Thursday, July 29, 2010

IBM, Carnegie Mellon launch infrastructure lab

No more big needles? Pain-free vaccine in the works

Forget large, intimidating needles. Researchers in Georgia are developing a vaccine that feels more like a Band-Aid when administered. Read the full story

U.S. wind industry calls for national renewable energy standard

The U.S. wind energy industry's trade association is calling for Congress to pass a national renewable energy standard to end the industry's boom-bust cycles. Read the full story

Fly eye inspires biomimetic surfaces for solar cell production

Penn State University researchers have discovered a way to pattern solar cells using the eyes of flies. Read the full story

U.S. Great Plains, Southwest at 'extreme risk' of water shortage, report says

More than a third of all counties in the continental United States face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century, according to a new report. Read the full story

Boeing: 787 Dreamliner first delivery on track, but schedule under pressure

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, a composite aircraft designed to cut fuel costs, is on track for 2010 delivery -- but the schedule could slip. Read the full story

SDG&E COO Mike Niggli: Cost-effective smart grid storage the 'holy grail' for utilities

San Diego Gas & Electric president Mike Niggli tells SmartPlanet about what his utility company is doing to deploy the smart grid -- and the challenges ahead. Read the full story

How Facebook can keep you alive

There are many ways for you to make the human contacts that will help you live a longer and happier life. This happens to be one of them. Read the full story

Creativity: yes, there's even an app for that

You get everyone on board to brainstorm, and a lot of great ideas come to the surface. Now what? Read the full story

International Space Station to host space's most accurate clock

You know those super-fancy clocks used by the federal government to keep the country's official time? Yeah, this new one is 100 times more accurate. Read the full story

IBM, Carnegie Mellon launch infrastructure lab

IBM and Carnegie Mellon will create a lab to develop infrastructure to revamp cities. Read the full story

Wiring the ocean: researchers build world's first permanent undersea broadband remote sensing network

Oceanographer John Delaney is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors to turn the world's oceans into a global interactive lab. Read the full story

Ivy league business school courses -- online and free

Many business schools, including MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, and Columbia, offer courses online for the asking. Read the full story

Top 10 states leading U.S. smart grid deployment

Which U.S. states are leading the way for the smart grid? Here are the top ten, along with how much stimulus they're getting and what they're doing with it. Read the full story

Health technology is worthless if you don't use it

The anti-pertussis vaccine, which is given in combination with vaccines for diphtheria and tetanus, is safe. Read the full story

Idea linking two irretractable ways of life: the 'Flipper Bridge'

How do you join the roads of countries that drive on the left with those that drive on the right? The "Flipper Bridge" might be the answer. Read the full story

Energy Department loans $117 million to Hawaii wind project

The Big Island gets a big Recovery Act loan for a 30-megawatt wind farm. Read the full story

What we're reading...

GM car sharing; geolocation; biodiversity awareness; aging infrastructure; Britain's energy plan. Read the full story

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