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New Artificial Optics Lightening Military’s Load

A NEW ARTIFICIAL lens that mimics the one found in human eyes is set to dramatically lower the weight of night-vision goggles, laser rangefinders and cameras aboard micro unmanned aerial vehicles that soldiers and marines must carry in the field.


Are Electricity-Eating Bacteria the Next Big Thing in Green Fuel?

What if there's a way to make biofuels directly from the energy of the sun, wind and moving water without needing to grow plants to feed in? And what if that process got the carbon for the carbon-based fuel directly from atmospheric CO2?

Inside Climate News

BP's Competitors Face Risk of Catastrophic Accident, Too, Financial Analysts Say

Within the first two weeks of April's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, $36 billion of BP's market capitalization evaporated when its stock took a plunge into the deep. Investors were jolted by the unfolding catastrophe, uncertain about when and how the oil, and the financial damage, could be capped.


Scientific American

Tissue-Engineered Leather Could be Mass-Produced by 2017

Things have been very hush-hush over at Modern Meadow since it was disclosed in August that the company had received funding from PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel’s foundation to 3-D bioprint meat and leather.

But in an exclusive interview with Txchnologist, company cofounder and CEO Andras Forgacs has broken the silence and revealed some details about Modern Meadow’s goals. Their first project? In vitro leather production.



Deutsche Bank Debunks Skeptics with a Report -- and a $5 Billion Climate Portfolio

International financial services heavyweight Deutsche Bank has taken aim at climate change skepticism in a just-released report that catalogs and counters the arguments denying man-made global warming.


Betting on Some Winners

Event organizers of the World Series of Poker, now under way and owned and operated by Harrah’s Entertainment , expect more than 6,500 players to battle for a first-prize purse topping $8 million. But that’s a pittance compared with the nascent but growing business of betting on the players themselves–online.



How Combat Medicine is Fighting to Keep More Troops Alive

When a nation sends its citizens to war, there are few things more important than providing the best treatment possible after they get injured in the line of duty. Thankfully, combat medicine has responded and evolved, steadily improving the survival chances of those injured on the battlefield.


Powering Agriculture

Clean Tech Innovations Mean More Milk for Africa And India

Getting milk from cow to customer is a fairly straightforward proposition: milk the cows, collect the milk from a bunch of different animals, transport it to a processor to get it ready to consume, package it and distribute it for sale to consumers.

At least, that’s how it goes in the developed world. But even with dairy cows dotting the landscape of countries like Uganda and India, the fresh milk supply often breaks at its earliest stages, leaving a void that can deprive children and adults of valuable nutrition, energy and food security.

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Ivan Baker tosses a fabric napkin over his shoulder and puts a bottle of chardonnay in a plastic chiller. He chats with the two seated ladies, telling couple jokes while he uncorks the bottle and fills their glasses. They laugh. He laughs.

But if that chardonnay touches his lips, his whole world will spontaneously explode.

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In a waiting room inside Durban, South Africa’s eThekwini research clinic, Dr. Nigel Garrett, wearing a white lab coat and a couple of days of facial stubble, talks with five waiting volunteers. Between Garret and the volunteers is a side table stacked with slices of white bread for noshing as they wait for their names to be called. A television mounted to the pinkish-beige institutional walls buzzes with a daytime show over Garrett’s shoulder.


  • Pulitzer Prize, Gold Medal for Public Service JournalismŸ - 2006 - ŸThe Pulitzer Prizes

  • Nature Travel Grant Scheme for Journalists -Ÿ 2014 -Ÿ Nature Publishing Group

  • 100 Great Stories -Ÿ 2012 -Ÿ Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

  • Bronze Award, Best Feature Magazine Story - Ÿ2008 - ŸFlorida Magazine Association

  • Charlie Award, Best Feature HeadlineŸ - 2008 - ŸFlorida Magazine Association

  • Finalist, Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting - 2006 - American Society of Newspaper Editors

  • Second Place, Spot News Category - 2006 - National Headliner Awards

  • Third Place, Best In-Depth/Investigative Coverage - Ÿ2006 - ŸMississippi Press Association

A young Keller sleeps under his Sun Herald newsroom desk as Hurricane Katrina makes landfall over South Mississippi.

Read Michael Keller's interview with the Columbia Journalism Review on what it was like in the newsroom during and after the catastrophic hurricane. Learn more about the Pulitzer Prize awards that year.