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Steven Chu to greenhouse gases: We will bury you

The U.S. Secretary of Energy—channeling former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev perhaps?—has one thing to say in this week's Science to the greenhouse gases emitted by coal-fired power plants: We will bury you.

September 25, 2009 — David Biello

Uncharted waters: Hydrogen and the "law of unintended consequences"

Editor's Note: A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students are traveling up New York's Hudson River this week on the New Clermont , a 6.7-meter boat outfitted with a pair of 2.2-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cells to power the boat's motor.

September 24, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

AIDS vaccine surprises scientists, proves partially successful

In an early-morning announcement today, researchers reported that an experimental HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) vaccine effectively reduced the number of people who contracted the virus by nearly a third.

September 24, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Stem cells bring new insights to future treatment of vision--and neural--disorders

BALTIMORE—Deep in the brain, buried in the hippocampus and subventricular zone, reside adult neural stem cells, cells that retain the ability to become other types of neural cells and could serve as possible treatments for ailments ranging from vision impairment to Parkinson's to spinal cord injuries.

September 24, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Wylie Coywolf: The coyote-wolf hybrid has made its way to the Northeast

Bigger than coyotes but smaller than wolves, their howl is high-pitched and their diet includes deer and small rodents. They are "coywolves" (pronounced "coy," as in playful, "wolves"), and they are flourishing in the northeastern U.S., according to a study published today in Biology Letters .

September 23, 2009 — Carina Storrs

Do you know where you are? Your cell phone does

A team of Duke University researchers in Durham, N.C., is studying new ways to use the abundance of sensors contained in most smart phones (including the camera, accelerometer, microphone, GPS and Wi-Fi radio) to determine mobile users' precise locations and thereby deliver hyper-localized services.

September 23, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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