Electric cars now enjoy a white-hot market, with customers on waiting lists for many models. General Motors is building a new Maryland plant to meet demand for motors for its Chevy Volt. But can the tax-subsidized vehicles also create sustainable job market?
With the technology for electric cars steadily improving, and gas prices fluctuating, consumer interest has taken off.
An X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life.
Credit Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute
The search for the perfect artificial heart seems never-ending. After decades of trial and error, surgeons remain stymied in their quest for a machine that does not wear out, break down or cause clots and infections.
But Dr. Billy Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier at the Texas Heart Institute say they have developed a machine that could avoid all that with simple whirling rotors — which means people may soon get a heart that has no beat.
President Obama flies to North Carolina on Monday for the latest meeting of his jobs and competitiveness council. His administration is betting that green technologies — from wind and solar power to advanced batteries and biofuels — will create jobs of the future.
Opponents of gay marriage will challenge notions of judicial neutrality in a San Francisco courtroom on Monday. They're arguing that a federal judge who struck down California's ban on same sex marriage last year was biased because he's in a same-sex relationship.
Installing a pump or an artificial heart is not likely to become mainstream treatment for heart disease. Scientists are more enthusiastic about an approach involving stem cells — cells that can, in theory, be coaxed into replacing heart cells damaged or destroyed by disease.
The Book of Mormon danced off with nine Tony awards Sunday night, including Best Musical.
But tickets to the show by the creators of the animated TV show South Park have been almost impossible to get since the show was in previews. Every afternoon, hundreds of people stand outside the theater to participate in the lottery. The prize: tickets — some in the first row — for $32 each.
Most of the U.S. Supreme Court's work is in writing. The words on the page become the law of the land, but the justices have no uniform approach to the way they do that job. Indeed, each seems to have his or her own inspiration or pet peeve.
Jill Scott's new album, <em>The Light of the Sun</em>, comes out June 21st.
Credit Courtesy of the artist
"I gotta do what I gotta do, son," Jill Scott says on "Le BOOM Vent Suite," a third of the way through her fourth studio album. "Grown woman making decisions and choices." It's not like she ever really had a frivolous phase, but on The Light of the Sun Scott sounds particularly whole, composed. She is powerful, and she is fighting the good fight.