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DNA test shows Google's Brin has Parkinson's gene

  Google founder Sergey Brin's investment in his wife's genome-screening company has gotten even more personal: the product has revealed he carries a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's disease.

September 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Can carbon nanotubes solve the world's drinking water woes?

Researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, India, are studying the potential use of carbon nanotubes—hollow carbon fibers—to filter viruses, bacteria, toxic metal ions, and large noxious organic molecules out of water.

September 17, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide

The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif.

September 9, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

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