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Recognizing the Familiar

_____________________ Is Familiarity Different Than Remembering? Brock Kirwan
UCSD Have you ever had the experience of seeing someone in the grocery store that you know you've already met, but you can't quite remember where or when you met them?...

April 1, 2008 — Mind Matters

Graphene Could Be the New Silicon

Recent investigations by physicists at the University of Maryland indicate that graphene—one-atom-thick sheets of carbon—could one day supplant silicon as the material of choice for important applications such as high-speed computer chips and biochemical sensors...

March 31, 2008 — Steven Ashley

The state of the planet is good

NASA Or at least not as bad as some might fear. That's the main message I took away from last week's State of the Planet conference (though it is also clear that the planet is in a perilous state when it comes to energy, food and global warming.) But judge for yourself...

March 31, 2008 — David Biello

Food versus fuel, or can we have both?

Brazil grows a lot of sugar cane, and much of it they now turn into ethanol fuel. They make enough that biofuels"”also including diesel from soy"”now provide 45 percent of the fuel that powers Brazilian automobiles...

March 31, 2008 — David Biello

Trading greenhouse gas pollution in the U.S.

Companies in the U.S. are already trading the right to emit more greenhouse gas pollution than the entire country of Germany: 540 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are being bartered on the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)...

March 29, 2008 — David Biello

Will the U.S. solve the climate change problem?

Either the ingenuity unleashed by the United States own special mix of free markets and government regulation will solve the climate change crisis or the rest of the world, having witnessed an American government content to stick its head in the sand, will forcibly compel the country into a green future...

March 29, 2008 — David Biello

A memo to the next president

"Sustainable development is the key to peace," Columbia University Earth Institute economist, Jeff Sachs, argued in a "memo" to the next president, who will take office next January.

March 28, 2008 — David Biello

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