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Even though NATO denies using depleted uranium (DU) in Libya, it is suspected that bombs and missiles with contaminated warheads are being dropped into the country. Because its density, low cost, and destructiveness, DU has been a popular choice of ammunition for world militaries. Once weaponized, the uranium waste fragments and vaporizes into easily inhaled […]
Yu David Liu, a computer scientist from Binghamton University in Binghamton New York, has ideas for developing more energy-efficient software in today’s modern technology. Liu received an award from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, and a five year grant for nearly half a million dollars to further his investigation in energy […]
Research scientists at The University of Edinburgh have used newly discovered information about parasite survival to better understand sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease that is transmitted by the tsetse fly. It is a dangerous disease that affects both humans and animals. A parasite can develop into two physical forms and a study […]
While hosting the 2010 World Cup appeared to be a success for the South African nation, the ugly truth is starting to reveal itself. A slew of economic and social issues are looming over the country and more trouble is brewing. Rapidly worsening income inequality, economic calamities as debt payments come due, and a humiliating […]
In July of 2003, Microsoft released its first public beta of its Speech Server which allows computers to better handle human oral commands. This technology will be implemented not only into computers but also into phones, mp3 players, and cars. Oral commands are already used in many cellular devices, but with the updates Speech Server […]