Science and Progress

The reports are in, and they are good. Here's some fun Friday reading from Science Daily, whose rss feed told me all this (and much more).

First, researchers at Rutgers have found a viable way to synthesize things like diesel fuel from coal. This can help the U.S. (and other places with large coal reserves) reduce their dependence on foreign oil. I'm all for that, as long as it can be done without costing an arm and a leg.

Second, a Berkeley team has discovered an inexpensive way to produce an antimalarial drug precursor that could substantially lower the price of malaria medicine.

Have a good weekend.

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