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Shear beams, engineering and the science of the new Bay Bridge

1 Comment 23 August 2010

Shear beams, engineering and the science of the new Bay Bridge

(Editor's Note: This story was originally published March 22, 2010) Putting aside mind-blowing cost overruns, along with delays at a Chinese steel fabrication plant, engineers and scientists are following the equally mind-blowing construction...

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Turks turn tires into ‘stardust’

3 Comments 10 August 2010

Turks turn tires into ‘stardust’

A team of researchers in Turkey is attempting to turn abandoned tires into synthetic silicon carbide—an extremely hard and valuable abrasive element whose natural occurrence is usually in the form of interstellar stardust. If successful, the...

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There’s wind in their (renewable) sales

Leave a Comment 03 August 2010

There’s wind in their (renewable) sales

A little-known producer of hair care products in upstate New York has become the poster child for renewable energy. Zotos International, Inc., of Geneva, N.Y., a company begun years ago as a maker of hair dyes, in July announced plans for a $7...

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Voters paid to stay away from Philippine elections

3 Comments 10 May 2010

Voters paid to stay away from Philippine elections

A new form of voter fraud was reported in the May 10 Philippine general elections: some qualified voters were paid to not vote. According to the Philippine National Police (PNP), authorities had been on the lookout for any form of vote-buying...

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Upswing in “re-virgination” procedures, products

1 Comment 29 April 2010

Upswing in “re-virgination” procedures, products

Women who fear social or religious consequences of having sex outside of marriage are turning to "re-virgination" doctors and products to offer the illusion of virginity. Some of the women are Asian or Arab. Some are American, Latin American or...

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On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

1 Comment 02 April 2010

On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

Women business owners are less optimistic about the economy than their male peers, and the young entrepreneurs of Gen Y seem to be downright upbeat compared to their senior generations. These indications are contained in a wide-ranging annual...

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Condoms at the ready, South Africa prepares for crush of prostitutes

2 Comments 29 March 2010

Condoms at the ready, South Africa prepares for crush of prostitutes

One billion condoms may not be enough for South Africa's World Cup matches in June. With 40,000 prostitutes from Africa and Eastern Europe said to be headed to the world's biggest HIV/AIDS battleground, and with an estimated half-million fans and...

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The time has come … in football

Leave a Comment 25 March 2010

The time has come … in football

Like a blind-side hit in the backfield, the biggest news on the football coaching front comes from Washington, D.C., where Calvin Coolidge High School named Natalie Randolph as its new varsity coach. In taking the job on March 11, Randolph...

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Pelicans dying off the U.S. West Coast

2 Comments 23 February 2010

Pelicans dying off the U.S. West Coast

For the second straight year, the much-loved California Brown Pelican population is experiencing a mystifying die-off. "It's a mystery," said Dana Michaels, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Game. Quoted in Democratic...

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Annie get yer gun: We’re goin’ campin’!

4 Comments 22 February 2010

Annie get yer gun: We’re goin’ campin’!

As of Monday, Feb. 22, it is perfectly A-OK to pack loaded, concealed guns into most U.S. National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. (Courtesy TheAdventureLife.org) The law was passed by Congress in May and signed by President Obama, and...

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