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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Some LED lights spark concern over toxins

LEDs found in cars and Christmas tree lights use hazardous materials, a study reports. Large home LEDs in general do not contain the same toxins, but recycling is recommended.

By Feb. 14, 2011

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Lab grows blood for human trials

Human volunteers in the near future will test out blood created from engineered stem cells. Someday facilities could make type O on demand, like real-life Tru Blood factories.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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Electronic nose detects harmful airborne substances

Researchers say their device, which includes a computer chip, USB ports, and temperature and humidity sensors, will be the size of a credit card.

By Aug. 21, 2012

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Always On Future Tech: Smoking goes high-tech (and smokeless!)

In this segment from the upcoming "Always On" show, Molly Wood visits a high-tech electronic cigarette manufacturer to learn that the future of smoking is actually "vaping."

By Jun. 15, 2012

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EPEAT finds MacBook Air, other laptops meet 'green' standards

The review of notebooks from Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba comes after Apple quietly but briefly withdrew from the environmental group's device certification program.

By Oct. 14, 2012

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Bling! Researchers create 24k gold in the lab

There's gold in them thar chlorides! Researchers at Michigan State University figure out how to transmute a toxic chemical compound into solid gold.

By Oct. 4, 2012

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Teen sells kidney to buy iPhone, five charged

Five people have been charged after a Chinese teenager sold a kidney in order to buy an iPhone and iPad.

By Apr. 8, 2012

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New cloth self-cleans by killing bacteria

Chemists at UC Davis are reporting on a new self-cleaning cotton fabric that breaks down toxic chemicals and bacteria when exposed to light.

By Oct. 3, 2011