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Google buildings exposed to toxic vapors left by chipmakers

Vapors from a toxic substance known as TCE have been detected at the company's QD6 and QD7 offices on North Whishman Road in Mountain View, Calif.

By Feb. 22, 2013


Hubble spies water vapor plumes on Jupiter's Europa

Jupiter's moon Europa appears to be venting off water vapor plumes that may be connected to a hidden ocean.

By Dec. 13, 2013


Chemists developing breathalyzer to detect and monitor diabetes

Diabetics can have a "fruity" odor to their breath that indicates high glucose levels, and chemists at the University of Pittsburgh say this biomarker alone can diagnose the disease.

By Jun. 10, 2013


Intelligent 'iKnife' diagnoses cancer midsurgery

Instead of sending tissue to a lab and waiting 30 minutes before resuming surgery, surgeons hope the iKnife will let them know instantly whether something is malignant.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Misty Scentilizers uncork smells for MP3 tunes

The Scentilizer sends puffs of odoriferous mist through your room while you mellow out to music on your iPod.

By Jun. 24, 2011


Boeing: Here's our plan to nix 787 battery fire risk

The Dreamliner maker plans to wrap the lithium-ion batteries in an electrical insulator to prevent heat exchange and cut holes in the battery enclosure to allow moisture to drain.

By Mar. 14, 2013


Keep your eyes dry with Onion Goggles

If you're tired of crying whenever you slice into an onion, give the Onion Goggles a try. These goggles will protect your eyes from irritating onions.

By Oct. 20, 2008


Why the Microsoft Surface probably won't be an iPad killer

Questions around price, battery life and connectivity are among the issues that could minimize the threat to Apple's belle of the tablet ball.

By Jun. 22, 2012


New nanomaterial could detect, neutralize explosives

Scientists have come up with a material, essentially an ink, that they say could be used to safely test liquids brought on board airplanes.

By Mar. 31, 2011


A phone made for gas stations

Don't worry: the Motorola i365IS won't cause an explosion.

By Feb. 10, 2009