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Australian startup reinvents the process of giving

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - New website facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise and pay a nominated amount to a charity if they break that promise.

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‘Thirst for knowledge’ may be opium craving

University of Southern California, Fri June 23, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Southern California - Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping a new concept: The brain is getting its fix.

Organic Bouquet Delivers Carbon Neutral Flowers

Organic Bouquet, Sun June 18, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Portland, OR - The Climate Trust, a leading provider of carbon offset programs, and Organic Bouquet (, the nation's first organic floral company, have announced a partnership to purchase carbon offsets to mitigate greenhouse gases generated from shipping the company's flowers.

If all drivers were polite, they would get where theyre going faster

University of Michigan, Sun May 28, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ann Arbor, MI - A new study from the University of Michigan found that traffic metering systems that incorporate new algorithms for merging could reduce the seriousness of traffic slowdowns that originate near freeway on-ramps.

New space observations poised to save lives from floods, landslides

Baltimore, MD - Using NASA's advanced Earth-observing satellites, scientists have discovered a new opportunity to build early detection systems that might protect thousands from floods and landslides.

Hubble Finds that Earth is Safe from One Class of Gamma-ray Burst

Space Telescope Science Institute, Sun May 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - Homeowners may have to worry about floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes destroying their homes, but at least they can remove long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) from their list of potential natural disasters, according to recent findings by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

The most realistic virtual reality room in the world

Iowa State University, Thu May 11, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ames, Iowa - More than $4 million in equipment upgrades will shine 100 million pixels on Iowa State University's six-sided virtual reality room.

Copying nature could save us energy, study shows

University of Bath, Tue May 09, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Bath, England - New technologies that mimic the way insects, plants and animals overcome engineering problems could help reduce our dependence on energy, according to new research published in the Royal Society journal Interface.

Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men

University of Michigan, Tue May 09, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Despite research efforts to find modern factors that would explain the different life expectancies of men and women, the gap is actually ancient and universal, according to University of Michigan researchers.

Green idealists valuable innovators?

Economic & Social Research Council, Tue April 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Brighton, UK - New research shows how radical activists have triggered innovations that are helping move the UK in a more sustainable direction.

University Of Utah To Help Build Realistic Bionic Arm

University of Utah, Tue April 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Utah - University of Utah researchers will receive up to $10.3 million to help develop a new prosthetic arm that would work, feel and look like a real arm.

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope!

Hubble Site, Tue April 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies involved in the project, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), are releasing this image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82).

Research With Hand-held Device Brings Speech To Impaired And Disabled Individuals

University of Virginia, Mon April 24, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Virginia - A middle-aged woman makes plans over the telephone to get together with a friend, even though she cannot talk after suffering a stroke.

Two New Species Discovered: Research Bolsters Case For Philippine Conservation

Field Museum, Wed April 12, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Camiguin, Philippines - Scientists have discovered two new species -- a parrot and a mouse -- that live only on a small island in the Philippines. This island, Camiguin, is the smallest Philippine island, of which there are 7,000, known to support a bird or mammal species that is endemic (lives nowhere else).

Three Nations Announce Plan to Protect World’s Largest and Most Endangered Marine Turtles

World Wildlife Fund, Sun October 30, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon's Islands announced an agreement on October 26 to jointly develop a plan to protect Western Pacific Leatherback turtles, which migrate thousands of miles to feed in the waters off California.

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