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Drugs in the Water Supply

Posted by David Bradley on April 20th, 2009
According to an AP investigation, US pharma companies have released at least 1000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals into American waterways. This putative contamination of the drinking water supply has been consistently overlooked by the Federal government, their report says. You can read more about drugs in the water supply here.

Cranberries and Urinary Tract Infections

Posted by David Bradley on March 12th, 2009
ProanthocyanidinIt's not the acidity of cranberry juice that prevent urinary track infections and cystitis, it's natural chemicals in the tarty juice that prevent pathogenic bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the urinary tract. That's according to research in the Journal of Medicinal Food. You can read more about cranberry and urinary tract ...

EEStor Super Capacitor

Posted by David Bradley on March 9th, 2009
A Texan company, EEStor, claims to have developed an entirely new type of capacitor for storing electrical energy. Their Electrical Energy Storage Units (EESU) can apparently store enough energy to power a small car for almost 500 km. The same technology might be used to "backup" electricity generated from periodic alternative energy sources such as windpower and wavepower. EEStor's CEO and ...