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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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Apple amps up recycling, will take back all its products

The company won't charge to recycle the old Apple devices and will offer gift cards on products that can be resold.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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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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Apple has a green dig at Samsung in new ad

"There are some ideas we want every company to copy," says Apple, adding a thinly veiled dig at rivals like Samsung to new environmental-themed adverts.

By Apr. 22, 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