Shot-Stopper; 3 October 1998; Page
Cheap, fluffy blend of Kevlar and Spectra
similar to felt could stop high-velocity rounds because of different unwoven
structure says creator Howard Thomas of Auburn University in
Green Streets; 3 October 1998; Page
Mitsubishi has developed a paving slab called
the Noxer for roads impregnated with titanium oxide which in sunlight converts
oxides into nitric acid and washes away in the rain. They estimate 80% NOx gases
are removed from the air. Trials have begun in Chiba and Osaka,
Thrashing The Planet; 3 October 1998, Page
World Wide Fund study reports Norwegians are the
most environmentally destructive people on Earth. Taiwan comes in second, then
Chile, Singapore, Denmark, US and Kuwait. These results are based on
exploitation impact on grain, marine fish, wood and freshwater. Norwayís 10
times world average fish consumption is blamed for their topping the list.
Green Power; 3 October 1998; Page
UK Prime Minister John Battle and the Non Fossil
Fuel Obligation (NFFO) announced 261 projects aimed at generating 1177 megawatts
of electricity from wind, water and waste.
Fusion Catches a Cold; 17 October 1998; Page
US Congress fails to sign a three-year extension
on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.
Stirred And Shaken; 14 November 1998; Page
Kazunani Domen at Tokyo Institute of Technology
reports powdered cuprous oxide catalyst could split water at room temperature.
This reaction usually takes place at 3000 įC.
Wind-Powered Car; 21 November 1998; Page
Hikoshichi Takahashi patented a wind-powered
generator, which sits on top of a car. The device channels fast-moving air
producing electricity at the expense of aerodynamic drag.
Battery Boost Makes Greener Car; 28 November
1998; Page 7:
Tripling car battery voltage could benefit
environment. 12 volt can no longer handle todayís array of car gadgets. MIT
consortium is working on new generation 36-volt battery. Program manager is Gary
Closing In On Cancer; 16 January 1999; Page
Work with Hall Effect Imaging (HEI) at Robarts
Research Institute in London, Ontario in Canada has discovered breast tumors
give a different electrical signal to healthy cells.
Transmutation Of Nuclear Waste; 16 January 1999;
Three page article on potential and future of
transmutation technologies. Two websites are suggested for further reading:
Super Science; 16 January 1999; Page
Sun Traps; 23 January 1999; Page38:
Four page article by Philip Ball, associate
editor of Nature on designing photosynthesis mimic solar cells
The Heaviest Element Of Them All; 30 January
1999; Page 14:
Chemists in Russia and the US may have create
element 114 by bombarding neutron-enriched isotope of plutonium with an isotope
of calcium at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, near
Jam Packed; 30 January 1999; Page
Bernardo Huberman of the Xerox Palo Alto Lab
claims adding more cars on the road might help clear congestion by keeping speed
Bamboo Battery; 13 February 1999; Page
Sony is developing a lithium-ion battery with
negative electrodes made from carbonized bamboo, which will almost double the
Dark Cloud Over Asia; 13 February 1999; Page 25:
Acid rain will devastate the ecology of Asia within 20 years unless China
invests in air pollution controls.