Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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SSC Releases Details about the Upcoming Ultimate Aero EV

A short while back, we brought you the news that Shelby SuperCars (SSC) was planning on making the world's fastest all electric supercar. At the time, the specific details pertaining to the powertrain and pretty much the whole project were scarce. A few days ago, SSC bestowed a press release upon the world to shed some light on the project and answer the question that is one everyone's mind.

DIY Blood Type Test Kit? In the Toy Section?

I'm sometimes amazed at what qualifies to be a toy. For example, I wouldn't put a chainsaw--yes, a real chainsaw--in the toy category. Nor would I list surgical rip spreaders among the list of items that I would let a kid play with. But somehow, the DIY Blood Type Testing Kit slides into the toy arena--with interesting results.

New Medical Reform Plan for China

China's State Council has promised to spend 850 billion yuan (123 billion U.S. dollars) by 2011 to provide universal medical service to the country's 1.3 billion population. Read more about this long awaited medical reform plan.

Russian Chemists Develop Composite Material Better than Polyethylene

A new composite material developed by Russian chemists resembles polyethylene, but has greatly improved properties as it is much more rigid and better able to resist high temperatures. Read all about this new material’s remarkable components and what they indicate for the fields of science and technology.

Get Personal With A Towel Warmer!

Hammacher Schlemmer has some really neat gadgets, stuff you never even consider, but when you see them, you say to yourself, "Boy, that would be nice!" So, that's what I said to myself when I spotted the Personal Towel Warmer.

Ford to Join the Dual Clutch Club

As engines get more and more efficient, other ways of improving fuel mileage and performance are needed. One of the most promising of these new technologies is the dual-clutch transmission, and it seems as though Ford is planning on putting their own version of the dual-clutch into not only the performance vehicles, but all of them.

New Defense Technology for China: Is Everybody Ready?

 According to a recent white paper, one of China’s long-term goals is to establish a new system of defense-related science, technology and industry, which addresses the needs of both the military and civilian sectors of society. Read on for details.

New President...New Wheels...And A Higher Level of Security

As with previous years, with the inauguration of a new president come new challenges to face and obstacles to overcome. While the nation does its part to work through these trials, the president has his own issues to deal with. One of these is how to get around safely and comfortably while presenting a positive, confident attitude to the rest of the world. The solution to this is a specially modified Cadillac limousine made exclusively for the president himself.

Alarm May Keep Children From Drowning

The number of child deaths related to drowning in home swimming pools is disturbing to say the least. Sometimes even a child-proof gate isn't enough to keep unsupervised kids away from the water. In recent years steps have been taken to augment pool security--and this is one of them.

Russian Hemabank Develops New Cell Technology Based on Cord Blood

One of the latest developments of the Institute of Stem Cells is the technology for isolating stem cells from cord blood, which was created in cooperation with the Institute of General Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Read all about these exciting scientific breakthroughs in a field where controversy reigns supreme.