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Where will clean tech companies find funding?

Where will clean tech companies find funding?

BOSTON (March 10, 2009)—If tomorrow's economy is to be sustainable both environmentally and economically, many new “clean tech” technologies and companies will need to arise.

March 10, 2009 — John Rennie
Intel finalist tackles the cellulosic ethanol problem

Intel finalist tackles the cellulosic ethanol problem

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When gas prices were sky high, lots of people talked about ethanol as a fuel of the future. In particular, many investors placed their hopes in cellulosic ethanol.

March 9, 2009 — Laura Vanderkam
Hamburg and Sharfstein to take top FDA spots?

Hamburg and Sharfstein to take top FDA spots?

Could President Obama's reported leading contenders to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) both end up on the job? Word is that former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will get the top spot, with Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein serving as her deputy, according to the RPM Report , a healthcare trade publication.

March 9, 2009 — Jordan Lite
Canadian gov hands over millions for 16 renewable energy projects

Canadian gov hands over millions for 16 renewable energy projects

It looks like the U.S. isn't the only North American country planning to pump tens of millions of dollars into developing renewable forms of energy. The Canadian government has announced it will spend $41 million ($53 million Canadian) on 16 projects that promise to deliver new forms of clean energy or to help citizens reduce existing energy use.

March 9, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
Fidgeting and planning, and good news for Frank

Fidgeting and planning, and good news for Frank

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust.

March 9, 2009 — Katrina Edwards
Obama ends embryonic stem cell research ban

Obama ends embryonic stem cell research ban

President Obama today lifted an eight-year-old ban on embryonic stem cell research, signing an executive order that he called "an important step in advancing the cause of science in America."

"We will vigorously support scientists who pursue this research," Obama said at a signing ceremony in the White House.

March 9, 2009 — Jordan Lite
Parents, don't tell your kids about your wild drinking days, says Intel finalist

Parents, don't tell your kids about your wild drinking days, says Intel finalist

WASHINGTON, D.C.—If you drank as a teenager, do not tell your kids about it. That’s the lesson from Chelsea Lynn Jurman’s study of teen drinking behavior—the only social science project among the 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search going through the final judging rounds here this week.

March 9, 2009 — Laura Vanderkam

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