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Engineering Irresistable Food

July 13, 2010 8:33 am | Videos | Comments

Food companies use combinations of salt, fat and sugar to make food taste better, stimulating us to eat more even if we're not hungry.


FDA: New Final Rule to Ensure Egg Safety, Reduce Salmonella Illnesses Goes Into Effect

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that as many as 79,000 illnesses and 30 deaths due to consumption of eggs contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella Enteritidis may be avoided each year with new food safety requirements for large-scale egg producers.

Munich And Singapore Labs Steer Research Toward Affordable Electric Cars

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next...


Report On Controlling NASA Mission Costs

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) NASA should develop a broad, integrated strategy to contain costs and maintain schedules as earth and space science missions are planned and designed, says a new report by the National Research Council.

'Econophysics' Points Way To Fair Salaries In Free Market

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Purdue University ) A researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support excessive CEO compensation practices common today. The research supports 18th century economist Adam Smith's concepts.

In The Ring: Researchers Fighting Bacterial Infections Zero In On Microorganism's Soft Spots

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ) In any battle, sizing up one's opponent is a critical first step. For researchers fighting a bacterial infection, that means assessing every nook and cranny of the malicious microorganism and identifying which to attack. In...

Scientists revamp open ocean observatory

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the UK Met Office have joined forces to revamp the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic.

Infrastructure Automation Startup Releases Training Materials Under Creative Commons License, Providing Expert Guidance to All Chef Users

July 13, 2010 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opscode ( , Inc., a cloud infrastructure automation company, today announced the launch of its Open Training program in which it will make all of its enterprise training materials freely available to users of Chef ( , the popular...


Key Decision Brings Region One Step Closer to Its Clean Energy Future

July 13, 2010 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Diego Gas & Electric ( (SDG&E) has received approval to move forward with construction of the approximately $1.9 billion, 120-mile Sunrise Powerlink ( transmission line from the Department of Agriculture's United States Forest...

Think Global Set On Indiana For Electric Car Plant

July 13, 2010 7:27 am | by | News | Comments

Norwegian-based electric car maker Think Global says it remains committed to opening a factory in Elkhart, although it's still waiting on a decision about a federal loan it has sought.

Obama urges boosting clean energy tax credit

July 13, 2010 7:27 am | by | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the U.S. Congress on Friday to pass a $5 billion expansion of tax credits for clean energy manufacturing that he said would generate tens of thousands of new jobs.

Analysis: SEC probe casts shadows over solar companies

July 13, 2010 7:27 am | by | News | Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Solar companies, once prized for their astronomical growth prospects, have come under scrutiny by U.S. regulators for alleged accounting irregularities, sparking fears that more cases could start to surface in the months ahead.

Enel to start major plant conversion to coal 2011

July 13, 2010 7:27 am | by | News | Comments

FUSINA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's largest utility Enel SpA aims to start converting a major oil-fueled power plant to use clean coal technology next year as part of its drive to cut carbon emissions, its CEO said on Monday.

Should U.S. Halt Drilling Because Of BP?

July 13, 2010 7:27 am | by | News | Comments

?In an effort to fight a new drilling moratorium, a rival drilling executive and a Louisiana...

DOE Awards NJIT $468,495 Grant To Create Courses To Train Energy Auditors

July 13, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( New Jersey Institute of Technology ) The US Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The...


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