HOUSTON, TX - At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.
As part of an industry-wide push to phase out R-22, DuPont Engineers discuss how the company's ISCEON refrigerant can replace R-22 in existing equipment, the use of 410A and the evolution of refrigerant technology.
From fabricating the Bourdon tube to filling the gauge with glycerin, this video shows how the inner workings of a pressure gauge are put together.
Footage of the underwater robots cutting a section of pipe from above the blowout preventer, and an animation showing how BP hopes to stem the flow of oil using the "cut-and-cap" approach.
Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon claims that the company initiated a recall as soon as he became aware of quality issues, even though he can't remember exactly when that was. Congress is currently investigating a "phantom recall" involving a contractor hired to buy up bad product up to a year prior to the official recall.
( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.
( American Geophysical Union ) News media registration is now open for the 2010 Meeting of the Americas (August 8-12, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), where more than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences. The meeting will bring together...
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is suing two competitors, Buzz Bee Toys and Lanard Toys, claiming they infringed on its patent for the Nerf and Super Soaker brands.
More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement.
Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Unemployment rates eased in April for more than 90 percent of the nation's 372 largest metro areas as hiring picked up around the country.
Drivers snapped up new models and rental-car and government fleets ordered more vehicles in May,...
( American Medical Informatics Association ) Numerous grants funded by the US economic stimulus program Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to advance the use of health information technology and to ready a professional informatics work force, have...
( US Pharmacopeia ) With the mutual goal of improving the quality of pharmaceuticals worldwide, the US Pharmacopeial Convention and the Ukraine Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for the Quality of Medicines have entered into an agreement to share standards for the quality, purity,...
( DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ) A technique originally, applied to monitor the flow of contaminants into shallow groundwater supplies, has been repurposed to monitor carbon dioxide pumped deep underground for storage.