Topic: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
With some 1,200 offshore oil rigs operating today, oil spills are still relatively rare. But experts warn that safety procedures and cleanup methods have not kept pace with drilling at ever-deeper depths.
05/24/2010 04:56 pm
Students from West Philadelphia make a viable 'X PRIZE' run against auto companies from around the globe. The potential prize: $7.5 million for the school and a 100 m.p.g. car for the world.
05/24/2010 04:11 pm
A team of scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced that they have successfully created a living organism with a completely synthetic genome.
05/21/2010 03:12 pm
See Better to Learn Better: Inexpensive, durable – but still 'cool' – glasses from Yves Behar help Mexican schoolchildren to focus.
05/20/2010 03:16 pm
India’s parliament erupted at a proposal last month to reserve one-third of seats for women. But village-level quotas putting women in power have won many supporters.
05/11/2010 11:33 am
Crews are lowering a steel and concrete containment cap over the underwater source of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a tricky maneuver, and there's no guarantee it will work.
05/07/2010 05:25 pm
Prices jump for oil-containment booms, as communities scramble to protect their coastlines from the approaching slick from the Gulf oil spill. Moreover, booms are effective only in certain conditions, experts say.
05/05/2010 02:22 pm
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad restated his opposition to nuclear weapons at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference this week. But analysts say that an Iran capable of building a nuclear bomb is something that the US may have to get used to.
05/05/2010 02:19 pm
BP has failed to manually shut the blowout preventer, and it could take three months to drill a relief well. Before then, BP will try to put a giant hood over the leaking wellhead, or perhaps even install a second preventer. But no short-term options have a proven track record to stop an oil spill.
05/03/2010 09:12 pm