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Cheaper Solar Cells With a New Salt Cadmium Chloride Is Dangerous--and Expensive Aug 19, 2014 |By Joseph Bennington-Castro
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, concept, design, energy, discovery, environment, performance, safety, habitat )

Ruth
- 12 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'Cadmium chloride is a nasty chemical....Magnesium chloride is also nontoxic, abundant and costs about 300 times less than cadmium chloride. It can even be applied with a cheap spray coater purchased on the Web.'
U.S. DOE Invests $67 Million in Nuclear Energy Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Department of Energy, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Funding, Nuclear Research, Nuclear Science, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Zero Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Obama Climate Policy )

Brian
- 4 days ago - dailyfusion.net
""The Department's support for cutting-edge nuclear science and engineering across our universities, national laboratories, and industry reflects the key role of nuclear energy in helping ensure America's low carbon future," said Energy Secretary Moniz."
Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World?
Science & Tech  (tags: Israeli technology, startups )

David
- 5 days ago - popsci.com
Cross-pollination between military and civilian technologies fuels a fast-moving industry. When his students' return from military reserve duty, "new ideas come," enriching research programs.
Want a Place to Stay on Mars? Here Are Your (Future) Option
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, world, mars, space )

Darren
- 6 days ago - popsci.com
NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet.
'Widespread Methane Leakage' From Ocean Floor Off US Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, research, methane gas, environment, US east coast. USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Tiny Israeli 'Martian' Camera Powers NASA Repair Robot
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Israeli technology, camera, robot )

David
- 14 days ago - timesofisrael.com
A tiny camera from Israeli medical device company Medigus will be giving VIPIR its power of vision, allowing technicians on Earth to get a close-up look at equipment.
Professor Works to Help Solve Mystery Surrounding Portrait of a Mummy
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 14 days ago - phys.org
He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer's left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of his horses
Insensitivity of Primate Researchers Exposed By Government Committee - Via Animal Aid
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Primates, Monkeys, UK, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Death, Ethical concerns, Ethics )

Victoria
- 26 days ago - animalaid.org.uk
The Animals in Science Committee (ASC) that advises the UK Government on vivisection published in November 2013, the 'Cumulative Severity' report, revealing a high level of desensitisation amongst the researchers who failed to recognise primate suffering.
 
 
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