Improbable Research is at it again, making way for Nobel Prize season with its Ig Nobels--ideas that "cannot or should not be repeated." But this year, one of them should.

By October 2, 2009