Lab creates petrified wood

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 A process that would normally take millions of years, scientists have mimicked within a couple of days. Today, researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have turned wood mineral by the process of soaking poplar and pine in a chemical mix and then cooking them. The team of scientists accomplishing this feat, led by Yongsoon Shin, bought pine and poplar...

Interventional Pain Management Providing Innovative Pain Relief

Click Here To Find Out More About: Arthritis Doctor In Illinois By Dr. Raj N. Sureja More than 75 million Americans suffer from chronic, debilitating pain, according to the National Pain Foundation. In 2003, Research America released the results of a survey of 1,000 people in the United States that showed that 57% of all adults have had chronic or recurrent pain in the last year and that 75% of...

California governor signs new state budget, eligible Californians to get stimulus payments

Thursday, July 15, 2021 On Monday night, governor of the U.S. state of California Gavin Newsom signed a new US$262.6 billion budget bill for the state into law, with US$8.1 billion reserved for US$600 direct stimulus payments to Californians to aid in California's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill for the budget, SB 129, and the bill for the stimulus payments, SB 139, both passed...

Predator Calls For Bird Control

Click Here To Find Out More About: Bird Spikes Predator calls for Bird control by rohitsharmaThey are usually solar powered with rechargeable batteries to run during dark times. The repellers are ideal to keep pest pigeons and larger birds off of patio furniture; patio covers, even boats and docks. Flash tape is a visual deterrent that can be used in garden areas to keep pest birds away from...

Toothpaste fills cavities without drilling

Thursday, February 24, 2005 A paste containing synthetic tooth enamel can seal small cavities without drilling. Kazue Yamagishi and colleagues at the FAP Dental Institute in Tokyo say that the paste can repair small cavities in 15 minutes. Currently, fillers don't stick to such small cavities so dentists must drill bigger holes. Hydroxyapatite crystals, of which natural enamel is made, bond with...

British TV presenter Rico Daniels tells Wikinews about being ‘The Salvager’

Saturday, March 14, 2009 Rico Daniels is a British TV presenter living in France who is known for his two television series — The Salvager — whilst he still lived in the UK and then Le Salvager after he moved to France. Rico has been in a variety of jobs but his passion is now his profession - he turns unwanted 'junk' into unusual pieces of furniture. Rico's creations and the methods used to...

Tarps Practical Covers With A Wide Variety Of Uses

Click Here To Find Out More About: Blinds In Sydney By Susan Fielding You have probably seen them in a range of colors and sizes covering anything from cars and trucks, to boats and lumber. These protective coverings are known as tarps or tarpaulins, which have been in use for well over a century and are available in different types in the market. When people think of tarps, they often perceive...

School bus crashes during driver’s examination

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 A woman, who was taking the road test to become a licensed school bus driver, crashed a bus into a utility pole in White Plains, New York, today. The wreck occurred on South Kensico Road between the intersections with Minevera Place and Oakley Avenue. The Journal News reported that the accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. EDT (UTC-4) and that neither the student driver nor the...

Final bidder submits SGD5.5 billion plan for Singapore casino

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 The third and last bidder for Singapore's Sentosa Integrated Resort (IR) project, Eighth Wonder, submitted its development plan yesterday: a SGD 5.5 billion(USD 3.52 billion) eco-friendly casino known as "Harry's Island". Harry's Island will boast 10 luxury, family-oriented hotels, a tree house with family suites, and a 7,500-seat Caldera theater which will feature...

UN summit results in pledge to mitigate food crisis

Friday, June 6, 2008 A three-day United Nations (UN) summit, bringing together leaders from 181 countries, has wrapped up with a pledge by all attending countries to address the global food shortage crisis. Key actions cited include doubling the world's food production by 2030, providing resources for farmers in poor countries and increasing humanitarian aid in times of crisis. Protests and...