Aimee Cunningham's Articles
- NewsIndustrial facilities in the United States released more than 4 billion pounds of chemicals into the environment in 2005, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory.
- NewsPortable electricity generators are frequently the culprit in domestic carbon monoxide poisonings—even when the devices sit outside the home.
- FeatureConsidering silk from the spider's perspective may offer the best chance of replicating these creatures' tough threads.
- NewsA technique that encapsulates cells in polymer might one day benefit people who receive pancreas-cell transplants for diabetes.
- NewsA new study suggests how prions, the infectious agents that cause such disorders as chronic wasting disease, behave in soil and landfills.
- NewsA family of chemicals implicated in testosterone declines may also be contributing to recent spikes in obesity and diabetes.
- NewsA 17-year-old from Oklahoma City who built a homemade Raman spectra system took first place at this year's Intel Science Talent Search.
- NewsThe Environmental Protection Agency's Science Policy Council has outlined the agency's nanotechnology-research needs.
- NewsTriclosan, an antibacterial agent found in many soaps, may increase a person's exposure to a potentially toxic chemical.
- NewsA blocky, bright-yellow robot that would look at home in a toy chest moves like a salamander, just as its inventors intended.