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AMP Cautions Consumers About Direct Access Genetic Testing

May 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Association for Molecular Pathology ) In response to recent announcements about consumer genetic tests being made available in retail drugstores, the Association for Molecular Pathology today reiterated its position that these tests should be provided to the public only through the...

Renault Workers Strike In Brazil

May 14, 2010 11:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

About 3,500 workers at the Brazilian subsidiary of French carmaker Renault have walked off the job to demand increased profit-sharing.

Telehealth System Offers Universal Connectivity

May 14, 2010 11:24 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Ideal Life claims its wireless health monitoring system is the first to transmit and process data to cell phones, tablets, PDAs, and PCs.

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Lawmaker questions BP over oil spill estimates

May 14, 2010 10:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawmaker on Friday urged BP to provide more information about how much oil is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from its ruptured well, noting that estimates range from 5,000 to 100,000 barrels per day.

Our Sustainable Future: Decomposing BPA-containing plastic using a “fungus among us”

May 14, 2010 7:25 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists are reporting discovery of a more sustainable way of disposing of plastics that contain bisphenol A (BPA) — without releasing that potentially harmful substance to the environment. The new method involves exposing polycarbonate plastic waste to ultraviolet light and heat. Just...

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Impact Sensor Provides Athletic Support

May 14, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed...

A Warm Sensor Maintains Skin Barrier

May 14, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( National Institute for Physiological Sciences ) Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance of barrier...

Quantum Dynamics Of Matter Waves Reveal Exotic Multibody Collisions

May 14, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ) At extremely low temperatures atoms can aggregate into Bose Einstein condensates forming coherent matter waves. Due to interactions between the atoms fundamental quantum dynamics emerge. Munich scientists have now succeeded to reveal the...

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Space Propulsion Congress In San Sebastián Brings Together 500 International Experts

May 14, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) The 2010 Space Propulsion Congress brought together some 500 international experts in aerospace propulsion systems in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The latest technological advances were made known, including those that will make reaching Mars...

Modern cars vulnerable to malicious hacks

May 14, 2010 7:24 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Computer security researchers gain control of the brakes and engine after hacking into a family car's control system

Bonds Could Inject Funds into Biofuels

May 14, 2010 6:43 am | News | Comments

A bond-oriented financing approach has received favorable initial reaction from the USDA, and could break the logjam in biofuel funding.

BP's Robots Attempt to Siphon Oil

May 14, 2010 6:31 am | by ALLEN G. BREED & CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Undersea robots tried to thread a small tube into the jagged pipe that is pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico in BP's latest attempt to stem the flow.

Owens-Illinois In Joint Venture With Thailand Firm

May 14, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Glass packaging maker said it is teaming with Thai company Berli Jucker to buy four plants that make beverage and food containers in China and Southeast Asia.

Consumer Spending Continues Rise In April

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, better than the 0.2 percent increase expected and the seventh straight monthly rise.

Industrial Output Sees Strong Rise In April

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Federal Reserve said output logged a stronger-than-expected 0.8 percent gain, more evidence that manufacturing is playing lead role in economic recovery.

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