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  • Art review: Cannon Hudson at Las Cienegas Projects

     
    Cannon Hudson makes paintings that think they’re sculptures and sculptures that think they’re paintings. A dozen fine recent works at Las Cienegas Projects establish a smart and quirky conversation between them. “Brain Room” is a square, waist-...
  • Going backwards

     
    Since 9/11, we now actually import more oil than we did before 9/11. It's insulting to common sense...Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) on ABC's "This Week" yesterday Following up on this assertion I found... Financier Michael Milken showed this slide during......
  • Slew of deals for Emeryville biotech firm Amyris

     
    Amyris Biotechnologies, an Emeryville-based synthetic fuel firm, has kept busy recently. The company, which filed for a $100-million initial public offering in April, seemed to spend the last week announcing a bevy of deals it had signed, most revolving...
  • California biofuel companies land on list of 30 'transformative technologies'

     
    Several California organizations earned positions on a list of innovative biofuel technologies released this week by Florida-based Biofuels Digest. Companies including Amyris Biotechnologies in Emeryville and Cobalt Technologies of Mountain View are among...
  • TTXGP North America electric motorcycle race announces competitors [updated]

     
    In 2009, a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea played host to something spectacular. The place was the Isle of Man. The event was the TTXGP, the world’s first zero-emissions, electric superbike race. For 2010, the TTXGP......
  • United first airline to test synthetic fuel

     
    From Earth 911 | United Airlines recently made the first commercial flight powered by synthetic fuel, using RenJet which is derived from natural gas. "This flight confirms our assumptions about how this fuel performs on a commercial aircraft and is the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Equipment used to build war bunkers being tested to fend off slick

     
    A basket-like piece of equipment typically filled with sand and used to build military bunkers in Iraq and Afghanistan is being tested along the pristine northern shore of Dauphin Island as the last line of defense against the encroaching gulf......
  • Dracula Blood Therapy: Can it Make You Look Younger?

    Dracula Blood Therapy: Can it Make You Look Younger?
    LOS ANGELES -- Dracula used to drain his victims of their blood to steal their life force, but through modern technology, doctors may have found a way to return some of that stolen vitality to their patients. We know that blood can be used to save lives,...
  • Tackling ticks

    Tackling ticks
    Q Last summer, I learned that antiseptic mouth rinse kills ticks immediately. When I found a tick, I used to remove it and put it into rubbing alcohol, where it died after a minute or so. Once I had no alcohol, but my mouthwash was handy. I wet some...
  • Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt

    Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt
    Surely, there will come a moment in your life when the only thing that stands between you and whatever it is you covet (job interview/hot date/big meeting/you name it) is the wrinkled mess that is your only clean shirt. To assist, we called on Gwen...
  • Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer

    Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer
    Every playgroup my kids attend and every grocery checkout line I'm stuck in with other mothers subjects me to yet another discussion about the dangers of plastic. Bottles, plates, utensils, food containers, sunglasses, DVDs and every toy in my house are...
  • Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car

    Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car
    Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide. Gasoline Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...