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Building Better Batteries

BOULDER, CO (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Everyone knows the frustration of having a battery die right when you need it. Now researchers have created a new battery with more power, so you can talk, type, or even drive longer. We report on why it really is the battery that keeps going and going, and going.

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Building Better Batteries

Uncovering Hi-Tech Messages

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire)--It’s like James Bond meets Bill Nye the Science Guy. Students and professors at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a chip that can test chemicals and be used as an encryption device! We’ll show you how a gemstone makes it all possible.

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Uncovering Hi-Tech Messages

Radioactive Water: Tea Bags To The Rescue

RALEIGH, N.C (Ivanhoe Newswire) –It has been five months since a deadly earthquake hit Japan, creating a nuclear disaster of frightening proportions. Within days, the water was contaminated with radioactive iodide, a contaminant that can present a serious health risk. Now, scientists here in the U.S believe they’ve found a new way to remove, not just radiation, but other potentially hazardous contaminants to make sure water is safe to drink.

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Radioactive Water: Tea Bags To The Rescue

Fuel Up For Less With Green Gas

DETROIT (Ivanhoe Newswire)--Tired of paying high prices at the pump? A biotechnology company is developing an organic energy source made from, among other things, human waste. Experts say it would be cheaper, better for the environment and possibly coming to a gas station near you in the not too distant future.

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Fuel Up For Less With Green Gas

Kitchen Chemistry

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Newswire) --What do Wolfgang Puck and Top Chef, Richard Blais have in common? These chefs put pizzazz on the dinner plate by using something called molecular gastronomy. It’s a fancy way of saying they’re using science in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Chemistry

Cave Cures

NASHVILLE, TN. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Two million people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year. That has researchers looking in places no one has thought of before for a cure. The answer could be found in caves, millions of years in the making.

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Cave Cures

Healthy Snack: Eat this - Not that!

SCRANTON, PA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Popcorn, crackers, even cold cereal- may be much better for you than nutritionists first thought. In the past, most researchers said the fiber boost from these whole grain foods was their best benefit, but food experts now say they are helping your health in surprising new ways.

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Healthy Snack: Eat this - Not that!

Smaller, Lighter, Faster Gadgets

OAK RIDGE, TN (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From our computers, to our cell phones, every day we rely on machines. Now scientists have developed special foam to make our gadgets smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient.

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Smaller, Lighter, Faster Gadgets

Cancer-Causing Sunscreens

WASHINGTON, DC. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Do you know what's in your sunscreen? According to one research group, not knowing your suncreen may mean you and your family are not as protected as you think. Listen up before you lather up about what should and shouldn't be on your sunscreen label.

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Cancer-Causing Sunscreens

Electronic Wine Taster

BARCELONA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether it's a red or a white, a 2006 or a 1966, wine connoisseurs rely on their taste buds to distinguish a fine glass of vino from vinegar. But now, when it comes to judging wine, wine lovers may have more than just their own mouth to rely on.

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Electronic Wine Taster

Help for Multiple Sclerosis Victims

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 2.5 million people are affected by multiple sclerosis, or MS. It's a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts or blocks nerve signals, causing muscle weakness, difficulty walking and other problems that become more debilitating with time. A new drug is not a cure, but it could give patients a more active, independent future.

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Help for Multiple Sclerosis Victims

Catching Crooks Green-Handed

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Move over CSI: There's a new way for people to protect their property before it's stolen and track down criminals if it is.

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Catching Crooks Green-Handed

Mars to Bars

BERKELEY, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Mars Mission is currently set for 2016. That's when NASA is planning to head back to the red planet. On that mission, scientists will look for life on Mars, but the same technology used for detecting extraterrestrials may help solve a headache back here on earth.

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Mars to Bars

Preventing Osteoporosis

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Next time you have a meal or snack, pay close attention to the taste. Food is sweet, sour, bitter, salty, astringent or pungent. Now, researchers believe they've found a new type of taste. It's a discovery that could help prevent osteoporosis.

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Preventing Osteoporosis

De-icers: Making Planes Safer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- While traditional de-icers help make runways and airplanes safe, the formulas can be harmful to the environment. Now, two new de-icers are safe for both flying and nature.

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De-icers: Making Planes Safer<

Chemistry of Cooking

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You love to cook, but have you whipped up some disasters? Even the best recipes can sometimes go terribly wrong. A nationally recognized scientist and chef says knowing a little chemistry could help.

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Chemistry of Cooking

Fire Stopper

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year, fires cost Americans millions of dollars, damaging homes, businesses, documents and property that’s often irreplaceable. Consider the records at a bank, or the treasures in a museum. Fire science researchers have been trying to find a way to put out fires faster, with less damage to property. Now, they’ve come up with a new kind of fire suppression system -- no water needed!

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Fire Stopper

Get Set … Go! Matchbox Races!

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Think engineering is child's play? Well, for a few months every year in Bethlehem, Pa., it is. Lehigh University mechanical engineering majors and Tyco electronics team up to give middle school students an inside look at the science behind the industry.

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Get Set … Go! Matchbox Races!

Predicting Asthma Attacks

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year, asthma kills five-thousand people in the United States. Millions more suffer with the disease every day. Now, there's increasing research that environment plays a key role in causing asthma attacks, but how do you know what triggers your asthma? Researchers think they may have the answer.

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Predicting Asthma Attacks

New Meth Test

THORNTON, Colo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The country continues to face residual problems from methamphetamine labs -- makeshift laboratories pose dangers to both the public and police. But now, a new tool that works like a home pregnancy kit can detect dangerous drugs on-the-spot.

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New Meth Test

Science of Snacking

PROVO, Utah (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can't get your picky kids to eat a healthy snack? Now, there's a new, cool yogurt sensation that's sure to tempt your fussiest eater.

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Science of Snacking

Odor-less Paint

MONTVALE, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Planning a paint job but hate the dreadful smell? Thanks to chemists, there is a new paint that promises no stink! And the benefits don't stop there; it's also environmentally friendly and dries fast.

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Odor-less Paint

Plants Under Attack

Gainesville, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Posies and plants may look peaceful, but flowers and veggies are waging war on their enemies.

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Plants Under Attack

Recycling Revolution

RALEIGH, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Here's a loaded question -- do you recycle? Even if you recycle -- do you know where your plastic bottles go? Are they made into more bottles or something else? The answer may surprise you!

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Recycling Revolution

Healthy Pizza

COLLEGE PARK, M.D. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There’s no doubting its popularity -- we eat 350 slices every second in this country.

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Healthy Pizza

Soothing Sensitive Teeth

A new toothpaste ingredient gives soothing relief to people with painful, sensitive teeth.

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Soothing Sensitive Teeth

Weight Loss Weapon!

LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Americans are getting fatter. In fact, more than 60 percent are overweight and 18 million have type 2 diabetes. It's an epidemic that's becoming more of a problem with each passing year. Now, a new discovery could help you shed those dangerous pounds and live a healthier life.

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Weight Loss Weapon!

Metal Rubber

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Portable gadgets were meant to be taken on the move. Portable also means accidents and damage can happen. Now, imagine electronics that can take a beating and bounce back! It's soon possible with a shocking new flexible, indestructible material, called metal rubber.

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Metal Rubber

Crime Alert! Molding Fingerprints

TORONTO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Increased airport security ... Better police forensics work ... Even improved bridge and building safety. These are all the tremendous possibilities stemming from a new material that's 20-times thinner than a strand of human hair.

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Crime Alert! Molding Fingerprints

Safer Water Worldwide

In the United States, with just the turn of a knob, clean, drinkable water is right at our fingertips. That's not the case in many parts of the world. But new technology is making it possible for people worldwide to have drinkable water ... With a stir of a powerful powder.

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Safer Water Worldwide

CSI X-Ray Fingerprints

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Popular television crime shows solve cases in an hour. But in real life, cracking a case isn't a quick, easy game -- especially when it comes to finding fingerprints.

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CSI X-Ray Fingerprints

Is Your Water Safe?

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Mercury ... It's in the ground, in the air, and in our water! We even have a little bit in our bodies. That's normal. But too much mercury could cause health problems. What's in your water? New tests may help detect if something dangerous is coming out of your faucet.

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Is Your Water Safe?

The Perfect Perfume

New York (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Some are strong ... Others soft ... But as you spray your bottle of perfume, have you ever wondered what the inspiration was behind your favorite fragrance?

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The Perfect Perfume

Bacteria-Killing Bandage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- You go there for help, but millions of Americans get sick in hospitals. Hospital infections are growing to epidemic proportions because they're passed from person to person. Now, researchers are working to wipe out these infections with a new bacteria-killing bandage.

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Bacteria-Killing Bandage

Fog-Free Glass

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- If you're all fogged up, a new discovery may have you seeing more clearly. Fog is not just a weather nuisance for drivers; it can cause problems just about everywhere. Now, a new anti-fog glass coating is clearing the way for consumers.

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Fog-Free Glass

Low-Fat Fried Food?

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Low-fat, fried food sounds like a contradiction, but those types of products may soon be popping up at your local grocer.

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Low-Fat Fried Food

Firefighting With Fog

GRESHAM, Ore. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Every year dozens of firefighters in the United States die fighting fires. Explosions, back drafts and flashover fires can trap them inside buildings. Now, a new method of firefighting aims to change that.

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Firefighting With Fog

Cleaning up our Water

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Oil, grease, deadly bacteria and disease are all found in our ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans. Now, a new invention may be the first step to cleaning up our water.

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Cleaning up our Water

Evaluating Your Vino

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- If you are thinking about buying some good wine, you may want to consider giving the bottle an MRI first.

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Evaluating Your Vino

Testing Water

WASHINGTON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- How do you really know if the water you drink, cook, and shower with is clean and healthy? It’s simple to find out, and today kids are even helping to test the earth’s water supply.

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Testing Water

Green and Clean

SAN FRANCISCO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Most people love the look of a lush, green lawn, but if you have kids you probably worry about using pesticides and chemicals to keep it that way. Now there are alternatives to chemicals that will keep your lawn green and clean.

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Green and Clean
Wood Glue Inspired by Mussels

CORVALLIS, Ore. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Many people look for natural or green products for their homes. But even something as natural-looking as wood furniture or cabinets can contain cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde. Now, a scientist has created a non-toxic wood adhesive. And his inspiration didn’t come from the forest. It came from the Oregon coast.

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Wood Glue Inspired by Mussels
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