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Invasion of the crustacean snatchers

The thawing of the fabled Northwest Passage on Canada's north coast isn't just an opportunity for humans to cut shipping times between Asia, Europe and North America—or squabble over oil...

August 8, 2008 — David Biello

Monsanto puts bovine growth hormone out to pasture

After years of legal wrangling over the proper labeling of milk from cows treated with its artificial hormone, Monsanto wants to sell its milk business—specifically, POSILAC, the bovine growth hormone given to cows to boost their production of milk...

August 7, 2008 — David Biello

How to make an electronic eye, step one: the retina

A new miniature camera looks an awful lot like an electronic eyeball. Maybe it's that bowl-shaped "retina" made of silicon.

In the latest feat of so-called flexible electronics—often described as the quest for a computer screen you can bend and fold without breaking—chemists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made a prototype low-distortion camera by molding silicon into a dome shape...

August 6, 2008 — JR Minkel

Makers of Firefox come up with a new Web browser

Imagine taking the social experience of a site like Facebook or MySpace and integrating it into a Web browser so that collaboration and communication with friends and colleagues is completely seamless...

August 6, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

NASA turns 50 today

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established 50 years ago today by the aptly named National Aeronautics and Space Act. NASA began operations on October 1, 1958, with a staff of 80 spread among four laboratories...

July 29, 2008 — JR Minkel

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