House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

May 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

Last month, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted along party lines to cut funding allocations that enable NASA to study changing climate patterns through their Earth Science program. This week, House Republicans voted 217 to 205 to take a second swipe at the government-funded study of global warming , this time by seeking to impose regulations on how the National Science Foundation utilizes its money, via the pending  America Competes Reauthorization Act . Read the rest of House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , FY2016 budget , global warming , house committee on science space and technology , national science foundation , nsf , republican house , science funding

Original post:
House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

You may have already suspected that your iPhone was capable of almost anything. Emailing, gaming, snapshots, video recording, satellite mapping-it certainly can accomplish an amazing number of tasks. Now, with just a little augmentation, it is also possible for your smartphone to function as a high-end biosensor for a fraction of the price. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins, proteins, viruses, and other molecules using the phone’s built-in camera and processing capabilities. The iPhone’s GPS can even help to map the spread of pathogens and provide on-site evaluations of environmental conditions. Read the rest of Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analysis , Android , biosensor , cradle , gps , iPhone , nsf , pathogen , photonic crystal , portable , scanadu , spectrophotometer , star trek , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

Continued here:
Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Bad Behavior has blocked 884 access attempts in the last 7 days.